Welcome to the Pratt Lab blog! Dr. Kerri Pratt is an assistant professor in the Departments of Chemistry and Earth & Environmental Sciences and faculty associate of the Program in the Environment at the University of Michigan. We study the chemical interactions of atmospheric trace gases, particles, clouds, and snow, with a focus on the Polar Regions and wintertime environments. Our interdisciplinary research has relevance to climate change, air quality, and human health. As an analytical chemistry lab, we primarily apply novel mass spectrometry techniques to our field research. We invite you to follow our adventures in (and outside!) the lab!

Saturday, May 31, 2014

Welcome Garrett and Michael!

Welcome Garrett Welshofer and Michael Weber!  Garrett just graduated from Elon University this spring and received an Albaugh Graduate Fellowship for his summer rotation as a graduate student in the Pratt lab!  Michael is a junior Chemistry and Environmental Science undergraduate student at Muhlenberg College in Pennsylvania and joined the Pratt lab this summer as a Chemistry REU participant!  We are excited to have you both in the lab this summer!

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Congratulations to Jenny!

Congratulations to Pratt lab undergraduate student Jennifer Berry who has been awarded Individual Academic Enrichment Funding from the University of Michigan Program in the Environment to help fund her field research this summer as part of the Juneau Icefield Research Program!

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Congratulations to Matt Gunsch & Nate May!

Congratulations to Pratt lab Ph.D. students Matt Gunsch and Nate May who were each awarded Marian P. and David M. Gates Graduate Student Fellowships to help pay for their research expenses this summer at the University of Michigan Biological Station!!

Tuesday, May 6, 2014

Congratulations to PhD student Eric Boone!

Congratulations to Chemistry PhD student Eric Boone for being awarded an University of Michigan Rackham Conference Travel Grant ($700) to attend the 62nd American Society for Mass Spectrometry (ASMS) Conference on Mass Spectrometry and Allied Topics in Baltimore, MD in June!  Eric will present a poster on his research on the molecular composition of atmospheric particles and cloud water collected during the Southern Oxidant and Aerosol Study (SOAS)!

Friday, May 2, 2014

Congratulations to Graduating Senior Jillian Cellini!

Congratulations to Jillian Cellini, who is graduating this weekend with a B.S. with honors in Earth Systems Science!  Her honors thesis was titled "New particle formation and growth events in the Arctic."  Jill will continue to work in the Pratt lab over the summer, funded by a Michigan Space Grant Consortium Fellowship and the MCubed program, so luckily we don't have to say goodbye quite yet!
Jillian and Prof. Pratt at the Earth & Environmental Sciences Commencement Reception

Thursday, May 1, 2014

Congratulations to PhD student Matt Gunsch!

Congratulations to Chemistry Ph.D. student Matt Gunsch for passing his candidacy exam!