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Rob Griffin
Professor
Civil and Environmental Engineering
Rice University
6100 Main Street MS 519
Houston, TX 77005

Phone: 713-348-2093
Office: 129 Keck Hall
Email: rob.griffin 'at' rice.edu

Publications

A copy of any of these publications is available upon request. 

  

J. Xu, R.J. Griffin, Y. Liu, S. Nakao, and D.R. Cocker III, Simulated impact of NOx on SOA formation from oxidation of toluene and m-xylene, Atmos. Environ., in press, 2014. 

Y. Cao, N.P. Sanchez, W. Jiang, W. Ren, R. Lewicki, D. Jiang, R.J. Griffin, and F.K. Tittel, Multi-pass absorption spectroscopy for H2O2 detection using a CW DFB-QCL, Advanced Optical Tech., in press, 2014.

P. Stefanski, R. Lewicki, N.P. Sanchez, J. Tarka, R.J. Griffin, M. Razeghi, and F.K. Tittel, Long-term measurements of carbon monoxide mixing ratio in Houston using a compact high power CW DFB-QCL based QEPAS sensor, Appl. Phys. B., 117, 519-526, 2014. 

A.P. Rutter, Y.J. Leong, Q.G.J. Malloy, C.V. Gutierrez, M. Calzada, E. Scheuer, J.E. Dibb, and R.J. Griffin, The reduction of HNO3 to HONO by semi-volatile organic compounds emitted by motor vehicles, Atmos Environ., 87, 200-206, 2014. 

M. Jahjah, W. Jiang, N. Sanchez, W. Ren, P. Patimisco, V. Spagnolo, S. Herndon, R.J. Griffin, and F.K. Tittel, Atmospheric CH4 and N2O measurements near greater Houston area landfills using a QCL-based QEPAS sensor system during DISCOVER-AQ 2013, Opt. Lett., 39, 957-960, 2014. 

A. McPhail, R.J. Griffin, M. El-Halwagi, K. Medlock, and P.J.J. Alvarez, An environmental and energy analysis of the influence of municipal solid waste’s ultimate analysis and moisture content in a parallel co-combustion process, Energy & Fuels, 28, 1453-1462, 2014. 

W. Ren, W. Jiang, N.P. Sanchez, P. Patimisco, V. Spagnolo, C. Zah, F. Xie, L.C. Hughes, R.J. Griffin, and F.K. Tittel, Hydrogen peroxide detection with quartz-enhanced photoacoustic spectroscopy using a distributed-feedback quantum cascade laser, Appl. Phys. Lett., 104, 041117, 2014.

L. Gong, R. Lewicki, R.J. Griffin, F.K. Tittel, C.R. Lonsdale, R.G. Stevens, J.R. Pierce, Q.G.J. Malloy, S.A. Travis, L.M. Bobmanuel, B.L. Lefer, and J.H. Flynn, Role of atmospheric ammonia in particulate matter formation in Houston during summertime, Atmos. Environ., 77, 893-900, 2013. 

R.J. Griffin, The sources and impacts of tropospheric particulate matter, Nature Education Knowledge, 4, 1, 2013.

A.P. Rutter, K.M. Shakya, R. Lehr, J.J. Schauer, and R.J. Griffin, Oxidation of gaseous elemental mercury in the presence of secondary organic aerosol formation, Atmos. Environ., 59, 86-92, 2012.

M.J. Cleveland, L.D. Ziemba, R.J. Griffin, J.E. Dibb, C.H. Anderson, B.L. Lefer, and B. Rappenglueck, Characterization of urban aerosol using aerosol mass spectrometry and proton nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy, Atmos. Environ., 54, 511-518, 2012. 

K.M. Shakya, P.F. Place, R.J. Griffin, and R.W. Talbot, Carbonaceous content and water-soluble organic functionality of atmospheric aerosols at a semi-rural New England location, J. Geophys. Res., D03301, 117, doi:10.1029/2011JD016113, 2012. 

