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Browne, Ellie

Assistant Professor


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  • Understanding the mechanisms through which aerosol particles form and grow is critical for constraining a planet’s energy budget, however, our knowledge of the key processes governing particle formation and growth in diverse environments remains weak. In the coming decades, our knowledge of particle formation and growth will continue to be challenged as changing climate and anthropogenic emissions alter the chemical regimes of modern-day atmospheric chemistry on Earth and measurements from, for instance, the James Webb Space Telescope and NASA’s Dragonfly mission offer increasingly chemically resolved insights into planetary atmospheres much different from our own. My group's research focuses on improving our understanding of aerosol formation and growth using a combination of field measurements, laboratory experiments, modeling, and instrument/method development.


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  • CHEM 2100 - Chemical Energetics and Dynamics
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2018 / Spring 2019 / Spring 2020 / Spring 2021 / Spring 2022 / Spring 2023
    Covers the energetic principles that determine when chemical reactions occur and the dynamic principles that determine how rapidly they will occur. Applications include ionic equilibria in solution (acids and bases, buffers and titrations), oxidation-reduction reactions, electrochemistry and chemical kinetics. These applications will be situated in a context of current research problems in areas such as renewable energy and atmospheric chemistry. Department enforced corequisite: CHEM 2101. Degree credit not granted for this course and CHEM 1133.
  • CHEM 4171 - Instrumental Analysis - Lecture and Laboratory 1
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2020 / Fall 2022
    Two Lect. and 3 hours of lab per week. Instruction and experience in using instrumental methods of chemical analysis to address problems in chemistry, biochemistry, industrial chemistry and environmental chemistry.
  • CHEM 5131 - Computer Programming and Data Analysis for Chemists
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2019 / Fall 2021 / Spring 2024
    Provides an introduction to computer programming and data analysis skills that are a fundamental part of graduate research. The programming section of the course introduces the coding skills necessary for simulating, analyzing and visualizing data using IGOR Pro and for acquiring data and analyzing data using LabVIEW. Basic concepts in statistics and error analysis are also covered. Recommended prerequisites: CHEM 4511 or CHEM 4171.
  • CHEM 6901 - Research in Chemistry
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2018 / Spring 2019 / Spring 2020 / Fall 2020 / Spring 2021 / Fall 2021 / Spring 2022 / Fall 2022 / Spring 2023 / Spring 2024
    May be repeated up to 15 total credit hours.


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