Alumni of the Jimenez Research Group

Department of Chemistry and CIRES, University of Colorado at Boulder


Research Scientists and Postdoctoral Alumni


Qi

Qi Zhang, Ph.D.
Currently: Associate Professor of Environmental Toxicology, University of California-Davis (2009-present)
Immediately after our Group: Assistant Professor of Atmospheric Sciences, SUNY-Albany (2005-2009)
In our Group: Research Scientist, CIRES, Aug. 2002-Sep. 2005
Before our Group: Ph.D. Atmospheric Chemistry 2002, University of California, Davis, with Cort Anastasio
Research while at CU: Atmospheric particle characterization and fundamental aerosol and heterogeneous chemistry
First Author Pubs from the Group: ES&T 2004 ; JGR 2005 ; ES&T 2005 ; ACP 2005 ; ES&T 2007 ; GRL 2007
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dkwzhang@gmail.com
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Edward Dunlea

Edward Dunlea, Ph.D.
Currently: Program Officer, Board on Atmospheric Sciences and Climate, US National Academy of Sciences (2010-present)
Immediately After our Group: Program Manager, NOAA Atmospheric Composition and Climate Program
In our Group: Postdoctoral Researcher, CIRES, Jan. 2004-Feb. 2008
Before our Group: Ph.D., Physical/Atmospheric Chemistry, 2002, University of Colorado-Boulder, with A.R. Ravishankara
Research while at CU: Air pollution and tropospheric chemistry research, particularly atmospheric aerosol processing.
First Author Pubs from the Group: ACP 2009
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Email: edunlea@nas.edu


Joel Kimmel

Joel Kimmel, Ph.D.
After our Group: Senior Scientist, Tofwerk AG and Aerodyne Research. Also Visiting Scientist at our group in CU-Boulder.
In our Group: Postdoctoral Research, Feb. 2005-Mar. 2008.
Before our Group: Ph.D., Physical Chemistry, 2004, Stanford University, with Richard Zare
Research: Improved instrumentation for aerosol mass spectrometry.
First Author Pubs from the Group: IJMS 2011
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Ken Docherty

Ken Docherty, Ph.D.
After our Group: EPA Research & Development and Alion Science, Research Triangle Park, NC
In our Group: Postdoctoral Researcher, CIRES, Mar. 2005-Aug. 2009
Before our Group: Ph.D., Environmental Toxicology, 2004, University of California-Riverside, with Paul J. Ziemann
Research: Tropospheric chemistry of secondary organic aerosol formation, and the development of advanced particle analysis techniques to characterize the composition of organic aerosols.
First Author Pubs from work in our Group: ES&T 2008 ; ACP 2011; AS&T 2015
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kenneth.docherty@colorado.edu


Sanna Saarikoski

Sanna Saarikoski, Ph.D.
After our Group: Research Scientist at the Finnish Meteorological Institute (FMI), Helsinki
In our Group: Postdoctoral Researcher, CIRES, Jan-Dec 2009.
Ph.D., 2008, Finnish Meteorological Institute (FMI), Helsinki, Finland, with Risto Hillamo
Research: Optimization of a submicron aerosol concentrator
First Author Pubs from the Group: AMT 2014
sanna.saarikoski@colorado.edu


Mike Cubison

Mike Cubison, Ph.D.
After our Group: Research Scientist, Tofwerk AG, Thun, Switzerland
In our Group: Research Scientist II, CIRES and Dept. of Chemistry, Apr. 2005-Mar. 2011
Before our Group: Ph.D., Atmospheric Physics Group, 2005, University of Manchester, UK with Hugh Coe
Research: Evaluating the physical and chemical properties controlling Cloud Condensation Nucleus (CCN) activation in different locations, through collaboration with many others providing data sets, and modelling work with NOAA ERL. Development and field testing of an automated particle concentrator. Development of the ToF-AMS system for the HIAPER aircraft project.
First Author Pubs from the Group: ACP 2006 ; ACP 2008 ; ACP 2011; AMT 2015
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Interests: Cycling all summer, snowboarding all winter. It was a hard life in Colorado.
michael.cubison@colorado.edu
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Delphine Farmer

