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Research interests

We study the physical and chemical properties of aerosols using single particle mass spectrometry and optical trapping approaches. Aerosols are relevant to a wide range of applications, from climate to health to materials science, so our work is by nature highly interdisciplinary. We develop our own instruments to tackle important questions about aerosol processes and properties. Current research interests include resolving the factors that govern photoinitiated chemistry in aerosols, quantifying the surface composition of picolitre volume droplets, and elucidating the growth mechanisms of engineered nanoparticles.

External positions

EPA STAR Graduate Fellow, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, University of Delaware

Sep 2011Aug 2014

ACS Division of Analytical Chemistry Graduate Fellow, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, University of Delaware

Jun 2011Sep 2011

Center For Critical Zone Research Graduate Fellow, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, University of Delaware

Aug 2008Jun 2011

Structured keywords and research groupings

  • Cabot Institute City Futures Research
  • Cabot Institute Environmental Change Research

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Projects

Research Output

  • 30 Article (Academic Journal)

The Surface Tension of Surfactant-Containing, Finite Volume Droplets

Bzdek, B., Reid, J. P., Malila, J. & Prisle, N. L., 14 Apr 2020, In : Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America. 117, 15, p. 8335-8343 9 p.

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    Surface Tensions of Picoliter Droplets with Sub-Millisecond Surface Age

    Miles, R., Glerum, M., Boyer, H., Walker, J., Dutcher, C. & Bzdek, B., 4 Apr 2019, In : Journal of Physical Chemistry A. 123, 13, p. 3021-3029 9 p.

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  • 4 Citations (Scopus)
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    Vibrational Spectroscopy of Individual Aerosol Droplets by Optical Tweezers

    Bzdek, B. & Walker, J., Apr 2019, In : Spectroscopy. 34, 4, p. 22-31 10 p.

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    Prizes

    Sheldon K. Friendlander Award

    Bzdek, Bryan R (Recipient), 2017

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    Supervised Work

    Evaporation Kinetics and Particle Formation from Aerosol Solution Microdroplets

    Author: Gregson, F. K. A., 23 Jun 2020

    Supervisor: Reid, J. (Supervisor) & Bzdek, B. (Supervisor)

    Student thesis: Doctoral ThesisDoctor of Philosophy (PhD)

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