Megan is an undergraduate co-op student working with the VandenBoer group for the summer. She is pursuing her BSc in Environmental Sciences at the University of British Columbia. Through the summer she will be learning about the analytical challenges and techniques used to quantify reactive nitrogen in the indoor environment. Welcome Megan!
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!
Melodie Lao has been awarded an NSERC Undergraduate Student Research Award to pursue research in the Atmospheric Chemistry Laboratory this semester. She will be learning a variety of Environmental/Analytical Chemistry techniques for both online and offline analysis of atmospheric samples. Congratulations Melodie!
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.
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!
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!
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!
All of the new PTERODACL group members have arrived in the Atmospheric Chemistry Laboratory, housed in the Petrie Science and Engineering Building @yorkuniversity @YorkUScience @YUResearch, for the 2018-19 academic year! We settled in with a group lunch of roti and doubles. Welcome to you all!
Our research team has two new student members Leyla and Melodie as we kick start our work this fall on developing new analytical platforms for measuring reactive nitrogen in indoor environments. Looking forward to the arrival of the first new analytical system! Learn more here: https://www.tcvandenboer.ca/indoor-chem-projectsjoin-the-group/
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.