Experts in Subject: Pollution

Air Pollution, Atmospheric Chemistry, Chemistry, Climate Change, Photochemical Smog, Pollution

Lelia Hawkins

Lelia N. Hawkins, PhD, conducts research in the field of atmospheric chemistry. She studies how atmospheric particles in urban settings (like smog) are transformed as they age, specifically in fog and cloud water. These particles impact the temperature of the earth. Her work is largely concerned with organic compounds in atmospheric particles which (in Los […]

Chemistry, Pollution, Solar Energy

Hal Van Ryswyk

Hal Van Ryswyk, PhD, John Stauffer Professor of Chemistry and department chair, researches analytical chemistry, inorganic chemistry, surface science and sold-state materials science. Current research in the Van Ryswyk group centers around dye-sensitized solar cells utilizing porphyrin dyes on nanostructured zinc oxide. His lab uses zinc oxide nanoparticles, nanorods and nanotubes as the photoanode in […]