PEER-REVIEWED PUBLICATIONS [bold = original work led by researchers from our group]


Yichen Li, Xiaohan Li, Jihau Yu, Brian Brandley, George Hodgin, Eliot Spindel, Kent E. Pinkerton, and Tran B. Nguyen*, “Vaping aerosols from Vitamin E Acetate and Tetrahydrocannabinol oil, Part 1: chemistry and composition,” In preparation

Kelvin H. Bates,  Guy J.P. Burke, James D. Cope, Tran B. Nguyen*, “The nitrate radical (NO3) oxidation of alpha-pinene is a significant source of secondary organic aerosol and organic nitrogen under simulated ambient nighttime conditions,” Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics Discussion (acp-2021-703)

Karizza A. Abellar, James D. Cope, Tran B. Nguyen*, “Second-order kinetic rate coefficients for the aqueous-phase hydroxyl radical (OH) oxidation of isoprene-derived secondary organic aerosol compounds at 298 K,” Environmental Science & Technology, accepted

Kelvin H. Bates, James D. Cope, Tran B. Nguyen*, “Gas-phase oxidation rates and products of 1,2-dihydroxy isoprene,” Environmental Science & Technology, accepted

James D. Cope, Karizza A. Abellar, Kelvin H. Bates, Xuan Fu, Tran B. Nguyen*, “Aqueous Photochemistry of 2-Methyltetrol and Erythritol as Sources of Formic Acid and Acetic Acid in the Atmosphere,” ACS Earth and Space Chemistry, Mario Molina Special Issue,  2021, 5, 6, 1265–1277 [Article]

Yichen Li, Amanda E. Burns, Lillian N. Tran, Karizza A. Abellar, Morgan Poindexter, Xiaohan Li, Amy K. Madl, Kent E. Pinkerton, Tran B. Nguyen*, “Impact of e-Liquid Composition, Coil Temperature and Puff Topography on the Aerosol Chemistry of Electronic Cigarettes,” Chemical Research in Toxicology, DOI: 10.1021/acs.chemrestox.1c00070. **Selected for an ACS EDITOR’S CHOICE Award!  [Article]


Savannah M. D’Evelyn, C.F.A. Vogel, K.J. Bein, B. Lara, E.L. Laing, R.A. Abarca, Q. Zhang, T.B. Nguyen TB, and K.E. Pinkerton, Differential inflammatory potential of particulate matter (PM) size fractions from Imperial Valley, CA, Atmospheric Environment, 244: 117992 [Article]

Yichen Li, Amanda Elizabeth Burns, Guy J.P. Burke, Morgan Elizabeth Poindexter, Amy K Madl, Kent E Pinkerton, Tran B. Nguyen*. Application of high-resolution mass spectrometry and a theoretical model to the quantification of multifunctional carbonyls and organic acids in e-cigarette aerosol, Environmental Science & Technology 2020 [Article]

Michael F Link, Tran B. Nguyen, Kelvin H Bates, Jean-François Müller, Delphine K Farmer. Can isoprene oxidation explain high concentrations of atmospheric formic and acetic acid over forests? ACS Earth and Space Chemistry 2020 [Article]

Lam Kam Chan, Khanh Q. Nguyen, Noreen Karim, Yatian Yang, Robert H. Rice, Guochun He, Michael S. Denison, and Tran B. Nguyen*. Relationship between the molecular composition, visible light absorption, and health-related properties of smoldering woodsmoke aerosols, Atmos. Chem. Phys., 20, 539–559, 2020 [Article]


R.H. Schwantes, S.M. Charan, K.H. Bates, Y. Huang, T.B. Nguyen, H. Mai, W. Kong, R.C. Flagan, and J.H. SeinfeldLow-volatility compounds contribute significantly to isoprene SOA under high-NOx conditions, Atmos. Chem. Phys., 2019, 7255–7278 [Article]

D. C. Schuster, M.S. Mayernik, C-Y Hou, G. Stossmeister, R.R. Downs, D. Kinkade, T.B. Nguyen, M. Ramamurthy, F. ZhangChallenges and Future Directions for Data Management in the GeosciencesBulletin of the American Meteorological Society. [Article]


