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Maria J. Krisch
Assistant Professor of Chemistry
Phone: (860) 297-5267 Office Location: Clement 106c
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Trinity College faculty member since 2008
General ProfileTeachingResearchPublications/PresentationsHonors/Awards
Ph.D., Univ. of Chicago (2005)
M.S., Univ. of Chicago (2001)
B.A., Swarthmore College (1999)

Maria Krisch's research deals with the unique properties of liquid-vapor interfaces, and how these properties can impact photochemical reactions.  The reactivity of liquid surfaces affects the chemistry of atmospheric aerosols, which have a high surface to volume ratio.  Professor Krisch came to Trinity after a postdoctoral research position with John Hemminger at the University of California, Irvine, where she studied the structure of liquid interfaces on a molecular scale.  Her doctoral work with Laurie Butler at the University of Chicago focused on the fundamental dynamics of gas phase photochemical reactions in systems of interest to atmospheric and combustion chemistry.

Professor Krisch attempts to help her students gain a lasting appreciation for the process of scientific discovery.