Jon Abbatt is a faculty member in the Department of Chemistry at the University of Toronto. He obtained his PhD in atmospheric and physical chemistry from Harvard, did a postdoc at MIT, and has been a faculty member in both the University of Chicago and Toronto. His research interests are largely driven by the different ways that multiphase chemistry affects the atmosphere, through both reactive processes and cloud formation mechanisms. His research group works in both the lab and the field, in particular in remote regions such as forested environments and the high Arctic. His recent interest in the chemistry of the indoor environment has arisen through the overlaps that exist in the heterogeneous chemistry that occurs both indoors and outdoors.


Annmarie Carlton
Research Interests :
3-dimensional photochemical modeling for air quality and climate with emphasis on atmospheric aqueous chemistry; formation of secondary organic aerosol through cloud processing; aerosol-cloud interactions; biogenic and anthropogenic influences on climate and air quality; atmospheric processing of pollution
(link to webpage).



Richard Corsi  serves as Chair of the Department of Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering at the University of Texas at Austin (UT).  Over the past 25 years he has served as PI or Co-PI on over 70 research projects that span the indoor exposure paradigm, from characterization of pollutant sources, to pollutant transport, human inhalation exposure, and innovative exposure reduction strategies and technologies.  Dr. Corsi and his team have done significant research related to indoor atmospheric and surface chemistry.  Projects have included analyses of whole-zone building disinfection chemistry (ozone, chlorine dioxide, hydrogen peroxide) and reaction products, ozone reactions with green building materials, ozone penetration into and reactions with porous materials, ozone treatment with activated carbon filters, and passive removal of indoor ozone using inorganic wall coverings.  Dr. Corsi is a Distinguished Alumnus of Humboldt State University and Distinguished Alumnus of the College of Engineering at the University of California at Davis.  He recently received the Blunk Memorial Professorship, an award bestowed on one professor each year at UT for excellence in teaching.  He was also recently inducted into the UT Academy of Distinguished Teachers, and in August will receive a prestigious UT system-wide Regents Award for exceptional teaching. (link to webpage).



Christian GEORGE (Ph. D. in the field of Physical-Chemistry - 1993, Habilitation in Chemistry - 1999, University Louis Pasteur - Strasbourg) has been active in the field of atmospheric chemistry and/or physical chemistry over the last decade. He acted as research scientist at the Fraunhofer Institute ITA at Hanover (Germany), at the CNRS Centre for Surface Geochemistry at Strasbourg (France) and now at IRCELYON (France). Especially, he actively participated to projects focused on understanding multiphase transformation in the atmosphere. He also participated in several R&D projects within the European framework programmes. He was also the co-ordinator of a French research programme focusing on the heterogeneous atmospheric chemistry and was member of the steering committee of the French National Program on Atmospheric Chemistry.
He is an established member of the Atmospheric Chemistry community in Europe. He was vice-chair of the University of Lyon 1. He was also chairing the European Science Foundation programme for interdisciplinary tropospheric research, INTROP and coordinated the LIFE+ program PHOTOPAQ. His work is now supported by the ERC (link to webpage).


Anne Monod is a full professor in atmospheric chemistry at the Aix-Marseille University. She obtained her PhD in atmospheric chemistry and physics at the University of Paris 7 in 1997, did a postdoc at the University of California Irvine in the group of Profs F.S Rowland and D.R Blake in 1998, and became assistant professor at the University of Provence in 1999, to set up a group working on atmospheric chemistry. Her research interests deal with multiphase physical chemistry and photochemistry of organic compounds and their impacts on the oxidizing capacity of the atmosphere, as well as the formation of secondary organic aerosol. Her recent studies have shown that aqueous phase photochemical reactivity of organic compounds lead to the formation of macromolecules that can be a significant source of secondary organic aerosol in the atmosphere.



Glenn Morrison is a full professor at the Missouri University of Science and Technology. He received his PhD in Environmental Engineering at the University of California, Berkeley (1999). His research has focused on interfacial phenomena in buildings, such as ozone chemistry and sorption, and how these phenomena influence chemical and aerosol exposure of occupants. He is currently President of the International Society of indoor Air Quality and Climate (ISIAQ) and also a Fellow of its Academy (link to webpage).



