UNC Group on Atmospheric Science & Pollution

UNC-GASP provides a forum for discussing research in air pollution.  We focus on air pollution science, but also consider related topics: climate change, human health effects, air pollution control, environmental management and policy, and industrial hygiene.

We meet weekly during the semester, on Mondays at 12:20-1:10 in McGavran-Greenberg 1305.  Most discussions are led by graduate students at UNC, and we sometimes invite outside speakers.

For more information, or to be added to a distribution list and receive weekly announcements, please contact Professor Jason West (jasonwest@unc.edu).

GASP- Fall 2016

Left to right: Will Vizuete, Barbara Turpin, Tianqu Cui, Melissa Buechlein, Rachel Long, Sophie Tomaz, Kristen Reed, Calvin Arter, Hang Nguyen, Anne Corrigan, Yuzhi Chen, Jason West, Omar Nawaz, Mike Williams, Yang Ou, Sara Duncan, Surendra Kunwar,


Fall 2016 Schedule




Aug. 29

GASP orientation


Sept 5


Labor Day

Sept. 12

Yang Ou, ESE

Estimating co-benefits of US GHG reduction pathways using an Integrated Assessment Model

Sept. 19

Sara Duncan, ESE Aqueous chemistry as a plausible pathway for changes in indoor air exposures

Sept. 26

Elizabeth Chan, EPA Concentrations of individual fine particulate matter components in the United States around July 4th

Oct. 3

Mutian Ma, ESE An introduction to isoprene SOA reaction pathway in Community Multiscale Air Quality (CMAQ)

Oct. 10

Hang Nguyen, ESE From field to laboratory: human lung cell exposure story

Oct. 17

Mike Williams, ESE Chemical characterization of biomass burning samples by gas chromatography - mass spectrometry

Oct. 24


Oct. 31

Chitsan Wang, ESE The predicted impact of VOC emissions from Maijuana Cultivation Facilities (MCFs) on ozone concentrations in Denver, CO
Nov. 7 Liyong Cui, ESE A denuder system built with wall material for indoor VOCs/OVOCs uptake analysis
Nov. 14 Rachel Long, ESE Chemical characterization of submicron aerosols derived from e-cigarettes

Nov. 21

Havala Pye, EPA

Characterizing the solubility of organic aerosols

Nov. 28 Calvin Arter, ESE


Dec. 5 Sophie Tomaz, ESE  

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GASP- Fall 2015

Left to right: Barbara Turpin, Pradeepa Vennam, Yang Ou, Anirudh Vajjala, Tianqu Cui, Yuzhi Chen, Yan Jin, Thais Barbosa, Yuqiang Zhang, Will Vizuete, Hang Nguyen, Michael Williams, Ken Sexton, Changsy Chang, Ciao Kai Liang, Jason Surratt, Sara Duncan, Chitsan Wang


GASP- Fall 2014

Left to right: Tarun Mohan, Ciao Kai Liang, Yadong Xu, Will Vizuete, Hang Nguyen, Ken Sexton, Raquel Silva, Jason West, Chitsan Wang, Wae Rattanavaraha, Kevin Chu


GASP- Fall 2012

Left to right: Meridith Fry, Raquel Silva, Scott Boone, Evan Couzo, Pradeepa Vennam, James McCann, Maiko Arashiro, Doug Becker, Ken Sexton, Jason Surratt, Jason West, Shih Ying Chang, Yuqiang Zhang, Yuzhi Chen, Roger Jerry

GASP- Fall 2011

Left to right: Joe Pedit, Jason West, Liz Blayney, Will Vizuete, Yadong Xu, Pradeepa Vennam, Wendy Marth, Caitlin Rubitschun, Maiko Arashiro, Sari Budisulistiorini, Colin Cameron, Shih Ying Chang, Raquel Silva, James McCann, Meridith Fry, Ying-Hsuan Lin, Matt Woody, Chris Werner, David Leith, Yuqiang Zhang, Roger Jerry


GASP – Fall 2010 (some members not pictured). 

From left: Will Vizuete, Jason Surratt, Caitlin Pierce, Liz Blayney, Barron Henderson, Adeola Olatosi, Harshal Parikh, Meridith Fry, Evan Couzo, Yadong Xu, Chris Werner, Raquel Silva, A. Chart-Asa, Sri Budisulistiorini, Ya-ru Li, Maryanne Boundy, David Leith, Robert Bush, Jason West, Nicole Hagan

GASP – Fall 2009 (some members not pictured). 

From left: Jeff Rissman, Weruka Rattanavaraha, Ying-Hsuan Lin, Adeola Olatosi, Will Vizuete, Meridith Fry, Jyoti Bapat, Chris Werner, Matt Woody, Barron Henderson, Jenna Kolling, Alex Carll, Jason West, Susan Casper Anenberg, Evan Couzo, Jose Zavala