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Rob Griffin
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


Rob_GriffinWelcome to the website of the Griffin Research Group in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Rice University.  The research interests of our group lie broadly in understanding the chemical behavior of trace gases and aerosol particles in the troposphere.  Only if such behavior is understood can the magnitude of the effects of these species on human health, climate, visibility, etc. be understood.  Our work includes field measurements, computational modeling, and laboratory experiments.  Please browse this site to learn more about what we are doing, Rob (CV is linked on department home page), his teaching interests, etc.  Do not hesitate to contact us if you have any questions.

On a personal note, I grew up in Massachusetts and am a big Boston sports fan.  I'm married to a wonderful woman (Ann) whom I have known since I was a first-year student in college.  We have two terrific, really cute kids (Liam and Meredith).  As a family, we love movies (especially Pixar), travel (especially to the beach), and playing and watching sports (Go Owls!).

Research Interests

Secondary particle formation in the atmosphere, heterogeneous reactions occurring on atmospheric particle surfaces, analytical techniques for measuring particle composition, measurement of atmospheric trace gases using laser spectroscopy, air quality modeling with an emphasis on development of new modules to simulate particle formation.


Field Work
Field Work
See where we have deployed, what instruments we have used, what we have learned, and where we plan to go next.  »

Learn about the modules we have developed and for what areas they have been implemented.  »

Find out about the types of experiments that we currently are conducting in our laboratory.  »

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