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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

Chemical Fate of Oils on Indoor Surfaces: Ozonolysis and Peroxidation

Zilin Zhou, Jenna C. Ditto, Jonathan P. D. Abbatt, et al. Environmental Science & Technology (Aug 2023)

Oxidation of commercial antioxidants is driving increasing atmospheric abundance of organophosphate esters: Implication for global regulation

Qifan Liu, Jonathan P. D. Abbatt, et al. One Earth (Aug 2023)

Chloramines as an important photochemical source of chlorine atoms in the urban atmosphere

Chen Wang, Spiro Jorga, Jonathan P. D. Abbatt, et al. PNAS (July 2023)

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)

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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". Dr. Zhou has since begun a postdoctoral research position at Health Canada.

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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