Bryan R. Bzdek is a Proleptic Lecturer and NERC Independent Research Fellow in the School of Chemistry, University of Bristol. He earned a B.S. degree in chemistry at Bucknell University and a Ph.D. in chemistry at the University of Delaware. His research interests span the fields of analytical and physical chemistry, as well as environmental and aerosol science.In particular, he is interested in developing new approaches to study the chemical composition of aerosols. Dr. Bzdek is a recipient of the prestigious Sheldon K. Friedlander award from the American Association for Aerosol Research in recognition of his research accomplishments in the field of aerosol science.