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Professor Vicki Grassian

Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry University of California San Diego

Wednesday, March 31, 2021
3:25 p.m.

Zoom Link

"Environmental Interfaces: Aerosols, Nanomaterials and Indoor Surfaces"
Zoom meeting link: https://rochester.zoom.us/s/98875611576  Passcode:87849


ABSTRACT: The focus of this talk is on chemistry and impacts of environmental interfaces. Environmental interfaces are defined as any surface in equilibrium with its surrounding environment. From this broad definition, there are a myriad of different types of environmental interfaces that include atmospheric aerosols, nanomaterials and indoor surfaces. The chemistry of environmental interfaces puts an emphasis on molecular and nanoscale level interactions that occur in these inherently complex systems. Examples of the complexity of these interfaces and how a deeper understanding of their impacts can be obtained through molecular-based approaches are highlighted.