Delphine Farmer, Ph.D.
After our Group: Assistant Professor of Chemistry, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO
In our Group: Postdoctoral Fellow, CIRES and Dept. of Chemistry, with NOAA Climate and Global Change Fellowship; June 2007 - June 2011
Before our Group: Ph.D., Physical/Atmospheric Chemistry, 2006, University of California-Berkeley, with Ron Cohen
Research: Air pollution and tropospheric chemistry in rural and urban environments; Biosphere-atmosphere exchange of aerosols and reactive trace gases, focusing on aerosol eddy covariance fluxes over forests with the ToF-AMS
First Author Pubs from the Group: PNAS 2010; Anal. Chem. 2010; AMT 2011; AS&T 2013
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delphine.farmer@colorado.edu
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Phone: (303) 492-1351


Patrick Hayes

Patrick Hayes, Ph.D.
After our Group: Assistant Professor of Chemistry, Universite de Montreal, Montreal, Canada
In our Group: Postdoctoral Fellow, CIRES and Dept. of Chemistry, with CIRES Visiting Postdoctoral Fellowship; April 2010 - July 2013
Before our Group: Ph.D., Physical/Environmental Chemistry, 2010, Northwestern University, with Franz Geiger
Research: SOA formation in urban areas. Analysis of AMS and complementary measurements carried out during the CalNex field campaign.
First Author Pubs from the Group: JGR 2013; ACP 2015
Interests: Heterogenous Geochemistry, Nonlinear Optics and Spectroscopy.
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Patrick.Hayes@colorado.edu
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Phone: (303) 492-1351


Reddy Yatavelli

Reddy Yatavelli, Ph.D.
After our Group: Assistant Research Professor II, Division of Atmospheric Sciences, Desert Research Institute
In our Group: Postdoctoral Fellow, CIRES and Dept. of Chemistry, June 2011 - Aug. 2013
Before our Group: Ph.D., Atmospheric Sciences, 2011, University of Washington-Seattle, with Joel Thornton
Research: Molecular-level analysis of organic aerosols with the MOVI-CI-TOFMS.
First Author Pubs from the Group: AS&T 2012; ACP 2014; GRL 2015
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Interests: Atmosphere - Biosphere interactions, Development of new instrumentation for real-time trace gas and aerosol-particle observations, Effect of climate change on air quality and atmospheric chemistry.
yatavelli@gmail.com
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Phone: (303) 735-5990

Shang Liu Shang Liu, Ph.D.
After Our Group: Research Scientist II at NOAA Earth System Research Laboratory.
In Our Group: Postdoctoral Fellow, CIRES and Dept. of Chemistry, Mar. 2014-Feb. 2016. Co-advised, main advisor: Paul Ziemann
Before Our Group: Ph.D. in Atmospheric Sciences, 2012, University of California, San Diego with Lynn Russell.
Research while at CU: Indoor air chemistry.
First Author Pubs from the Group: Indoor Air (2015); ES&T (revised 2016)
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E-mail:shang.liu@noaa.gov

Ph.D. Graduates


Peter DeCarlo

Peter DeCarlo
Now: Assistant Professor, Dept. of Civil, Architectural, and Environmental Engineering, Drexel University, Philadelphia, PA
After our Group: Postdoctoral Researcher, Laboratory for Atmospheric Chemistry (with Urs Baltensperger and Andre Prevot) at the Paul Scherrer Institut (PSI), Switzerland, with an NSF International Postdoc Fellowship
In our Group: Ph.D. in Atmospheric Sciences , Aug. 2002-Dec. 2007
Before our Group: B.S. Biochemistry University of Notre Dame, 2001
Thesis Title: Improving Submicron Aerosol Measurements with Real-Time Aerosol Mass Spectrometry
First Author Pubs from the Group: AS&T 2004 ; Anal. Chem. 2006 ; ACP 2008 ; ACP 2010
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Interests: My interests are varied and eclectic. When I am not busy in the lab I am tirelessly working for peace and justice in the world. Usually, however, when I do have free time I spend it in the mountains trying my hand at whatever mountain activity is in season.
Mexico City Pictures
peter.decarlo@psi.ch


