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Earth Science Division: Earth Science Directory

SGG—Atmospheric Science Branch

Jimena Lopez

MS 245-5

Education: B.S. in Chemistry, 1995
Florida International University
  M.S. in Chemistry, 1999
University of California, Irvine
  Ph. D., in Chemistry, 2002
University of California, Irvine

Professional Experience:  
April 2005-Present Senior Research Scientist
Bay Area Environmental Research Institute
April 2002- April 2005 NRC Postdoctoral Researcher, Earth System Science Division
NASA Ames Research Center
June 1995-March 2002 Graduate Student Researcher, Atmospheric Chemistry
University of California, Irvine
Sept. 2000-Dec. 2000,
Jan. 1996-March 1996
Lecture Teaching Assistant, Analytical Chemistry
University of California, Irvine
Dec. 1998-March 1998 Laboratory Teaching Assistant, General Chemistry Laboratory
University of California, Irvine
Dec. 1997-March 1997 Head Laboratory Teaching Assistant, Radioisotope Techniques
University of California, Irvine
June 1991-June 1995 Undergraduate Researcher, Drinking Water Research Center
Florida International University
Aug. 1994-April 1995 Laboratory Teaching Assistant, General Chemistry Laboratory
Florida International University
May 1994-Aug. 1994 Undergraduate Researcher, Reasearch Experience for
Undergraduates, American Chemical Society
University of Notre Dame
June 1990-Aug. 1990 High School Student Researcher, SEED/Young Scholars Program,
American Chemical Society and National Science Foundation
Florida International University

Honors and Awards:
2002-2005 National Research Council Postdoctoral Fellowship
2000-2001 Outstanding Chemistry Teaching Assistant of the Year, School of Physical Sciences, University of California, Irvine

Graduate Mentor, Young Scholars Program, American Chemical Society
1995-1998 Graduate Student Ambassador, Office of Research and Graduate Studies, University of California, Irvine
1997 NASA Group Achievement Award - SONEX Project
1995-1996 Department of Education GAANN Fellow
1995 Outstanding Chemistry Student, School of Arts and Sciences, Florida International University
1994-1995 Outstanding Chapter of the American Chemical Society Student Affiliates Special Recognition: Chapter President
1992-1995 National Hispanic Scholarship
1991-1995 Golden Key Honor Society
1994 The Analytical Chemistry Prize, American Chemical Society

Jesus P. Lopez Award, Department of Chemistry, Florida International University

Research Experience for Undergraduates at University of Notre Dame, National Science Foundation

Merit Award of notable first appearance for the paper “Removal of 1,1,1-trihalomethane from Aqueous Solution Using the High Energy Electron Beam Process”, Division of Environmental Chemistry, American Chemical Society National Meeting
1990 American Chemical Society/National Science Foundation Young Scholars/ Project Seed Research Experience for High School Students Recipient

Scientific Societies/ Committees:
since 1997 American Geophysical Union
since 1992 American Chemical Society

