Current Group Members

Jeff Curtis

Ph.D. student, co-advised with Prof. West

Remy CrowleyFarenga

M.S. student, co-advised with Prof. Larry Di Girolamo

Jessica Gasparik

M.S. student

Michael Hughes

M.S. student

Yu Yao

Ph. D. student

I am always looking for new graduate students to join my group. Please contact me for questions about potential projects or about the application process at our department.

Riemer Group Alumni

Hao Wu

Visiting Ph.D. student, Nanjing University
September 2016 - September 2017
Resarch topic: Impacts of PM2.5 on the Urban Heat Island Effect

Yinrui Li

M.S. 2017, Atmospheric Sciences, UIUC, co-advised with Prof. Don Wuebbles.
Thesis: "Sensitivity of black carbon aging to modeling assumption in CAM-Chem".

Nakul Nuwal

M.S. 2016, Aerospace Engineering, UIUC, co-advised with Prof. Matthew West.
Thesis: "Explicit stochastic schemes for transport in particle-resolved simulations".

Jian Tian

Ph.D. 2016, Department of Atmospheric Sciences, UIUC.
Thesis: "Investigation of the evolution of atmospheric particles with integration of the stochastic particle-resolved model PartMC-MOSAIC and atmospheric measurements".

Tyra Brown

M.S. 2016, Department of Atmospheric Sciences, UIUC.
Project: "Improving middle school science curriculum through the implementation of a flipped-classroom model".

Matt Dawson

Postdoctoral Researcher, 2015-2016, UIUC/UC Irvine.
Research topic: Particle-resolved modeling of in-cloud aqueous phase chemistry.

Laura Fierce

Ph.D. 2015, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, UIUC, co-advised with Prof. Tami Bond.
Thesis: "Improving model representations of black carbon using a particle-resolved aerosol model".

Wayne Chang

Postdoctoral Researcher, 2011-2014, UIUC.
Research topic: Nighttime chemistry during CalNex2010: Integrating model simulations with field observations

Swarnali Sanyal

M.S. 2014, Department of Atmospheric Sciences, UIUC.
Thesis: "Black carbon mixing state in Paris during MEGAPOLI: Connecting particle-resolved observations to particle-resolved modeling".

Amanda Jones

M.S. 2014, Department of Atmospheric Sciences, UIUC.
Thesis: "Investigating the impacts of entrainment on nucleation scavenging of black carbon particles through particle-resolved simulations".

Zaneta Gacek

M.S. 2014, Department of Atmospheric Sciences, UIUC.
Thesis: "Modeling nighttime chemistry with WRF/Chem: Sensitivity to vertical resolution and boundary layer parameterization".

Joseph Ching

Ph.D. 2013, Department of Atmospheric Sciences, UIUC.
Thesis: "Black carbon mixing state impacts on aerosol activation—Investigations using particle-resolved model simulations".

Owen Doherty

Ph.D. 2012, M.S. 2006, School of Marine and Atmospheric Sciences, Stony Brook University.
Thesis: "On the variability of mineral dust and the intertropical convergence zone over West Africa: A synthesis of observations, climate models and geochemical analysis".

Christopher Kaiser

M.A. 2010, Department of Physics, Stony Brook University.
Thesis: "Detailed heterogeneous chemistry implemented in a particle-resolved model".

Marco Springmann

M.A. 2009, Department of Physics, Stony Brook University.
Thesis: "Modeling heterogeneous chemistry of air pollutants: Co-adsorption of O3, NO2, and H2O on soot coated with BaP in an urban plume box model".

Fanghua Xu

Ph.D. 2008, School of Marine and Atmospheric Sciences, Stony Brook University.
Thesis: "Modeling study of flocculation effects on sediment transport in estuaries".

Keyi Chen

M.S. 2008, Department of Physics, Stony Brook University, School of Marine and Atmospheric Sciences, Stony Brook University.
Thesis: "Statistical analysis of satellite data to investigate Asian dust".