Our team

Professor Arthur Chan is an atmospheric chemist at the University of Toronto’s Chemical Engineering and Applied Chemistry department. His research focuses on the origins of the health effects of air pollution. His group will be responsible for collecting air samples and quantifying the chemicals in these samples. He leads and coordinates the BETTA22 research project.

Amirashkan Askari is a Ph.D. candidate at the University of Toronto’s Department of Chemical Engineering and Applied Chemistry. His research focuses on the impact of indoor emission sources on ambient air quality. He will lead the sampling team during their visits to the buildings participating in the BETTA22 campaign.

Vera Zaherddin is a Ph.D. student at the University of Toronto’s Chemical Engineering and Applied Chemistry department. Her research focuses on the oxidation of polycyclic aromatic compounds within the urban atmosphere. She has participated in pilot rounds of the BETTA22 campaign and is experienced in conducting air samples from building ventilation openings.

John Vo is an undergraduate researcher at the University of Toronto’s Chemical Engineering and Applied Chemistry department. He will work with Professor Chan’s group in the summer of 2022 and is a member of the building sampling team.

For more information about Professor Chan’s research group, please visit here.

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