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Deborah Gross

Deborah Gross

Introduction

My research interests lie in the study of ambient aerosol particles. I am interested in using real-time particle measuring instruments, such as the Aerosol Time-of-Flight Mass Spectrometer (ATOFMS) to learn more about airborne particulates. This instruments makes it possible to measure both the size and composition of ambient aerosol particles in real-time, from polydisperse samples. Now we can learn what the particles outside actually consist of, on an individual basis! Once we have a better understanding of where particles which we are breathing come from, as well as their chemical composition, it will be possible to better understand their effects on the environment and on human health.

My teaching interests lie in the general areas of environmental and analytical chemistry, with forays into Climate Science, Chemical Kinetics, and general chemistry.  I am especially committed to working to support all students in their study of STEM disciplines, especially those students who are from groups traditionally under-represented in these fields.  To that end, I have been involved in developing and running Carleton's FOCUS program.

Education & Professional History

Haverford College, BA; University of California (Berkeley), PhD.

At Carleton since 1998.

Courses Taught This Year

  • CHEM 394: Student-Faculty Research (Spring 2019)
  • CHEM 224: Principles of Chemistry II and Lab (Spring 2019)
  • IDSC 198: FOCUS Colloquium (Spring 2019)
  • CHEM 394: Student-Faculty Research (Fall 2019)
  • CHEM 224: Principles of Chemistry II and Lab (Fall 2019)
  • IDSC 298: FOCUS Sophomore Colloquium (Fall 2019)
  • CHEM 331: Instrumental Chemical Analysis Laboratory (Winter 2020)
  • CHEM 330: Instrumental Chemical Analysis (Winter 2020)
  • IDSC 298: FOCUS Sophomore Colloquium (Winter 2020)
  • IDSC 298: FOCUS Sophomore Colloquium (Spring 2020)
Profile updated June 13, 2019

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