Dr. Browne's research uses a combination of lab experiments, field measurements, and chemical transport modeling to study chemical processes important for air quality and climate. Current research focuses on the gas- and condensed-phase chemistry of reduced nitrogen compounds and how this chemistry impacts the formation, growth, and physical properties of aerosols. Results from lab and field measurements are incorporated into models that are used to investigate how this chemistry varies on regional and global scales and how it impacts processes relevant to air quality, climate, and the biosphere.
CHEM 2100 - Chemical Energetics and Dynamics
Spring 2018 / Spring 2019 / Spring 2020
Covers the energetic principles that determine when chemical reactions occur and the dynamic principles that determine how rapidly they will occur. Applications include ionic equilibria in solution (acids and bases, buffers and titrations), oxidation-reduction reactions, electrochemistry and chemical kinetics. These applications will be situated in a context of current research problems in areas such as renewable energy and atmospheric chemistry. Department enforced corequisite: CHEM 2101. Same as CHEM 1133. Formerly CHEM 1271.
CHEM 5131 - Computer Programming and Data Analysis for Chemists
Provides an introduction to computer programming and data analysis skills that are a fundamental part of graduate research. The programming section of the course introduces the coding skills necessary for simulating, analyzing and visualizing data using IGOR Pro and for acquiring data and analyzing data using LabVIEW. Basic concepts in statistics and error analysis are also covered. Recommended prerequisites: CHEM 4511 or CHEM 4171.
CHEM 6901 - Research in Chemistry
Spring 2018 / Summer 2018 / Fall 2018 / Spring 2019 / Summer 2019 / Spring 2020
May be repeated up to 15 total credit hours.