Analytical Method and Instrument Development for the Quantitation of Reactive Nitrogen in the Indoor Environment
The VandenBoer Group is currently searching for several graduate students interested in the development of new analytical methodologies and instrumentation for quantifying reactive nitrogen towards understanding the chemistry of the indoor environment. There are three major questions being pursued with funding provided by the Alfred P Sloan Foundation Chemistry of the Indoor Environment program:
- Can ammonia and amines be collected quantitatively indoors by passive sampling?
- Can a selective passive sampling method for nitrous acid (HONO) be developed?
- Can the total reactive nitrogen (Nr) in indoor environments be quantified and fractionated?
The ideal candidate will have a strong background in Analytical Chemistry and Instrumental Analysis, preferably with some course-based exposure to Synthetic, Atmospheric, and Environmental Chemistry. Additional assets of interested applicants include experience in Experimental Physics, Electrical or Software Engineering, or Mathematics. Contact Dr. VandenBoer at firstname.lastname@example.org with your CV, academic transcripts, and contact information for two to three (2-3) professional references.