Laboratory of Environmental ChemistryThe 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.
The Latest News
Welcome Anthony BouclyJoin me in welcoming Anthony, our new postdoc, jointly affiliated with Markus Ammann’s Surface Chemistry group (Surface Chemistry) and within the Electrochemistry Laboratory (Laboratory of Electrochemistry), the group for Electrocatalysis and Interface headed by Prof. Thomas Schmidt under the supervision of Emiliana Fabbri.
He obtained his PhD from the University of Pierre et Marie Curie in Paris, in the Laboratory of Chemical Physics – Materials and Radiation. The title of his dissertation was “Catalytical Reactions and Environmnetal Chemistry Modifications as seen by Synchrotron Radiation NAP-XPS”. He is trained in surface chemistry and surface analysis methods.
At PSI, Anthony Boucly will be studying the electrochemical interaction between electrolytes and metal oxides relevant for electrochemical applications and for the weathering of mineral dust particles in the atmosphere with X-Ray photoelectron spectroscopy at the Near Ambient Pressure Photoemission (NAPP) endstation at SLS.
Contact: Markus Ammann
Successful PhD DefenseAnna Dal Farra successfully defended her PhD at the University of Bern, entitled "Effect of light-absorbing impurities on the albedo of the Alpine glacier Plaine Morte". The project was jointly funded by the University of Bern and the Paul Scherrer Institut.
Contact: Margit Schwikowski
Contact: Markus Ammann
The Latest Publications
Particle-Phase Photosensitized Radical Production and Aerosol Aging
Environmental Science and Technology (2018).DOI: 10.1021/acs.est.8b00329
Spectral signatures of submicron scale light-absorbing impurities in snow and ice using hyperspectral microscopy
Journal of Glaciology 1-10 (2018).DOI: 10.1017/jog.2018.29
The role of organic aerosol in atmospheric ice nucleation: a review
ACS Earth and Space Chemistry (2018).DOI: 10.1021/acsearthspacechem.7b00120