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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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
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