The Grannas research group at Villanova University studies a wide range of topics under the umbrella of “analytical environmental chemistry”, including snow and ice photochemistry, the impacts of photochemistry on pollutant cycling, Arctic atmospheric chemistry, and development of advanced analytical techniques to study organic material in ice cores.  One focus currently is trying to better understand how natural organic matter influences chemistry in snow and ice, and how natural organic matter might become preserved in ice cores.  Check the links below for more details about specific research projects currently going on in the lab.

Arctic Air-Surface Interactions

Ice/Snow Photochemistry

Analysis of Organics in Ice Cores

Mid-Latitude Pollutant Photochemistry

Other Projects and Miscellaneous Fun Stuff