UND chemists’ research catches big air

Alena Kubatova
Alena Kubatova

What was to be Brett Nespor’s master’s thesis, expounding on an air study done nearly five years before he arrived on campus, morphed into an invaluable endeavor that could alter the conventions of chemical research.

Utilizing and optimizing a method developed by University of North Dakota Chester Fritz Distinguished Professor of Chemistry Alena Kubatova, Nespor probed air particles to identify their origin through a technique that reveals much higher quantities of them than commonly possible