Margaret Greenslade

Phone: (603) 862-2475
Office: Chemistry, Parsons Hall Rm S113, Durham, NH 03824
Pronouns: She/her/hers

Meg Greenslade has been with the Chemistry Department since 2007. She built and managed an experimental laboratory with modeling capabilities to investigate aerosol optical properties. She teaches a diverse variety of lecture and laboratory courses to undergraduate and graduate students. She developed, implemented and engages in programs with teams of faculty to support, mentor, and retain students through the Scholarships in STEM (grant ended 12/2021) and Noyce Programs funded by NSF. She is not accepting new graduate students at this time.

Vahid Hosseinpour Hashemi, Jackson Kaspari, Sophia Smith, Megan Brule;


Elizabeth Frinak Mentis;

Alexis Attwood, Ryan Chartier, Douglas Collins, James Hendrickx, Tyler Galpin, Sean Dinneen (co-advised with Prof. Deravi), Jillian Morang;

Justin Pleva, Jennifer Pollock, Olivia Segit-Rix, Jasmine Humphries, Carleen Dingman, Nicholas Levergood, Zachary Rice, Adam Knedeisen, Meaghan Elrick, Matthew Reuter, Christopher Redus, Anthony Jennings, Cynthia Gerber, Brent Lawson, Jackson Kaspari, Alexandra Singh, Rachel Parr


  • Ph.D., Physical Chemistry, University of Pennsylvania
  • B.A., Chemistry, Bryn Mawr College

Research Interests

  • Physical Chemistry
  • Spectroscopy

Courses Taught

  • 400: Freshman Seminar
  • 683: Physical Chemistry I
  • 790: Advanced Research Experience
  • 991: Presentation Portfolio
  • 992: Graduate Writing Portfolio
  • 999: Doctoral Research
  • CHEM 684: Physical Chemistry II
  • CHEM 685: Physical Chemistry Laboratory
  • CHEM 696: Independent Study
  • CHEM 699: Thesis
  • CHEM 776/876: Physical Chemistry III
  • CHEM 927: Kinetics and Dynamics
  • CHEM 991: Presentation Portfolio
  • CHEM 992: Graduate Writing Portfolio
  • CHEM 999: Doctoral Research
  • INCO 590: Rsrch Exp/Chemistry
  • INCO 790: Adv Rsrch Exp/Chemistry
  • TECH 500: Integrated CEPS Seminar I
  • TECH 501: Integrated CEPS Seminar II

Selected Publications

Morang, J. L., & Greenslade, M. E. (2020). An iterative approach converting extinction enhancement from water uptake to physical growth factor for clay aerosol and the effect of refractive index. AEROSOL SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY, 54(11), 1310-1322. doi:10.1080/02786826.2020.1778161

Morang, J. L., Galpin, T., & Greenslade, M. E. (2018). Effective Refractive Index Values and Single Scattering Albedo Implications for Dry-Generated Clays As Retrieved from Cavity Ring-Down Spectroscopy. ANALYTICAL CHEMISTRY, 90(19), 11248-11255. doi:10.1021/acs.analchem.8b01319

Dinneen, S. R., Deravi, L. F., & Greenslade, M. E. (2018). An iterative correction approach used to retrieve the refractive index of squid pigment aerosols. JOURNAL OF OPTICS, 20(3). doi:10.1088/2040-8986/aaa6ff

Dinneen, S. R., Greenslade, M. E., & Deravi, L. F. (2017). Optical extinction of size-controlled aerosols generated from squid chromatophore pigments. APL MATERIALS, 5(10). doi:10.1063/1.5002153

Dinneen, S. R., III, O. R. M., Greenslade, M. E., & Deravi, L. F. (2017). Color Richness in Cephalopod Chromatophores Originating from High Refractive Index Biomolecules. JOURNAL OF PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY LETTERS, 8(1), 313-317. doi:10.1021/acs.jpclett.6b02398

Attwood, A. R., & Greenslade, M. E. (2012). Deliquescence Behavior of Internally Mixed Clay and Salt Aerosols by Optical Extinction Measurements. JOURNAL OF PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY A, 116(18), 4518-4527. doi:10.1021/jp2124026

Chartier, R. T., & Greenslade, M. E. (2012). Initial investigation of the wavelength dependence of optical properties measured with a new multi-pass Aerosol Extinction Differential Optical Absorption Spectrometer (AE-DOAS). ATMOSPHERIC MEASUREMENT TECHNIQUES, 5(4), 709-721. doi:10.5194/amt-5-709-2012

Greenslade, M. E., Lester, M. I., Radenovic, D. C., van Roij, A. J. A., & Parker, D. H. (2005). (2+1) resonance-enhanced ionization spectroscopy of a state-selected beam of OH radicals. JOURNAL OF CHEMICAL PHYSICS, 123(7). doi:10.1063/1.1997132

Davey, J. B., Greenslade, M. E., Marshall, M. D., Lester, M. I., & Wheeler, M. D. (2004). Infrared spectrum and stability of a pi-type hydrogen-bonded complex between the OH and C2H2 reactants. JOURNAL OF CHEMICAL PHYSICS, 121(7), 3009-3018. doi:10.1063/1.1768933

Radenovic, D. C., van Roij, A. J. A., Chestakov, D. A., Eppink, A. T. J. B., ter Meulen, J. J., Parker, D. H., . . . Lester, M. I. (2003). Photodissociation of the OD radical at 226 and 243 nm. JOURNAL OF CHEMICAL PHYSICS, 119(18), 9341-9343. doi:10.1063/1.1623175

Most Cited Publications