Wennberg, P.O., K.H. Bates, J.D. Crounse, L.G. Dodson, R.C. McVay, L.A. Mertens, T.B. Nguyen, E. Praske, R.H. Schwantes, M.D. Smarte, J.M. St. Clair, A.P. Teng, X. Zhang, and J.H. Seinfeld, “Gas-Phase Reactions of Isoprene and Its Major Oxidation Products”, Chem. Rev. (2018) 3337-3390 [Article]

Zare, A., P.S. Romer, T.B. Nguyen, F.N. Keutsch, K. Skog, and R.C. Cohen, “A comprehensive organic nitrate chemistry: insights into the lifetime of atmospheric organic nitrate”, Atmos. Chem. Phys., 2018, 15419–15436  [Article]

Paulot, F., S. Malyshev, T.B. Nguyen, J.D. Crounse, and E. Shevliakova, “Representing sub-grid scale variations in nitrogen deposition associated with land use in a global Earth system model: implications for present and future nitrogen deposition fluxes over North America”, Atmos. Chem. Phys., 2018, 17963–17978 [Article]


Kurtén T., K.H. Møller, T.B. Nguyen, R.H. Schwantes, P.K. Misztal, L. Su, P.O. Wennberg, J.L. Fry, H.G. Kjærgaard, “Alkoxy Radical Bond Scissions Explain the Anomalously Low Secondary Organic Aerosol and Organonitrate Yields from α-Pinene + NO3”, J. Phys. Chem. Lett. 8 (2017) 2826-2834 [Article]


P.A. Feiner, W.H. Brune, D.O. Miller, L. Zhang, R.C. Cohen, P. Romer, A.H. Goldstein, F.N. Keutsch, K.M. Skog, P.O. Wennberg, T.B. Nguyen, A.P, Teng, J.A. de Gouw, A. Koss, R.J. Wild, S.S. Brown, A. Guenther, E. Edgerton, K. Baumann, J.L. Fry, “Testing atmospheric oxidation in an Alabama Forest,” J. Atmos. Sci. (2016), 4699-4710 [Article]

J. Kaiser, K. M. Skog, K. Baumann, S. B. Bertman, S. B. Brown, W. H. Brune, J. D. Crounse, J. A. de Gouw, E. S. Edgerton, P. A. Feiner, A. H. Goldstein, A. Koss, P. K. Misztal, T. B. Nguyen, K. F. Olson, J. M. St. Clair, A. P. Teng, S. Toma, P. O. Wennberg, R. J. Wild, L. Zhang, and F. N. Keutsch, “Speciation of OH reactivity above the canopy of an isoprene-dominated forest,” Atmos. Chem. Phys. (2016) 9349–9359 [Article]

J.A. Fisher, D.J. Jacob, K.R. Travis, P.S. Kim, E.A. Marais, C.C. Miller, K. Yu, L. Zhu, R.M. Yantosca, M.P. Sulprizio, J. Mao, P.O. Wennberg, J.D. Crounse, A.P. Teng, T.B. Nguyen, R.C. Cohen, P. Romer, B.A. Nault, J.-L. Jimenez, P. Campuzano-Jost, P.B. Shepson, F. Xiong, D.R. Blake, A.H. Goldstein, T.F. Hanisco, T.B. Ryerson, A. Wisthaler, and T. Mikoviny, “Organic nitrate chemistry and its implications for nitrogen budgets in an isoprene- and monoterpene-rich atmosphere: constraints from aircraft (SEAC4RS) and ground-based (SOAS) observations in the Southeast US,” Atmos. Chem. Phys. (2016), 5969–5991 [Article]

P. Romer, K. Duffey, P.J. Wooldridge, H.M. Allen, B.J. Ayres, S.S. Brown, W.H. Brune, J.D. Crounse, J.A. de Gouw, D.C. Draper, P.A. Feiner, J.L. Fry, A. H. Goldstein, A. Koss, P.K. Misztal, T.B. Nguyen, K.F. Olson, A.P. Teng, P.O. Wennberg, R.J. Wild, L. Zhang, R.C. Cohen, “The lifetime of nitrogen oxides in an isoprene dominated forest,” Atmos. Chem. Phys. (2016), 7623-7637 [Article]

