The research of the Jimenez group centers on the development and application of advanced instrumentation for real-time, quantitative measurements of the size, chemical composition, and morphology of submicron aerosols. We care about atmospheric aerosols for many reasons, including their effect on radiation balance (climate forcing), severe short-term and long-term effects on human health, reduced visibility, and deposition of acids, toxics, and nutrients to ecosystems and crops. Most of these effects are not well understood, in good part due to the limitations of the instrumentation available. Advanced instrumentation can be used to make much faster progress in many of these areas. Aerosols are also important for other applications such as nanomaterials fabrication and pharmaceutical drug delivery.
CHEM 5152 - Advanced Atmospheric Chemistry
Follows Graduate Atmospheric Chemistry (CHEM 5151) and explores advanced topics in atmospheric chemistry, such as secondary aerosol formation, oxidant formation, the chemistry of global climate change and/or design of advanced laboratory experiments. Recommended prerequisite: CHEM 5151 or ATOC 5151. Same as ATOC 5152.
CHEM 5181 - Mass Spectrometry and Chromatography
Fall 2018 / Fall 2019
Mass spectrometry, including instrumentation, ionization techniques and interpretation of mass spectra. Theory and practice of analytical separation processes including ion mobility, capillary electrophoresis and liquid gas chromatography. Introduction to applications in e.g. atmospheric and biological mass spectrometry. Introduction to computer simulation of instrumentation and physical processes. Department enforced prerequisite: undergraduate physical chemistry or instructor consent.
CHEM 6901 - Research in Chemistry
Spring 2018 / Summer 2018 / Fall 2018 / Spring 2019 / Summer 2019
May be repeated up to 15 total credit hours.