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The Abbatt Group

Environmental Chemistry

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.

Latest Publications

Nitration of Phenols by Reaction with Aqueous Nitrite: A Pathway for the Formation of Atmospheric Brown Carbon

Yutong (Maggie) Wang, Spiro Jorga and Jonathan P. D. Abbatt. ACS Earth & Space Chemistry (Feb 2023)

Reaction of HOCl with Wood Smoke Aerosol: Impacts on Indoor Air Quality and Outdoor Reactive Chlorine

Spiro Jorga, Yutong (Maggie) Wang and Jonathan P. D. Abbatt. Environmental Science & Technology (Jan 2023)

Iodine emission from the reactive uptake of ozone to simulated seawater

Stephanie R. Schneider, Pascale S. J. Lakey, Manabu Shiraiwa and Jonathan P. D. Abbatt. Environmental Science: Processes & Impacts (Jul 2022)

Ozonolysis Lifetime of Tetrahydrocannabinol in Thirdhand Cannabis Smoke

Kristen Yeh, Jenna C. Ditto, and Jonathan P. D. Abbatt. Environmental Science & Technology: Letters (Jun 2022)

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Group News

Recent Graduates

September 26, 2022: Congratulations to Dr. Zilin Zhou for successfully defending his PhD thesis, titled "Chemical Fates of Oils Deposited on Indoor Surfaces". Great work, Dr. Zhou!

October 17, 2022: Congratulations to Dr. Stephanie Schneider for successfully defending her PhD thesis, entitled "Connecting the Atmosphere and the Ocean through Reactions at the Sea Surface Microlayer"! Dr. Schneider has since begun a postdoctoral position at McMaster University, working with Dr. Sarah Styler.

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