The Grassian group is involved in several research areas including surface chemistry of environmental interfaces, heterogeneous atmospheric chemistry, climate impact of atmospheric aerosols, and environmental and health aspects of nanoscience and nanotechnology.

Welcome to the Grassian Group website!

This website describes the ongoing research projects in the Grassian laboratory as well as some of the state-of-the-art techniques that we use in our research. In general, we are interested in fundamental molecular-based laboratory studies that provide a better molecular understanding of the surface chemistry of complex environmental interfaces. Several ongoing projects include understanding the molecular level details of the heterogeneous chemistry of trace gases with particulate matter such as mineral dust in the atmosphere, dissolution and mobilization of Fe-containing particles, optical properties of atmospheric aerosol and applications and implications of nanoscience and nanotechnology in environmental processes. The Grassian group applies the techniques and methods of surface science, aerosol science, microscopy and spectroscopy to study these problems. As you peruse this website, if you have any questions about our research please contact any of the group members.

  •  Imali Mudunkotuwa wins the best poster award at the Gordon Research Conference 2013 on Environmental Nanotechnology

    Imali Mudunkotuwa wins the best poster award at the Gordon Research Conference 2013 on Environmental Nanotechnology

  • Aruni Gankanda wins second place in the Math, Physical & Engineering Sciences Division of the 2013 Jakobsen Gradutate Conference

    Aruni Gankanda wins second place in the Math, Physical & Engineering Sciences Division of the 2013 Jakobsen Gradutate Conference

  • Recent findings of the CAICE project in Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys - Raman microspectroscopy and vibrational sum frequency generation spectroscopy as probes of the bulk and surface compositions of size-resolved sea spray aerosol particles by Andrew P. Ault,  Defeng Zhao,  Carlena J. Ebben,  Michael J. Tauber ,  Franz M. Geiger,  Kimberly A. Prather and Vicki H. Grassian

    Recent findings of the CAICE project in Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys - Raman microspectroscopy and vibrational sum frequency generation spectroscopy as probes of the bulk and surface compositions of size-resolved sea spray aerosol particles by Andrew P. Ault, Defeng Zhao, Carlena J. Ebben, Michael J. Tauber , Franz M. Geiger, Kimberly A. Prather and Vicki H. Grassian

  • IATL on a foggy winter's day

    IATL on a foggy winter's day