Alex Huffman

Alex Huffman
As of Dec. 2011: Assistant Professor, Dept. of Chemistry & Biochemistry, University of Denver, Denver, CO. Huffman Group Page
After our Group: Postdoctoral Researcher, Group of Dr. Uli Poschl, Max Planck Institute for Chemistry in Mainz, Germany
In our Group: Ph.D. in Chemistry , Aug. 2002-Dec. 2008
Before our Group: B.S. 1999, Chemistry, Pepperdine University
Thesis Title: Development and Application of New Instrumental Techniques for Real-Time Characterization of Aerosol Volatility and Morphology
First Author Pubs from the Group: AS&T 2005 ; AS&T 2008 ; ES&T 2009; ACP 2009
Interests: world travel, running (training for first marathon), University of Arizona basketball fan, worked as a volunteer with a church and community center in Kampala, Uganda for a year in 2001, half-hearted current attempt to learn guitar
alex.huffman@colorado.edu


Allison Aiken

Allison C. Aiken
Now: Research Scientist, Los Alamos National Laboratory, Los Alamos, NM
After our Group: Postdoctoral Researcher, Group of Prof. Ulrike Lohmann at the Swiss Federal Research Institute of Technology (ETH-Zurich)
In our Group: Ph.D. in Chemistry , Aug. 2003-Dec. 2008
Before our Group: B.S./B.S. 2002, Chemistry (w/ ACS Environmental Chemistry Certif.) and Biology, Furman University
Thesis Title: Quantitative Chemical Analysis of Ambient Organic Aerosols using High-Resolution Time-of-Flight Aerosol Mass Spectrometry
First Author Pubs from the Group: Anal. Chem. 2007 ; ES&T 2008 ; ACP 2009 ; ACP 2010
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Interests: When I have time, I'm up for almost anything: biking (road), skiing, boarding, climbing, hiking, camping, swimming, the occasional sprint triathlon... I just happen to be much more proficient in some than others, and I'm not telling which is which! I also kinda sorta dabble in art, but I haven't had much time for that lately.
allison.aiken@colorado.edu
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Katja Dzepina

Katja Dzepina
As of Oct. 2013: Postdoctoral Researcher, Mazzoleni Research Group, Michigan Technological University.
Immediately after our Group: Postdoctoral Researcher, Max Planck Institute for Chemistry, Mainz, Germany (Drewnick / Borrmann Particle Chemistry Group)
Co-advisor: Sasha Madronich of NCAR
In our Group: Ph.D. in Chemistry, Aug. 2002-Jan. 2009.
Before our Group: B.S. University of Zagreb, Croatia
Thesis Title: Detection and Modeling of Organic Species and Toxics in Mexico City
First Author Pubs from the Group: IJMS 2007 ; ACP 2009; ES&T 2011.
Interests: Family, friends, and the Sea
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katja.dzepina@colorado.edu


Ingrid Ulbrich

Ingrid Ulbrich
After PhD in our group: Postdoctoral Fellow, CIRES and Dept. of Chemistry, and Lecturer, Dept. of Chemistry, CU-Boulder
In our Group: PhD in Chemistry, Aug. 2004 - Apr. 2011
Before our Group: BS, Environmental Engineering, MIT
Research: Source apportionment of ambient aerosol using advanced aerosol instruments
First Author Pubs from the Group: ACP 2009; AMT 2012
Interests: Statistical analysis of large datasets, chemistry education, teaching.
ingrid.ulbrich@colorado.edu

Amber M. Ortega Amber M. Ortega
After our Group: Postdoctoral Researcher, Sorooshian Group, Univ. of Arizona
In our Group: Ph.D. Student, Atmospheric and Oceanic Science.
Education: M.S. and B.S. in Meteorology, Penn State University, 2008
Research: Investigation of Secondary Organic Aerosol Formation from Different Sources and Ambient Environments.
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First Author Pubs from the Group: ACP 2013; ACP 2016
Interests: biking, hiking, cooking, wine, gardening, belly dancing, and music
E-mail: amber.ortega@colorado.edu

