Motivated by the changing composition of the atmosphere, our research focuses on studies of atmospheric chemical processes, with attention given to the multiphase chemistry occurring on surfaces and with aerosol particles and clouds. A new research interest is the chemistry of the indoor environment.
We use both lab and field experiments to evaluate the fundamental nature of this chemistry with impacts on phenomena such as global climate change, urban air quality and the chemistry of the indoor environment. The overall goal of our research is to provide quantitative information that can be used in climate, chemistry and exposure models to better understand the changing environment.
Research is performed in collaboration with other scientists in the Environmental Chemistry groups at UofT , the Southern Ontario Centre for Atmospheric Aerosol Research (SOCAAR) at UofT, at other Canadian universities (as part of NETCARE) and at Environment and Climate Change Canada (ECCC).