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 noon in McGavran-Greenberg 2305.  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 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

Fall 2014 Schedule




Aug. 22



Aug. 29

Rich Kamens, ESE

Thirty+ years for fine particle research in ESE; the 1st 10-15 years

Sept. 5

UNC-Thailand students


Sept. 12

Kevin Chu, ESE Formation of light absorbing SOA from Isoprene Epoxydiols

Sept. 19

Matt Aitken, EPA

Wind turbine wake characterization with optical remote sensing and computational fluid dynamics

Sept. 26

Yuzhi Chen, ESE Assessment of SAPRC07 with Updated Isoprene Chemistry against Outdoor Chamber Experiments

Oct. 3

Raquel Silva, ESE Contribution of anthropogenic emission sectors to the global burden of human mortality due to outdoor air pollution

Oct. 10

Weruka (Vae) Rattanavaraha, ESE Chemical Characterization of Atmospheric Fine Aerosol at the Jefferson Street, Atlanta, GA Using the Aerodyne Aerosol Chemical Speciation Monitor (ACSM):  Results from Winter, Spring and Summer 2014.

Oct. 17


Fall Break

Oct. 24

Inez Fung (Berkeley)

Special UNC Climate Seminars, Thursday night and Friday 12:30.

Oct. 31

Evan Couzo, MIT Global air quality predictions of PM and ozone in Saudi Arabia and sensitivity to future emissions scenarios
Nov. 7 Chitsan Wang, ESE Flare, A Formaldehyde source in Greater Houston area

Nov. 14

Yuqiang Zhang, ESE

Co-benefits of global and regional greenhouse gas mitigation on future US air quality and avoided premature mortality

Nov. 21 Tarun Mohan, ESE

Modeling the Air Quality Benefits of Increased Residential Insulation in the U.S.

Nov. 28



Spring 2014 Schedule

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Fall 2012 Schedule

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Spring 2008 Schedule

Fall 2007 Schedule

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