Education and Professional Positions

Postdoctoral, University of Iowa, 2005-2007

Postdoctoral, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Boulder, CO, 2001-2005

Ph.D., Atmospheric/Physical Chemistry, University of Colorado, Boulder, 2001

B.A., Environmental Chemistry, University of California, San Diego, 1995

Assistant Professor, Chemistry & Biochemistry

Current Research Interests

We are interested in understanding the climate effects of aerosols that are naturally present in the atmosphere such as sea salt and biomass burning particles. We further want to study how the properties of these aerosols change after reacting with anthropogenic (man-made) pollutants to better understand the human effect on global climate change.

Selected Publications

P. K. Hudson, E. R. Gibson, M. A. Young, P. D. Kleiber and V. H. Grassian (In Press) Coupled Infrared Extinction and Size Distribution Measurements of Several Clay Components of Mineral Dust Aerosol. Journal of Geophysical Research Atmospheres

E. R. Gibson, K. M. Gierlus, P. K. Hudson and V. H. Grassian (2007) Generation of Internally Mixed Insoluble and Soluble Aerosol Particles to Investigate the Impact of Heterogeneous Processing in the Atmosphere. Aerosol Science and Technology, 41 914 - 924.

P. K. Hudson, E. R. Gibson, M. A. Young, P. D. Kleiber and V. H. Grassian (2007) A Newly Designed and Constructed Instrument for Coupled Infrared Extinction and Size Distribution Measurements of Aerosols. Aerosol Science and Technology, 41, 710 - 710.

P. K. Hudson, J. Schwarz, J. Baltrusaitis, E. R. Gibson and V. H. Grassian (2007) A Spectroscopic Study of Atmospherically Relevant Concentrated Aqueous Nitrate Aerosols. Journal of Physical Chemistry A Letters, 111, 544 - 548.

E. R. Gibson, P. K. Hudson and V. H. Grassian, (2006) Physicochemical Properties of Nitrate Aerosol: Implications for the Atmosphere. Journal of Physical Chemistry A, 110, 11785-11799.

P. K. Hudson and V. H. Grassian (2006) Aerosol chemistry and climate: Laboratory studies of the carbonate component of mineral dust and its reaction products. Geophysical Research Letters, 33, L13811, doi:10.1029/2006GL026386.

Website

http://chemsrvr2.fullerton.edu/DeptWebsite/Hudson.html