• B.A., Illinois Wesleyan University 2010
  • Ph.D. University of Wisconsin-Madison 2015
Areas of Interest
  • Characterize organic molecules in local precipitation.
  • Monitor rates, products of multiphase reactions that form atmospheric “brown carbon”.
  • Test stability of model lubricant films against oxidative aging.
Courses Taught
  • CHEM 111: General Chemistry I
  • CHEM 112: General Chemistry II
  • CHEM 215: Analytical Chemistry
  • CHEM 215L: Analytical Chemistry Laboratory
  • CHEM 216: Environmental Chemistry
  • CHEM 316L: Instrumental Analysis Laboratory
  • CHEM 401: Introduction to Independent Study
  • IDPT 101: First Year Seminars in Critical Inquiry
Independent Study Advising
  • Brittany Bowman ’19 (Analysis of Brominated Flame Retardants (BFRs) by Chromatography in Precipitation Samples Collected in Northeast Ohio)
  • Zachary Lyon ’19 (The Method Development and Qualitative Characterization of Organosulfates in Rainwater by LC-MS)
  • Cody Park ’19 (Degrading Diesel Fuel and WD-40: Method Development for Characterizing Oxidation of Thin Layer Alkanes)
  • Erika Womack ’19 (Production and Quantification of Brown Carbon from Multiphase Reactions of Methylglyoxal with Gas-Phase Methylamine)
  • Christopher Good ’19, co-advised with P. Edmiston (Elucidating the Impact of Contaminants of Emerging Concern in Hawaii: An Interdisciplinary Study Involving Chemical Detection and Aquatic Toxicology)
  • Arielle Welch ’18 (Raindrops, Benchtops: Method Development for the Detection of Metolachlor in Precipitation)
  • Kevin Wokosin ’18 (Methods Development for the Characterization of Carbonyl Compounds in Rainwater and the Evaluation of Their Multiphase Reactions to Form Brown Carbon)
  • Co-edited and wrote foreword for Physical Chemistry of Gas–Liquid Interfaces; Faust, J. A.; House, J. E., Eds.; Elsevier: Amsterdam, Netherlands, 2018
  • Faust, J. A.; Wong, J. P. S.; Lee, A. K. Y.; Abbatt, J. P. D. “Role of Aerosol Liquid Water in Secondary Organic Aerosol Formation from Volatile Organic Compounds,” Environ. Sci. Technol.2017, 51, 1405-1413. doi: 10.1021/acs.est.6b04700
  • Faust, J. A.; Nathanson, G. M. “Microjets and Coated Wheels: Versatile Tools for Exploring Collisions and Reactions at Gas-Liquid Interfaces”, Chemical Society Reviews2016, 45, 3609-3620. doi: 10.1039/ C6CS00079G
  • Faust, J. A.; Junninen, H.; Ehn, M.; Chen, X.; Ruusuvuori, K; Kieloaho, A.-J.; Bäck, J.; Ojala, A.; Jokinen, T.; Worsnop, D. R.; Kulmala, M.; Petäjä, T. “Real-Time Detection of Arsenic Cations from Ambient Air in Boreal Forest and Lake Environments,” Environmental Science & Technology Letters 2016, 3 (2), 42-46. Featured on cover. doi: 10.1021/acs.estlett.5b00308
  • Faust, J. A.; Sobyra, T. B.; Nathanson, G. M. “Gas-Microjet Reactive Scattering: Collisions of HCl and DCl with Cool Salty Water”, Journal of Physical Chemistry Letters2016, 7, 730-735. doi: 10.1021/ acs.jpclett.5b02848
  • Hahn, C.; Kann, Z. R.; Faust, J. A.; Skinner, J. L.; Nathanson, G. M. “Super-Maxwellian Helium Evaporation from Pure and Salty Water,” The Journal of Chemical Physics2016, 144, 044707. doi: 10.1063/1.4940144
  • Johnson, A. M.; Lancaster, D. L.; Faust, J. A.; Hahn, C.; Reznickova, A.; Nathanson, G. M. “Ballistic Evaporation and Solvation of Helium Atoms at the Surfaces of Protic and Hydrocarbon Liquids,” Journal of Physical Chemistry Letters2014, 5, 3914-3918. doi: 10.1021/jz501987r
  • Faust, J. A.; Dempsey, L. P.; Nathanson, G. M. “Surfactant-Promoted Reactions of Cl2 and Br2 with Brin Glycerol,” Journal of Physical Chemistry B2013, 117, 12602-12612. doi: 10.1021/jp4079037
  • Ruusuvuori, K.; Kurtén, T.; Ortega, I. K.; Faust, J.; Vehkamäki, H. “Proton Affinities of Candidates for Positively Charged Ambient Ions in Boreal Forests,” Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics 2013, 13, 10397-10404. doi: 10.5194/acp-13-10397-2013
  • Dempsey, L. P.; Faust, J. A.; Nathanson, G. M. “Near-Interfacial Halogen Atom Exchange in Collisions of Cl2 with 2.7 M NaBr-Glycerol,” Journal of Physical Chemistry B2012, 116, 12306-12318. doi: 10.1021/ jp308202k
  • American Chemical Society Petroleum Research Fund (2018-2020), Exploring Heterogeneous Reactions of Model Lubricant Films with Indoor Oxidants: Products, Kinetics, and Energetics, Faust, J. A. $55,000.
  • Spectroscopy Society of Pittsburgh: College Equipment Grants Program (2017), Enhancing Research and Teaching with Attenuated Total Reflectance Spectroscopy, Edmiston, P.; Faust, J. $3,475.