Group Members


Photo Andi Zuend

Dr. Andreas (Andi) Zuend, Assistant Professor in the Department of Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences.
He obtained his PhD from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich (ETH Zurich), Switzerland, for his thesis conducted in the Atmospheric Chemistry group of Prof. Thomas Peter. His postdoctoral research was carried out at the California Institute of Technology (Caltech) in the group of Prof. John H. Seinfeld and at ETH Zurich.

Office: Burnside Hall, Room 809


Photo Kyle Gorkowski

Dr. Kyle Gorkowski, Postdoctoral Researcher with Dr. Zuend and Dr. Preston.
Kyle conducted his Ph.D. work at Carnegie Mellon University (Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania USA) as a part of Dr. Ryan Sullivan’s and Dr. Neil Donahue’s research groups in the Center for Atmospheric Particle Studies. His Ph.D. work focused on the development of experimental methods for the aerosol optical tweezers and new analysis algorithms for Whispering Gallery Modes. The research theme centered around liquid-liquid equilibrium of laboratory generated secondary organic aerosol. In Dr. Zuend’s group, Kyle is developing computationally efficient numerical models of atmospheric aerosols. The overarching goal is to make the next generation of aerosol thermodynamic models. These models are used in large-scale simulations of the atmosphere to predict regional air pollution and the long-term impacts of climate change.

Office: Burnside Hall, Room 825

PhD Students

Photo Dalrin Ampritta Amaladhasan

Dalrin Ampritta Amaladhasan, PhD student in Prof. Zuend's group since 2014.
Ampritta's current research involves the development of software tools for the automated classification of organic aerosol compounds' functional groups using cheminformatics API and incorporating it in structure–property predictive models, such as the AIOMFAC model. Her future research will focus on improving simulations of gas–particle partitioning of aerosol components using state-of-the-art chemical mechanisms with group contribution methods for vapor pressure estimation and particle-phase thermodynamics in a box model.

Office: Burnside Hall, Room 844

MSc Students

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Natalie Gervasi, MSc student, who joined the group in fall 2017.
Natalie received her BSc in physics from McMaster University and had previously gained some research experience in Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics as part of a co-op work term in our group. Her research project involves the development of a group-contribution model to predict the mixture viscosity and related characteristic diffusivities of atmospherically relevant aqueous organic aerosol particles using a thermodynamic approach.

Office: Burnside Hall, Room 828

Photo Camilo Serrano

Camilo Serrano Damha, MSc student in Prof. Zuend's group since 2018.
Camilo earned a BSc in Chemistry from McGill University where he was an intern in the Synthetic Organic Chemistry research group of Dr. Moitessier. He later obtained a BSc in Atmospheric Sciences from UQAM where he worked in the Climatology research group of Dr. Gachon. During his undergraduate studies, he developed a keen interest in atmospheric chemistry and physics. His current research project involves improving the parameterization of physicochemical processes related to organic aerosols such as gas–particle partitioning and liquid–liquid phase separation in large-scale simulations of the atmosphere through incorporation of thermodynamic models into global and regional 3-D chemical transport models.

Office: Burnside Hall, Room 710

Undergraduate Students

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Hang Yin, BSc student.
Hang is a BSc student in Environment at McGill University with a focus on the domain Atmospheric Environment and Air Quality. She has gained some research experience in Barbados focusing on the effects of particulate matter on human health. Currently, as a McGill work–study student, she is working on the thermodynamic modelling of inorganic ions, especially iodine, and their interactions with water and organic compounds as an extension of the AIOMFAC model.

Office: Burnside Hall, Room 828

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Former Group Members

  • Alexandre Shanks, a former MSc student.
  • Jin Ma, a former PhD student.
  • Anthony Di Stefano, a former undergraduate student.
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