Graydon's CV (July 2015)

Graydon Snider
Department of Physics and Atmospheric Science
Dalhousie University
6310 Coburg Street, Halifax NS, B3H 4R2
902-880-1846 (cell) / 902-494-1820(work)


Post-Doctoral Fellow: Atmospheric Science                                           June 2012-Present
Dalhousie University, Halifax, NS

  • Project coordinator of multi-year aerosol sampling project (SPARTAN), comparing aerosol model results with in situ aerosol concentrations.
  • First author on SPARTAN pilot study; includes co-authors from 22 institutions
  • Writing SOPs for data management and aerosol chemical information processing
  • Maintaining and updating SPARTAN website with processed aerosol data
  • Method development, standard operating procedures, and QA/QC procedures for chemical extractions and data processing techniques
  • Real-time troubleshooting of equipment (e.g. Kanpur, Dhaka, Nigeria, Vietnam) while maintaining regular contact between research groups over several years
  • Travelled abroad to install air sampling equipment while providing on-site training for instrumentation
  • Supervising co-op students, including term projects and interviews
  • Guest lecturer for Dalhousie environmental science courses
  • Assisted organizing first annual international SPARTAN collaborative meeting


Doctor of Philosophy: Chemistry                                                                           2005-2011
McGill University, Montreal, QC

  • Exploration of homogeneous and heterogeneous kinetics of mercury gas under Dr. Parisa Ariya
  • Manipulated trace gas and surface conditions for effects on Hg oxidation rates
  • Developed potential methods for gaseous elemental mercury pollution removal
  • Organized panel discussion for the 2010 Science & Policy Exchange (Montreal)
  • Delivered scientific presentations at various conferences, including several Canadian Chemistry Conference presentations between 2006 and 2010

Bachelor of Science: Chemistry (Honours)                                                                        2001-2005
Carleton University, Ottawa, ON

  • Researched new methods via inorganic synthesis and computational chemistry for novel atomic layer deposition (ALD) compounds under Prof. Sean Barry


G Snider, CL Weagle, RV Martin, et al. SPARTAN: A Global Network to Evaluate and Enhance Satellite-Based Estimates of Ground-level Particulate Matter for Global Health Applications, Atmos. Meas. Tech., 8, 505-521, 2015

G Snider and PA Ariya: Kinetic and product studies of the reactions of NO2 with Hg0 in the gas phase, and in the presence of titania micro-particle surfaces at different relative humidity J. Water, Air, & Soil Pollution 2011 223(7) p 4397-4406

G Snider, PA Ariya: Photo-Catalytic Oxidation Reaction of Gaseous Mercury over Titanium Dioxide Nanoparticle Surfaces. Chemical Physics Letters, 2010. 491(1-3): p. 23-28

PA Ariya, K Peterson, G Snider, M Amyot, in N. Pirrone, R.P. Mason (Eds.), Mercury Fate and Transport in the Global Atmosphere. Springer US, New York, 2009, p. 459-501.

G Snider, F Raofie, PA Ariya: Effects of relative humidity and CO(g) on the O3-initiated oxidation reaction of Hg0(g): kinetic & product studies. Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics 10 (2008) 5616-23.

Selected Scholarships/Awards:

  • NSERC Postgraduate Scholarship (Ph.D.), 2008-2010
  • NSERC Graduate Scholarship (M.Sc.), 2005-2007
  • Otto Pfiefer Recognition for Distinguished Service, McGill University, 2009
  • Chancellor’s Medal, Carleton University, 2005
  • The Canadian Society for Chemistry Medal, Carleton University, 2005

Skills and qualifications:

  • Highly collaborative, working with others and independently
  • Strong communication and leadership abilities
  • Laboratory skills: gas (GC) and liquid chromatography (HPLC), chemical kinetics simulations. Analytical trace air/water sample extraction analysis
  • Data manipulation skills include source attribution of aerosol measurements, comparisons of aerosol light-scatter properties, and correlation and trends in chemical analysis
  • Computer skills: Matlab and Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint)
  • Hobbies: competitive running, juggling

Selected Talks:
SPARTAN: An emerging global aerosol network, G. Snider et al AAAR Orlando, USA, October 22, 2014

SPARTAN: A new global aerosol network, G. Snider, Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur, India, October 29, 2013 & University of Dhaka October 23, 2013

Capturing Gaseous Mercury over UV-Irradiated TiO2 surfaces Snider G., L. Do PM Ariya Interdisciplinary Graduate Student Research Symposium (IGSRS) 2011 Montreal

The Effects of water, CO, NO2, and SO2 on the Capture of Gaseous Mercury over UV-Irradiated Titania Snider G., PA Ariya Canadian Society for Chemistry (CSC) Conference 2011 Montreal

Capturing Elemental Gaseous Mercury in Stationary and Flow Systems  G. Snider and PA Ariya Workgroup on GEC3 Governance and Communication, September 2010. McGill University, Montreal.

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