We are proud to congratulate Yi Ren, Jesse Crescenzo, and Nealan Gerrebos on the recognition of their exemplary work at the 105th Canadian Chemistry Conference and Exhibition!
Yi Ren “Best Physical Theoretical Chemistry Division Poster”
Jesse Crescenzo “Best Presentation in the Air, Water, Fire and Earth Symposium”
Nealan Gerrebos “Best Overall Graduate Student Poster Presentation in the Environmental Division”
Happy graduation to Dr. Yu Xi (Ph.D) and Shaun Xu (MSc)!
We wish you all the best on your future endeavors!
A well deserved celebration after Jingwei’s PhD defense!
We are pleased to celebrate Jingwei’s successful PhD defense!
Congratulations Dr. Yun!
Enjoying a well deserved pizza lunch after cleaning the lab.
We are very pleased to welcome Annesha Devi, who is joining the group this summer to research phase separation in organic aerosols
through a cross funded project with the WLIURA program.
Yuanzhou Huang, et al., in collaboration with scientists at McGill University and the University of California, Irvine, have discovered the coexistence of three liquid phases in aerosol particles, changing our understanding of air pollutants in the Earth’s atmosphere. While aerosol particles were known to contain up to two liquid phases, the discovery of an additional liquid phase will assist in providing more accurate atmospheric models and climate predictions. The study was published in PNAS.
“Aerosol particles are ubiquitous in the atmosphere and play an important role in air quality and the climate system. These particles can contain mixtures of primary organic aerosol, secondary organic aerosol, and secondary inorganic aerosol. We show that such internally mixed particles can contain three liquid phases. We also demonstrate that the presence of three liquid phases impacts the time needed for the particles to reach equilibrium with the surrounding gas phase and likely impacts the ability of the particles to activate into cloud droplets. A framework is presented for predicting conditions needed for the formation of three liquid phases in the atmosphere. These results will lead to improved representations of aerosols in models for air quality and climate predictions.”
For the full article, click here.
UBC-PSI Seminar Series
Thank you to everyone who participated in the joint meetings between the Bertram group and the Ammann group at PSI, with presentations from:
Kristian Kiland (UBC) – “The Viscosity of Organic Films from Cooking Aerosol”
Peter Alpert (PSI) – “X-ray Spectromicroscopy for Aerosol Studies with High-Chemical Detail and Statistical Significance
Giuseppe Crescenzo (UBC) – “Mixing Times of Photoaged Limonene SOA & Global Modelling of Glass Formation”
Kilchhofer Kevin (PSI) – “Cycling of Radicals Induced by Transition Metal Complex Photochemistry in Viscous Organic Aerosol Particles”
Thank you to Adrian for all your dedication and hard work in the lab. We wish you all the best on your next step!
We would like to say thank you to Yuanzhou for all of his great work in the laboratory and wish him all the best in his career!
A very happy congratulations to Adrian Maclean(PhD) and Yuanzhou Huang(MSc) for successful defenses!
Congratulations to Prof. Bertram as a recipient of the Brockhouse Canada Prize for Interdisciplinary Research in Science and Engineering.
Prof. Bertram and fellow collaborators on the NETCARE team have been recognized for their outstanding contributions to climate research in Canada’s Arctic.
To learn more click here.
A warm welcome to new group members Lian Pharoah (left) and Cuishan Xu (right)!
Lian is joining us as a new graduate student studying the mechanisms of heterogeneous ice nucleation with joint supervision from Dr. Gren Patey and Cuishan is joining our group to study the concentrations and properties of ice nucleating particles from the Kaskawulsh glacier.
Fabian and Jingwei install instruments to measure and collect biomass burning aerosol on the top of the Environmental Science Building at UBC, Sept 14, 2020. On this day, the air quality in Vancouver was one of the worst in the world due to wildfires burning along the West Coast of the U.S.A.
We are so pleased to have had Elli in our lab. Thank you to Elli for all of her hard work and we wish her all the best in her future career!
A well deserved toast to the newly minted Dr. Erin Evoy, with appropriate drinks and tea.
A warm welcome Elli Newman, who is joining our group through the summer within the framework of a WLIURA cross funded project
to research phase separation in organic aerosols.
Fabian Mahrt’s recent research has been selected for the cover of Environmental Science: Processes & Impacts.
The first group meeting during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak.
Prof. Hind Al-Abadleh from Wilfrid Laurier University visits the Bertram group for a productive week of experiments.
Congratulations to students Meng Si (PhD) and Vickie Irish (PhD) on their graduation!
The Bertram Group, looking suave and sophisticated, enjoy the 2018 Chemistry Winter Ball.
Cedric accepts his trophy for winning the 2017 Chemistry Department Table Tennis Tournament.
Cedric and his fans
Our Group’s 2017 Storm the Wall team “An ion us”
The Bertram group team“H2Go” from water wars in November 2016 .
The normal 2016 Bertram group . . .
. . . and the moustached 2016 Bertram group
Dagny Ullmann receiving her poster award from Mario Molina at the American Meteorological Society’s Mario J. Molina Symposium (2016)
“The Cheminions” our group’s entry in Storm the Wall 2016
MSc student Erin Evoy receiving her 2015 Robert Caton Scholarship award.
Wishing luck to our postdoc Mijung Song as she moves on to a new Assistant Professor position in Korea.
Group BBQ, summer 2014.