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Current Group Members

Sara Lance

Dr. Lance studies aerosol-cloud interactions, with expertise in the measurement of cloud condensation nuclei and cloud microphysical properties.  Dr. Lance leads recent research at WFM relating to chemistry occurring within cloud droplets, with a focus on the abundant organic component. 

Research foci within the Lance Lab are:

  1. Fundamentals of interaction between Aerosols, Clouds and Precipitation

  2. Cloud impacts on the chemical properties and mixing-state of aerosol particles

  3. Chemical and physical properties of Cloud Condensation Nuclei (CCN) and Ice Nuclei (IN)

  4. Instrument development and characterization

Curriculum Vitae - Updated Dec 2019

Joseph Niehaus

Joseph is working with the electrodynamic balance to perform heterogeneous chemistry studies of single particles/droplets.

Christopher Lawrence

Chris began working in the Lance group in May 2018 and started his grad studies at UAlbany in Fall of 2018.  Chris has been assisting with quality control of cloud water measurements at Whiteface mountain and statistical analysis of recent and historical cloud water data to infer chemical processes occurring within clouds.

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Former Group Members

Janie Schwab

Technical Assistant (2017)

Janie built an electrodynamic particle trap for laboratory studies of ice nucleation and heterogeneous chemistry.

Dan Orlowski

2017 summer student (RPI undergraduate)

Dan assisted with calibration and deployment of instrumentation to the Whiteface Mountain summit for the 2017 CPOC pilot study.

Matthew Brewer

2017 summer student (UAlbany undergraduate)

Matthew assisted with instrument deployment and field operations for the 2017 CPOC pilot study (including weather forecasting and radiosonde launches)

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