L.D. Ziemba, R.J. Griffin, C.H. Anderson, C. Corr, and S.I. Whitlow, Characterization of water-soluble organic aerosol in coastal New England: Implications of variations in size-distribution, Atmos. Environ., 45, 7319-7329, 2011. 

K.M. Shakya, P. Louchouarn, and R.J. Griffin, Lignin-derived phenols in Houston aerosols: Implications for natural background sources, Environ. Sci. Technol., 45, 8268-8275, 2011. 

L. Gong, R. Lewicki, R.J. Griffin, J.H. Flynn, B.L. Lefer, and F.K. Tittel, Atmospheric ammonia measurements in Houston, TX using an external-cavity quantum cascade laser-based sensor, Atmos. Chem. Phys., 11, 9721-9733, 2011.  

O. Klemm, L. Ziemba, R.J. Griffin, B.C. Sive, S. Whitlow, K. Carpenter, K.I. Klemm, and R.W. Talbot, A detailed aerosol particle nucleation plume analysis, J. Geophys. Res., 115, D21211, doi:10.1029/2010JD014153, 2010.

K.M. Shakya and R.J. Griffin, Secondary organic aerosol formation from oxidation of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons, Environ. Sci. Technol., 44, 8134-8139, 2010.

M.E. Wright et al., Extensive aerosol optical properties and other aerosol measurements during TRAMP/TexAQS 2006 – Implications for PM compliance and planning, Atmos. Environ., 44, 4035-4044, 2010. 

L.D. Ziemba, J.E. Dibb, R.J. Griffin, C.H. Anderson, S.I. Whitlow, B. Lefer, B. Rappenglück, and J. Flynn, Heterogeneous conversion of nitric acid to nitrous acid on the surface of primary organic aerosol in an urban atmosphere, Atmos. Environ., 44, 4081-4089, 2010.

L.D. Ziemba, R.J. Griffin, L.D. Cottrell, P.J. Beckman, Q. Zhang, R.K. Varner, B.C. Sive, H. Mao, and R.W. Talbot, Characterization of aerosol associated with enhancement of number concentrations of small particles in a suburban forested environment, J. Geophys. Res.,  115, D12206, doi:10.1029/2009JD0126114, 2010.

W.L. Chang, R.J. Griffin, and D. Dabdub, Partitioning phase preference for secondary organic aerosol in an urban atmosphere, Proceed. Nat. Acad. Sci., 107, 6705-6710, 2010.

L.D. Ziemba, J.E. Dibb, R.J. Griffin, L.G. Huey, and P. Beckman, Observations of particle growth at a remote, Arctic site, Atmos. Environ., 44, 1649-1657, 2010.

K.M. Shakya, L.D. Ziemba, and R.J. Griffin, Characterization of carbonaceous aerosol in winter in Kathmandu, Nepal, Aerosol Air Qual. Res., 10, 219-230, 2010.

P.F. Place, Jr., L.D. Ziemba, and R.J. Griffin, Observations of nucleation-mode particle events and size distributions at a rural New England site, Atmos. Environ., 44, 88-94, 2010.

J.L. Jimenez, et al., Evolution of organic aerosols in the atmosphere: A new framework connecting measurements to models, Science, 326, 1525-1529, 2009.

E.O. Olaguer et al., Deciphering the role of radical precursors during the second Texas Air Quality Study, JAWMA, 59, 1258-1277, 2009.

H. Matsui, M. Koike, N. Takegawa, Y. Kondo, R.J. Griffin, Y. Miyazaki, Y. Yokouchi, and T. Ohara, Secondary organic aerosol formation in urban air calculated using a three-dimensional model, J. Geophys. Res., 114, D04201, doi:10.1029/2008JD010164, 2009. 

C.E. Jordan, P.J. Ziemann, R.J. Griffin, Y.B. Lim, R. Atkinson, and J. Arey, Computational simulation of the formation of secondary organic aerosol from oxidation of alkanes by the hydroxyl radical, Atmos. Environ., 42, 8015-8026, 2008.

