Dr. Alfred Mayhew is currently a Wilkes Climate Center Postdoctoral Fellow in the Haskins Group. He received his Ph’D in Chemistry at the University of York working under Prof. Jacqueline Hamilton for his thesis entitled “Does nighttime Chemistry of Isoprene Impact Urban Air Quality in Polluted Environments?”. His current research in the Haskins group is focused on “Assessing the Role of Dimer Formation from Biogenic Hydrocarbons on Atmospheric Aerosol Formation & the Radiative Budget”. For this project, Dr. Mayhew is currently developing an explicit dimer formation mechanism using the box model, AtChem, distilling that into a small enough mechanism to include in GEOS-Chem, and will investigate the impact this poorly understood, but fast organic aerosol formation mechanism has on global air quality and climate.
Shuying Zhao is currently a first year M.Sc. student at the University of Utah in the Dept. of Atmospheric Sciences working under Prof. Haskins. She received her B.Sc. in Environmental Science & Engineering at Shaanxi University of Science and Technology in China where she worked on undergraduate research investigating the “Photodegradation kinetics, products and mechanisms of four antiviral drugs in water” under Prof. Xiofei Li. Her current MS.c. research focuses on developing a road-salt inventory for GEOS-Chem to investigate the impacts of adding this missing continental sources of reactive halogens have on air quality and climate over the U.S.
Joey Bail is currently a first year M.Sc. student at the University of Utah in the Dept. of Atmospheric Sciences co-advised by Prof. Jessica Haskins and Prof. Gannett Hallar. He received his B.Sc. in Mechanical Engineering at Pennsylvania State University in 2018 before going on to work as a Mechanical Project Engineer at Carlisle Construction Materials and subsequently completed an M.Sc. in Mechanical Engineering at the University of Utah in 2023 before starting his research in the Haskins and Hallar Groups in the Dept. of Atmospheric Sciences. His current MS.c. research focuses on improving emissions of dust in GEOS-Chem and adding sources of reactive chlorine from playa dust to the model to investigate the impacts this missing source of halogens has on air quality and climate.
Todd Clark is currently a junior majoring in Chemical Engineering at the University of Utah and has been working on undergraduate research with Prof. Haskins since May, 2023. His current research involves developing a software pipeline to translate the USGS SURRGEO database files on landcover and soil metrics into gridded files compliant with GEOS-Chem. His work has been pivitol in beginning to spatially map where soil across the U.S. is highly saline and likely to contribute to missing sources of halogens in GEOS-Chem from playa dust sources.
Andrew Coda is currently a junior majoring in Chemical Engineering at the University of Utah and has been working on undergraduate research with Prof. Haskins since May, 2023. Their current research involves developing a consistent merged database of data collected from 24+ field and aircraft based campaigns that is being used by a variety of researchers in and outside of the Haskins Group. His work understanding where metadata is missing in these campaigns has helped inform the DOE BER Unified Framework for Data that is being developed to facilitate easier and more seamless data management across Federal Agencies that fund data collection in Atmospheric Chemistry.
Sylvie Shaya is currently a sophomore majoring in Physics at Wellesley College and worked as an NSF REU student under Prof. Haskins for the University of Utah’s 2023 REALM REU program. In her research, Sylvie used historical measurements collected in Salt Lake City in the summers of 2021 and 2022 to initialize a box model to investigate the impact of including halogen chemistry on summer ozone formation in Salt Lake City. She is currently working to extend this project with the hopes of turning it into an undergraduate led publication.
Tyson Trimble is currently a senior majoring in Chemistry at the University of Utah and worked on undergraduate research with Prof. Haskins in the summer of 2023. He was eager to learn python and worked on translating custom python code used in the Haskins Group into formal, publishable open-source python packages for use by the broader Atmospheric Chemistry Community.
Lexy Miller is currently a senior majoring in Atmospheric Science at the University of Utah and worked on undergraduate research with Prof. Haskins in the summer of 2023. Her research involved developing a python based, Pint compliant, package for doing Atmospheric Chemistry unit conversions.