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Sara Lance

Dr. Sara Lance

Research Faculty (Tenure Track)
Atmospheric Sciences Research Center

Dr. Sara Lance studies aerosol-cloud interactions, with expertise in the measurement of cloud condensation nuclei and cloud microphysical properties. Dr. Lance leads recent research at WFM relating to chemistry occurring within cloud droplets, with a focus on the abundant organic component.

Curriculum Vitae - Updated January 2022
Christopher Lawrence

Christopher Lawrence

Doctoral Student

Chris began working in the Lance Lab in May 2018 and started his grad studies at UAlbany in Fall of 2018. Chris is using statistical analysis of field measurements at Whiteface Mountain combined with chemical modeling to investigate the role clouds play in the chemical processing of organic carbon and nitrogen.
Archana Tripathy

Archana Tripathy

Doctoral Student

Archana began her doctoral studies at UAlbany in Fall of 2020 after having obtained a Master's Degree in Atmospheric Science from Central University of Rajasthan, India with previous research focused on carbonaceous aerosols and dust. Her recent research has involved measurements of organic acids in cloud water using ion chromatography.
Adam Deitsch

Adam Deitsch

Doctoral Student

Adam began his graduate studies at UAlbany in Fall of 2021 after having obtained his undergraduate degree in Environmental Sciences from Broward College in Florida. His current research focuses on micro and nanoplastic aerosols.
Janie Schwab

Janie Schwab

Adj. Research Faculty and Lab Manager

Janie has been instrumental in different projects in the Lance Lab over the years, in addition to work she does for other groups and her own funded research activities. In 2017 she helped with the CPOC pilot study and built an electrodynamic particle trap. In 2021 she led the monumental task of moving our labs to the new ETEC building. Currently she is working on upgrades to the housing and electrical connections for the FFSSP.
SarahWoods

Dr. Sarah Woods

Independent Contractor

Dr. Woods assisted with the instrument integration, test flights and Spring 2022 Arctic deployment for the CHACHA campaign. Now she is an Associate Scientist III at NCAR, but continues to work on the CHACHA data analysis/writeup as time allows.

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Former Group Members
Joseph Niehaus

Dr. Joseph Niehaus

Postdoctoral Researcher Sep 2019 - Dec 2021

Dr. Niehaus helped to develop the electrodynamic balance for heterogeneous chemistry studies of single particles/droplets.
Dan Orlowski

Dan Orlowski

Summer Student (RPI undergrad)

Dan assisted with calibration and deployment of instrumentation to the Whiteface Mountain summit for the 2017 CPOC pilot study.
Matthew Brewer

Matthew Brewer

Summer Student (UAlbany undergrad)

Matthew assisted with instrument deployment and field operations for the 2017 CPOC pilot study (including weather forecasting and radiosonde launches)
Group Photos
Lance Group Photo

Jun 2021

Archana Tripathy, Christopher Lawrence, Dr. Lance and Dr. Niehaus

Lance Group Photo

Sep 2019

Christopher Lawrence, Dr. Lance and Dr. Niehaus

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