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Vaida, Veronica Professor

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Research

research overview

  • Vaida’s current research interests are at the interfaces of chemical physics and environmental research using fundamental techniques and concepts of physical chemistry to investigate the spectroscopy and reactivity of atmospheric molecules. Water-air interfaces are present in the atmosphere at the ocean surface and on atmospheric aerosols, which are important in climate, atmospheric chemistry and human health. Vaida proposed that organic films on atmospheric aerosols and impart on the system unique morphological, optical and chemical properties and proposed that atmospheric aerosols can be effective chemical reactors in the contemporary and prebiotic atmosphere. The Vaida research program is fundamental in its conception and nature and relevant to a central problem on the planet: that of energy supply to a large population while maintaining a viable gaseous envelope, the atmosphere.

keywords

  • Physical chemistry of planetary, atmospheric and environmental systems, energy and the environment, spectroscopy of reactive molecules of atmospheric interest, prebiotic chemistry and evolutionary biophysics

Publications

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Teaching

courses taught

  • CHEM 1221 Engineering General Chemistry Lab (Spring 2019)
  • CHEM 4511 Physical Chemistry 1 (Spring 2019)
  • CHEM 4901 Independent Study in Chemistry and Biochemistry (Spring 2019)
  • CHEM 6901 Research in Chemistry (Spring 2019)
  • CHEM 6941 Master's Candidate (Spring 2019)
  • CHEM 6951 Master's Thesis (Spring 2019)
  • CHEM 8991 Doctoral Dissertation (Spring 2019)
  • CHEM 4901 Independent Study in Chemistry and Biochemistry (Fall 2018)
  • CHEM 6901 Research in Chemistry (Fall 2018)
  • CHEM 6941 Master's Candidate (Fall 2018)
  • CHEM 6951 Master's Thesis (Fall 2018)
  • CHEM 8991 Doctoral Dissertation (Fall 2018)
  • CHEM 4901 Independent Study in Chemistry and Biochemistry (Summer 2018)
  • CHEM 6901 Research in Chemistry (Summer 2018)
  • CHEM 8991 Doctoral Dissertation (Summer 2018)
  • CHEM 4511 Physical Chemistry 1 (Spring 2018)
  • CHEM 4901 Independent Study in Chemistry and Biochemistry (Spring 2018)
  • CHEM 6401 Seminar: Physical Chemistry (Spring 2018)
  • CHEM 6901 Research in Chemistry (Spring 2018)
  • CHEM 6941 Master's Candidate (Spring 2018)
  • CHEM 6951 Master's Thesis (Spring 2018)
  • CHEM 8991 Doctoral Dissertation (Spring 2018)

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