Selected Publications:
Blake, N.J., D.R. Blake, I.J. Simpson, J.P. Lopez, N.A.C. Johnston, A.L. Swanson, A.S. Katzenstein, S. Meinardi, B.C. Sive, J.J. Colman, E. Atlas, F. Flocke, S.A. Vay, M.A. Avery, and F.S. Rowland, Large-scale latitudinal and vertical distributions of NMHCs and selected halocarbons in the troposphere over the Pacific Ocean during the March–April 1999 Pacific Exploratory Mission (PEM-Tropics B), Journal Geophysical Research, 106 (ND23), 32627-32644, 2001.
Blake, N.J., D.R. Blake, I.J. Simpson, S. Meinardi, A.L. Swanson, J.P. Lopez, A.S. Katzenstein, B. Barletta, T. Shirai, E. Atlas, G. Sachse, M. Avery, H.E. Fuelberg, C.M. Kiley, and F.S. Rowland, NMHCs and halocarbons in Asian continental outflow during the Transport and Chemical Evolution over the Pacific (TRACE-P) Field Campaign: Comparison With PEM-West B, Journal Geophysical Research, 108 (ND20), 8806, 2003.
Blake, N.J., D.R. Blake, O.W. Wingenter, B.C. Sive, L.M. McKenzie, J.P. Lopez, I.J. Simpson, H.E. Fuelberg, G.W. Sachse, B.E. Anderson, G.L. Gregory, M.A. Carroll, G. Albercook, and F.S. Rowland, Influence of southern hemispheric biomass burning on mid-tropospheric distributions of nonmethane hydrocarbons and selected halocarbons over the remote South Pacific, Journal Geophysical Research, 104 (ND13), 16213-16232, 1999.
Chen, T.-Y., D.R. Blake, J.P. Lopez, and F.S. Rowland, Estimation of global vehicular methyl bromide emissions: extrapolation from a case study in Santiago, Chile, Geophysical Research Letters, 26 (3), 283-286, 1999.
Jost, H.-J., K. Drdla, A. Stohl, L. Pfister, M. Loewenstein, J.P. Lopez, P.K. Hudson, D.M. Murphy, D.J. Cziczo, M.D. Fromm, T.P. Bui, J. Dean-Day, C. Gerbig, M.J. Mahoney, E.C. Richard, N. Spichtinger, J. Pittman Vellovic, E.M. Weinstock, J.C. Wilson, and I. Xueref, In-Situ observations of mid-latitude forest fire plumes deep in the stratosphere, Geophysical Research Letters, 31 (11), L11101, 2004.
Lopez, J.P., A. Fridlind, H.J. Jost, M. Loewenstein, A. Ackerman, T. Campos, E. Weinstock, D. Sayres, J.B. Smith, J. Pittman, A. Hallar, L. Avallone, S. Davis, and R. Herman, CO signatures in subtropical convective clouds and anvils during CRYSTAL-FACE: An analysis of convective transport and entrainment using observations and a cloud-resolving model, Journal Geophysical Research, 111 (D09305), 2006.
Pittman, J.V., E. Weinstock, D. Sayres, J.B. Smith, J.G. Anderson, O. Cooper, S. Wofsy, I. Xueref, C. Gerbig, B. Daube, E. Richard, B.A. Ridley, A.J. Weinheimer, M. Loewenstein, H.-J. Jost, J.P. Lopez, M. Mahoney, and T. Thompson, Identifying transport pathways into the subtropical lowermost stratosphere during the summertime, J. Geophys. Res, submitted.
Ray, E.A., K.H. Rosenlof, E.C. Richard, P.K. Hudson, D.J. Cziczo, M. Loewenstein, H.J. Jost, J.P. Lopez, B. Ridley, A. Weinheimer, D. Montzka, D. Knapp, S.C. Wofsy, B.C. Daube, C. Gerbig, I. Xueref, and R.L. Herman, Evidence of the effect of summertime midlatitude convection on the subtropical lower stratosphere from CRYSTAL-FACE tracer measurements, J. Geophys. Res., 109 (D18), 1-13, 2004.
Romanini, D., M. Chenevier, S. Kassi, M. Schmidt, C. Valant, M. Ramonet, J. Lopez, and H.J. Jost, Optical–Feedback Cavity–Enhanced Absorption: A compact spectrometer for real time measurement of atmospheric methane., Applied Physics B: Lasers and Optics, 83, 659-667, 2006.
Simpson, I.J., B.C. Sive, D.R. Blake, N.J. Blake, T.Y. Chen, J.P. Lopez, B.E. Anderson, G.W. Sachse, S.A. Vay, H.E. Fuelberg, Y. Kondo, A.M. Thompson, and F.S. Rowland, Non-methane hydrocarbon measurements in the North Atlantic Flight Corridor during the Subsonic Assessment Ozone and Nitrogen Oxide Experiment, J. Geophys. Res., 105 (ND13), 3785-3794, 2000.

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