Meet the Staff

Jesse Ambrose

Jesse Ambrose joined the Technician Service Center (TSC) in the UNH College of Engineering and Physical Sciences on November 2, 2015.  Through the TSC he will be providing general instrumentation support to the Chemistry and Earth Sciences Departments.  He is "thrilled to be back at UNH working with colleagues old and new in the Chemistry Department and across campus."  Born and raised in Sandwich, New Hampshire, Jesse has many ties to the state and to UNH. He earned B.S. and Ph.D. degrees from the UNH Chemistry Department in 2004 and 2010, respectively.  His advisors were Howard Mayne (Chemistry) and Barkley Sive (EOS; now at the National Park Service, Denver).  His dissertation focused on elucidating the atmospheric chemistry of industrial air pollution and biogenic emissions in New England, and development/characterization of new analytical instrumentation for atmospheric trace gas measurements.  After completing his degrees, he moved with wife, Christine, to Seattle to postdoc with Dan Jaffe in the School of Science and Technology at the University of Washington.  While working in the Jaffe Research Group, he measured atmospheric Hg from the Mt. Bachelor Observatory in central Oregon, investigated factors controlling background ozone levels in the Pacific Northwest atmosphere, and developed instrumentation for measuring atmospheric Hg from research aircraft.  This work culminated in a field experiment based on the National Sciences Foundation’s C-130 research aircraft during the 2013 Southeast Atmosphere Study (SAS).  Some of the findings from the SAS were recently published in ES&T: DOI: 10.1021/acs.est.5b01755.  Christine and Jesse returned to New Hampshire in 2014 for the birth of their son, Langdon.