Group Members

Dr Bryan Bzdek

Bryan R. Bzdek is a NERC Independent Research Fellow in the School of Chemistry. He earned a B.S. degree at Bucknell University (summa cum laude, 2008) and performed undergraduate research on clay mineral structure with Molly M. McGuire. He earned a Ph.D. at the University of Delaware (2014) with Murray V. Johnston, where he studied atmospheric nanoparticle growth mechanisms. As a graduate student he was funded by highly competitive EPA STAR and ACS Division of Analytical Chemistry graduate fellowships. Dr. Bzdek performed postdoctoral studies with Jonathan P. Reid, and in 2017 he began his independent career at the University of Bristol. His research spans the fields of analytical and physical chemistry, as well as environmental and aerosol science. Dr. Bzdek is recipient of the prestigious Sheldon K. Friedlander award from the American Association for Aerosol Research in recognition of his research accomplishments in the field of aerosol science, and his work has been highlighted in C&E News.

Dr Jim Walker

Jim is a senior research associate who joined the group in April 2021 to develop new single droplet mass spectrometry tools.

Dr Alison Bain

Alison earned her PhD in Chemistry at McGill University, working with Prof. Thomas Preston. She joined our group as a postdoctoral researcher in May 2021. Her work will involve exploring the surface properties of individual droplets using optical tweezers.

Lara Lalemi

Lara received her MSci from Bristol and started a studentship funded by the NERC GW4+ Doctoral Training Partnership in October 2018. Her project examines the factors governing photoinitiated reactions in aerosols.

Joshua Harrison

Josh received his MSci from Cardiff and started a studentship funded through the EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Aerosol Science in September 2019. Josh is studying how surfactant molecules partition in microscopic aerosol droplets.

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