Jordan Krechmer Jordan Krechmer
After our Group: Research Scientist, Aerodyne Research, Inc.
In our Group: Ph.D. Student, Chemistry
Before our Group: A.B. in Physics, German, Bowdoin College 2007
Research: Instrument development, mass spectrometry, secondary organic aerosol formation.
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First Author Pubs from the Group: ES&T 2015; ES&T 2016; AMT 2016; ES&T (sub. 2017)
Brett Palm Brett Palm, B.S.
After our Group: Postdoctoral Researcher, Thornton Group, Univ. of Washington-Seattle
In our Group:Ph.D. in Chemistry
Education: B.S. in Chemistry, Darmouth College, 2009
Research: Secondary Organic Aerosol (SOA) formation.
First Author Pubs from the Group: ACP 2016; ACP 2017; ACP (sub. 2017b)
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brett.palm@colorado.edu
Phone: (303) 735-7258

Co-Advised PhD Graduates

Rui Li Rui Li, M.S.
Ph.D. Student, Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences
Primary Advisor: Prof. Joost de Gouw, CIRES, CHEM, and NOAA
Education: MS on Atmospheric Physics and Dynamics, Nanjing University of Information Science and Technology, 2010
Research: Laboratory, field, and modeling studies of atmospheric chemistry using Proton-Transfer Reaction Mass Spectrometry (PTRMS) and Oxidation Flow Reactors (OFR)
First Author Pubs from the Group: ES&T 2013; JPC-A 2015
E-mail:rui.li@colorado.edu
Phone: (303) 497-4976

Masters Graduates

Carly Robinson

Carly Robinson
After our Group: Ph.D. Student in Chemistry, Tolbert Group, Univ. of Colorado
M.S. in Chemistry, Univ. of Colorado, Nov. 2010
B.S. Physics, Michigan Technological University, 2007
Thesis Title: Thermal Desorption Metastable Atom Bombardment Aerosol Mass Spectrometry
First Author Pubs from the Group: IJMS 2011
Interests: traveling, tennis, horseback riding, snowboarding, hiking, Michigan sports, and my huge family. I'm loving the outdoor sports in Colorado.
carly.robinson@colorado.edu

Samantha Thompson Samantha Thompson, B.A.
M.S. in Chemistry, Univ. of Colorado, Dec. 2015
Education: B.A. in Chemistry, Carleton College, 2011
Research: chemical ionization mass spectrometry
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First Author Pubs from the Group: AS&T 2017
E-mail: samantha.thompson@colorado.edu
Phone:(303) 735-5990

Co-Advised Masters Graduates

Matt Dunn

Matt Dunn
After our Group: Chemir Analytical Services, St. Louis, MO
Main advisor: Jim Smith at NCAR
Graduate Student, Chemistry
Education: M.S. in Chemistry at CU, Aug. 2002-Nov. 2006.
B.A. Chemistry 2002, University of Missouri-St. Louis
Thesis Title: Investigating the Impact of New Particle Formation in the Atmosphere
First Author Pubs from the Group: GRL 2004
Interests: frisbee breaks, hiking, improvisational music, the Simpsons, and various bar games (pool, darts, even some air hockey)
mattdunn@ucar.edu

Visiting Researchers

Dara Salcedo

Dara Salcedo, Ph.D.
Visiting Researcher, CIRES
Home Institution: Centro de Investigaciones Quimicas, Universidad Autonoma del Estado de Morelos, Cuernavaca, Mexico
Education: Ph.D. in Physical Chemistry 2000, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, with Mario Molina
Postdoctoral Researcher, California Institute of Technology & Aerodyne Research, 2001-2002
Research: Measurement of Aerosol Properties in Mexico City, Mexico.
First Author Pubs from the Group: ACP 2006 ; ACP 2007 ; ACP 2010; AS&T 2012.
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dara.salcedo@alum.mit.edu


Pierre Tulet

Pierre Tulet, Ph.D.
Visiting Researcher, CIRES
Home Institution: Meteo France, Toulouse, France
Research: (while in the group): ToF-AMS data analysis and SOA modeling


Hugh Coe

Prof. Hugh Coe
Professor of Atmospheric Sciences, University of Manchester, UK
Visiting Professor at CU-Boulder
Dates in our group: March-April 2010
Education: B.S. Physics, University of Newcastle upon Tyne, 1989
PhD, Physics Department, UMIST, 1993
Research: Chemistry and physics of aerosols and clouds
hugh.coe@manchester.ac.uk
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Allen Robinson

