Research Projects

Goldstein Group Trace Gas Biogeochemistry Laboratory

Research Projects

TitleFunding AgencyProject Period
Chemistry of Homes: Environmental Microbes and MoistureSloan Foundation 2019 – 2022
RAPID: Northern California Wildfire Emissions and their Atmospheric Chemical Transformations in a Highly Populated Urban RegionNational Science Foundation2018 – 2020
Acquisition of Proton-Transfer-Reaction Time-Of-Flight Mass-Spectrometer (PTR-TOF-MS) for Airborne Volatile Organic Chemical Concentration and Flux MeasurementsDefense University Research Instrumentation Program (DURIP), Office of Naval Research (ONR) 2019 – 2020
Chemically Explicit Measurements and Modeling of Diesel Fuel Evaporative EmissionsSouth Coast Air Quality Management District2017
Organic Indicator Molecules of BiosouringEnergy Biosciences Institute2015-2018
Fires in the Western US: Analyzing Emitted Speciated Organic Trace Gases and Aerosols and their Atmospheric Chemical TransformationsNational Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration2016-2020
Emissions from Humans Affect Indoor Air ChemistrySloan Foundation2016-2019
Berkeley Indoor Microbial Ecology Research Center (BIMERC), RenewalSloan Foundation2016-2017
Investigating Secondary Aerosol Processes in the Amazon through Molecular-level Characterization of SemiVolatile OrganicsDepartment of Energy ASR2015-2020
Comprehensive Time-Resolved Molecular Speciation of Gaseous and Particulate Organic Constituents in the Atmosphere (cTAG)Department of Energy (SBIR Phase II)2015-2017
Understanding the Aerosol Composition from Oxidation of Long-chain Alkanes Using Novel Measurements and ModelingFrance Berkeley Fund2014-2015
Comprehensive, Time-Resolved Molecular Speciation of Gaseous and Particulate Organic Constituents in the AtmosphereDepartment of Energy (SBIR Phase I)2014
Emissions from Humans Affect Indoor Air ChemistrySloan Foundation2014-2015
Purchase of a volatile organic chemical (VOC) sample collection and introduction systemBiology Faculty Research Fund2013-2014
Flipping the Classroom: Revitalizing Gateway Environmental Science Courses in ESPMPresidential Chair Fellows Curriculum Enrichment Grant Program2013-2014
GoAmazon 2014 Contributions of Biogenic VOC to Organic Aerosol Formation in the Presence and Absence of Anthropogenic PollutionNational Science Foundation2013-2016
Improving Controls and Measurement Methods for Semi-Volatile Organic Compound Emissions from Light-Duty VehiclesCalifornia Air Resources Board2013-2016
Emission, Fate, and Contribution of Biogenic Volatile Organic Compounds to Organic Aerosol Formation in the Presence of Anthropogenic Pollution: Measurements and Modeling during SOASUS Environmental Protection Agency2013-2015
A Compact Instrument for Time-Resolved Airborne Particle ChemistryNIH National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences2012-2013
Environmental Chemistry of
Atmospheric Organic Aerosol
Formation
Dreyfus Foundation2013-2015
Contribution of Biogenic Volatile
Organic Compounds to Organic Aerosol
Formation in the Presence and Absence
of Anthropogenic Pollution
National Science
Foundation
2013-2016
Source Speciation of Central Valley GHG Emissions using In-Situ Measurements of Volatile Organic
Compounds
California Air Resources Board2013-2015
Discovery LDRD: Oxidative
Transformations of Organic Aerosol
Department of
Energy, Lawrence
Berkeley National
Laboratory
2011-2013
Petroleum Evaporation at water surface
and droplet dynamics in turbulence
(through Gulf of Mexico Integrated
Spill Response Consortium, Texas
A&M)
Gulf of Mexico Research Initiative2011-2014
RAPID: TAG-AMS Measurements of
Organic Aerosol during the
BEACHON-RoMBAS 2011 Field
Campaign
National Science Foundation2011-2012
Ultrafine Particle Focusing System to
Separate Particulate and Gaseous
Constituents of Atmospheric Aerosols
Department of Energy (SBIR Phase II)2011-2013
Evaluation of Mobile Source Emissions
and Trends Using Detailed Chemical
and Physical Measurements
US Environmental Protection Agency2010-2013
To Investigate the Processes and Source Responsible for Indoor Microbial Communities and Indoor Air QualityAlfred P. Sloan Foundation2010-2016
Improving Regional Biogenic VOC
Emission Estimates Using an Airborne
PTRMS Eddy Flux Measurement
System
California Air Resources Board2010-2013
Measurements of Speciated Organics in Aerosols by Thermal Desorption Aerosol GC/MS (TAG) during CalNex 2010National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration2010-2013
Collaborative Research: Investigating SOA Formation in Central Los Angeles as Part of CalNex 2010NSF National Science Foundation2010-2013
An In-Situ Instrument to Assess the Concentration and Phase Partitioning of Atmospheric Semi-Volatile Organic CompoundsDepartment of Energy (STTR Phase II)2009-2011
Characterization
of Particulate Organic via Combined Thermal Desorption Aerosol Gas
Chromatography and Aerosol Mass Spectrometry (TAG-AMS)
