Atmospheric Chemistry: Past, Present and Future

Our group studies how aerosol formation and the oxidative capacity of the atmosphere change in response to both climate change and anthropogenic activities.  Click on the links above to find out more!


Winter 2015:  February 12: Visiting student Pengzhen He from the University of Science and Technology of China arrives at the UW!  Lei Geng is selected to attend the New Generation of Polar Researchers (NGPR) Leadership Symposium in May in Catalina Island, CA!  Becky Alexander is awarded a Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) President’s International Fellowship Initiative (PIFI) for Visiting Scientists to work with Professor Ninglian Wang at the Cold and Arid Region Environmental and Engineering Research Institute!

Autumn 2014: Check out IsoLab’s new website!  December 16: Lei Geng’s paper is published in Atmos. Chem. Phys.  Congrats Lei! Week of December 15: Lei Geng and Maria Zatko are both presenting at the AGU meeting in San Francisco this week.  Lei is giving two talks (one invited), and Maria is presenting a poster.  December 2: Lei Geng’s paper is accepted to Atmos. Chem. Phys.  Congratulations Lei!  November 21: Becky Alexander gives an invited talk at Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory.  November 17: Lei Geng gives a talk in the department’s Atmospheric Physics and Chemistry seminar series.  November 4: Becky Alexander gives an invited talk in Department of Chemistry at the University of Michigan.  October 13-15: Maria Zatko and Becky Alexander attend the workshop on Chemical Atmosphere-Snow-Sea Ice Interactions in Cambridge, U.K., where Becky gave an invited talk and Maria gave two poster presentations on her work on snow photochemistry in Antarctica and Utah.  September 22-24: Lei Geng and Becky Alexander attend the WAIS Divide Science Meeting in La Jolla, CA where Lei presents his research on sea salt aerosol concentration in the WAIS Divide ice core.

Summer 2014: A warm welcome to our two summer undergraduate researchers Lauren Easley (UW) and Madeline Camp (Rice University).  Check out Maddie’s great write up and video on the JISAO web site.

Spring 2014: April 8, 2014: Lei Geng’s paper was published today in Proc. Nat. Acad. Sci.  Congrulations Lei!  Check out the press release (April 11, 2014) on UW Today and our publications page for more information.  Click here for a list of press coverage so far!  Also check out the article from April 17, 2014 on Environmental Research Web, and a podcast (see “Clean Air Act Success”) posted on April 23, 2014.  Click here for the May 9, 2014 article in the student-run UW Daily.

Contact information: 

University of Washington

408 ATG Building / Box 351640

Seattle, WA 98195-1640

206-543-0164 (Becky’s office)

206-543-0308 (fax)

206-543-6327 (IsoLab)