New Faces in the Research Group this Summer

June 25, 2015

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Tiange, Ajitha, and Yang.

We welcome Tiange Yuan, Ajitha Kananathalingham, and Yang Lan, who have joined us for the summer to conduct research. Tiange is supported by a University of Toronto Excellence Award, and Ajitha by a CGCS Summer Internship. Yang Lan is pursuing a M. Env. Sci. degree.

Paper by Andres Published in Environmental Science: Processes & Impacts

June 25, 2015
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A paper by Andres Ramirez Restrepo, a Colombian graduate student whose time in the research group in the fall of 2013 was supported by the Emerging Leaders in the Americas Program (ELAP), has been published in ESPI. He tested the PAS-SIM model by James Armitage using data from Steve Hayward’s thesis.

Chemical Institute of Canada recognizes Frank with Award

March 16, 2015

Frank is the recipient of the 2015 Environment Division Research and Development Dima Award of the CIC. Read more here.

Cover article on study measuring POPs in Australian atmosphere

Cover of ESPI

March 12, 2015

Xianyu Wang from the University of Queensland published a study on POPs in the Australian atmosphere. He used our XAD-resin based passive air sampler. The study made it on the front cover of Environ. Sci: Processes Impacts.

Project on Development of a Passive Air Sampler for Mercury Receives Funding

February 10, 2015

Frank and his colleague Carl Mitchell received a Strategic Project Grant from the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada to develop, test and apply a new passive sampler for gaseous elemental mercury in the atmosphere. Matching funds and additional expertise are provided by Environment Canada.

Read the U of T News article here.

Graduate Student Visiting from Argentina

January 29, 2015

SAM_5745We are welcoming Florencia Silva Barni from the Universidad Nacional de Mar del Plata to the research group for the next four months. During Flor’s stay, which is supported by a scholarship from the Emerging Leaders in the America Program (ELAP), she will work on projects related to passive air sampling.

Paper on Salting-Out Effect Published!

October 16, 2014

Chen and Ying, collaborating with Satoshi Endo, have published a paper in Environ. Sci. Technol. on measuring and modelling the salting out effect of organic chemicals from aqueous ammonium sulphate solutions.

Paper on Indoor Exposure Modelling Published

September 30, 2014

Xianming’s and Jon’s paper describing a model for screening-level assessment of near-field human exposure to neutral organic chemicals released indoors has been published in Environ. Sci. Technol.

First Adventure in Atmospheric Chemistry

Friday September 5, 2014

For the first time, the research group has ventured into the field of atmospheric chemistry and submitted a work that is not related to organic contaminants. We apply novel methods for gas-particle partitioning to the issue of secondary organic aerosol formation in one of our recent journal publications.

No more Environmental Chemistry for Michelle and Feng

Friday September 5, 2014

After three years of working with the group as summer research students, Feng Xu and Michelle Hoang have started their studies in medicine and dentistry at Western and U of T, respectively. We wish them all the best.