X. Cai, L.D. Ziemba, and R.J. Griffin, Secondary aerosol formation from the oxidation of toluene by chlorine atoms, Atmos. Environ., 42, 7348-7359, 2008. 

C. Anderson, J.E. Dibb, R.J. Griffin, G.S.W. Hagler, and M.H. Bergin, Water-soluble organic carbon measurements at Summit, Greenland, Atmos. Environ., 42, 5612-5621, 2008. 

C. Anderson, M.H. Bergin, R.J. Griffin, and J.E. Dibb, Simultaneous measurements of particulate and gas-phase water soluble organic carbon concentrations at remote and urban-influenced locations, Geophys. Res. Lett., 35, L13706, doi:10.1029/2008GL033966, 2008. 

C.L. Heald et al., Total observed organic carbon (TOOC) in the atmosphere, Atmos. Chem. Phys., 8, 2007-2025, 2008.

L.D. Cottrell, R.J. Griffin, J.L. Jimenez, Q. Zhang, I. Ulbrich, L.D. Ziemba, P.J. Beckman, B.C. Sive, and R.W. Talbot, Submicron particles at Thompson Farm during ICARTT measured using aerosol mass spectrometry, J. Geophys. Res., 113, D08212, doi:10.1029/2007JD009192, 2008. 

S.L. Clegg, M.J. Kleeman, R.J. Griffin, and J.H. Seinfeld, Effects of uncertainties in the thermodynamic properties of organic aerosol components in an air quality model. I. Treatment of inorganic electrolytes and organic compounds in the condensed phase, Atmos. Chem. Phys., 8, 1057-1085, 2008.

S.L. Clegg, M.J. Kleeman, R.J. Griffin, and J.H. Seinfeld, Effects of uncertainties in the thermodynamic properties of organic aerosol components in an air quality model. II. Predictions of pure component vapor pressures of organic compounds, Atmos. Chem. Phys., 8, 1087-1103, 2008.

J. Chen, R.J. Griffin, P. Tulet, and A. Grini, Modeling secondary organic aerosol formation through cloud processing of organic compounds, Atmos. Chem. Phys., 7, 5343-5355, 2007. 

Q. Zhang et al., Ubiquity and dominance of oxygenated species in organic aerosols in anthropogenically influenced Northern Hemisphere mid-latitudes, Geophys. Res. Lett., 34, L13801, doi: 10.1029/2007GL029979, 2007.

M. Chen, R.W. Talbot, H. Mao, B.C. Sive, J. Chen, and R.J. Griffin, Air mass classification over New Hampshire coastal areas and its relationship with air quality and meteorological conditions, J. Geophys. Res., 112, D10S05, doi:10.1029/JD2006007687, 2007. 

L.D. Ziemba, E. Fischer, R.J. Griffin, and R.W. Talbot, Aerosol acidity in rural New England: Temporal trends and source region analysis, J. Geophys. Res., 112, D10S22, doi:10.1029/2006JD007605, 2007. 

R.J. Griffin, J. Chen, K. Carmody, S. Vutukuru, and D. Dabdub, The contribution of gas-phase oxidation of volatile organic compounds to atmospheric carbon monoxide levels in two areas of the United States, J. Geophys. Res., 112, D10S17, doi:10.1029/2006JD007602, 2007. 

R.J. Griffin, P.J. Beckman, R.W. Talbot, B.C. Sive, and R.K. Varner, Deviations from ozone photostationary state during ICARTT 2004: Use of measurements and photochemical modeling to assess causes, J. Geophys. Res., 112, D10S07, doi:10.1029/2006JD007604, 2007. 

J. Medina, A. Nenes, R.-E.P. Sotiropoulou, L.D. Cottrell, L.D. Ziemba, P.J. Beckman, and R.J. Griffin, Cloud condensation nuclei (CCN) closure during the ICARTT 2004 campaign: A.) Effects of size-resolved composition, J. Geophys. Res., 112, D10S31, doi:10.1029/2006JD007588, 2007. 

