3 Questions: Josh Moss on tackling urban pollution

Friday, February 22, 2019 - 13:50 in Physics & Chemistry

Josh Moss is a PhD student in the lab of Professor Jesse Kroll, where he studies atmospheric chemistry and examines the chemistry of gases and particles in the atmosphere that humans are releasing and their interactions with existing particles in the atmosphere. He focuses on organic chemical reactions that occur in the atmosphere which contribute significantly to smog formation. In the laboratory, he uses a controlled atmospheric chamber to conduct physical experiments on the gas phase reactions that originate from smog particles. Moss also works on computer models for chemical reaction generation and predictions. His research is concerned with chemicals commonly found in large urban cities such as Los Angeles, Houston, and Mexico City, and he is interested in the implications that these micro-particles have on human health and climate change.  Q: What are the real-world implications of your research? A: Primarily, much of what I study is related to urban pollution. My work is currently centered...

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