Dr. Leonid Nichman

Postdoctoral Research Fellow | nichman@bc.edu

ABOUT

Dr. Leonid Nichman has received his M.Sc. degree in chemistry and materials science from the physical-chemistry department of Tel Aviv University where he studied radicals above flat flames with laser spectroscopy and used pulsed lasers for ablation and propulsion under the supervision of Prof. Sergey Cheskis and Dr. Valery Bulatov. In his further postgraduate studies in Prof. Zeev Zalevsky's group at Bar Ilan University, he used electron beam charge deposition on insulators, followed by rearrangement of deposited nanoparticles to fabricate nano-wires for devices.
Later, Dr. Nichman has been awarded a Marie Curie fellowship in the School of Earth, Atmospheric and Environmental Sciences (SEAES) at the University of Manchester, where he received his PhD in cloud-microphysics under the supervision of Prof. Thomas Choularton and Prof. Martin Gallagher. In this period, Dr. Nichman took an active part in the CLOUD project at CERN.
In his career, Dr. Nichman was employed in the private sector for almost 5 years as a R&D Materials Chemist at Landa Laboratories and Landa Corporation. He was involved in many projects such as Green energy research, Printing research, Graphene Oxide production and others.
Currently, Dr. Nichman is a postdoctoral research fellow at the department of chemistry in Boston College. The group lead by Prof. Paul Davidovits, studies aerosol chemistry and physics in close collaboration with Aerodyne research Inc. and MIT.

RECENT PUBLICATIONS

Formation of Refractory Black Carbon by SP2-Induced Charring of Organic Aerosol
Arthur J. Sedlacek III, Timothy B. Onasch, Leonid Nichman, Ernie R. Lewis, Paul Davidovits, Andrew Freedman & Leah Williams: Formation of Refractory Black Carbon by SP2-Induced Charring of Organic Aerosol, Aerosol Science and Technology, DOI: 10.1080/02786826.2018.1531107, 2018.

2018
PUBLISHED

Laboratory study of the heterogeneous ice nucleation on black carbon containing aerosol
Nichman, L., Wolf, M., Davidovits, P., Onasch, T. B., Zhang, Y., Worsnop, D. R., Bhandari, J., Mazzoleni, C., and Cziczo, D. J.: Laboratory study of the heterogeneous ice nucleation on black carbon containing aerosol, Atmos. Chem. Phys. Discuss., https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-2018-915, in review, 2018.

2018
IN REVIEW

The Effects of Composition, Cooling Rate, and Water Content on Glass Forming Properties of Organic Aerosols
Zhang, Yue ; Nichman, Leonid; Spencer, Peyton; Jung, Jason; Lee, Andrew; Heffernan, Brian; Gold, Avram; Zhang, Zhenfa; Chen, Yuzhi; Canagaratna, Manjula; Jayne, John; Worsnop, Douglas; Onasch, Timothy; Davidovits, Paul; Chandler, David; Surratt, Jason; Kolb, Charles, Environmental Science & Tehnology, in review, 2018.

2018
IN REVIEW

Collaborative Research - BC5 Laboratory Studies of the Optical Properties and Ice Nuclei Activity of Carbonaceous Particles as a Function of Mixing State and Phase State
Nichman, L., Zhang, Y., Taehyun, L., Injae, J., Spencer, P., Bhandari, J., Massoli, P., Worsnop, D., Mazzoleni, C., Onasch, T., Davidovits, P., 19 - 23 March, ASR Science Team Meeting, Tysons, Virginia, USA, 2018.

2018
POSTER

Influence of temperature on the molecular composition of ions and charged clusters during pure biogenic nucleation
Frege, C., Ortega, I. K., Rissanen, M. P., Praplan, A. P., Steiner, G., Heinritzi, M., Ahonen, L., Amorim, A., Bernhammer, A.-K., Bianchi, F., Brilke, S., Breitenlechner, M., Dada, L., Dias, A., Duplissy, J., Ehrhart, S., El-Haddad, I., Fischer, L., Fuchs, C., Garmash, O., Gonin, M., Hansel, A., Hoyle, C. R., Jokinen, T., Junninen, H., Kirkby, J., Kurten, A., Lehtipalo, K., Leiminger, M., Mauldin, R. L., Molteni, U., Nichman, L., Petaja, T., Sarnela, N., Schobesberger, S., Simon, M., Sipila, M., Stolzenburg, D., Tome, A., Vogel, A. L., Wagner, A., Wagner, R., Xiao, M., Yan, C., Ye, P., Curtius, J., Donahue, N. M., Flagan, R. C., Kulmala, M., Worsnop, D. R., Winkler, P. M., Dommen, J., and Baltensperger, U., Atmos. Chem. Phys., https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-18-65-2018, 2018.

2018
PUBLISHED



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CURRENT PROJECTS

Ice nucleation efficiency of black carbon containing particles


Charged mediated aerosol coagulation


Ice nucleation by secondary organic aerosol particles


Glass transition measurements of atmospherically relevant compounds with broadband dielectric spectroscopy


Portable inverted diffusion miniburner characterization


Optical properties of atmospheric aerosol



This work is supported by DOE award #DE-SC0011935 , NSF award #1506768 and the Boston College undergraduate research fund

VIDEOS

HOW CLOUDS AFFECT CLIMATE CHANGE

Anthropogenic contribution to climate change. How do we estimate the change in climate?

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THE CLOUD PROJECT

Atmospheric science explained by scientists at the University of Manchester,UK

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INTERVIEW

Marie Curie Alumni Association Interview: How soot is formed and why soot studies are important for better understanding of Earth's atmosphere?

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CONTACT

Email
leonid.nichman@bc.edu

Address
Room 226, Merkert chemistry center
Boston College
2609 Beacon Street
Chestnut Hill, MA 02467-3860

Phone
+1 (617)-552-3632

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