Q. Ying, M.P. Fraser, J. Chen, R.J. Griffin, and M.J. Kleeman, Verification of a source-oriented externally mixed air quality model during a severe photochemical smog episode, Atmos. Environ., 41, 1521-1538, 2007. 

E.V. Fischer, L.D. Ziemba, R.W. Talbot, J.E. Dibb, R.J. Griffin, L. Husain, and A. Grant, The aerosol major ion record at Mount Washington, J. Geophys. Res., 112, D23023, doi:10.1029/2006JD007253, 2007. 

M.J. Kleeman, Q. Ying, M.J. Mysliwiec, R.J. Griffin, and J. Chen, Source apportionment of secondary organic aerosol during a severe photochemical smog episode, Atmos. Environ., 41, 576-591, 2007. 

L.D. Ziemba, R.J. Griffin, and R.W. Talbot, Observations of elevated particle number concentration events at a rural site in northern New England, J. Geophys. Res., 111, D23S24, doi:10.1029/2006JD007607, 2006. 

P. Tulet, A. Grini, R.J. Griffin, and S. Petitcol, ORILAM-SOA: A computationally efficient model for predicting secondary organic aerosols in 3D atmospheric models, J. Geophys. Res., 111, D23208, doi:10.1029/2006JD007152, 2006. 

J. Chen, H. Mao, R.W. Talbot, and R.J. Griffin, Application of the CACM and MPMPO modules using the CMAQ model for the Eastern United States, J. Geophys. Res., 111, D23S25, doi: 10.1029/2006JD007603, 2006. 

X. Cai and R.J. Griffin, Secondary aerosol formation from the oxidation of biogenic hydrocarbons by chlorine atoms, J. Geophys. Res., 111, D14206, doi: 10.1029/2005JD006857, 2006. 

S. Vutukuru, R.J. Griffin, and D. Dabdub, Simulation and analysis of secondary organic aerosol dynamics in the South Coast Air Basin of California, J. Geophys. Res., 111, D10S12, doi: 10.1029/2005JD006139, 2006. 

M. Barth et al., Coupling between land ecosystems and the atmospheric hydrologic cycle through biogenic aerosol pathways, Bull. Amer. Met. Soc., 86, 1738-1742, 2005. 

J. Chen and R.J. Griffin, Modeling secondary organic aerosol formation from oxidation of a-pinene, b-pinene, and d-limonene, Atmos. Environ., 39, 7731-7744, 2005. 

X. Cai and R.J. Griffin, The size-dependent influence of surface tension on the absorptive partitioning of semi-volatile organic compounds, J. Atmos. Chem., 50, 139-158, 2005. 

M. Carreras-Sospedra, R.J. Griffin, and D. Dabdub, Calculations of incremental aerosol reactivities for secondary organic aerosol precursors, Environ. Sci. Technol., 39, 1724-1730, 2005. 

R.J. Griffin, D. Dabdub, and J.H. Seinfeld, Development and initial evaluation of a dynamic species-resolved model for gas-phase chemistry and size-resolved gas/particle partitioning associated with secondary organic aerosol formation, J. Geophys. Res., 110, D05304, doi:10.1029/2004JD005219, 2005. 

R.J. Griffin, C.A. Johnson, R.W. Talbot, H. Mao, R.S. Russo, Y. Zhou, and B.C. Sive, Quantification of ozone formation metrics at Thompson Farm during NEAQS 2002, J. Geophys. Res., 109, D24032, doi: 10.1029/2004JD005344, 2004. 

C.J. Colville and R.J. Griffin, The roles of individual oxidants in secondary organic aerosol formation from ∆3-carene: 1. Gas-phase chemical mechanism, Atmos. Environ., 38, 4001-4012, 2004. 

C.J. Colville and R.J. Griffin, The roles of individual oxidants in secondary organic aerosol formation from ∆3-carene: 2. SOA formation and oxidant contribution, Atmos. Environ., 38, 4013-4023, 2004. 

