Laboratory of Environmental Chemistry

The Laboratory of Environmental Chemistry (LUC) focuses on fundamental research and education for assessing the impact of human activities and natural processes on human health, environment and climate.
The surface chemistry research group investigates multi-phase chemical processes relevant for atmospheric chemistry and the analytical chemistry research group reconstructs environmental and climatic conditions from high-altitude glaciers.

1 septembre 2021

Welcome to Antoine Roose

We warmly welcome Antoine Roose as Postdoc in the Laboratory of Environmental Chemistry. He joined the Surface Chemistry group on 1 September 2021.

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9 août 2021

Welcome to Céline Blétry

We warmly welcome Céline Blétry in the Laboratory of Environmental Chemistry. She joined the Surface Chemistry group on August 9, 2021 as apprentice. 

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2 novembre 2020

Welcome to Lucia Iezzi

We warmly welcome Lucia Iezzi as a PhD student in the Laboratory of Environmental Chemistry. She has joined the Surface Chemistry group on 1 November 2020.

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15 juin 2021
Teaser Ice Memory

‘Ice Memory Mission’ accomplished

Energy and Environment Enviroment

During its expedition to the Monte Rosa massif, the international Ice Memory team extracted two ice cores over 80 meters long from Colle Gnifetti, the oldest ice in the Alps.

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1 juin 2021
Teaser Monte Rosa

The glacial memory of the Monte Rosa

Energy and Environment Enviroment

The next mission to preserve the climate heritage of the Pennine Alps has begun: For the Ice Memory Project, researchers set off for Monte Rosa’s Colle Gnifetti.

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  • Alpert PA, Dou J, Corral Arroyo P, Schneider F, Xto J, Luo B, et al.
    Photolytic radical persistence due to anoxia in viscous aerosol particles
    Nature Communications. 2021; 12(1): 1769 (8 pp.). https://doi.org/10.1038/s41467-021-21913-x
  • Bartels-Rausch T, Kong X, Orlando F, Artiglia L, Waldner A, Huthwelker T, et al.
    Interfacial supercooling and the precipitation of hydrohalite in frozen NaCl solutions as seen by X-ray absorption spectroscopy
    Cryosphere. 2021; 15(4): 2001-2020. https://doi.org/10.5194/tc-15-2001-2021
  • Dou J, Alpert PA, Corral Arroyo P, Luo B, Schneider F, Xto J, et al.
    Photochemical degradation of iron(III) citrate/citric acid aerosol quantified with the combination of three complementary experimental techniques and a kinetic process model
    Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics. 2021; 21(1): 315-338. https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-21-315-2021