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Amanda Frossard

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Assistant Professor

Work in the Frossard Lab at UGA is focused on understanding the composition and properties of surfactants in atmospheric aerosol particles and how these surfactants influence the hygroscopic properties of aerosol particles.

Amanda joined the faculty at UGA as an assistant professor in Chemistry in Fall 2017. She received a BS in Chemistry from UC Berkeley in 2008, where she worked as an undergraduate researcher with Allen Goldstein. Amanda completed her PhD in 2014 at Scripps Institution of Oceanography, at UC San Diego. There she worked with Lynn Russell studying the organic composition of marine aerosol particles. Amanda worked with Ronald Cohen at UC Berkeley as a postdoctoral scholar in Chemistry, where she built an aerosol optical trap to measure particle hygroscopic growth.

  • PhD, University of California, San Diego, 2014
  • MS, University of California, San Diego, 2012 
  • BS, University of California, Berkeley, 2008
Research Interests:

The goal of our work is to understand how the chemical composition of aerosol particles influences their properties in the atmosphere and their effects on clouds and air quality. Our work focuses on characterizing the chemical composition and properties of surface-active organics (surfactants) in atmospheric aerosol particles. We look at the effect of natural and laboratory surfactants in seawater on marine aerosol particle production, the composition and concentration of surfactants in atmospheric marine aerosol particles, and the influence of surfactants on cloud droplet properties. We work both in the laboratory building instruments and analyzing samples and in the field measuring and collecting ambient aerosol. Website:

Selected Publications:
  1. Burdette, T.C., R.L. Bramblett, K. Zimmermann, and A.A. Frossard* (2023) “Influence of Air Mass Source Regions on Signatures of Surface-Active Organic Molecules in Size Resolved Atmospheric Aerosol Particles.” ACS Earth and Space Chemistry. doi:10.1021/acsearthspacechem.3c00161.
  2. Arlinghaus, K., A.A. Frossard, W. Miller (2023) “Examining Superoxide Dynamics in Irradiated Natural Waters.” Limnology and Oceanography. doi: 10.1002/lno.12316.
  3. Burdette, T.C., R.L. Bramblett, A.M. Deegan, N.R. Coffey, A.S. Wozniak, and A.A. Frossard* (2022) “Organic signatures of surfactants and organic molecules in surface microlayer and subsurface water of Delaware Bay.” ACS Earth and Space Chemistry. doi: 10.1021/acsearthspacechem.2c00220.
  4. Swanson, B.E. and A.A. Frossard* (2022) “Influence of Selected Cationic, Anionic, and Nonionic Surfactants on Hygroscopic Growth of Individual Aqueous Coarse Mode Aerosol Particles.” Aerosol Science and Technology.
  5. Bramblett, R.L. and A.A. Frossard* (2022) “Constraining the Effect of Surfactants on the Hygroscopic Growth of Model Sea Spray Aerosol Particles.” Journal of Physical Chemistry – A. Invited, Special Issue. 
  6. Perrie, C., C. Glenn, G. Reed, T.C. Burdette, K. Atwi, O. El Hajj, Z. Cheng, K. Kumar, A.A. Frossard, S. Mani, R. Saleh (2022) “Effect of torrefaction on aerosol emissions at combustion temperatures relevant for domestic burning and power generation.” ACS Earth and Space Chemistry.
  7. Lewis, S., L.M. Russell, G. Saliba, P. Quinn, T. Bates, C. Carlson, N. Baetge, L. Aluwihare, E. Boss, A.A. Frossard, T. Bell, M. Behrenfeld (2022) “Characterization of Sea Surface Microlayer and Marine Aerosol Organic Composition using STXM-NEXAFS Microscopy and FTIR Spectroscopy.” ACS Earth and Space Chemistry. doi: 10.1021/acsearthspacechem.2c00119. 
  8. Burdette, T.C. and A.A. Frossard* (2021) “Characterization of Seawater and Aerosol Particle Surfactants using Solid Phase Extraction and Mass Spectrometry.” Journal of Environmental Sciences. doi: 10.1016/j.jes.2021.01.026. 
  9. Lubin, D., D. Zhang, I. Silber, R.C. Scott, P. Kalogeras, A. Battaglia, D.H. Bromwich, M. Cadeddu, E. Eloranta, A. Fridlind, A.A. Frossard, K. Hines, S. Kneifel, W.R. Leaitch, W. Lin, J. Nicolas, H. Powers, P.K. Quinn P. Rowe, L.M. Russell, S. Sharma, J. Verlinde, and A.M. Vogelmann (2020) “The Atmospheric Radiation Measurement Program West Antarctic Radiation Experiment.” Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society. doi: 10.1175/BAMS-D-18-0278.1. 
  10. Beaupré, S.R., D.J. Kieber, W.C. Keene, M.S. Long, A.A. Frossard, X. Lu, J.D. Kinsey, P. Duplessis, R.Y.-W. Chang, J.R. Maben, Y. Zhu, and J. Bisgrove (2019) “Oceanic Efflux of Ancient Marine Dissolved Organic Carbon in Primary Marine Aerosol.” Science Advances. doi: 10.1126/sciadv.aax6535. 
  11. Gérard, V., B. Nozière, L. Fine, C. Ferronato, D.K. Singh, A.A. Frossard, R.C. Cohen, E. Asmi, H. Lihavainen, N. Kivekäs, M. Aurela, D. Brus, S. Frka, and A.C. Kušan (2019) “Concentrations and Adsorption Isotherms of Amphiphilic Surfactants in PM1 Aerosols from Different Regions of Europe.” Environmental Science and Technology. doi: 10.1021/acs.est.9b03386. 
  12. *Frossard, A.A., M.S. Long, W.C. Keene, P. Duplessis, J.D. Kinsey, J.R. Maben, D.J. Kieber, R.Y.-W. Chang, S.R. Beaupré, R.C. Cohen, X. Lu, J. Bisgrove, and Y. Zhu (2019) “Marine Aerosol Production via Detrainment of Bubble Plumes Generated in Natural Seawater with a Forced-Air Venturi.” Journal of Geophysical Research - Atmospheres. doi: 10.1029/2019JD030299. 
  13. *Frossard, A.A., V. Gérard, P. Duplessis, J.D. Kinsey, X. Lu, Y. Zhu, J. Bisgrove, J.R. Maben, M.S. Long, R.Y.-W. Chang, S.R. Beaupré, D.J. Kieber, W.C. Keene, B. Nozière, and R.C. Cohen (2019) “Properties of Seawater Surfactants Associated with Primary Marine Aerosol Particles Produced by Bursting Bubbles at a Model Air-sea Interface.” Environmental Science and Technology. doi: 10.1021/acs.est.9b02637. 
  14. Frossard, A.A., W. Li, V. Gérard, B. Nozière, and R.C. Cohen (2018) “Influence of Surfactants on Growth of Individual Aqueous Coarse Mode Aerosol Particles.” AS&T. doi: 10.1080/02786826.2018.1424315. 
  15. Keene, W.C., M.S. Long, J.S. Reid, A.A. Frossard, D.J. Kieber, J.R. Maben, L.M. Russell, J.D. Kinsey, P.K. Quinn, and T.S. Bates (2017) “Factors That Modulate Properties of Primary Marine Aerosol Generated from Ambient Seawater on Ships at Sea.” JGR-Atm. doi: 10.1002/2017JD026872. 
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