Rachel O'Brien

Assistant Professor

Research Area: Analytical
Email: [[reobrien]]
Office: Integrated Science Center 1058
Website: {{https://sites.google.com/view/obrien-group/home}}
Office Phone: (757) 221-1858

Areas of Specialization

Studying the chemical composition and reaction products of organic mixtures in aerosols and on indoor surfaces.  Specifically, I will be looking at the organic composition of aerosols collected in urban locations around the world, the reactive formation of nitrogen containing organic compounds in aerosols, and the composition and reactivity of deposited organic material indoors and outdoors.  These studies will provide important insights into the chemical composition of fresh and aged atmospheric organics with impacts on understanding chemical transport and air quality.

Research Opportunities for Students