Nga Lee (Sally) Ng is an Assistant Professor in the School of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering and School of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences at the Georgia Institute of Technology, USA. Her research interest is in aerosol chemistry, air quality, and health effects. Her research focuses on both laboratory experiments and field measurements to understand the formation and evolution of atmospheric nanoparticles (aerosols). This research includes conducting laboratory chamber experiments in which specific compounds of interest can be isolated and studied under simple, well-controlled oxidation environments, allowing for a more detailed and direct characterization of the composition, chemical, and physical properties of aerosols. Dr. Ng is also involved in field measurement campaigns and integrated analysis of multidimensional and multiple worldwide mass spectrometer datasets to investigate the chemistry and life cycles (sources, processes, and fates) of ambient aerosols (link to webpage).


Gavin Phillips is Senior Lecturer in the Department of Natural Sciences, specialising in chemistry and chemical analysis.  He is an experienced and enthusiastic chemistry teacher and researcher, with a track record of work on the chemistry and quality of the air we breathe in the lower atmosphere.  His work has taken him all over the globe, including an extended stay in Alaska, a period at the Max Planck Institute for Chemistry in Mainz, Germany, and numerous field trips to locations such as Malaysia, California, the Netherlands and Cyprus. He has also worked in pharmaceutical analytical chemistry and in drug detection (link to webpage) .



Tunga Salthammer
earned a Doctor of Natural Science degree (Dr. rer. nat.) in Physical Chemistry from the Technical University of Braunschweig, Germany. He joined the Fraunhofer WKI in 1990 and was appointed as head of the Department of Material Analysis and Indoor Chemistry in 1996. From January 2010 until October 2010, he was the acting director of WKI, and since March 2011, he is the deputy director of the institute. Salthammer served on the ISIAQ Board of Directors from 2003–2006. From 2003–2009, he was a Professor of Indoor Hygiene at the University of Applied Sciences Braunschweig/Wolfenbuettel. Since 2007, Salthammer has been an Adjunct Professor at the Queensland University of Technology in Brisbane, Australia. In June 2008, he received his habilitation from the Faculty of Life Sciences at the Technical University of Braunschweig and was appointed as an apl. (Adjunct) Professor in December 2012. Salthammer has been a Visiting Professor at the Technical University of Denmark (2006–2007) and at Tsinghua University (May 2007). He is the chairman of the Indoor Air Hygiene Commission of the German Federal Environment Agency and president of the ISIAQ Academy of Fellows. His research interests include analytical chemistry, VOC/SVOC emission studies on indoor materials using test chambers and cells, indoor chemistry, airborne particles, and settled dust (link to webpage).




Manabu Shiraiwa is group leader in the Multiphase Chemistry Department at the Max Planck Institute for Chemstry Mainz, Germany, and will join faculty of the Department of Chemistry at the University of California at Irvine in this summer. He has worked at California Institute of Technology as a JSPS postdoc fellow (2012-2013) after receiving his PhD in 2011 from Max Planck Institute for Chemistry. His research interests include gas uptake and chemical transformation of organic aerosols as well as the role of reactive oxygen species in health effects of atmospheric aerosol particles (link to webpage).


Jeffrey Siegel, Ph.D., is Professor of Civil Engineering at the University of Toronto and a member of the university’s Building Engineering Research Group. His research interests including healthy and sustainable buildings, ventilation and indoor air quality in residential and commercial buildings, control of indoor particulate matter, the indoor microbiome, and moisture interactions with indoor chemistry and biology.  Dr. Siegel is an active member of ISIAQ and ASHRAE and is an associate editor for the journal Building and Environment.  He teaches courses in indoor air quality, sustainable buildings, and sustainable energy systems. Prior to his position at the University of Toronto, Dr. Siegel was an Associate Professor at the University of Texas. He holds  M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Mechanical Engineering from the University of California, Berkeley (2002) (link to webpage).



Frédéric Thévennet is Assistant Professor at Ecole des Mines in the Department of Atmospheric Sciences & Environmental Engineering (SAGE) since 2008.
He obtained an engineer diploma in surface sciences in 2003 and a PhD about heterogeneous interactions of plasma with catalytic surfaces in 2006 for indoor air treatment. His research interests deal with heterogeneous physical chemistry applied to indoor air quality and atmospheric reactivity. He defended his 'Habilitation' in 2015 about heterogeneous oxidation of VOCs combining both fundamental and applied approaches. He is mainly involved in laboratory experiments ranging from surface characterizations to real scale experimental chambers.



Cora Young's primary area of interest is atmospheric analytical chemistry. Specifically, she is interested in how the atmosphere interacts with the terrestrial and oceanic environment, how contaminants are transported through the atmosphere, and the mechanisms and chemical drivers of partitioning (link to webpage).