Zachary Finewax


Chemical Processes & Instrument Development




  • Ph.D., Chemistry, University of Colorado, Boulder, (advisors: Paul Ziemann & Joost de Gouw), 2020
  • B.Sc., Environmental Chemistry, University of Toronto, Canada, 2012


  • Gas-phase kinetic studies of the isomerization of the dimethyl sulfide peroxy radical. These studies are motivated by the recent NASA Atmospheric Tomography (ATom) mission, where a previously undetected sulfur compound, hydroperoxymethyl thioformate (HPMTF), was observed in the remote marine boundary layer. This compound has implications for global sulfur chemistry, climate change and air quality due to sulfur's role in new particle formation and particle growth.
  • Kinetic studies of the reaction of dimethyl sulfide peroxy radical with other tropospheric oxidants (i.e. NO, HO2).
Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

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