Research Scientist II
NOAA ESRL Chemical Sciences Division
325 Broadway, R/CSD7
Boulder, CO 80305 USA
Phone: (303) 497-4949
My current research is focused on conducting in-situ measurements of volatile organic compounds (VOCs) in order to identify their sources and influences on ozone and secondary organic aerosol formation. To accomplish this, I utilize a custom-built gas chromatograph-mass spectrometer (GC-MS) to provide highly speciated chemical measurements of C2-C12 VOCs aboard research vessels, at ground-sites, and in laboratories.
Ohio State University (1997-2001) B.S.
University of Colorado, Boulder (2001-2006) Ph.D.
I am interested in studying the sources and chemical evolution of organic compounds in the atmosphere and their associated affects on air quality and climate. This includes characterizing the primary emissions of organics into the atmosphere from anthropogenic and biogenic sources and understanding the complex oxidation cycles that affect these species.
VOCs in the greater Los Angeles Basin: Characterizing the gas-phase chemical evolution of air masses with multi-platform measurements during the CalNex campaign
Characterization of the emissions of VOCs in controlled laboratory biomass burns
VOC emissions associated with the extraction of natural gas in Erie, Colorado and the Uintah Basin, Utah
VOC emissions from potential biofuel crops
last modified: November 28, 2011