UM Chemist, Students Take Flight with Groundbreaking Wildfire Emission Study

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Assistant Professor Lu Hu from UM's Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, along with four UM graduate students, are part of the research team funded to work on the study through a multimillion-dollar collaborative NSF project called the Western Wildfire Experiment for Cloud Chemistry, Aerosol Absorption and Nitrogen, or WE-CAN. It is the largest, most comprehensive attempt to date to measure and analyze wildfire smoke, according to the NSF.