Grazia Rovelli

About Me

I am a physical chemist and my research focus is on the dynamics and the reactivity of aerosols at a single-droplet level in the laboratory, with the aim of understanding at a fundamental level the complex processes involving aerosol particles in the atmosphere and in industrial applications.

I got my PhD from the University of Milano Bicocca (Italy, Prof. Ezio Bolzacchini) in 2016 with a thesis on the development and application of techniques for the characterization of the hygroscopic properties of aerosols, applied to both laboratory simple systems in an electrodynamic balance and to sampled ambient aerosols. During a two-years postdoc at the University of Bristol (UK, Prof. Jonathan Reid), I was interested in characterizing the microphysical properties of single Secondary Organic Aerosol (SOA) particles and I studied their volatility, optical properties, hygroscopicity and viscosity as a function of variable volatile organic precursors and formation conditions (with collaborators at the University of York and the University of Manchester).

During my postdoc with the Wilson Research Group, I want to use guided droplets collisions experiments in a branched quadruple electrodynamic trap in order to investigate the possible factors that may cause the enhancement of reaction kinetics within liquid and viscous aerosol droplets.

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