• B.A., Illinois Wesleyan University 2010
  • Ph.D. University of Wisconsin-Madison 2015
Areas of Interest

Dr. Faust’s research at the junction of analytical and environmental chemistry seeks to…

  • Characterize organic molecules in precipitation and particulate matter using high-resolution mass spectrometry.
  • 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
  • CHEM 10103: World of Air and Water
  • IDPT 101: First Year Seminars in Critical Inquiry (Poisoned Water)
Independent Study Advising

The full list of Dr. Faust’s I.S. advisees is available on the group web site.

  • David DiGena-Segal ’22, co-advised with postdoctoral scholar Dr. Rebekah Gray (What’s in the Air: Characterization of Particulate Matter in Wooster Ohio)
  • Riya Joshi ’22 (Multiphase Oxidation of Squalene and Diphenylamine in the Presence of Ozone Gas by Using ATR-FTIR Spectroscopy)
  • Aaron Weese ’22, co-advised with postdoctoral scholar Dr. Rebekah Gray (Methods of Characterization and Quantification of Pesticides in Precipitation in Wooster, Ohio)
  • Jenelle Booker ’21, co-advised with Prof. Karl Feierabend (Self-Assembled Monolayers as a Model for Photooxidation of Plastic Waste Using ATR-FTIR and Kinetic Modeling)
  • Madison Heller ’21, co-advised with Prof. Paul Edmiston (Analysis of Vitamin C Products for Potency and Associated Contaminants by HPLC-UV and GC-MS)
  • Ethan Kahrl ’20 (The Radical World of Aerosols: Heterogeneous Oxidation of Hydrocarbons by Hydroxyl Radicals Using Infrared Spectroscopy)
  • Linh Pham ’20 (Multiphase Reactions of Methylglyoxal and Gas-Phase Methylamine)
  • Kyndalanne Pike ’20, double major in Mathematics, co-advised with Prof. Jillian Morrison (What’s in the Water? Examining Contamination by Poly- and Perfluoroalkyl Substances in Rainwater)
  • Wesley Wagner ’20 (Kinetics and Products of Hydroxyl Radical Initiated Reactions with Long-Chain Alkanes in the Atmosphere)
  • Wokosin, K. A.*; Schell, E. L.*; Faust, J. A. Surfactants, Films, and Coatings on Atmospheric Aerosol Particles: A Review. Environ. Sci.: Atmos. 2022. doi: 10.1039/D2EA00003BInvited. Emerging Investigator Series.
  • Faust, J. A. PFAS on Atmospheric Aerosol Particles: A Review. Environ. Sci.: Processes Impacts 2022. doi: 10.1039/D2EM00002D
  • Diamond, K. M.; Good, C. J.*; Johnny, N.; Sakihara, T. S.; Edmiston, P. L.; Faust, J. A.; Schoenfuss, T. C.; Rubin, A. M.; Blob, R. W.; Schoenfuss, H. L. Assessing Occurrence and Biological Consequences of Contaminants of Emerging Concern on Oceanic Islands. Water 2022, 14, 275. doi: 10.3390/w14030275
  • Pike, K. A.*; Edmiston, P. L.; Morrison, J. J.; Faust, J. A. Correlation Analysis of Perfluoroalkyl Substances in Regional U.S. Precipitation Events. Water Res. 2021, 190, 116685. doi: 10.1016/j.watres.2020.116685
  • Faust, J. A.; Abbatt, J. P. D. Organic Surfactants Protect Dissolved Aerosol Components against Heterogeneous Oxidation. J. Phys. Chem. A 2019, 123, 2114-2124. doi: 10.1021/acs.jpca.9b00167
  • Schwartz-Narbonne, H.; Wang, C.; Zhou, S.; Abbatt, J. P. D.; Faust, J. Heterogeneous Chlorination of Squalene and Oleic Acid. Environ. Sci. Technol. 2019, 53 (3), 1217-1224. doi: 10.1021/acs.est.8b04248. Featured on cover. ACS Editors’ Choice.
  • 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, Chem. Soc. Rev. 2016, 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, Environ. Sci. Technol. Lett. 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, J. Phys. Chem. Lett. 2016, 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, J. Chem. Phys. 2016, 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, J. Phys. Chem. Lett. 2014, 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, J. Phys. Chem. B 2013, 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, Atmos. Chem. Phys. 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, J. Phys. Chem. B 2012, 116, 12306-12318. doi: 10.1021/ jp308202k

  • National Science Foundation CAREER Award (2021-2026), CAREER: Multiphase Oxidation and Fate of Pesticides in Dry and Wet Deposition; Faust, J.; $641,239
  • National Science Foundation Major Research Instrumentation (2020-2023), MRI: Acquisition of a LC/Q-ToF Mass Spectrometer to Enhance Undergraduate Research and Education in the Chemical and Biochemical Sciences; Edmiston, P.; Faust, J.; $232,158
  • 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