The Khalizov group at New Jersey Institute of Technology studies chemical and physical processes that transform environmental pollutants, such as atmospheric mercury and aerosol nanoparticles (https://centers.njit.edu/krg/). Research activities involve experimentation and modeling, and the group has been providing opportunities for undergraduate and graduate projects not only in experimental, but also in computational fields. Available projects range from using existing software packages for building and testing models of various physical processes to the development and optimization of new algorithms and program codes.
THIS PROJECT: Develop MATLAB codes for analysis of electron microscopy images of fractal soot aggregates. Create numerical representations of fractal aggregates for use in morphological and optical calculations. Develop a model for fractal aggregate restructuring using the Discrete Element Method [Chen et al., 2018; Enekwizu et al., 2020].
Chen, C., O. Y. Enekwizu, X. Fan, C. D. Dobrzanski, E. V. Ivanova, Y. Ma, G. Y. Gor, and A. F. Khalizov, Single Parameter for Predicting the Morphology of Atmospheric Black Carbon, Environ. Sci. Technol., 52(24), 14169-14179, 2018, 10.1021/acs.est.8b04201.
Enekwizu, O., D. Singh, and A. Khalizov, Absorption and scattering of light by soot aggregates with uniform and pendular ring coatings, J. Aerosol Sci., 147, 105583, 2020, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jaerosci.2020.105583.