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!

Friday, May 19, 2017

Congratulations Rashad - 4th Place at International Science Fair!

Congratulations to summer 2016 D-RISE Pratt Lab researcher Rashad Prendergast (Cass Technical High School) for being awarded 4th Place in Earth & Environmental Sciences at the 2017 Intel International Science and Engineering Fair in Los Angeles, CA! He presented his summer research poster titled "Impact of Road Salt Usage on Atmospheric Concentrations of Cl and Na PM2.5"! Great job Rashad, and thank you to his mentor Pratt Lab post-doc Dr. Katie Kolesar!

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Pratt Lab Arctic research news story published!

We are really excited about the recent write-up about our Arctic aerosol research! This journalist received an investigative journalism grant to write this story, which included visiting our Arctic field site in summer 2015!

Teaser - read the story to learn about 'Maverick' and the 'Death Star'! :-)

Monday, May 8, 2017

Congratulations to Nate and Stephen!

Congratulations to Pratt Lab PhD students Nate and Stephen for receiving UM Department of Chemistry awards! Nate May was awarded the George Ashworth Analytical Chemistry Fellowship and the Alumni Fund Outstanding Student Research Award! Stephen McNamara was awarded the Florence Fenwick Outstanding Graduate Student Instructor Award for his efforts in helping development our general chemistry lab course focused on authentic environmental chemistry research! Congratulations Nate and Stephen!!!