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Jonathan Abbatt

Jonathan Abbatt

Academic Title: Professor

Phone: 416-946-7358

Office: LM 324


Research Homepages: http://www.abbattgroup.ca

Photo credit: Diana Tyszko


Our group consists of analytical, environmental and physical chemists using state-of-the-art instrumentation to study the chemistry of processes involved in environmental change, both on global and on local scales. Emphasis is placed upon understanding these chemical phenomena at a molecular level so that laboratory results can be reliably incorporated into environmental models. Current projects are related to: chemistry of the indoor environment, Arctic chemistry and connections to global warming, the role that aerosol particles play in the chemistry of the atmosphere. More details are given at our research group website.

Selected Publications

1. J.P.D. Abbatt, C. George, M. Melamed, P. Monks, S. Pandis, Y. Rudich, Fundamentals of atmospheric chemistry: Keeping a three-legged stool balanced, Atmos. Environ., 84, 390-391 (2014).

2. M. Antiņolo, M. D. Willis, S. Zhou, J. P. D. Abbatt. Connecting the oxidation of soot to its redox cycling abilities. Nature Communications, 6, 6812 (2015).

3. S. Zhou, M. W. Forbes, J. P. D. Abbatt, Application of direct analysis in real time-mass spectrometry (DART-MS) to the study of gas-surface heterogeneous reactions: focus on ozone and PAHs. Anal. Chem. DOI: 10.1021/ac504722z (2015).

4. N. Borduas, G. da Silva, J.G. Murphy, J.P.D. Abbatt, Experimental and Theoretical Understanding of the Gas Phase Oxidation of Atmospheric Amides with OH Radicals: Kinetics, Products, and Mechanisms. J. Phys. Chem. A. DOI: 10.1021/jp503759f (2015).

5. A.K.Y. Lee, M.D. Willis, R.M. Healy, T. Onasch, and J.P.D. Abbatt, Mixing state of carbonaceous aerosol in an urban environment: Single particle characterization using a soot particle aerosol mass spectrometer (SP-AMS), Atmos. Chem. Phys., 15, 1823-1841 (2015).

6. J.P.S. Wong, A.K.Y. Lee, J.P.D. Abbatt, Impacts of Sulfate Seed Acidity and Water Content on Isoprene Secondary Organic Aerosol Formation, Environ. Sci and Tech., 49, 13215-13221 (2015).

7. T.W. Wilson, L.A. Ladino, P.A. Alpert, M.N. Breckels, I.M. Brooks, J. Browse, S.M. Burrows, K.S. Carslaw, J.A. Huffman, C. Judd, W.P. Kilthau, R.H. Mason, G. McFiggans, L.A. Miller, J.J. Najera, E. Polishchuk, S. Rae, C.L. Schiller, M. Si, J.V. Temprado, T.F. Whale, J.P.S. Wong, O. Wurl, J.D. Yakobi-Hancock, J.P.D. Abbatt, J.Y. Aller, A.K. Bertram, D.A. Knopf, B.J. Murray, A marine biogenic source of atmospheric ice-nucleating particles, Nature, 525, 234-238 (2015).

8. R. Zhao, A.K.Y. Lee, L. Huang, X. Li, F. Yang, J.P.D. Abbatt, Photochemical processing of aqueous atmospheric brown carbon, Atmos. Chem. Phys., 15, 6087-6100 (2015).

9. C. Borrowman, S. Zhou, TE Burrow, JPD Abbatt, Formation of environmentally persistent free radicals from the heterogeneous reaction of ozone and polycyclic aromatic compounds, Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys., 18, 205-212 (2016).