Derek Price

Research Scientist I

Chemical Processes & Instrument Development

NOAA Chemical Sciences Laboratory
325 Broadway, R/CSL5
Boulder, CO 80305 USA




Ph.D., 2015, Chemical and Environmental Engineering, University of California Riverside, (Advisor: Dr. David Cocker).
M.Sc., 2010, Analytical Chemistry, Utah State University (Advisor: Dr. Robert Brown).
B.Sc., 2008, Environmental Chemistry, Utah State University (Advisor: Dr. Phil Silva).


Atmospheric Chemistry, Indoor Air Chemistry, Reactive Nitrogen Chemistry, Mass Spectrometry

Current Topics

Develop new calibration techniques to quantify the Aerosol Mass Spectrometer (AMS) response to a variety of organic and inorganic compounds found in atmospheric aerosols. The new calibration techniques include a reactive nitrogen (Nr) method and a total carbon method that provide direct chemical calibrations. Both methods require volatilizing aerosol particles (containing nitrogen and carbon compounds) into the gas phase, followed by catalytic conversion of the compounds into nitrogen oxide and carbon dioxide, which are then measured by calibrated gas phase instrumentation.

Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

last modified: April 29, 2022