Tropospheric oxidation capacity determines the productions of secondary photochemical by-products such as ozone and aerosols. Ozone and aerosols have tremendous implication in regional and global air quality. My research interests are observationally constraining tropospheric oxidation capacity especially in environments with high biogenic volatile organic compound (BVOC) loading as current understanding of BVOC photochemistry is highly uncertain. For my Ph.D. research, I intend to participate community field campaigns designed to address the uncertainty by developing and deploying analytical instrumentation to observe atmospheric radicals such as NOX (NO+NO2) and HOX (OH+HO2) under the supervision of Prof. Saewung Kim.
Saturday, November 1, 2014