Leyla receives Harold I. Schiff graduate award! #indoorchem #realtimechem #cdnchem @YorkUScience

Leyla Salehpoor has been awarded the Harold I. Schiff graduate award. This award is given to outstanding graduates of York University entering a York graduate program specializing in atmospheric chemistry. Leyla is applying several Environmental/Analytical Chemistry techniques to improve our capabilities to measure amines, so we can better understand their chemistry in indoor atmospheres. Congratulations Leyla!

New positions available for graduate students and postdoctoral fellow! Work in collaboration with @caputolabyork and @IAWinGWN on #IndoorChem #CDNChem #ChemJobs @Chemjobber @YorkUScience @YUResearch

The VDB Chem Group is looking for skilled and motivated graduate students and postdoctoral fellow to pursue research questions on the emission and fate of indoor atmospheric reactive nitrogen! Positions begin in September 2019 and applications will be considered as they are received. Please see the links to each position for more details.

Atmospheric Chemistry Excursion to MECP

A large contingent of undergraduate and graduate students in the Atmospheric Chemistry Laboratory went to the Ministry of the Environment, Conservation, and Parks learn about emergency responses to hazardous atmospheric pollution (e.g. fires, derailments) and the measurements that help us understand when health outcomes are linked to atmospheric chemistry through the Air Quality Health Index. Special thanks to our host scientists Nick Karellas, Rob Healy, and John Wang!

Let it rain a little while longer!

In collaboration with @SVOCora and @daniel_persaud, a new generation of off-grid precipitation units are collecting samples from the Air Quality Research Laboratory here @YorkUScience! Let’s hope the snow holds off a little while longer!

Indoor Chemistry Field Experiments!

It’s been nine days of intense data collection from indoor chemistry field experiments in Syracuse, NY and Boulder, CO. While they will continue, we will be returning home to start working up the data from our targeted experiments (or gather ongoing data remotely). We’ve learned a lot and can’t wait for the next time!

Celebrating a successful summer in research and some birthdays too!

The Atmospheric Chemistry Laboratory hosted undergraduate researchers Leyla Salehpoor and Hossein Ghezelbash this summer for their thesis research projects in the BSc.(Hons) program in Chemistry at YorkU. These motivated undergraduates built their own instruments, collected atmospheric samples, and developed some very challenging analytical methods, which they presented and defended with vigour and enthusiasm! Congratulations to you both! Celebration of this completed research journey and birthdays for Teles and Hossein was held over sushi. 

Congratulations on the Atmospheric Environment Manuscript Bryan and Leyla!

Bryan Place completed his MSc in the VDB Group in 2017 and his second publication has just been accepted in Atmospheric Environment. YorkU chemistry Honours student, Leyla Salehpoor completed critical experiments to contribute to this work over the summer. Congratulations on your acheivement Leyla and Bryan!

Bryan also surprised us at YorkU with an impromptu visit when his paper was accepted to check out the Atmospheric Chemistry Laboratory. A memorable visit!