The Stanier research group is interested in both aerosol and gas-phase problems in air pollution, atmospheric science, and energy. We are based jointly in the University of Iowa's Department of Chemical and Biochemical Engineering and IIHR Hydroscience and Engineering Institute. We also work closely with the Center for Global and Regional Environmental Research (CGRER) and are affiliated with numerous University of Iowa research centers.

Tying into the the Ph.D. programs in Chemical and Biochemical Engineering and IIHR, we try to take on cutting edge problems while training graduate students in research methodologies and critical thinking.

Current research projects fall into the following broad areas.

  • Ultrafine aerosol particles (UFPs) from both photochemical nucleation and from combustion. 
  • Cycling of carbon and nitrogen in the environment, especially the midwest agricultural system. We assist with a long term NOAA monitoring station for long-lived gases in West Branch, Iowa.
  • Fine aerosol (a.k.a. particulate matter) -- especially understanding its composition, sources, and health effects.

Starting in October 2015, we have slimmed down this webpage, and moved some of our online presence to Twitter and Linked In.

Stanier Lab Twitter Feed   @stanierlab

CLE4R Environment Education Project    

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Stanier Lab Linked In Group -- for biographies and credentials of current and past group members - coming soon!

Our sponsors for our research are varied, and have included the National Science Foundation, the NASA Iowa Space Grant Consortium, the Environmental Protection Agency, the Health Effects Institute, the Lake Michigan Air Directors Consortium, the Center for Global and Regional Environmental Research, Center for Health Effects of Environmental Contamination, Dow Corning, and the Bi-State Regional Commission.

For more information on these research and other topics, please explore and contact Charles Stanier directly.

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