Rebecca L. Craig

Juliana Wilson Thompson Visiting Assistant Professor - Chemistry

Office: Severance 103
Phone: 330-287-1955
Email: rcraig@wooster.edu

Degrees

  • B.A., The College of Wooster 2013
  • Ph.D., University of Michigan 2018

Courses Taught

  • CHEM 111: General Chemistry I
  • CHEM 318: Physical Chemistry I

Awards and Professional Memberships

  • Henry Earle Riggs Dissertation Fellowship, UM Dept. of Chemistry, 2018
  • Susan Lipschutz Award, UM Rackham Graduate School, 2017
  • Milton Tamres Outstanding Teaching Award, UM Dept. of Chemistry, 2016
  • American Association for Aerosol Research, 2015 - present
  • Society for Analytical Chemists of Pittsburgh Student Award, 2009
  • American Chemical Society, 2007 – present

Publications

  • Craig, R. L.; Ault, A. P., Aerosol Acidity: Direct Measurements from Spectroscopic Methods. ACS eBook Multiphase Environmental Chemistry in the Atmosphere. Accepted.
  • Tirella, P. N.; Craig, R. L.; Tubbs, D. B.; Olson, N. E.; Lei, Z.; Ault, A. P., Extending Surface Enhanced Raman Spectroscopy (SERS) of Atmospheric Aerosol Particles to the Accumulation Mode (150-800 nm). Environ. Sci.: Proc. Imp. 2108. DOI: 10.1039/C8EM00276B
  • Zhang, Y.; Chen, Y.; Lambe, A. T.; Olson, N. E.; Lei, Z.; Craig, R. L.; Zhang, Z.; Gold, A.; Onasch, T. B.; Jayne, J. T.; Worsnop, D. R.; Gaston, C. J.; Thornton, J. A.; Vizuete, W.; Ault, A. P.; Surratt, J. D., Effect of Aerosol Phase State on Secondary Organic Aerosol Formation from the Reactive Uptake of Isoprene-Derived Epoxydiols (IEPOX). Environ. Sci. Tech. Lett. 2018. DOI: 10.1021/acs.estlett.8b00044
  • Bondy, A. L.; Craig, R. L.; Zhang, Z.; Gold, A.; Surratt, J. D.; Ault, A. P., Isoprene-Derived Organosulfates: Vibrational Mode Analysis by Raman Spectroscopy, Acidity-Dependent Spectral Modes, and Observation in Individual Atmospheric Particles. J. Phys. Chem. A. 2017. DOI: 10.1021/acs.jpca.7b10587
  • May, N. W.; Olson, N. E.; Panas, M.; Axson, J. L.; Tirella, P. S.; Kirpes, R. M.; Craig, R. L.; Gunsch, M. J.; China, S.; Laskin, A.; Ault, A. P.; Pratt, K. A., Aerosol Emissions from Great Lakes Harmful Algal Blooms. Environ. Sci. Tech. 2017. DOI: 10.1021/acs.est.7b03609
  • Bondy, A. L.; Wang, B.; Laskin, A.; Craig, R. L.; Nhliziyo, M.; Bertman, S.; Pratt, K. A.; Shepson, P.; Ault, A. P., Inland Sea Spray Aerosol Transport and Incomplete Chloride Depletion: Varying Degrees of Reactive Processing Observed during SOAS. Environ. Sci. Tech. 2017. DOI: 10.1021/acs.est.7b02085
  • Craig, R. L.; Nandy, L.; Axson, J. L.; Dutcher, C. S.; Ault, A. P., Spectroscopic Determination of Aerosol pH from Acid-Base Equilibria in Inorganic, Organic, and Mixed Systems, J. Phys. Chem. A. 2017. DOI: 10.1021/acs.jpca.7b05261
  • Craig, R. L.; Bondy, A. L.; Ault, A. P., Computer-Controlled Raman Microspectroscopy (CC-Raman): A Tool for the Rapid Characterization of Individual Atmospheric Aerosol Particles. Aerosol Sci. Technol. 2017. DOI: 10.1080/02786826.2017.1337268
  • Creamean, J. M.; Axson, J. L.; Bondy, A. L.; Craig, R. L.; May, N. W.; Shen, H.; Weber, M. H.; Pratt, K. A.; Ault, A. P., Changes in Precipitating Snow Chemistry with Location and Elevation in the California Sierra Nevada. J. Geophys. Res. Atmos. 2016. DOI: 10.1002/2015JD024700.
  • Rindelaub, J. D.†; Craig, R. L.†; Nandy, L.; Bondy, A. L.; Dutcher, C. S.; Shepson, P. B.; Ault, A. P., Direct Measurement of pH in Individual Particles via Raman Microspectroscopy and Variation in Acidity with Relative Humidity. J. Phys. Chem. A. 2016. DOI: 10.1021/acs.jpca.5b12699 †Co-first authors
  • Craig, R. L.; Bondy, A. L.; Ault, A. P., Surface Enhanced Raman Spectroscopy Enabled Observations of Previously Undetectable Secondary Organic Aerosol Functional Groups and Intra-Particle Variation at the Individual Particle Level. Anal. Chem. 2015. DOI: 10.1021/acs.analchem.5b01507