R.J. Griffin, M. Revelle, and D. Dabdub, Modeling the oxidative capacity of the atmosphere of the South Coast Air Basin of California: 1. Ozone formation metrics, Environ. Sci. Technol., 38, 746-752, 2004. 

R.J. Griffin, Modeling the oxidative capacity of the atmosphere of the South Coast Air Basin of California: 2. HOx radical production, Environ. Sci. Technol., 38, 753-757, 2004. 

B.K. Pun, S.-Y. Wu, C. Seigneur, J.H. Seinfeld, R.J. Griffin, and S.N. Pandis, Uncertainties in modeling secondary organic aerosols: Three-dimensional modeling studies in Nashville, TN, Environ. Sci. Technol., 37, 3647-3661, 2003. 

X. Cai and R.J. Griffin, Modeling the formation of secondary organic aerosol in coastal areas: The role of the sea salt organic layer, J. Geophys. Res., 108, 4440, doi:10.1029/2002JD003053, 2003. 

R.J. Griffin, K. Nguyen, D. Dabdub, and J.H. Seinfeld, A combined hydrophobic-hydrophilic module for predicting secondary organic aerosol formation, J. Atmos. Chem., 44, 171-190, 2003. 

R.J. Griffin, D. Dabdub, and J.H. Seinfeld, Secondary organic aerosol: I. Atmospheric chemical mechanism for production of molecular constituents, J. Geophys. Res., 107, 4332, doi: 10.1029/2001JD000541, 2002. 

B.K. Pun, R.J. Griffin, C. Seigneur, and J.H. Seinfeld, Secondary organic aerosol: II. Thermodynamic model for gas/particle partitioning of molecular constituents, J. Geophys. Res., 107, 4333, doi: 10.1029/2001JD000542, 2002. 

R.J. Griffin, D. Dabdub, M.J. Kleeman, M.P. Fraser, G.R. Cass, and J.H. Seinfeld, Secondary organic aerosol: III. Urban/regional scale model of size and composition resolved aerosols, J. Geophys. Res., 107, 4334, doi: 10.1029/2001JD000544, 2002. 

R.J. Griffin, D. Dabdub, D.R. Cocker III, and J.H. Seinfeld, Estimate of global atmospheric organic aerosol from oxidation of biogenic hydrocarbons, Geophys. Res. Lett., 26, 2721-2724, 1999. 

R.J. Griffin, D.R. Cocker III, and J.H. Seinfeld, Incremental aerosol reactivity: Application to aromatic and biogenic hydrocarbons, Environ. Sci. Technol., 33, 2403-2408, 1999. 

R.J. Griffin, D.R. Cocker III, R.C. Flagan, and J.H. Seinfeld, Organic aerosol formation from the oxidation of biogenic hydrocarbons, J. Geophys. Res., 104, 3555-3567, 1999. 

J. Yu, R.J. Griffin, D.R. Cocker III, R.C. Flagan, J.H. Seinfeld, and P. Blanchard, Observation of gaseous and particulate products of monoterpene oxidation in forest atmospheres, Geophys. Res. Lett., 26, 1145-1148, 1999. 

J. Yu, D.R. Cocker III, R.J. Griffin, R.C. Flagan, and J.H. Seinfeld, Gas-phase ozone oxidation of monoterpenes: Gaseous and particulate products, J. Atmos. Chem., 34, 207-258, 1999. 

J.R. Odum, T.P.W. Jungkamp, R.J. Griffin, R.C. Flagan, and J.H. Seinfeld, The atmospheric aerosol forming potential of whole gasoline vapor, Science, 276, 96-99, 1997. 

J.R. Odum, T.P.W. Jungkamp, R.J. Griffin, H.J.L. Forstner, R.C. Flagan, and J.H. Seinfeld, Aromatics, reformulated gasoline, and atmospheric organic aerosol formation, Environ. Sci. Technol., 31, 1890-1897, 1997.