Vicki Grassian

Grassian research group is involved in fundamental molecular-based studies of particulate matter. We are interested in understanding the surface chemistry of environmental interfaces including particulate matter and using state-of-the-art techniques to unravel the complex chemistry that occurs at these interfaces. Several ongoing projects include (i) understanding the molecular level details of the heterogeneous chemistry of trace gases with atmospheric aerosol particles including mineral dust; and (ii) applications and implications of nanoscience and nanotechnology in environmental processes and human health. One focus is on understanding mineral dust aerosol properties through laboratory studies and their impact on atmospheric chemistry and climate.