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Maria Zawadowicz

Assistant Environmental Scientist, Atmospheric Sciences, Environmental and Climate Sciences Department

Maria Zawadowicz

Brookhaven National Laboratory

Environmental and Climate Sciences Department
Bldg. 815E, Room 1-48
P.O. Box 5000
Upton, NY 11973-5000

(631) 344-8251
mzawadowi@bnl.gov

Expertise | Education | Publications | Highlights | Awards


Expertise

  • Design and construction of field and laboratory analytical instruments for atmospheric chemistry applications
  • In-situ analysis of chemical composition of atmospheric aerosol particles using mass spectrometry
  • Miniaturization of existing technology
  • Analog electronics: design, testing and implementation
  • Machine learning applications in mass spectrometry and atmospheric chemistry

Education

Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA
Ph.D. in Atmospheric Chemistry, Dept. of Earth, Atmospheric and Planetary Sciences, 2017
Dissertation Advisor: Daniel J. Cziczo
Dissertation Title: Understanding the Chemistry of Atmospheric Particles Using Single Particle Mass Spectrometry

Lake Forest College, Lake Forest, IL
B.A. in Chemistry and Physics, summa cum laude, honors in physics, 2012
Thesis Advisor: Michael M. Kash
Thesis Title: Measuring Excitation Probabilities of a Two-state System Using Pulsed Nuclear Magnetic Resonance

Selected Publications

  • Zawadowicz MA, Suski K, Liu J, Pekour M, Fast J, Mei F, Sedlacek AJ, Springston S, Wang Y, Zaveri RA, Wood R, Wang J, Shilling JE (2021) Aircraft measurements of aerosol and trace gas chemistry in the eastern North Atlantic. Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics 21:7983–8002. doi: 10.5194/acp-21-7983-2021
  • Zheng G, Wang Y, Wood R, Jensen MP, Kuang C, McCoy IL, Matthews A, Mei F, Tomlinson JM, Shilling JE, Zawadowicz MA, Crosbie E, Moore R, Ziemba L, Andreae MO, Wang J (2021) New particle formation in the remote marine boundary layer. Nature Communications. doi: 10.1038/s41467-020-20773-1
  • Wolf MJ, Zhang Y, Zawadowicz MA, Goodell M, Froyd K, Freney E, Sellegri K, Rösch M, Cui T, Winter M, Lacher L, Axisa D, DeMott PJ, Levin EJT, Gute E, Abbatt J, Koss A, Kroll JH, Surratt JD, Cziczo DJ (2020) A biogenic secondary organic aerosol source of cirrus ice nucleating particles. Nature Communications. doi: 10.1038/s41467-020-18424-6
  • Zawadowicz MA, Lee BH, Shrivastava M, Zelenyuk A, Zaveri RA, Flynn C, Thornton JA, Shilling JE (2020) Photolysis Controls Atmospheric Budgets of Biogenic Secondary Organic Aerosol. Environmental Science & Technology 54:3861–3870. doi: 10.1021/acs.est.9b07051
  • Zawadowicz MA, Lance S, Jayne JT, Croteau P, Worsnop DR, Mahrt F, Leisner T, Cziczo DJ (2020) Quantifying and improving the optical performance of the laser ablation aerosol particle time of flight mass spectrometer (LAAPToF) instrument. Aerosol Science and Technology 54:761–771. doi: 10.1080/02786826.2020.1724867
  • Zawadowicz MA, Froyd KD, Perring AE, Murphy DM, Spracklen DV, Heald CL, Buseck PR, Cziczo DJ (2019) Model-measurement consistency and limits of bioaerosol abundance over the continental United States. Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics 19:13859–13870. doi: 10.5194/acp-19-13859-2019
  • Zawadowicz MA, Abdelmonem A, Mohr C, Saathoff H, Froyd KD, Murphy DM, Leisner T, Cziczo DJ (2015) Single-Particle Time-of-Flight Mass Spectrometry Utilizing a Femtosecond Desorption and Ionization Laser. Analytical Chemistry 87:12221–12229. doi: 10.1021/acs.analchem.5b03158

Research Highlights

Atmospheric Sciences and Global Change Division, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, Richland, WA, Post Doctorate Research Associate, 2017-Present

Program in Atmospheres, Oceans and Climate, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA, Graduate Research Assistant, 2012-2017

Department of Physics, Lake Forest College, Lake Forest, IL, Undergraduate Research Assistant, 2011-2012

Department of Chemistry, Lake Forest College, Lake Forest, IL, Undergraduate Research Assistant, 2009-2011

Awards & Recognition

  • NASA Earth and Space Science Fellowship, NASA, 2014-2017
  • Grayce B. Kerr Fellowship, MIT EAPS 2013 Jule Charney Prize, MIT EAPS, 2012
  • Presidential Fellowship, MIT, 2012
  • Harald C. Jensen Prize, Lake Forest College Physics Department, 2012
  • Phi Beta Kappa, 2012
  • Sigma Xi Grant-in-aid of research, Sigma Xi Scientific Research Society, 2010
Maria Zawadowicz

Brookhaven National Laboratory

Environmental and Climate Sciences Department
Bldg. 815E, Room 1-48
P.O. Box 5000
Upton, NY 11973-5000

(631) 344-8251
mzawadowi@bnl.gov

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