Prof. Allen Robinson
Professor of Mechanical Engineering, Carnegie Mellon University
CIRES Visiting Fellow (jointly with de Gouw group at NOAA)
Dates in our group: Aug. 2009-June 2010
Education: B.S. Civil Engineering, Stanford University, 1990
M.S. (1993) and Ph.D. (1996) Mechanical Engineering, Univ. of California-Berkeley
Research: Organic aerosols
Email: alr@andrew.cmu.edu
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Art Braundmeier Art Braundmeier, Ph.D.
Education: Ph.D. Solid State Physics and Health Physics; University of Tennessee & Oak Ridge National Laboratory, 1970.
Research: Instrument and software development, thin films for optical devices, magnetic thin film characteristics in the RF.
Email: art.braundmeier@gmail.com

Professional Research Assistants

Michael Lechner

Michael Lechner
B.A. 2005, General Management, Pre-Medical, Michigan State University
Interests: Travel and the Outdoors
Michael.Lechner@colorado.edu
Phone: (303) 492-4988

Philip Handley Philip Handley
Education: B.A. Geography, University of California, Santa Barbara
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Interests: Aviation, Systems Administration, Sci-Fi, the outdoors.
E-mail: philip.handley@colorado.edu
Phone: (303) 492-4988

Visiting PhD Students

Weiwei Hu

Weiwei Hu
Visiting PhD student, May-Aug 2010
PhD Student, Peking University, with Prof. Min Hu
Research: CalNex-LA campaign
Email: weiweihu@pku.edu.cn


Anna Ripoll Roca

Anna Ripoll Roca
Visiting PhD student, 2012
Education: Ph.D. Student, Environmental Sciences at Institute of Environmental Assessment and Water Research (IDAEA), Barcelona, Spain, with Xavier Querol
Masters in meteorology and degree in the environmental sciences, University of Barcelona
Research: Aerosol physical and chemical properties
Email: anna.ripoll@idaea.csic.es

Undergraduate Students

Carlos

Carlos Gallar
Visiting Undergraduate Student, CIRES, Sep. 2003-Sep. 2005, with Jose-Luis Jimenez & Charles Brock
After our group: Research Engineer, NOAA Aeronomy Lab
Mechanical Engineer Degree from University Carlos III in Madrid, Spain
Research while at CU: Developed a custom SCoPC (scanning condensation particle counter)
First Author Pubs from the Group: AS&T 2006
Interests: When I have time, I like to be outdoors skiing, hiking or biking with friends. I also enjoy reading and traveling.
carlos.gallar@noaa.gov


Nicki Seminara

Nicki Seminara
Undergraduate, SURE Program, Environmental Engineering, 2006
Research: Development of environmental chambers for studies of aerosol properties and calibration procedures.
nseminar360@yahoo.com


Claudia Mohr

Claudia Mohr
Visiting Undergraduate Student, CIRES, Feb.-Aug. 2007
After our group: Ph.D. Student, ETH and Laboratory for Atmospheric Chemistry, Paul Scherrer Institut, Switzerland
Home Institution: ETH, Zurich, Switzerland
Research: (while in the group): Mass spectral and volatility signatures of particle sources
First Author Pubs from the Group: ES&T 2009


Catherine Chen

Catherine Chen
Visiting Undergraduate Student, CIRES, Jun.-Aug. 2011
Stanford University, Class of 2014
Interests: Singing, watching sports, traveling
cchen92@stanford.edu


Selena

Selena Hinojos Lab Assistant, Jun - Sept 2016

High School Students

Anika Guha

Anika Guha
After our group: Wellesley College, Wellesley, Massachusetts
High School Student, Boulder Valley School District Science Research Seminar, Sep. 2009-Apr. 2010
Research while at CU: Vehicular Emission and Dust Particle Tranfer from Unpaved Parking Lot

Andy Sun

Andy Sun
After our group: Stanford University, Palo Alto, California
High School Student, Boulder Valley School District Science Research Seminar, Sep. 2009-Apr. 2010
Research while at CU: Vehicular Emission and Dust Particle Tranfer from Unpaved Parking Lot


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