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Damian Simonini
Damian Simonini
O&M 412

Texas A&M University O&M Building
Room 412 MS 3146 
College Station, Texas 77843


B.S. Chemistry, Purdue University 2016



Louis and Elizabeth Scherck Graduate Scholarship, 2017

National Science Foundation S-STEM Scholar, 2016 – 2017

Lechner Graduate Scholarship, 2016 – 2017

Donald and Melba Ross Graduate Scholarship, 2016


GEOS 470/OCNG 655, Data Analysis Methods in Geosciences, Fall 2017 – Present

OCNG 252, Oceanography Laboratory, Fall 2016 – Spring 2017


Damian Simonini

Graduate Student

Research Interests

  • Examining the role of the ocean in the production of important ozone depleting atmospheric gases
  • Production of trihalogenated methanes (THM) in Galveston Bay, TX by anthropogenic and biological sources
  • Trace gas analysis of THM in Galveston Bay, TX using Gas Chromatography-Mass Spectrometry
  • Exoenzyme activity analysis of peroxidase enzymes leading to the production of THM in Galveston Bay, TX

Selected Publications

Walters, W. W., D. S. Simonini, and G. Michalski (2016), Nitrogen isotope exchange between NO and NO­­­2 and its implications for δ15N variations in tropospheric NOx and atmospheric nitrate, Geophysical Research Letters, 43(1), 440-448.

Simonini, D. (2016), Nitrogen isotope exchange between NO and NO2 and its implication for 15N variations in tropospheric NOx, The Journal of Purdue Undergraduate Research, 6(1), 32.

Additional Information

Advisor: Dr. Shari Yvon-Lewis

2017 – 2018 Treasurer of the Oceanography Graduate Student Council 

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