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, March 18, 2017

Grand Prize for Rashad at 60th Science & Engineering Fair of Metropolitan Detroit!

Congratulations to summer 2016 D-RISE Pratt Lab researcher Rashad Prendergast (Cass Technical High School) for being awarded in the Grand Prize in the Senior Division (Category: Earth & Environmental Sciences) at the 60th Science & Engineering Fair of Metropolitan Detroit for his summer research and poster titled "Impact of Road Salt Usage on Atmospheric Concentrations of Cl and Na PM2.5"! Rashad will now go to compete at the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair in Los Angeles in May! Good luck Rashad!

Sunday, March 12, 2017

New paper on dust composition in the Taylor Glacier (East Antarctica)!

Congratulations to Sarah Aarons (recent PhD in the Aciego group at the University of Michigan) on her recent paper on "Dust composition changes from Taylor Glacier (East Antarctica) during the last glacial-interglacial transition: A multi-proxy approach" published in Quaternary Science Reviews! Pratt lab PhD student Nate May and Prof. Pratt are co-authors.