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. Work is also focused on understanding the degradation of organosilicon compounds in the atmosphere.
CHEM 2100 - Chemical Energetics and Dynamics
Spring 2018 / Spring 2019 / Spring 2020 / Spring 2021 / Spring 2022
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. Degree credit not granted for this course and CHEM 1133.
CHEM 4171 - Instrumental Analysis - Lecture and Laboratory 1
Fall 2020 / Fall 2022
Two Lect. and 3 hours of lab per week. Instruction and experience in using instrumental methods of chemical analysis to address problems in chemistry, biochemistry, industrial chemistry and environmental chemistry.
CHEM 5131 - Computer Programming and Data Analysis for Chemists
Fall 2019 / Fall 2021
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 / Spring 2019 / Spring 2020 / Fall 2020 / Spring 2021 / Fall 2021 / Spring 2022 / Fall 2022
May be repeated up to 15 total credit hours.