Grassian Research Group

AT UC SAN DIEGO, DEPARTMENT OF CHEMISTRY & BIOCHEMISTRY

NANOENGINEERING AND SCRIPPS INSTITUTION OF OCEANOGRAPHY

The Grassian group is involved in several research areas including surface chemistry of environmental interfaces, heterogeneous atmospheric chemistry, climate impact of atmospheric aerosols, and environmental and health aspects of nanoscience and nanotechnology.

WELCOME TO THE GRASSIAN GROUP WEBSITE!

This website describes the ongoing research projects in the Grassian laboratory as well as some of the state-of-the-art techniques that we use in our research. In general, we are interested in fundamental molecular-based laboratory studies that provide a better molecular understanding of the surface chemistry of complex environmental interfaces. Several ongoing projects include understanding the molecular level details of the heterogeneous chemistry of trace gases with particulate matter such as mineral dust in the atmosphere, dissolution and mobilization of Fe-containing particles, optical properties of atmospheric aerosol and applications and implications of nanoscience and nanotechnology in environmental processes. The Grassian group applies the techniques and methods of surface science, aerosol science, microscopy and spectroscopy to study these problems. As you peruse this website, if you have any questions about our research please contact any of the group members.


News

  • July 2 – Grassian group welcomes graduate student Stephanie Mora Garcia and undergraduate student Sabrina Calzada, both will be doing research this summer in the Grassian lab.
  • June 25 – Grassian group welcomes summer undergraduate researchers Karla F. Alonso and Vanessa Olvera-Castro from ENLACE program and Rafael De La Zerda and Heidi Busse from CAICE REU program
  • June 16 – Our heartfelt congratulations to Cynthia and Dillon on graduating from UC San Diego this weekend. It was great fun going out to dinner with you at BJs – a Grassian group tradition started last year with Luke. We wish both all the best!!!


Group Meetings

Group meetings are held in Urey Hall 3060. Feel free to join us.

Click here for the schedule.


Check it out!

Professor Vicki Grassian gave an amazing TEDx talk on the air we breath. Curious? Then watch the full video below!

Want to hear more? Then tune into NPR's Science Friday to hear two of Professor Vicki Grassian's talks on aerosols and the climate!