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Dr Bryan Bzdek

Dr Bryan Bzdek

Dr Bryan Bzdek
PhD, BSc

NERC Research Fellow

Area of research

Aerosol Properties and Processes

Office E111
School of Chemistry,
Cantock's Close, Bristol BS8 1TS
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Tel. +44 (0) 1173318387

Research summary

We study the physical and chemical properties of aerosols using single particle mass spectrometry and optical trapping approaches. Aerosols are relevant to a wide range of applications, from climate to health to materials science, so our work is by nature highly interdisciplinary. We develop our own instruments to tackle important questions about aerosol processes and properties. Current research interests include resolving the factors that govern photoinitiated chemistry in aerosols, quantifying the surface composition of picolitre volume droplets, and elucidating the growth mechanisms of engineered nanoparticles.

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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 University ...

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