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We are located in the Mc Ketta Department of Chemical Engineering and the Center for Energy and Environmental Resources at the University of Texas at Austin. Our research focuses on atmospheric composition, especially atmospheric nanoparticles, often also referred to as "aerosols". Aerosols are important for many reasons, including their adverse effects on human health, on regional visibility and their uncertain effect on climate. They also affect the concentrations of other pollutants in the atmosphere, for example ozone, which also adversely affects human health. We hope you enjoy learning more about us and this exciting area of research in these pages.
We currently have a postdoctoral position open (see official announcement). We also have several positions open for graduate students beginning with the Spring 2013 semester. In addition, we encourage applications from undergraduate students who are interested in and committed to research. Interested applicants should contact Dr. Hildebrandt Ruiz by email.
DR. HILDEBRANDT RUIZ
lhr AT che.utexas.edu
Main campus office: CPE 3.470
PRC office: Bldg. 33, 1.320E
Hildebrandt Ruiz Research Group
HR GROUP NEWS
October 2012: Jeffrey Bean and Erin Formby join the Hildebrandt Ruiz research group
Welcome to the newest members of our group, Jeffrey Bean (Ph.D. candidate) and Erin Formby (undergraduate research assistant)!
August 2012: Research grants awarded from the Texas Air Research Council and the Texas Air Quality Research Program
The projects funded through these awards will involve laboratory experiments, ambient measurements and modeling. For more information, see the "Research" page.