Megan Willis

About Me

I am an environmental chemist interested in using fundamental laboratory studies and field observations to understand aerosol chemistry and its impact on climate. I completed my PhD at the University of Toronto with Jon Abbatt in 2017. My thesis work focused on aerosol mass spectrometry data I collected in the Canadian High Arctic on an aircraft platform. I used these observations to learn about the influence of increasing open water area and of long-range pollution transport on Arctic aerosol chemistry and climate-relevant aerosol properties. I also applied aerosol mass spectrometry of ambient single particles in urban environments to understand the particle-level differences in composition that arise from varying sources and chemistry. As an NSERC post-doctoral fellow in the Wilson group, I am moving into the lab to study the fate of organic peroxy radicals at droplet surfaces. I investigate the kinetics of heterogeneous and condensed phase reactions using droplet trapping techniques and single-droplet mass spectrometry.

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