Department of Energy (SBIR Phase II)2009-2011
Evaluation of Mobile Source Emissions and Trends Using Detailed Chemical and Physical MeasurementsUS Environmental Protection Agency2010-2013
Hourly In Situ Quantitation of Organic Aerosol Marker Compounds during CalNex 2010California Air Resources Board2010-2013
Characterization
of the Atmospheric Chemistry in the Southern San Joaquin Valley and an
Initial Comparison with Atmospheric Chemistry in the South Coast Air
Basin
California Air Resources Board2009-2012
Improving Regional Biogenic VOC Emission Estimates Using an Airborne PTRMS Eddy Flux Measurement SystemCalifornia Air Resources Board2010-2013
Biogenic VOC Emission and Organic Aerosol Composition during the
Biosphere Effects on Aerosol and Photochemistry Experiment
(BEARPEX)
NSF National Science Foundation2009-2012
Flux Measurements of Biogenic Precursors to Ozone and Particulate
Matter in the Central Valley, with co-PI John Karlik
Cal EPA Air Resources Board2007-2011
Measurements of Ozone Removal and VOC Emissions in Citrus Trees with
Implications for Regional Air Quality, with co-PI John Karlik
California Citrus Research Board2007-2011
Extending the Use of Proton-Transfer-Reaction Mass Spectrometer
(PTR-MS) for New Measurements of Volatile Organic Compounds and Their
Oxidation
NSF National Science Foundation2005-2011
Organized Research Unit (ORU), Atmospheric Science CenterUC Berkeley2000 – 2011
An In-Situ Instrument to Assess the Concentration and Phase
Partitioning of Atmospheric Semi-Volatile Organic Compounds,
Department of Energy (SBIR Phases I)2002 – 2009
Two-dimensional chromatography of atmospheric aerosols: A new in-situ
instrument
Department of Energy (STTR Phases II)2006 – 2009
Automated Measurements of Organic Aerosol Composition in Agricultural
Systems Using Thermal Desorption GC
UC DANR Core Issue Grant2007 – 2009
Process-Based Farm Emission Model for Estimating Volatile Organic
Compound Emissions from California Dairies
California Air Resources Board2006 – 2008
Extending the use of PTR-MS for new measurements of volatile organic
compounds and their oxidation products
National Science Foundation Phases I and II2001 – 2008
Hourly, In-situ Quantitation of Organic Aerosol Marker CompoundsCalifornia Air Resources Board2004 – 2008
Measurements of organic trace gases by PTR-MS in support of
ITCT-2K4
National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration2004 – 2007
Carbon exchange in a Ponderosa Pine Plantation: Strategies of Water
use, Seasonality of Plant Physiology, and the Impact of Aerosols on
Photosynthesis
National Institute for Global Environmental Change (NIGEC)/NICCR2004 – 2007
Guiding Future Air Quality Management in California: Sensitivity to
Changing Climate
Environmental Protection Agency2003 – 2007
Controls of Canopy Photosynthetic Activity on Roots and Soil Carbon
Dynamics in Ponderosa Pine and Oak/Savanna Ecosystem (Co-PI’s Weixin
Cheng [UCSC] and Dennis Baldocchi [UCB])
Kearney Foundation2004 – 2006
An Isotopic Approach for Determining the Industrial Fraction of the
Total CH3Br Source to the Atmosphere
National Aeronautics and Space Administration (Jointly with NSF
1998-2002) Phases I, II and III
1998 – 2006
Measurements of speciated VOC’s, OVOCs, and halocarbons, by automated
in-situ GC/FID/MSD in support of the Intercontinental Transport and
Chemical Transformation (ITCT) project
National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration2002 – 2005
Linking Carbon and Water Cycling in Sierra Nevada Forests to the
Dynamics of Ozone and Hydrocarbon Exchange
UC Berkeley, Agricultural Experiment Station1998 – 2004
Controls of Canopy Activities on Roots and Soil Carbon Dynamics in a
Young Ponderosa Pine Forest
Kearney Foundation2002 – 2003
Quantifying Biogenic Terpene Emissions and assessing their importance
for Secondary Aerosol Formation
California Air Resources Board2001 – 2003
Whole Ecosystem Measurements of Biogenic Hydrocarbon EmissionsCalifornia Air Resources Board1999 – 2002
Modeling Ozone Flux to Forests Across an Ozone Concentration Gradient
in the Sierra Nevada Mts., CA
Environmental Protection Agency1998 – 2002
Atmospheric Change at the Interface Between Regional and Global
Scales
Department of Energy, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory1999 – 2001
A Field-Based Study of Sierra Nevada Forest Response to Anthropogenic
Ozone and Nitrogen Deposition
Hellman Family Faculty Fund1997 – 1999
Global Climate Change: Regional Effects and Potential Consequences of
Adaptation and Mitigation Measures in California
Department of Energy, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory1997 – 1999
Impacts of Ozone Deposition on Carbon Uptake Rates in a Sierra Nevada
Ponderosa Pine Plantation
UC Berkeley, Junior Faculty Research Grant1997 – 1998
Determination of Volatile Organic Carbon Emission Rates from Biogenic
Sources in California
UC Berkeley, Agricultural Experiment Station1996 – 1998

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