Jessica Gilman

Jessica Gilman photo

Research Scientist II

Tropospheric Chemistry

Mailing address:
NOAA ESRL Chemical Sciences Division
325 Broadway, R/CSD7
Boulder, CO 80305 USA

Phone: (303) 497-4949

My current research is focused on conducting in-situ measurements of volatile organic compounds (VOCs) in order to identify their sources and influences on ozone and secondary organic aerosol formation. To accomplish this, I utilize a custom-built gas chromatograph-mass spectrometer (GC-MS) to provide highly speciated chemical measurements of C2-C12 VOCs aboard research vessels, at ground-sites, and in laboratories.


Ohio State University (1997-2001) B.S.

University of Colorado, Boulder (2001-2006) Ph.D.


I am interested in studying the sources and chemical evolution of organic compounds in the atmosphere and their associated affects on air quality and climate. This includes characterizing the primary emissions of organics into the atmosphere from anthropogenic and biogenic sources and understanding the complex oxidation cycles that affect these species.

Current Topics

VOCs in the greater Los Angeles Basin: Characterizing the gas-phase chemical evolution of air masses with multi-platform measurements during the CalNex campaign

Characterization of the emissions of VOCs in controlled laboratory biomass burns

VOC emissions associated with the extraction of natural gas in Erie, Colorado and the Uintah Basin, Utah

VOC emissions from potential biofuel crops

Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

last modified: November 28, 2011