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

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

Photo Jin Ma

Jin Ma, PhD student in Prof. Zuend’s group since 2014.
Jin received his MSc degree from the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST) and his BSc degree in Atmospheric Sciences from Peking University. He is currently working on the design of reliable and efficient numerical methods dealing with the gas–particle partitioning of organic–inorganic aerosols in the presence of multiple condensed phases and coupled equilibra of semivolatile electrolytes. He finds interest and beauty in numeric computation and developing theory and implementations of aerosol schemes from process level to large-scale atmospheric chemistry model applications.

Office: Burnside Hall, Room 946

MSc Students

Alexandre Shanks, MSc student.
Alex received his BSc in mathematics from McGill University and is currently working on his MSc in Atmospheric Sciences. A self-professed math lover, his current research involves predicting the formation of secondary organic aerosols downwind of the Athabasca oil sands using the AIOMFAC model to predict gas-particle partitioning. These results can be used to gain insight on how bitumen extraction affects aerosol concentration and consequently the impact on air quality and climate that these processes have.

Office: Burnside Hall, Room 844

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Undergraduate Students

Photo Natalie Gervasi

Natalie Gervasi, a former visiting Undergraduate Student in Physics from McMaster University.
Natalie joined our group this summer (2016) to gain some research experience in Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics as part of a co-op work term. Her research project involves the development of a group-contribution model to predict the viscosity of atmospherically relevant aqueous organic aerosol mixtures using a thermodynamics approach.

Photo Anthony Di Stefano

Anthony Di Stefano, A former Undergraduate Student in the Department of Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences.
Anthony has been working on a summer research project in the group focusing on a robust numerical algorithm for gas-liquid equilibrium calculations with multiple organic and electrolyte components. As an an undergraduate student, he followed the "Weather Analysis / Forecast" stream.

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