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University of Minnesota Twin Cities
College of Science and Engineering
Department of Mechanical Engineering

PI: Peter H. McMurry, Associate Fellow

Aerosol Measurement and Aerosol Dynamics

These researchers are interested in the behavior of gasborne particles (aerosols). Their work includes understanding aerosol dynamics (nucleation, coagulation, growth) and transport processes. They use MSI resources to simulate such processes.

The researchers are working on three specific projects: molecular simulations of charging of nanoparticles of different shapes; growth rates of freshly nucleated nanoparticles; and ion transport in the Cluster CIMS (a new mass spectrometer that measures the masses and concentrations of neutral molecular clusters produced by nucleation in the atmosphere).

Group Members

Modi Chen, Graduate Student
Raganathan Gopalakrishnan, Graduate Student
David R. Hanson, Department of Chemistry, Augsburg College, Minneapolis, Minnesota
Coty Jen, Graduate Student
Derek Oberreit, Graduate Student
Mari Titcombe, Graduate Student