Monday, May 13th 2019


Session 1

Analytical Environmental Chemistry

11:00 - 11:15

Karen Hoy

Comparison of arsenic concentrations in Alberta Freshwater fish before and after the northern Alberta wildfires.

11:15 - 11:30

Caley Craven

Method for pesticide residue detection in cannabis products using liquid chromatography tandem mass spectrometry. (HPLC-MS)

11:30 -11:45

Guang Huang

Formation, identification and occurrence of new bromo- and mixed halo-tyrosyl dipeptides in chloraminated water.

11:45 - 12:00

Lauren Huybregts

Waste into food: chewing gum-based slow-release fertilizer and its effects on the growth and yield of canola plants.


Session 2

Cloud and Ice Chemistry

13:00 - 13:15

Yuki Kamijo

Screening system of ice nucleators by freeze-float selection.

13:15 - 13:30

Subha Chakraborty

Raman microscopy of ice in presence of salt and humic acid.

13:30 - 13:45

Annastacia Stubbs

Effects of sodium chloride on anthracene photolysis at ice surfaces .

Jessica Amorim

Investigation of cloud water photochemistry using cis-pinonic acid as model compound.

13:45 - 14:00

14:00 -14:15

Tania Gautam

Quantification of organic peroxides in atmosphere via UV-Vis and LC-MS.




Shyam Parshotam

Vibrational sum frequency generation at the silica/aqueous ammonia interface.

14:45 - 15:00

15:00 - 15:15

Mokhtar Rashwan

Charge reversal of silica surface in the presence of divalent calcium ions.

15:15 - 15:30

Alex Burnett

Photoreactivity of atmospheric dust: how does composition influence reactivity?

15:30 - 15:45

Maya Abou-Ghanem

Investigation of the photochemical behaviour of Ti-bearing minerals with ozone.

15:45 - 16:00

Laura Matchett

Determination of uptake coefficients for ozone on brake wear particulate matter: implications for predicting and improving air quality.

Tuesday, May 14th 2019

session 4

Instrumental Development / Oil Sands Research / Environmental Remediation

10:30 - 11:00

Mario Schmidt

Investigation of mineral-mediated photochemical processes and the development of an automated TD-GC-FID/MS system coupled to an atmospheric reaction chamber.

11:00 - 11:15

Nicholas J. Gingerysty

Laboratory assessment of a 405 nm blue light nitrogen dioxide photolytic converter.

11:15 - 11:30

Natasha Garner

Measurement of aerosol nitrates by thermal dissociation cavity ring-down spectroscopy.

11:30 - 11:45

Broghan Erland

A statistical approach for assessing errors in greenhouse gas flux measurements from Alberta oil sands developments.

11:45 - 12:00

Benjamin Rehl

The use of lime towards oil sand tailings reclamation studied by sum frequency generation spectroscopy.


Characterization and Reactivity of Combustion and Other Particulate Matter


13:00 - 13:15

Max Loebel Roson

Generation and characterization of soot-bound organic compounds through LC-MS analysis.

13:15 - 13:30

Arsh S. Hazrah

Understanding aerosol particle morphology through rotational spectroscopy and molecular dynamics simulations.

13:30 - 13:45

Mohamad Al-Jabiri

Extinction determination of aging soot brought on by relative humidity.

13:45 - 14:00

Ming Lyu

Optical properties of fresh biomass burning aerosol produced from realistic combustion of boreal peat.

Iris CHan

Investigating the fate of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons in Fort McMurray wildfire ash.

14:00 - 14:15