Szmigielski group



                                                                                               Environmental Chemistry Group 


 Research interests:


I.  Formation and aging of secondary organic aerosol (SOA) in the atmosphere:

1. Probing the chemistry of aqueous phase and/or photooxidation reactions leading to SOA 

2. Search for novel atmospheric tracers of SOA sources in biogenic and/or anthropogenic environments

3. Development of LC/MS and GC/MS methods for the chemical characterization of aerosol particles

4. Physiochemical properties of aerosol particles, including kinetic and thermodynamic parameters

5. Organic synthesis of authentic standards

5. Health effects of aerosol particles



II.  Insect-insect and insect-plant interaction in the forest environment

1. Tracing the molecular composition of insects' pheromones, e.g.  sex pheromone

2. Development of olfactometric, electroantenographic and wind tunnel methods for selected insects, e.g. Dendrolimus pini and Monochamus galloprovincialis

3. Analysis of volatile profiles from various host tree species, e.g., Scots pines with SPME-GC/MS and/or thermodesorpion-GC/MS