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Parisa Ariya

Research Group and Alumni

Due to interdisciplinary nature of our research, our group members come from various areas of chemistry including physical, analytical, organic and inorganic, as well as physics, engineering, and mathematics. All our alumni were attracted immediately upon their graduation in academia, government and various types of industries including pharmaceutical and environmental.

All inquires at undergraduate, graduate and postdoctoral levels are welcome!

Halogen Chemistry

Reactions of atmospheric oxidants with volatile and semi-volatile compounds and intermediates: Kinetic, thermo-chemical and mechanistic studies


Our research is in the field of physical chemistry and analytical chemistry of relevance to the atmosphere and atmospheric interfaces (air/water/ice/snow). It focuses on the understanding of selected chemical transformations of organic compounds, as well as the understanding of trace metal pollutants in the atmosphere and at atmosphere/water/snow interfaces. Identifying such atmospheric processes can also be significant in understanding the complexity of air pollution and health hazards including airborne particulate matter (aerosols).