Presentations

  • “Direct Measurement of Size Resolved Aerosol pH,” Craig, R. L., Peterson, P. K., Lei,  Z., Hossain, M., Nandy, L., Axson, J. L., Chen, Y., Dodson, R., Surratt, J. D., Dutcher, C. S., Ault, A. P., AAAR 36th Annual Conference, Raleigh, NC, October 2017
  • “Spectroscopic Determination of Aerosol pH from Acid-Base Equilibria in Inorganic, Organic, and Mixed Systems,” Craig, R. L., Nandy, L., Rindelaub, J. D., Axson, J. L., Bondy, A. L., Dutcher, C. S., Shepson, P. B., Ault, A. P., Karle Symposium, University of Michigan,  August 2017 (Winner: Outstanding Poster Award)
  • “Measuring pH of Atmospheric Aerosol Particle Microenvironments using a Raman Microspectroscopic Method,” Craig, R. L., Rindelaub, J. D., Nandy, L., Bondy, A. L., Dutcher, C. S., Shepson, P. B., Ault, A. P., AAAR 35th Annual Conference, Portland, OR, October 2016
  • “A Direct Method for Measuring the pH of Individual Aerosol Particles Using Raman Micropectroscopy,” Craig, R. L., Nandy, L., Rindelaub, J. D., Bondy, A. L., Dutcher, C. S., Shepson, P. B., Ault, A. P., Karle Symposium, University of Michigan, July 2016 (poster)
  • “Surface Enhanced Raman Spectroscopy (SERS): Enhanced Detection of Organic Species in Individual Aerosol Particles,” Craig, R. L., Bondy, A. L., Rindelaub, J. D., Shepson, P. B., Ault, A. P., AAAR 34th Annual Conference, Minneapolis, MN, October 2015 (poster)
  • “Single Particle Raman Microspectroscopic Analysis of Atmospheric Aerosol Particles,” Craig, R. L., Ault, A. P., Michigan Geophysical Union Symposium, University of Michigan, April 2015 (Winner: First Place Poster Award)
  • “Investigation of Ship-Emitted Aerosol Particles,” Craig, R. L., Ault, A. P., Michigan Space Grant Consortium Conference, University of Michigan, October 2014 (poster)
  • “Single Particle Computer-Controlled (CC-Raman) Microspectroscopy Analysis as a Tool for the Characterization and Quantification of Different Types of Particles in the Atmosphere,” Craig, R. L., Ault, A. P., Vaughan Symposium, University of Michigan, July 2014 (poster)
  • “Single Particle Analysis of Aerosol Particles and Implications for Clouds,” Craig, R.  L., Ault, A. P., MAGIC Science Workshop, Brookhaven National Lab, May 2014

Research Interests

Research in the Craig lab will focus on using spectroscopic techniques to investigate the impact of variable acidity conditions on ion behavior and pH-dependent chemical reactions relevant to atmospheric aerosol particles.