Dr. Andrey Khlystov has been named a "2018 New Investigator Award Winner for Best Abstract" by the Society for Research on Nicotine & Tobacco for his presentation "The Effect of Puff Topography and Power Settings on Aldehyde and Carbon Monoxide in E-cigarette Aerosols". The award was presented at the Society's annual meeting in Baltimore, MD. Dr. Khlystov is the Director of the Organic Analytical Laboratory and a Research Professor of Atmospheric Chemistry at DRI. Two other OAL members presented posters at the SRNT meeting: Dr. Vera Samburova ("Carbonyl Compounds in Exhaled E-cigarette Aerosols") and Dr. Yeongkwon Son ("Indoor Air Quality in Electronic Cigarette Vape Shops").
Dr. Andrey Khlystov has been named a "2018 New Investigator Award Winner for Best Abstract" by the Society for Research on Nicotine & Tobacco for his presentation "The Effect of Puff Topography and Power Settings on Aldehyde and Carbon Monoxide in E-Cigarette Aerosols". The award was presented at the Society's annual meeting in Baltimore, MD. Dr. Khlystov is a Research Professor in the Division of Atmospheric Sciences and the Director of Organic Analytical Laboratory at DRI.
The Nevada System of Higher Education (NSHE) Board of Regents this week awarded Vera Samburova, Ph.D., an assistant research professor of atmospheric chemistry and air pollution at DRI, with its annual Rising Researcher Award.
She was recognized for her early-career accomplishments and leading a new and exciting area of research at DRI looking at inhalation and indoor air quality related health effects. The honor is given annually to one NSHE faculty member from DRI, UNR, and UNLV.
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On the inaugural Talking Fire podcast, we welcome Ramona Beyuka. Ramona worked as a wildland firefighter for 13 seasons, including 10 as a Forest Service Smoke Jumper. Additionally, Ramona holds bachelors and masters degrees in atmospheric sciences, and worked as a fire meteorologist in the Great Basin region. We discuss Ramona's career in fire including what's it like to be a Smoke Jumper.
Dr. Vera Samburova was awarded the Peter B. Wagner Medal of Excellence for DRI Scholars in the Early Stages of Career Development Award at DRI’s convocation ceremony this past Thursday, June 2nd. This award recognizes scholars who meet standards of excellence in research creativity, productivity, and contributions to science.
Recipients of this award must demonstrate a deep commitment to the Institute through participation in internal activities and programs, as well as exhibit leadership in the broader scientific community.
Sue Wagner, a long-time friend and supporter of our institution established this award in memory of her husband Peter, who tragically perished with three of his DRI colleagues in a plane crash in the Sierra Nevada Mountains while conducting research in 1980. Sue served our state as a State Senator, Lieutenant Governor and a member of the Nevada Gaming Commission alongside current Governor Brian Sandoval.
Dr. Vera Samburova has been chosen to receive...
Emissions from wildland fires and biomass fuel use contribute to regional air pollution events, global scale radiative forcing and climate change, and cause severe health effects. However, the role of organic compounds in these processes is still largely unknown and underestimated.
For this reason, the OAL team performs combustion experiments in the DRI’s combustion chamber to characterize in details chemical and physical properties of biomass-burning emissions, especially organic compounds.
Moreover, to study atmospheric aging of combustion pollutants, OAL students operate the oxidation the flow reactor (OFR) that needs only 1-2 minutes to mimic 7 days of oxidation in real atmospheric conditions.
This work is supported by NSF (grant no. AGS-1544425, P.I.: V. Samburova, co-PIs: H. Moosmüller and A. Khlystov), NASA (grant no. NNX15AI48G, P.I.: H. Moosmüller, co-P.I.: V. Samburova), and DRI’s Wildland Fire Science Center (WFSC)
Congratulations to Jessica Connolly who successfully defended her master’s thesis entitled “Development of a Digital Microfluidic Lab-on-a-chip for Analysis of Atmospheric Inorganic Ions” on November 29th at The Desert Research Institute (DRI).
This research was a collaborative effort with an engineering group at Duke University, NC, and supported by the National Science Foundation under grant AGS-1408241. She came to work at DRI from Ireland in 2014 where she began her Master of Science degree in Atmospheric Science. She has worked on various research as part of the OAL group, including co-authoring a paper published by Science of the Total Environment entitled “Polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons in biomass-burning emissions and their contribution to light absorption and aerosol toxicity”.
Additionally, she has presented her research at conferences such as American Geophysical Union in San Francisco, CA, (AGU) and Air and Waste Management Association conference in Raleigh, NC, (A&WMA). At A&WMA she was awarded first...