Assistant Professor of Chemistry. (Ph.D.in Chemistry, Max Planck Institute for Chemistry, 2011).
Prof. Shiraiwa brings expertise in kinetic flux models for gas-particle interactions in aerosols and clouds and combines numerical modeling, laboratory experiments, and field measurements on organic aerosol and oxidant chemistry
His research focuses on the properties and multiphase processes of aerosol particles and their effects on atmospheric chemistry, air quality, and human health. Multiphase chemistry of aerosols are efficient pathways for the formation of secondary organic aerosols (SOA) and aging. Multiphase chemistry also deals with chemical reactions, transport processes, and transformations between gaseous, liquid, and solid matter. These processes are essential for Earth system science and climate research as well as for life and health sciences on molecular and global levels, bridging a wide range of spatial and temporal scales from below nanometers to thousands of kilometers and from less than nanoseconds to years. Understanding the mechanisms and kinetics of these processes is also required to address societally relevant questions of global environmental change and public health.
- Gas uptake, formation, evolution and partitioning of organic aerosols
- Multiphase chemical processes at the atmosphere-biosphere interface including lung lining fluid and human skin
- Reactive Oxygen Species/Intermediates (ROS/ROI), allergenic proteins and their health effects
- Co-editor of the journal Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics (since 2015)
- Chair of the Aerosol Chemistry Working Group, European Aerosol Assembly (EAA) (2011 - 2016)
Atmospheric Chemistry, Heterogeneous and Multiphase Chemistry, Aerosol Particles, Reactive Oxygen Species, Kinetic Modeling