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  • Congratulations to Janarjan for his first lead-author paper just published In the paper, we discuss the effects of thermodenuding on nascent soot. The open access paper can be found here. Citation: Bhandari, J., S. China, T. Onasch, L. Wolff, A. Lambe, P. Davidovits, E. Cross, A. Ahern, J. Olfert, M. Dubey, and C. Mazzoleni, Effect of Thermodenuding on the Structure of Nascent Flame Soot Aggregates. Atmosphere, 2017. 8(9): p. 166.
    Posted Sep 6, 2017, 7:45 AM by Claudio Mazzoleni
  • ARM highlight on our study of ice nucleation from particles collected at Pico Mountain Observatory The DOE ARM highlight on our study of ice nucleation from particles collected at  Pico Mountain Observatory can be found here.
    Posted May 4, 2017, 1:40 PM by Claudio Mazzoleni
  • Two new Pico-Mountain-Observatory publications Congratulations to former MTU student Bo Zhang and to former EOL student Swarup China for 2 new papers:Ten-year chemical signatures associated with long-range transport observed in the free troposphere over the central North Atlantic by Bo Zhang et al.Ice cloud formation potential by free tropospheric particles from long-range transport over the Northern Atlantic Ocean By Swarup China et al.
    Posted Mar 16, 2017, 3:48 PM by Claudio Mazzoleni
  • The research by Andrea Baccarini highlighted at MTU and the University of Trento The research that master student Andrea Baccarini performed at Pico Mountain Observatory was recently highlighted on the MTU unscripted research blog and on the University of Trento web page (in Italian)On Top of the World (Michigan Technological University)Con lo zaino sul monte Pico per preparare la tesi (University of Trento, Italy)
    Posted Jul 28, 2016, 6:17 AM by Claudio Mazzoleni
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Overview of Research Activities and Motivations

The research activities in the Environmental Optics Laboratory started in 2008 and are aimed at studying atmospheric processes regulating climate and affecting air quality. In particular, we are interested in studying the processes involving atmospheric aerosols and clouds.


Group Photo: EOL May 2013
    • Current members 
      • Swarup China - PhD student (Atmospheric Sciences)
      • Noopur Sharma - PhD student (Atmospheric Sciences)
      • Kendra Wright - PhD student (Physics)
      • Janarjan Bhandari  - PhD Student  (Atmospheric Sciences) 
      • Tyler Capek - PhD student (Physics)
      • Raven Stone - Undergraduate student (Physics)
      • Kaelan Anderson - Undergraduate student (Physics)
      • Nicole Niedermeier - Visiting scientist (from Germany) 
      • Giulia Girotto - Visiting Student (from Italy)