We are delighted to share with our community that our Editor-in-Chief Professor Vicki Grassian has joined the Departments of Chemistry and Biochemistry, Nanoengineering and Scripps Institution of Oceanography at UC San Diego, USA.
Vicki Grassian, Distinguished Professor and Distinguished Chair of Physical Chemistry, left the University of Iowa, where she held appointments in the Departments of Chemistry, Chemical and Biochemical Engineering, and Occupational and Environmental Health.
Prof Grassian’s research focuses on fundamental molecular-based laboratory studies that provide a better molecular understanding of the surface chemistry of complex environmental interfaces.
Her projects include understanding the molecular level details of the heterogeneous chemistry of trace gases with particulate matter such as mineral dust in the atmosphere, dissolution and mobilization of Fe-containing particles, optical properties of atmospheric aerosol and applications and implications of nanoscience and nanotechnology in environmental processes and human health.
In the past five years, Vicki has received several awards for her research including the American Chemical Society National Award for Creative Advances in Environmental Science and Technology (2012), the Midwest American Chemical Society Award (2014) and the Royal Society of Chemistry John Jeyes Award (2014).
Her appointment at UC San Diego began on the 1st January 2016.
Please join us in wishing Vicki all the best in her new position in UC San Diego!