Research Interests

The Stanier Research Group has wide-ranging interests in atmospheric science, climate science, energy, and air pollution.

Our main current projects focus on (1) health effects of atmospheric pollution, focusing on ultrafine particulate matter; (2) modeling of CO2, CO, and other carbon and nitrogen species in the environment; and (3) chemistry and physics of ultrafine, nanosized, and nucleated atmospheric particles.

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A recent project is the 2017 Lake Michigan Ozone Study.

Our research includes atmospheric science problems motivated by both climate change and by human health. The investigations share a set of tools that we have developed in our lab and in collaborator labs. These include measurements such as Scanning Mobility Particle Sizing, thermal and hygroscopic TDMA, gas monitors for atmospheric pollutants, and cloud condensation nuclei. This also includes 3D chemical transport models that we apply to carbon cycle gases, gas phase pollutants, and aerosols. We also have developed box, 1D and 2D process models that combine dispersion, motor vehicle emissions, and new particle formation.

Many of our projects involve detailed data analysis at the interface between models and measurements. This is particularly true for carbon cycle gases, new particle formation, and particulate matter.