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!

Wednesday, October 21, 2015

2015 AAAR Conference

Sunday night, before the conference started, members of the Pratt and Ault labs had time to explore Minneapolis and check out the sculpture park!

On Oct 11th-16th, Pratt lab graduate students Nate May and Rachel Kirpes, along with members of the Ault lab, attended the 34th Annual American Association for Aerosol Research Conference in Minneapolis, MN. It was a great experience to share our research, attend research talks and tutorials, and meet many important people in the field of aerosol science.

Congratulations to Nate, who was one of 15 students who received a AAAR student poster award!  He presented his research on characterizing lake spray aerosol from the Great Lakes!

Rachel also presented a poster on characterizing Arctic aerosols in the winter. 

Both Nate and Rachel were awarded UM Rackham Conference Travel Grants and AAAR Travel Grants to attend the conference!  Thank you Rackham and AAAR!

At the conference Prof. Kerri Pratt also gave a talk titled "Aqueous Processing of Atmospheric Organic Particles in Cloud Water in the Southeast United States" in "The Role of Water in Aerosol Chemistry" special symposium.