Dr. Luis AckermannResearch Associate | Environmental and Chemical Science
Photochemical formation, emission and transport of air pollutants for improving and validating chemical schemes in atmospheric models. Customization and design of air monitoring instrumentation in order to obtain a more accurate and reliable understanding of chemical processes in the atmosphere.
- Industrial Chemistry, IUTIRLA, Venezuela, 2004
- Bachelor of Science in Physics, University of Houston, USA, 2011
- Master’s in Atmospheric Sciences, University of Houston, USA, 2016 (expected)
4 years of experience as a Researcher I in the Dept. of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences at the University of Houston. Specialized in the monitoring and analysis of CO, NO, NO2, NOx, VOC (both online and offline), HONO, HCHO, H2O2 and micrometeorological flux systems. This involved the development of algorithms for advanced data analysis and presentation. Customized and developed air monitoring instrumentation for harsh environments and challenging applications.
1.5 years of experience as a Research Associate in QEERI in the Climate Change and Atmospheric Sciences Team. Specialized in full suite of air quality parameters monitoring and analysis; including HONO, HCHO, PAN and photolysis rates. Also developing data analysis techniques and software.
- Strong Wintertime Ozone Events in the Upper Green River Basin, Wyoming , Atmos. Chem. Phys., 14, 4909-4934, doi:10.5194/acp-14-4909-2014, 2014.
- Intercomparison of field measurements of nitrous acid (HONO) during the SHARP campaign, J. Geophys. Res. Atmos., 119, 5583–5601, doi:10.1002/2013JD020287.
- Radical Precursors and Related Species from Traffic as Observed and Modeled at an Urban Highway Junction, J. Air Waste Man. Assoc., doi: 10.1080/10962247.2013.822438, posted online: 18 Jul 2013