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Environmental heterogeneous chemistry; surface chemistry
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Associate Professor Liang Chu's current research focuses on the studies of the heterogeneous chemical reactions on ice-cloud and particle surfaces. These reactions occur in both the troposphere and lower stratosphere and can be very important to understand ozone depletion. The key chemical process of polar ozone depletion is the heterogeneous chlorine and bromine activation on Polar Stratospheric Cloud (PSC) surfaces.
Chu is a research scientist in Environmental Atmospheric Chemistry for the Wadsworth Center at the New York State Department of Health. He received his doctorate in physical chemistry from Princeton University, and conducted postdoctoral training at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory at the California Institute of Technology.