T.B. Nguyen, G.S. Tyndall, J.D. Crounse, A.P. Teng, K.H. Bates, R.H. Schwantes, M.M. Coggon, L. Zhang, P. Feiner, D.O. Miller, K.M. Skog, J.C. Rivera-Rios, M. Dorris, K.F. Olson, A. Koss, R.J. Wild, S.S. Brown, A.H. Goldstein, J.A. de Gouw, W.H. Brune, F.N. Keutsch, J.H. Seinfeld, and P.O. Wennberg, “Atmospheric fates of Criegee intermediates in the ozonolysis of isoprene,” Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys. 18 (2016) 10241-10254 [Article]

K.H. Bates, T.B. Nguyen, A.P. Teng, J.D. Crounse, H.G. Kjaergaard, B.M. Stolz, J.H. Seinfeld, P.O. Wennberg, “Production and fate of C4 dihydroxycarbonyl compounds from isoprene oxidation,” J. Phys. Chem. A., 120 (2016) 106 – 117 [Article]


B.J. Ayres, H.M. Allen, D.C. Draper, S.S. Brown, R.J. Wild, J.L. Jimenez, D.A. Day, P. Campuzano-Jost, W. Hu, J. de Gouw, A. Koss, R.C. Cohen, K.C. Duffey, P. Romer, K. Baumann, E. Edgerton, S. Takahama, J.A. Thornton, B.H. Lee, F.D. Lopez-Hilfiker, C. Mohr, P.O. Wennberg, T.B. Nguyen, A. Teng, A.H. Goldstein, K. Olson, J.L. Fry, “Organic nitrate aerosol formation via NO3 + biogenic volatile organic compounds in the southeastern United States,” Atmos. Chem. Phys. 15 (2015), 13377-13392 [Article]

G.M. Wolfe, T.F. Hanisco, H.L. Arkinson, T.P. Bui, J.D. Crounse, J. Dean-Day, A. Goldstein, A. Guenther, S.R. Hall, G. Huey, D. J. Jacob, T. Karl, P. S. Kim, X. Liu, M. R. Marvin, T. Mikoviny, P. Misztal, T.B. Nguyen, J. Peischl, I. Pollack, T. Ryerson, J. M. St. Clair, A. Teng, K. R. Travis, P.O. Wennberg, A. Wisthaler, and K. Ullmann, “Quantifying sources and sinks of reactive gases in the lower atmosphere using airborne flux observations,” Geophys. Res. Lett. 42 (2015) 8231–8240 [Article]

F. Xiong, K.M. McAvey, K.A. Pratt, C.J. Groff, M.A. Hostetler, M.A. Lipton, T.K. Starn, J.V. Seeley, S.B. Bertman, A.P. Teng, J.D. Crounse, T.B. Nguyen, P.O. Wennberg, P.K. Misztal, A.H. Goldstein, A.B. Guenther, A.R. Koss, K.F. Olson, J.A. de Gouw, K. Baumann, E.S. Edgerton, P.A. Feiner, L. Zhang, D.O. Miller, W.H. Brune, and P.B. Shepson, “Observation of isoprene hydroxynitrates in the southeastern United States and implications for the fate of NOx,” Atmos. Chem. Phys. 15 (2015) 11257-11272 [Article]

R.H. Schwantes, A.P. Teng, T.B. Nguyen, M.M. Coggon, J.D. Crounse, J.M. St. Clair, X. Zhang, K.A. Schilling, J.H. Seinfeld, and P.O. Wennberg, “Isoprene NO3 oxidation products from the RO2 + HO2 pathway,” J. Chem. Phys. A. 119 (2015), 10158–10171 [Article]

J.E. Krechmer, M.M. Coggon, P. Massoli, T.B. Nguyen, J.D. Crounse, W. Hu, D.A. Day, G.S. Tyndall, D.K. Henze, J.C. Rivera-Rios, J.B. Nowak, J.R. Kimmel, R.L. Mauldin III, H. Stark, J.T. Jayne, M. Sipila, H. Junninen, J.M. St. Clair, X. Zhang, P.A. Feiner, W.H. Brune, F.N. Keutsch, P.O. Wennberg, J.H. Seinfeld, D.R. Worsnop, J.L. Jimenez and M.R. Canagaratna, “Formation of low volatility organic compounds and secondary organic aerosol from isoprene hydroxyhydroperoxide low-NO oxidation,” Environ. Sci. Technol. 49 (2015), 10330–10339 [Article]

