Welcome to the Simpson Research Lab’s webpage at the University of Alaska Fairbanks.  Our research group studies arctic atmospheric chemistry with the goal of better understanding of how the unique conditions of the arctic region affects the transformation of pollutants.  Our methods use spectroscopy to probe chemical composition of air, liquids, and solids.  For examples of our projects, see the research page.  Recent results are shown on the news page, and we show completed work on the publications page.  Please feel free to check out who is in the group or contact us to find out more.

Recent News

  • Shipped OBuoy DOAS systems [2014-Nov-20] Today we shipped the MAX-DOAS instruments for Obuoys 13-15 to CRREL for integration into the Obuoy platform and deployment onto sea ice.  After building 15 of the systems we have got the procedure down.  Very relieved to have them off »» Read more
  • Tenure track job for Deanna Donohoue (former postdoc) [2014-Sep-24] Dr. Deanna Donohoue, who was a postdoctoral associate in our research group recently was offered a tenure-track professor position in Chemistry Department at Lawrence University in Appleton, Wisconsin.  Congrats to Deanna! »» Read more
  • Peter's BrO Vertical Structure Paper in ACPD [2014-Sep-18] Peter Peterson's manuscript on the control of the vertical structure of BrO by atmospheric stability was accepted for discussion in Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics Discussions.  The manuscript can be viewed at the link below. http://www.atmos-chem-phys-discuss.net/14/23949/2014/acpd-14-23949-2014.html Check it out and congrats to Peter! »» Read more
  • Congrats to Erin! [2014-Aug-26] Erin Gleason successfully defended her masters thesis looking at brine distributions on the surface of laboratory ices today. Big congrats to Erin! »» Read more
  • Congrats to Patrick Joyce -- paper published! [2014-Jul-29] Patrick's paper on the fate of NOx due to nocturnal oxidation at high latitudes has been published in Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics.  Congratulations to Patrick and our collaborator Roland von Glasow (from UEA, UK). Read all about it at: http://www.atmos-chem-phys.net/14/7601/2014 »» Read more