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Tara Kahan

Assistant Professor, Chemistry

Tara Kahan is an environmental chemist. Her research uses techniques from physical and analytical chemistry to understand reactions in the natural environment. Current research areas include: Investigating the effect of water composition (e.g. saltwater vs. freshwater) on the fate of anthropogenic pollutants; measuring reaction rates at ice surfaces; investigating the role of surfaces such as buildings and roads on chemistry in cities; and monitoring important chemical reactions indoors.…