Welcome to the home of the Petters Aerosol Group within the department of Chemical and Environmental Engineering at the University of California, Riverside. We study the physcical and chemical properties of particles between 0.01 and 10 µm with a focus on understanding phase transitions. Our work spans instrument development, laboratory measurements, field observations, and process-level model development.

Please contact me if you are interested in getting involved in research. We are currently looking for motivated PhD students and postdocs to join the team.

Selected Publications

Petters, M. D.: Revisiting matrix-based inversion of scanning mobility particle sizer (SMPS) and humidified tandem differential mobility analyzer (HTDMA) data, Atmos. Meas. Tech., 14, 7909–7928, https://doi.org/10.5194/amt-14-7909-2021, 2021.

Petters, M. D.: Interactive Worksheets for Teaching Atmospheric Aerosols and Cloud Physics. Bull. Amer. Meteor. Soc., 102, E672–E680, https://doi.org/10.1175/BAMS-D-20-0072.1, 2021.

Petters, M. D, Kasparoglu, S.: Predicting the influence of particle size on the glass transition temperature and viscosity of secondary organic material. Sci Rep 10, 15170. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41598-020-71490-0, 2020.

Petters, M. D.: A language to simplify computation of differential mobility analyzer response functions, Aerosol Science and Technology, 52:12, 1437-1451, https://doi.org/10.1080/02786826.2018.1530724, 2018.

Petters, M. D. and Kreidenweis, S. M.: A single parameter representation of hygroscopic growth and cloud condensation nucleus activity, Atmos. Chem. Phys., 7, 1961–1971, https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-7-1961-2007, 2007.

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