VIU Scholarship, Research, and Creative Activity

Nick Davey, PhD

Submitted by Kyla Oulette on December 8, 2016 - 12:36pm
Post Doctoral Researcher

Development of new tools for studying the chemistry of the atmosphere, using mobilized mass spectrometers to capture both spatial and temporal variability.  Mass spectrometry is employed to quantify a suite of volatile and semi-volatile organic compounds at levels ranging from hundreds of parts per trillion to parts per billion. These extremely sensitive sensors can be used to identify point sources of pollution, map chemical concentration on regional scales, and monitor accidental chemical release into the environment.