Dr. Zhang’s research interests center on the physicochemical properties of aerosol particles and how this affect aerosol growth and reactivity. His previous work involved researching phase change (viscosity and diffusivity) of organic aerosols collaborating with Northwestern Uni. and Uni. of Leeds. He also developed a new method for characterizing the viscosity of suspended submicron organic PM as a function of relative humidity. Dr. Zhang is very excited to join ARI, where his project includes developing an apparatus for measuring the phase change and glass transition of organic aerosols, which can improve our understanding of aerosols' physicochemical properties.
Ph.D., Engineering Sciences/Environmental Science and Engineering, Harvard