Faculty Experts - Amanda M. Grannas, PhD

Amanda M. Grannas, PhD

Amanda M. Grannas, PhD
Associate Vice Provost for Research
Professor, Department of Chemistry
College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

Area of Expertise

  • Atmospheric Chemistry
  • Analytical Chemistry
  • Environmental Chemistry
  • Snow and Ice Chemistry
  • Arctic Science
  • Organic Pollutants
  • Climate Change



Dr. Grannas has a diverse range of expertise and her recent research projects include the study of snow and ice photochemistry, the fate of organic pollutants in the Arctic, and the development of advanced analytical techniques used to study ice cores.  She is a prominent and internationally known expert in snow chemistry and has participated in a number of field campaigns in both the Canadian and Alaskan Arctic.


  • Ph.D., Purdue University
  • B.S., Juniata College

Selected Publications

  •  Marsh, J; Boschi, VL; Sleighter, RL; Grannas, AM; Hatcher, PG, “Characterization of Dissolved Organic Matter from a Greenland Ice Core by Nanospray Ionization Fourier Transform Ion Cyclotron Resonance Mass Spectrometry,” Journal of Glaciology, 59, 225-232, 2013.
  • Grannas, AM; Bogdal, C; Hageman, KJ; Halsall, C; Harner, T; Hung, H; Kallenborn, R; Klan, P; Klanova, J; Macdonald, RW; Meyer, T; Wania, F., “The Role of the Global Cryosphere in the Fate of Organic Contaminants,” Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics, 13, 1-35, 2013.
  • McNeill*, VF; Grannas, AM; Abbatt, JD; Ammann, M; Ariya, P; Bartels-Rausch, T; Domine, F; Donaldson, DJ; Guzman, MI; Heger, D; Kahan, TF; Klan, P; Masclin, S; Toubin, C; Voisin, D., “Organics in environmental ices: sources, chemistry, and impacts,” Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics, 12, 9653-9678, 2012.
  • Voisin, D; Jaffrezo, J-L; Houdier, S; Barret, M; Cozic, J; King, MD; France, JL; Reay, HJ; Grannas, AM; Kos, G; Ariya, PA; Beine, HJ, Domine, F, “Carbonaceous species and humic-like substances (HULIS) in Arctic snowpack during OASIS field campaign in Barrow,” Journal of Geophysical Research - Atmospheres, 117, D00R19, doi:10.1029/2011JD016612, 2012.
  • Douglas, T; Domine, F; Barret, M; Anastasio, C; Beine, H; Bottenhem, J; Grannas AM; Houdier, S; Netcheva, S; Rowland, G; Staebler, R; Steffen A, “Frost flowers growing in the Arctic Ocean-Atmosphere-Sea ice-Snow interface, part 1: Chemical Composition,” Journal of Geophysical Research - Atmospheres, 117, D00R09, doi:10.1029/2011JD016460, 2012.

Selected Professional Experience

  • Postdoctoral Researcher, Ohio State University

Selected Research

  • Henry Dreyfus Teacher-Scholar Award, Camille and Henry Dreyfus Foundation, August 2013.
  • Jean Dreyfus Boissevain Lectureship for Undergraduate Institutions, Camille and Henry Dreyfus Foundation August 2012.
  • Heterogeneous Photocatalytic Destruction of Dilute Aqueous Chemical Wastes: Reactor Design Issues and Byproduct Analysis,” Villanova Center for the Advancement of Sustainability in Engineering, June 2011.
  • “Molecular level characterization of organic matter in ice cores by high resolution FTICR mass spectrometry,” National Science Foundation – Antarctic Glaciology Program, September 2008. 
  • “Acquisition of a liquid chromatograph-mass spectrometer,” National Science Foundation (Major Research Instrumentation Program), June 2006. 

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