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Alexander Laskin

Senior Research Scientist II, WR Wiley Environmental Molecular Sciences Laboratory, Mass Spectroscopy

P.O. Box 999, K8-88
Richland, WA 99352
Work: (509) 371-6129 Fax: (509) 371-6139 Updated: March 14, 2000

Current Activities and Projects

Our research is mainly focused on the characterization of individual aerosol particles to determine their impact on the atmospheric environment, heterogeneous chemistry, visibility and cloud formation. Our current projects include field and laboratory studies of structural and compositional changes in atmospheric particles as a result of their heterogeneous reactions with atmospheric trace gases and cloud processing.

Research Interests

Environmental impact of aerosols, physical chemistry of gas-particle interactions, novel methods of aerosol measurement, single-particle analysis of aerosols, combustion related aerosols, combustion chemistry, chemical kinetics.

Past Experience

1999-2001 Postdoctoral Research Associate at William R. Wiley Environmental Molecular Science Laboratory, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, Richland, WA
1998-1999 Postdoctoral Research Associate at the University of Delaware and at Princeton University (joint position), Newark, DE and Princeton, NJ
1992-1998 Research and Teaching Assistant at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Jerusalem, Israel.


Ph.D. in Physical Chemistry, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel, 1998
MS in Physics, Leningrad Polytechnical Institute, Russia, 1990

Awards, Honors, & Appointments

Kennedy-Leigh Excellence Award for Outstanding Ph. D. Thesis, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, 1998
Arieh and Rivka Shenker Memorial Fellowship, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, 1994.
Sara Wolf Foundation Award in Physical Chemistry, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, 1994

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