Vicki Grassian, Ph.D.

Vicki Grassian, Ph.D.



Grassian, Ph.D.

Distinguished Professor and Chair Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry
University of California, San Diego


The Grassian group is interested in fundamental laboratory studies that provide a better molecular understanding of the surface chemistry of complex environmental interfaces. Several ongoing projects include understanding the molecular level details of the heterogeneous chemistry of trace gases with particulate matter such as mineral dust and sea spray in the atmosphere, dissolution and mobilization of Fe-containing particles, optical properties of atmospheric aerosol and applications and implications of nanoscience and nanotechnology in environmental processes and human health.