Purdue University: Shepson Atmospheric Chemistry Group: Kris Hajny

Kris Hajny

KrisKris joined Purdue in 2015 after receiving his B.S. in Chemistry and Sustainability Science from Furman University in South Carolina.  He’s a member of both the Shepson lab and the Michalski lab in the Earth Atmosphere and Planetary Sciences department.  His research focuses on quantifying greenhouse gas emissions using the Airborne Laboratory for Atmospheric Research (ALAR) with a current focus on better understanding potential methane (CH4) emissions from incomplete combustion at natural gas – fired power plants.  CH4 is a greenhouse gas >80 times as potent as carbon dioxide (CO2) in the short term and natural gas/petroleum systems are responsible for the majority of CH4 emitted in the U.S. as natural gas itself is >90% CH4.  As power plants are required to report CO2 emissions, these power plant flights also provide a valuable opportunity to compare measured CO2 emissions to the reported values as a test of the airborne method's performance.

Email: khajny@purdue.edu

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