The group is broadly focused on understanding molecular weight growth and decomposition chemistries especially at organic and aqueous surfaces. To do this, we employ a variety of laboratory and synchrotron-based techniques to study the underlying chemical mechanisms of particle and gas phase reactions of relevance to atmospheric aerosols and planetary atmospheres. Past and ongoing research projects include: Heterogeneous oxidation of organic aerosols by hydoxyl (OH) radicals, water uptake by nanoparticles, aerosol photoemission, low temperature free radical reactions, and the surface chemistry of aqueous droplets. A detailed description of the projects can be found under the research.
The Wilson Research Group is a part of the Chemical Dynamics Beamline at the Advanced Light Source at the Ernest Orlando Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory.