Welcome to the KairLab

Welcome to the KAIR group. Population growth and the desire for improved living standards places ever-increasing stress on several interconnected resources: energy, air quality, water, and food. Our group focuses on three aspects of this grand challenge: (1) how low-cost, air-quality sensing can improve our understanding of local-air quality and how it can engage the community, (2) how particle physicochemical properties and their transformations during atmospheric aging affect human health, and (3) how changes in our energy landscape affect air, water and food resources.

Check out a recent video of our team's work as part of a NSF CIVIC Innovation Project.

Recent awards for our group members

Congratulations to Evan Blanchard for the best undergraduate poster award at the 2023 Utah Science for Solutions Meeting.

Congratulations to Kerry Kelly for being selected as a winner of The Story Exchange's 2022 Women in Science Incentive Prize .

Congratulations to Elaheh Safaei for her scholarship award from the Great Basin Chapter of the AWMA .

Congratulations to Reuben Attah for his poster award from the International Particle Fibre and Toxicology Conference.

Congratulations to Kamaljeet Kaur for her graduate paper award for her work on understanding the effects of atmospheric aging on particle morphology and biological response from the AIChE Environmental Division for her best dissertation award in Chemical Engineering.

Congratulations to Katrina Le for being selected as the best undergraduate researcher in the college of engineering.


Past, present and future research in the lab.

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Meet the team and learn lab openings.

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Listing of published research papers.

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