T.B. Nguyen, K.H. Bates, J.D. Crounse, R.H. Schwantes, X. Zhang, H.G. Kjaergaard, J.D. Surratt, P. Lin, A. Laskin, J.H. Seinfeld, and P.O. Wennberg, “Mechanism of the hydroxyl radical oxidation of methacryoyl peroxynitrate (MPAN) and its pathway toward secondary organic aerosol formation in the atmosphere,” Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys. 17 (2015) 17914 – 17926[Article]

D.E. Romonosky, L.Q. Nguyen, D. Shemesh, T.B. Nguyen, S.A. Epstein, D.B.C. Martin, C.D. Vanderwal, R.B. Gerber, “Absorption spectra and aqueous photochemistry of beta-hydroxyalkyl nitrates of atmospheric interest,” Molec. Phys. (2015) 2179-2190 [Article]

T.B. Nguyen, J.D. Crounse, A.P. Teng, J.M. St. Clair, F. Paulot, G.M. Wolfe, and P.O. Wennberg, “Rapid deposition of oxidized biogenic compounds to a temperate forest,” Proc. Nat. Acad. Sci. USA 112 (2014) E392–E401 [Article]authors contributed equally


T.B. Nguyen, J.D. Crounse, R.H. Schwantes, A.P. Teng, K.H. Bates, X. Zhang, J.M. St. Clair, W.H. Brune, G.S. Tyndall, F.N. Keutsch, J.H. Seinfeld, and P.O. Wennberg, “Overview of the Focused Isoprene eXperiments at California Institute of Technology (FIXCIT): mechanistic chamber studies on the oxidation of biogenic compounds”, Atmos. Chem. Phys., 14 (2014) 13531-13549 [Article]

J.C. Rivera-Rios, T.B. Nguyen, J. D. Crounse, W. Jud, J. St.Clair, T. Mikoviny, J. B. Gilman, B. M. Lerner, J. B. Kaiser, J. de Gouw, A. Wisthaler, A. Hansel, P. O. Wennberg, J.H. Seinfeld, and F. N. Keutsch, “Conversion of hydroperoxides to carbonyls in field and laboratory instrumentation: observational bias in diagnosing pristine versus anthropogenically-controlled atmospheric chemistry,” Geophys. Res. Lett. (2014); DOI: 10.1002/2014GL061919 [Article]

S. Tao, X. Lu, N. Levac, A.P. Bateman, T.B. Nguyen, D.L. Bones, S.A. Nizkorodov, J. Laskin, A. Laskin, and X. Yang, “Molecular characterization of organosulfates in organic aerosols from Shanghai and Los Angeles urban areas by nanospray-desorption electrospray ionization high-resolution mass spectrometry” Environ. Sci. Technol. 48 (2014) 10993–11001 [Article]

T.B. Nguyen, M.M. Coggon, K.H. Bates, X. Zhang, R.H. Schwantes, K.A. Schilling, C.L. Loza, R.C. Flagan, P.O. Wennberg, and J.H. Seinfeld, “Organic aerosol formation from the reactive uptake of isoprene epoxydiols (IEPOX) onto non-acidified inorganic seeds” Atmos. Chem. Phys. 14 (2014) 3497-3510 [Article]

K.H. Bates, J.D. Crounse, J.M. St. Clair, N.B. Bennett, T.B. Nguyen, J.H. Seinfeld, B.M. Stoltz, and P.O. Wennberg, “Gas phase production and loss of isoprene epoxydiols” J. Phys. Chem. A 118 (2014) 1237–1246 [Article]


T.B. Nguyen, A. Laskin, J. Laskin, and S.A. Nizkorodov, “Brown carbon formation from ketoaldehydes of biogenic monoterpenes” Faraday Discuss. 165: Tropospheric Aerosol Special Issue (2013) 473–494 [Article]

L. Loza, M.M. Coggon, T.B. Nguyen, A. Zuend, R.C. Flagan, and J.H. Seinfeld, “On the mixing and evaporation of secondary organic aerosol components,” Environ. Sci. Technol. 47 (2013) 6173–6180 [Article]

