Group Leader: Lu Hu (胡璐)

We aim to improve understanding of the chemical composition of the atmosphere, and how it is influenced by human activities and natural processes. We use a combination of field observations and atmospheric modeling to investigate the origins, chemistry, and transport of key air pollutants, and their implications for environment and climate. Current research projects focus on global tropospheric ozone budgets, land-atmosphere exchange of volatile organic compounds, and long term changes of trace gases in the atmosphere.

We are hiring!

MS and PhD assistantships in atmospheric chemistry are available for Fall 2019. We are seeking two new students to join several projects: Fates of ozone in the US Arctic Tundra; Emission and chemistry of Western US wildfires; and Sources of organic pollutants from oil and gas activities. These projects involve field studies of trace gas concentrations and fluxes, and atmospheric chemical transport modeling. Applicants should have strong quantitative analysis and communication skills, be highly self-motivated and independent. Experience in chemistry/atmospheric science and/or data analysis would also be an asset. Graduate students can join the group through Departments of Chemistry and Biochemistry, or Geosciences.

We are also looking to recruit bright and  motivated undergraduate researcher for participation in various projects in the group, involving scientific programming, advanced data analysis for mass spectrometry or modeling data, and/or field work. Programming experience is a plus but not required. This could be learned on the job. With those projects, students could plan on attending the UM Conference on Undergraduate Research, or apply for Undergraduate Student/Faculty Research Awards, typically in April each year.