Ying and Frank Visiting the Institute of Urban Environment of the Chinese Academy of Sciences
July 21, 2015
Photo by Youwei Hong
Ying and Frank just returned from a week in China, where they were hosted by Dr. Hang Xiao from the Institute of Urban Environment of CAS. Frank gave talks, both at the main institute in Xiamen and at the research station in Ningbo.
Read more here.
More Good News for Chen
July 8, 2015
Shortly after passing her qualifying oral exam last Friday, Chen received news that she is recipient of the 2015/16 Jeanne F. Goulding Fellowship of the University of Toronto’s School of Graduate Studies. Well done!
Paper on Quantum-Chemical Approach to SOA Formation Published in ES&T
July 8, 2015
ES&T has published Chen’s paper on using COSMOtherm to predict the phase distribution, yield and composition of secondary organic aerosol formed during the ozonolysis of alpha-pinene. Kai-Uwe Goss from the UFZ in Leipzig has been our guide in using this quantum-chemistry based software.
New Faces in the Research Group this Summer
June 25, 2015
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.
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
We 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.