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 Fridays at 12:20-1:10 in McGavran-Greenberg 2303.  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 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

Spring 2016 Schedule




Jan. 15

Chris Weaver, EPA

Climate science in the service of society: Experiences with the US Global Change Research Program and recent White House efforts on climate change

Jan. 22



Jan. 29

Ben Murphy, EPA

Designing a large-scale computer model to predict how particles form and grow in the atmosphere

Feb. 5

Jeanette Reyes, ESE Application of model performance evaluation of the Community Multiscale Air Quality model

Feb. 12


Feb. 19

Barbara Turpin, ESE Indoor Air Characterization Provides Insights into PM Sources and Transformations

Feb. 26

Joachim Pleil, ESE Air pollution studies at EPA: Linking exposures to biomarkers in blood, breath, and urine

Mar. 4

Uma Shankar, ESE Scale issues in modeling the regional air quality impacts of wildfires driven by climate

Mar. 11


Mar. 18

NO MEETING Spring Break
Mar. 25 NO MEETING Holiday
Apr. 1 Yuzhi Chen, ESE Multiphase processing of IEPOX and ISOPOOH leading to secondary organic aerosol (SOA) formation - doctoral work plan

Apr. 8



Apr. 15  


Apr. 22 Kathleen Fahey, EPA Implementing organic aerosol formation through atmospheric chemistry into the CMAQ model: Progress and challenges

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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