The Sullivan Group is part of the Chemistry and Mechanical Engineering departments at Carnegie Mellon University, as well as the Center for Atmospheric Particle Studies and the Institute for Green Science.

We are a group of chemists and engineers that work together to investigate the chemistry that tiny aerosol particles experience in the atmosphere. Using a variety of instruments and techniques, we seek to understand the role that chemistry catalyzed by aerosols plays in changing air pollution and impairing air quality.

We also engage in educational outreach to teach the public about the importance and fascinating complexity of the chemistry occurring in the environment all around us, every day.


Funding Sources

National Science Foundation (NSF)
Environmental Chemical Sciences
Atmospheric Chemistry
Particulate & Multiphase Processes

Steinbrenner Institute for Environmental Education and Research

US Department of Energy (DOE)
Atmospheric System Research (ASR) Program
Environmental Molecular Sciences Laboratory (EMSL)