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RZ

Ran Zhao, PhD

Assistant Professor

Science

Chemistry

About Me

BSc., PhD - University of Toronto 

Postdoc (NSERC PDF Fellow) - California Institute of Technology


Research

Our research group is broadly interested in Environmental Chemistry, with a specific focus on Atmospheric Chemistry. Air pollution has become an imminent environmental problem, affecting the health of people across the globe. Atmospheric Chemistry is playing a pivotal role in the formation and evolution of harmful air pollutants. The primary goal of our research group is to understand how chemistry affects the air we breathe. We perform laboratory experiments to reveal fundamental chemical information, including reaction kinetics, mechanisms, and yields of pollutants. We are also planning to perform ambient measurements to compare our results from laboratory experiments to the real atmosphere. 


Teaching

CHEM 101 (Fall) - Introductory University Chemistry 

CHEM 305 (Winter) - Environmental Chemistry II