Lu Hu

Lu Hu (胡璐)

Associate Professor of Atmospheric Chemistry
Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry
University of Montana
B.Sc: China University of Geosciences Beijing
M.S.: Institute of Geochemistry Chinese Academy of Sciences
Ph.D.: University of Minnesota
Postdoctoral: Harvard University

Emily Cope

Emily Cope

PhD student in chemistry
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B.s in chemistry, Florida State University
Urban photochemistry in the present of wildfire smoke

Lixu Jin

Lixu Jin

Ph.D student in chemistry
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B.S. in Atmospheric Science, Lanzhou University, China
Constraining biomass burning emissions in the western U.S.


Damien Ketcherside

Ph.D student in chemistry
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B.S. in chemistry, Lewis-Clark State College
Sources and chemistry of wintertime and indoor VOCs in support of ALPACA

Joseph Knudsen

Joseph Knuden

undergrad student in chemistry
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Meteorological measurements and low cost sensors for outreach and air quality applications

Wade Permar

Wade Permar

Postdoctoral fellow
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PhD in Chemistry, University of Montana
Chemical composition and evolution of western wildfire smoke

Vanessa Selimovic

Lu Tan

PhD student in chemistry
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B.S. in chemical engineering, Changsha Univ of Sci & Tech, China
Improving PTR-MS for VOC quantification

UMT Grizzly Mascot


Graduate student positions available. Send your CV and letter of interest.


Wade Permar: Chemistry PhD. (2022), now Postdoc in the group.
Vanessa Selimovic: Postdoctoral fellow (2020-2022), now Research Associate at UMich
Sree Chaliyakunnel: Postdoctoral fellow (2020-2022)
Amy Christiansen: Postdoctoral fellow (2020-2022), now Assistant Professor at UMKC
Keri Nauman: Biochemistry and Geosciences, B.S. (2021), now Monitoring Coordinator for Air Quality at MT DEQ
Catie Wielgasz: Chemistry M.S. (2021), now Analytical Chemist at Eurofins
Ahsan Mozaffar: Postdoctoral fellow (2020), now Associate Professor at NUIST
Ming Lee Harris-Weidner: Research intern (2020)
Emi Okitsu: Undergraduate researcher (2019)
Qian Wang: Visiting Ph.D. student (2018), now Faculty at Guizhou Education University
David Burton: Undergraduate researcher (2018)