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Jimenez, Jose Luis

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  • The research of the Jimenez group centers on the development and application of advanced instrumentation for real-time, quantitative measurements of the size, chemical composition, and morphology of submicron aerosols. We care about atmospheric aerosols for many reasons, including their effect on radiation balance (climate forcing), severe short-term and long-term effects on human health, reduced visibility, and deposition of acids, toxics, and nutrients to ecosystems and crops. Most of these effects are not well understood, in good part due to the limitations of the instrumentation available. Advanced instrumentation can be used to make much faster progress in many of these areas. Since the COVID-19 pandemic we are also doing research on airborne disease transmission.


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  • CHEM 5121 - Practical Laboratory Skills for Analytical Chemistry
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2024
    Practical laboratory skills for research in experimental analytical and atmospheric chemistry (and related fields such as physical chemistry). Short lectures followed by hands-on laboratory practice and discussion. Topics covered include gases and flows; electricity and signals; key environmental measurements; data acquisition and other advanced topics.
  • CHEM 5152 - Advanced Atmospheric Chemistry
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2019 / Spring 2020 / Spring 2021 / Spring 2023
    Follows Graduate Atmospheric Chemistry (CHEM 5151) and explores advanced topics in atmospheric chemistry, such as secondary aerosol formation, oxidant formation, the chemistry of global climate change and/or design of advanced laboratory experiments. Recommended prerequisite: CHEM 5151 or ATOC 5151. Same as ATOC 5152.
  • CHEM 5181 - Mass Spectrometry and Chromatography
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2018 / Fall 2019 / Fall 2021 / Fall 2022
    Covers mass spectrometry, including instrumentation, ionization techniques, and interpretation of spectra. Analytical separation methods such as gas and liquid chromatography, ion mobility, and capillary electrophoresis. Introduction to atmospheric chemistry applications. Computer programming (Igor and LabVIEW) and simulation of instrumentation and processes. Department prerequisite: basic computer programming (or willingness to work hard on it), and undergraduate physics, statistics, and physical chemistry.
  • CHEM 6101 - Seminar: Analytical Chemistry
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2020 / Spring 2021 / Fall 2021 / Fall 2022 / Spring 2023 / Fall 2023 / Spring 2024
    Student, faculty, and guest presentations and discussions of current research in analytical chemistry. Required of all analytical chemistry graduate students. Credit deferred until presentation of satisfactory seminar.
  • CHEM 6901 - Research in Chemistry
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2018 / Fall 2018 / Spring 2019 / Fall 2019 / Spring 2020 / Summer 2020 / Fall 2020 / Spring 2021 / Fall 2021 / Spring 2022 / Spring 2023 / Fall 2023 / Spring 2024
    May be repeated up to 15 total credit hours.
  • CHEM 6951 - Master's Thesis
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2020


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