Scientists characterize nanometer-thin coatings of salt on aerosolized nanoplastics

Even as microplastics gain attention as a pollutant widely found in all environments, methods to detect airborne nanoplastics and the implications for public health and policy are not well known.
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CE-CERT attends 41st AAAR Annual Conference: Dr. Sarah Petters Wins Prize

CE-CERT members engaged in the 41st AAAR Annual Conference in Portland, a hub of cutting-edge aerosol science. Dr. Sarah Petters stood out, winning the Juan de la Mora Prize for her work on sub-10-nm particles. Her inspiring journey, from a 2022 runner-up to a winner, emphasized self-belief and determination in science. This achievement and the...

UCR Graduate Student Ryan Drover Selected as Science Policy Scholar-in-Residence with the National Science Policy Network

UC Riverside's CE-CERT proudly announces Ryan Drover, a graduate student, as a National Science Policy Network (NSPN) Science Policy Scholar-in-Residence. Ryan joins the NSPN's SciPol Scholars program, focusing on health policy, vital science policy, and communication skills. After a six-week bootcamp, scholars, including Ryan, can pursue real-world projects in 2024. Ryan's achievement reflects UCR's excellence...

Dr. Tom Durbin named Fellow of the Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE)

Dr. Tom Durbin, a seasoned researcher at CE-CERT, has been honored as an SAE Fellow, recognizing his 30-year dedication to automotive engineering. His achievements include impactful studies on vehicle emissions, mobile source control technologies, and alternative fuels. Nominated by Dr. James Parks, Oak Ridge National Laboratories, Durbin's success echoes CE-CERT's commitment to innovation. Dean Lynch...
Markus Petters

CE-CERT Welcomes New Faculty Member: Dr. Markus Petters

Dr. Markus Petters, a prominent environmental researcher at CE-CERT, delves into atmospheric particulate matter's complexities. His work spans health, climate, and air quality, emphasizing mentorship to bridge the skills gap in graduate students. With dedication and a chess hobby, he enriches the research landscape.
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CE-CERT Welcomes New Faculty Member: Dr. Hang Qiu

Dr. Hang Qiu, CE-CERT's new full-time professor, brings expertise in collaborative intelligence within cyber-physical systems. His research aims to merge robot, edge/cloud, and human intelligence to enable cooperation among autonomous entities. Driven by CE-CERT's exceptional teams and infrastructure, he sees potential in connected vehicles and cooperative perception. Overcoming challenges, he emphasizes the importance of mentoring...
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