Hometown: West Haven, Connecticut
Undergraduate Institution: Roger Williams University
Past Degrees: B.S. Chemistry, Roger Williams University. M.A. Chemistry, Boston University
Degree sought: PhD Chemistry, 2019
Activities: Skiing, Climbing, Brewing Beer, 3D Printing
One interesting fact about me: I have a second degree black belt in Tang Soo Do
Research: Sea spray aerosols (SSA) remain an uncertain driver of climate change and meteorological modeling in part because of questions about their composition. Field measurements of SSA content in the field have reported a greater content of soluble organic molecules than anticipated based solely on environmental abundance and aqueous phase solubility. In recent years, researchers have proposed a ‘cooperative adsorption model’ to explain this organic enrichment.1 In this context, cooperative adsorption describes an affinity between soluble organics and in insoluble Langmuir film already adsorbed to the aqueous/vapor interface. To test this model, we have used vibrational sum frequency generation (VSFG) together with surface tension measurements to test cooperative adsorption using model systems.
- Ref.  S. M. Burrows, et al.Geophys Res. Lett. 2016143 8306.