T.B. Nguyen, M.M. Coggon, R.C. Flagan, and J.H. Seinfeld, “Reactive uptake and photo-Fenton oxidation of glycolaldehyde in aerosol liquid water” Environ. Sci. Technol. 47 (2013) 4307 – 4316 authors contributed equally [Article]

R.E. O’Brien, T.B. Nguyen, A. Laskin, J. Laskin, P.L. Hayes, S. Liu, J.-L. Jimenez, L.M. Russell, S.A. Nizkorodov, and A.H. Goldstein, “Probing molecular associations of field-collected and laboratory-generated SOA with nano-DESI high-resolution mass spectrometry” J. Geophys. Res. – Atmos. 118 (2013) 1042–1051 [Article]


T.B. Nguyen, S.A. Nizkorodov, A. Laskin, and J. Laskin, “An approach toward quantification of organic compounds in complex environmental samples using high-resolution electrospray ionization mass spectrometry” Anal. Methods 5 (2012) 72-80 – Cover Article [Article]

K.M. Updyke, T.B. Nguyen, and S.A. Nizkorodov, “Formation of brown carbon via reactions of ammonia with secondary organic aerosols from biogenic and anthropogenic precursors” Atmos. Environ. 63 (2012) 22 – 31 [Article]

T.B. Nguyen, A. Laskin, J. Laskin, and S.A. Nizkorodov, “Direct aqueous photochemistry of isoprene high-NOx secondary organic aerosol” Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys. 14 (2012) 9702 – 9714 [Article]

D.R. Fooshee, T.B. Nguyen, J. Laskin, A. Laskin, and S.A. Nizkorodov, and P. Baldi, “COBRA: A computational brewing application for predicting the molecular composition of organic aerosols” Environ. Sci. Tech. 46 (2012) 6048 – 6055 authors contributed equally [Article]

N. Staimer, T.B. Nguyen, S.A. Nizkorodov, and R.J. Delfino, “Glutathione peroxidase inhibitory assay for electrophilic pollutants in diesel exhaust and tobacco smoke,” Anal. Bioanal. Chem. 403 (2012) 431– 441 [Article]

T.B. Nguyen, P.B. Lee, K.M. Updyke, D.L. Bones, J. Laskin, A. Laskin and S.A. Nizkorodov, “Formation of nitrogen- and sulfur-containing light-absorbing compounds accelerated by evaporation of water from secondary organic aerosols,” J. Geophys. Res. – Atmos. 117 (2012) D01207 [Article]


T.B. Nguyen, J. Laskin, A. Laskin, and S.A. Nizkorodov, “Nitrogen-containing organic compounds and oligomers in secondary organic aerosol formed by photooxidation of isoprene” Environ. Sci. Technol. 45 (2011) 6908 – 6918 [Article]

 T.B. Nguyen, P.J. Roach, J. Laskin, A. Laskin, and S.A. Nizkorodov, “Effect of humidity on the composition of isoprene photooxidation secondary organic aerosol” Atmos. Chem. Phys. 11 (2011) 6931 – 6944 [Article]


T.B. Nguyen, A.P. Bateman, D.L. Bones, J. Laskin, A. Laskin, and S.A. Nizkorodov, “High-resolution mass spectrometry analysis of secondary organic aerosol generated by ozonolysis of isoprene,” Atmos. Environ. 44 (2010) 1032 – 1042 [Article]

D.L. Bones, D.K. Henricksen, S.A. Mang, M. Gonsior, A.P. Bateman, T.B. Nguyen, W.J. Cooper, and S.A. Nizkorodov, “Appearance of strong absorbers and fluorophores in limonene-O3 secondary organic aerosol due to NH4+-mediated chemical aging over long time scales,” J. Geophys. Res. – Atmos. 115 (2010) [Article]


Y.R. Wu, T.B. Nguyen, D.L. Judge, H.C. Lu, H.K. Chen, and B.M. Cheng, “Destruction yields of NH3 produced by EUV photolysis of various mixed ice analogs,” Adv. Geosciences– Planet. Sci.7 (2006) 101 – 113 [Book Chapter]