The field of environmental chemistry focuses on understanding the chemical processes that occur in the environment, such as the sources, reactions, transport, and fate of chemical species in air, soil, and water; and their impacts. Environmental chemistry is highly interdisciplinary in nature, applying concepts in analytical, physical, organic and inorganic chemistry in order to understand and solve environmental issues. Our research explores the chemistry involving atmospheric aerosols particles and the connections to climate and adverse human health outcomes. We do this by combining lab experiments with field measurements, as well as developing new analytical tools. Our current research focuses on addressing the following questions:
What are the physiochemical properties and toxicity of aerosol particles (especially those from emerging sources)?
Can chemical processes involving aerosol particles alter the physiochemical and toxicological properties?
What are the impacts of historical air quality regulations or guidance on reducing the concentration of toxic species in aerosol particles?
Spencer Scott has joined the group this summer! Spencer spent the first half of this summer doing research in Dr. Meli's group.
The group sadly said goodbye to Brad Isenor, Jill Downey, and Gloria Simmons. Brad and Jill are both heading to the University of Toronto to start their graduate degrees in Chemistry. Gloria is heading to Spain to start a degree in Environmental Engineering. Best of luck!
Jenny presented the work of Brad Isenor and Jill Downey at the CCCE 2022 conference in Calgary. See photo here.
Sushi night! See photo here.
Jill Downey, Gloria Simmons, and Amelia Williams were awarded Best Student Presentations in their respective divisions at Chem Conn 2022 (see award winner list here)! Well done Jill, Gloria, and Amelia!
Jill Downey, Brad Isenor, and Gloria Simmons have graduated with Honours Bachelor of Science!!! Congratulation! See photos from convocation here!
This summer in the group: Lucas Lynch, Sam Whidden, and Amelia Williams have started their honours 4th-year research projects; incoming 3rd-year students Zoe Lindensmith and Isaac McCardle are gaining research experience; Jill Downey, Brad Isenor, and Gloria Simmons have returned to the group...
Brad Isenor has been awarded a NSERC CGS-M (info here)! Congratulations Brad!!!
Jill Downey have been awarded a C. David Naylor University Fellowship (info here)! Congratulations Jill!!!