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, November 12, 2016
Prof. Kerri Pratt was recently chosen as a 2016 National Academy of Sciences Gulf Research Program Early-Career Fellow! Prof. Pratt was 1 of 10 fellows chosen from across the country. The Gulf Research Program was established from legal settlements associated with the 2010 Deepwater Horizon explosion and spill.
Thursday, November 10, 2016
Congratulations to Pratt Lab post-doc Siyuan Wang and former Purdue Univ. graduate student Kyle Custard! Their collaborative paper details the first measurement of atmospheric ClO using chemical ionization mass spectrometry and is titled "Constraints on Arctic atmospheric chlorine production through measurements and simulations of Cl2 and ClO", published in Environmental Science & Technology! Check out the paper!