Dr. Victoria P. Barber, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor at UCLA
Atmospheric and Physical Chemist
I am an Assistant Professor at UCLA, in the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry. My research focuses on understanding the fundamental chemical processes that govern the evolution of organic molecules in the atmosphere. These processes lead to the degradation of organic molecules, the consumption and recycling of atmospheric oxidants, and the production of important secondary species including aerosol particles, ozone, and carbon dioxide. Understanding this chemistry is therefore critical to understanding atmospheric composition, climate, and air quality. Prior to arriving at UCLA, I was a postdoctoral associated at MIT, in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, working under the guidance of Professor Jesse Kroll. I hold a PhD in Physical Chemistry from the University of Pennsylvania, where I worked under the guidance of Professor Marsha Lester and was the Miller Fellow in physical chemistry.