Allan Bertram

University of British Columbia

Allan Bertram received his BSc from the University of Prince Edward Island and PhD from the University of Waterloo, where he studied the freezing behaviour of polar stratospheric clouds. Following an NSERC Postdoctoral fellowship at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, he joined the Department of Chemistry at the University of British Columbia (UBC) in 2001. He was a Tier II Canada Research Chair in Environmental and Atmospheric Chemistry from 2001-2011, and in 2012 he became a full professor at UBC. Currently he is the director of an interdisciplinary atmospheric aerosol program funded through the NSERC CREATE program (2010-present) and serves as co-editor of Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics (2013 – present). The research in his group focuses on the chemistry and physics of atmospheric particles and the role these particles play in urban air pollution, climate change and atmospheric chemistry. Current research projects focus on several topics including liquid-liquid phase transitions in atmospheric particles, viscosity and diffusion in atmospheric particles, heterogeneous chemistry and laboratory and field measurements of ice nucleation.