Jason D. Surratt, PhD
Professor Surratt specializes in atmospheric chemistry fundamentals.
Dr. Surratt's lab utilizes advanced mass spectrometry and chromatographic techniques to understand as deeply as possible the atmospheric chemistry that occurs in both the gas and particulate phases, with special focus on the chemistry leading to the formation of secondary organic aerosol (SOA).
Since SOA is a major fraction of atmospheric fine particulate matter, chemically characterizing it resolves its sources and impacts on climate, air quality and public health. By using this approach, Dr. Surratt has helped to reveal the detailed chemical pathways leading to SOA formation from the atmospheric oxidation of isoprene (the most abundant non-methane hydrocarbon on Earth) in the presence of anthropogenic pollutants.
His research combines synthetic organic and atmospheric analytical chemistry with toxicogenomics, toxicology and systems biology.
Honors and AwardsJames J. Morgan Early Career Award Lectureship, Environmental Science & Technology (ES&T)
2016, American Chemical SocietyRuth and Philip Hettleman Prize for Artistic and Scholarly Achievement
2015, University of North Carolina at Chapel HillEditors’ Citation For Excellence in Refereeing
2015, Journal of Geophysical Research (JGR) – AtmospheresCamille & Henry Dreyfus Environmental Chemistry Mentor
2013Sheldon K. Friedlander Award
2013, American Association for Aerosol ResearchEarly Career Award
2013, Environmental Protection AgencyWalter A. Rosenblith New Investigator Award
2012, Health Effects InstituteAtmospheric Chemistry Colloquium for Emerging Senior Scientists (ACCESS)
2011, Gordon Research Conference on Atmospheric ChemistryFast Breaking Paper In the Field of Environment/Ecology for the manuscript entitled: "Evidence for Organosulfates in Secondary Organic Aerosol"
2008, ScienceWatch.comEPA Science to Achieve Results (STAR) Graduate Fellowship
2004-2007, U.S. Environmental Protection AgencyCollege of Physical and Mathematical Sciences Outstanding Graduating Senior Research Award
2003, North Carolina State UniversityDepartment of Marine, Earth, and Atmospheric Sciences Outstanding Graduating Senior Award
2003, North Carolina State UniversityThe American Institute of Chemists Award
2003, The American Institute of ChemistsThe Astronaut Scholarship
2002, The Astronaut Scholarship Foundation