It’s time for an update on research and group life! For random pics posted from the group, please see our photo page.

First, Deanna Myers joined the group at the start of the summer! Deanna is a graduate of Western Washington Univ. Deanna will be studying the uptake of water into atmospheric nanoparticles. We also welcomed a new postdoc in the group … Dr. Nanna Myllys. Nanna is a recent graduate from Prof. Hanna Vehkamaki’s research group in the Physics Department at the Univ. of Helsinki. Nanna is a computational chemist, and will work with our group in collaboration with Prof. Benny Gerber’s group here at UCI studying the chemical mechanisms that lead to nanoparticle formation.

Just last week, Jim, Hayley, Danielle, and Xiaoxiao attended the¬†International Aerosol Conference in St. Louis, MO.¬† Xiaoxiao’s poster was about the liquid water content of aerosol particles in Beijing, China, and Hayley’s poster was about the composition of ultrafine particles in the Amazon basin of Brazil. Xiaoxiao also gave an excellent talk at the meeting on her recent research here at UCI on the role of water vapor on the formation of highly oxidized organic vapors. Here are some action shots from the poster session …