Alexander Laskin Research Group

Latest News

January 10, 2023
Many of our graduate students will be presenting at the 2023 ACS spring meeting in Indianapolis, IN, March 26-30. Chris, Felipe, Emily, Diego, Brianna, and Steven will be presenting oral talks, and Emily and Pooja will be presenting posters. We hope to see you there!

December 18, 2022
Cheers to Dr. West, Dr. Morales, and Dr. Tomlin who celebrated their incredible PhD accomplishments today by walking at Purdue's doctoral commencement ceremony.

December 7, 2022
Dr. Alexander Laskin and team are highlighted in an article on EMSL (Environmental Molecular Sciences Laboratory) webpage, discussing our recent nanoplastic research that was published in Nature. Check out the article here.
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We are a multi-disciplinary experimental group with research interests in the areas of Analytical and Physical Chemistry of airborne particles and environmental interfaces, driven by the overarching goals of understanding their impact on the atmospheric chemistry, the air pollution and the Earth’s climate. Our research efforts include three inter-related areas: Development and applications of new analytical methods for chemical characterization of aerosols; Chemical imaging and molecular-level studies of field collected particles; Laboratory studies of multi-phase chemistry of particles and interfaces. 

Contact Us:

Department of Chemistry
Purdue University
560 Oval Drive
West Lafayette, IN 47907-2084
Phone: (765) 494-5243
Twitter: @alaskinlab

Recent Publications

 226) A.C. Morales, J.M. Tomlin, C.P. West, F.A. Rivera-Adorno, B.N. Peterson, S.A.L. Sharpe, Y. Noh, S.M.T. Sendesi, B.E. Boor, J.A. Howarter, R.C. Moffet, S. China, B.T. O’Callahan, P.Z. El-Khoury, A.J. Whelton, A. Laskin. Atmospheric emission of nanoplastics from sewer pipe repairs. Nature Nanotechnology, 2022, published online. doi:10.1038/s41565-022-01219-9

224)  W. Zhang, H. Yu, A.P.S. Hettiyadura, V. Verma, A. Laskin Field Evidence for Enhanced Generation of Reactive Oxygen Species in Atmospheric Aerosol Containing Quinoline Components. Atmospheric Environment, 291(15), 119406. (2022). doi:10.1016/j.atmosenv.2022.119406

222)  J.M. Tomlin, J. Weis, D.P. Veghte, S. China, M. Fraund, Q. He, N. Reicher, C. Li, K.A. Jankowski, F.A. Rivera-Adorno, A.C. Morales, Y. Rudich, R.C. Moffet, M.K. Gilles, A. Laskin Chemical Composition and Morphological Analysis of Atmospheric Particles from an Intensive Bonfire Burning Festival. Environmental Science: Atmospheres, 2, 616–633, (2022). doi:10.1039/D2EA00037G

221)  C.P. West, J. Ryan, A.C. Morales, M.M. Misovich, A.P.S. Hettiyadura, F. Rivera-Adorno, J.M. Tomlin, A. Darmody, B.N. Linn, P. Lin, A. Laskin Molecular Investigation of the Multi-Phase Photochemistry of Fe(III)-Citrate in Aqueous Solution. Environmental Science: Processes & Impacts, (2022). Published online, doi:10.1039/D1EM00503K 

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