Live Chat: #TravelTuesday with Atmospheric Chemist Lynn Mazzoleni

By Allison Mills | Published

Lynn Mazzoleni shares her research and travel experience in a live chat hosted by @mturesearch. Through the end of the semester, she is on sabbatical with funding through the Fulbright program, studying with colleagues at Italy's Institute for Atmospheric Science and Climate. From pollution seen up high to fog in a bottle, Mazzoleni goes over the big and small aspects of her chemistry research. Join the conversation #mtulive and follow her at @LynnMazzoleni.

Seeing through the fog

Introducing "Princess Elite"

This is the fond nickname of the new mass spec instrument coming to @MichiganTech as part of a research instrumentation grant from @NSF. The machine earned the nickname, because like the "Princess and the Pea" fairytale, sensitivity is key for analyzing the chemistry of dilute samples. That includes everything from Lynn's fog samples to infant tears to municipal waste water to the drops of water stored in peat pores.

The best parts of research abroad

And the challenges of international science

Farewell notes

Michigan Technological University is a public research university, home to more than 7,000 students from 60 countries around the world. Founded in 1885, the University offers more than 120 undergraduate and graduate degree programs in science and technology, engineering, forestry, business and economics, health professions, humanities, mathematics, and social sciences. Our beautiful campus in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula overlooks the Keweenaw Waterway and is just a few miles from Lake Superior.