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!

Tuesday, January 12, 2016

Prof. Pratt to give invited talk at AMS Meeting

Tomorrow (Jan. 13) Prof. Kerri Pratt will be giving an invited talk in the "Cloud Effects on Atmospheric Chemistry" session at the 18th Conference on Atmospheric Chemistry at the 96th Annual American Meteorological Society Meeting in New Orleans, LA!

Monday, January 11, 2016

Welcome Ryan, Isabel, Alicia, Claire, Anna, Ahmet, & Leena to the Pratt Lab!

The Pratt Lab just grew a lot! 

Welcome back first-year PhD rotation student Ryan Cook, who did a summer 2015 rotation with us!  Welcome first-year PhD rotation student Isabel Colon-Bernal from the University of Puerto Rico!

Welcome Alicia Kevelin and Claire Mattson, freshman undergraduate students who took Chem 125 (General Chemistry Laboratory - Authentic Research Experience in Snow Chemistry) and will be continuing research in our lab!

Welcome Anna Leemon, a junior Chemistry undergraduate student, who will be focusing on translating our research into outreach activities for the public. Welcome Ahmet Yesilcimen, a junior Chemistry undergraduate student, who will be working with our aerosol instrumentation and Leena Shah, a junior Biology undergraduate student, who will be working with Dr. Ying-Hsuan Lin on the toxicity of secondary organic aerosols.

Sunday, January 3, 2016

Video of Nate May's CSIE-UM talk posted online

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Great job Nate!

Previous Description:
Pratt Lab Ph.D. student Nate May gave a talk titled "Arctic Snow Research in the General Chemistry Laboratory" at the Dec 4 CSIE-UM (Chemical Sciences at the Interface of Education - University of Michigan) event! Pratt Lab students Nate May and Stephen McNamara are currently future faculty graduate student instructors (FFGSIs) helping with course development and the first offering of CHEM 125/126, section 400 - General Chemistry Laboratory - Authentic Research Experience in Snow Chemistry.  This course is being developed with funding from the Howard Hughes Medical Institute for the University of Michigan Authentic Research Connection.