Chemistry Department

Dr. Courtney D. Hatch

Hatch in lab

Associate Professor of Chemistry

Office: Acxiom Hall 212
Phone: (501) 450-1257
Fax: (501) 450-3829
E-mail: hatch@hendrix.edu
  • Postdoctoral Research Fellow, University of Iowa (2007-2008)
  • Ph.D., University of Colorado (2006)
  • B.A., Hendrix College (2000)

Research Interests

The Hatch Research Group uses an integrative and multidisciplinary approach to study the effects of natural aerosols on the Earth system.  We aim to better understand how mineral aerosol influences biogeochemistry, atmospheric chemistry, and climate. Currently, we have four ongoing and integrated projects including 1) water adsorption on mineral mixtures, 2) heterogeneous uptake of gaseous mixtures on mineral surfaces, 3) biogeochemical impacts of nutrient dissolution from mineral aerosol during atmospheric aging, and 4) phytoplankton biomarker studies.  

Courses Taught

  • Chemistry of the Environment
  • Chemistry of the Environment Laboratory
  • General Chemistry I: Structures and Properties
  • General Chemistry I: Structures and Properties Laboratory
  • General Chemistry II: Chemical Analysis and Reactivity Laboratory
  • Environmental Analysis
  • Advanced Analytical Chemistry
  • Physical Chemistry II: Kinetics and Thermodynamics
  • Advanced Techniques in Experimental Chemistry

Affiliations

  • American Chemical Society
  • American Geophysical Union
  • Phi Beta Kappa
  • Council on Undergraduate Research
  • Arkansas Academy of Science
  • American Institute of Chemists

Awards/Honors

  • Outstanding Paper Award - American Geophysical Union
  • General Chemistry Teaching Excellence Award – University of Colorado
  • American Institute of Chemists Award – Hendrix College
  • Robert W. Shideler Award – Hendrix College

Publications

  • Hatch, C. D., Christie, M. J., Weingold, R., Wu, C.-M., and Baltrusaitis, J.: HATR-FTIR measurements of water adsorption on SnS: Quantification of adsorbed water content and application of adsorption models, Journal of Physical Chemistry C, 117(1), 472-482, 2013.
  • Baltrusaitis, J., Hatch, C. D., and Orlando, R.: Electronic properties and reactivity of simulated Fe3+ and Cr3+ substituted α-Al2O3(0001) surface, Journal of Physical Chemistry A, 116(35), 18847-18856, 2012.
  • Baltrusaitis, J., Patterson, E., and Hatch, C.D.: Computational studies of the reduced sulfur compound and  CO2 reaction chemistry and photochemistry, Journal of Physical Chemistry A, 116(37), 9331-9339, 2012.
  • Baltrusaitis, J. and Hatch, C. D.: Periodic DFT study of acidic trace atmospheric gas molecule adsorption on Ca and Fe doped MgO(001) surface basic sites, Journal of Physical Chemistry A, 116(30), 7950-7958, 2012.
  • Hatch, C. D., Wiese, J. S., Crane, C. C., Harris, K. J., Kloss, H. G.,and  Baltrusaitis, J.: Water adsorption on clay minerals as a function of relative humidity:  Application of BET and Freundlich adsorption models, Langmuir, 28, 1790-1803, 2012.
  • Hatch, C. D., Gierlus, K. M., Zahardis, J. C., Schuttlefield, J. D., and Grassian, V. H.: Water uptake on humic and fulvic acids: Aerosols and thin film measurements, Environmental Chemistry, 6, 380-388, doi:10.1071/EN09083, 2009.
  • Stith, J. L., Ramanathan, V., Cooper, W. A., Roberts, G. C., DeMott, P. J., Carmichael, G., Hatch, C. D., Adhikary, B., Twohy, C. H., Rogers, D. C., Baumgardner, D., Prenni, A. J., Campos, T., Gao, R., Anderson, J., and Feng, Y.: An overview of aircraft observations from the Pacific Dust Experiment campaign, Journal of Geophysical Research, 114, D05207, doi:10.1029/2008JD010924, 2009.
  • Hatch, C. D. and Grassian, V. H.: 10th Anniversary Review: Applications of analytical techniques in laboratory studies of the chemical and climatic impacts of mineral dust aerosol in the Earth’s atmosphere, Journal of Environmental Monitoring, 10, 919-934, 2008. (Invited).
  • Prather, K. A., Hatch, C. D., and Grassian, V. H.: Analysis of atmospheric aerosols, Annual Reviews in Analytical Chemistry, 1, 485-514, 2008. (Invited).
  • Curtis, D. B., Hatch, C. D., Hasenkopf, C. A., Toon, O. B., Tolbert, M. A., McKay, C. P., and B. N. Khare: Laboratory studies of methane and ethane adsorption and nucleation onto organic particles: Application to Titan’s clouds, Icarus, 195, 792-801, 2008.
  • Hatch, C. D., Gierlus, K. M., Schuttlefield, J. D., and Grassian, V. H.: Water adsorption and cloud condensation nuclei activity of calcite and calcite coated with model humic and fulvic acids, Atmospheric Environment, 42, 5672-5684, 2008.
  • Hatch, C. D., Gough, R. V., Tolbert, M. A., and Toon, O. B.: Heterogeneous nucleation of nitric acid trihydrate on clay minerals: Relevance to Type Ia polar stratospheric clouds, Journal of Physical Chemistry B, 112(2), 612-620, 2007.
  • Hatch, C. D., Gough, R. V., and Tolbert, M. A.: Heterogeneous uptake of the C1 to C4 organic acids on a swelling clay mineral, Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics, 7, 1-14, 2007.
  • Mashburn, C. D., Frinak, E. K., and Tolbert, M. A.: Heterogeneous uptake of nitric acid on Na-montmorillonite clay as a function of relative humidity, Journal of Geophysical Research, 111, doi:10.1029/2005JD006525, 2006.
  • Frinak, E. K., Mashburn, C. D., and Tolbert, M. A.: Infrared characterization of water uptake by low temperature Na-Montmorillonite: Implications for Earth and Mars, Journal of Geophysical Research, doi:10.1029/2004JD005647, 2005.

Presentations (undergraduate students noted in italics)

  • University of Central Arkansas Department of Chemistry Seminar, March 2013, Conway, AR: “Atmospheric mineral dust aerosol: Laboratory and theoretical studies of indirect impacts on climate” C. D. Hatch (Invited), 2013.
  • 244th American Chemical Society National Meeting and Exposition – Philadelphia, PA: “Water adsorption on model atmospheric clay minerals as a function of relative humidity: Application of experimental results to Adsorption Activation Theory” C. D. Hatch, A. L. Greenaway, K. J. Harris, and M. J. Christie, 2012.
  • Texas A&M University Department of Chemistry Seminar, May 2012, College Station, TX: Atmospheric mineral dust aerosol: Laboratory and theoretical studies of indirect impacts on climate” C. D. Hatch (Invited), 2012.
  • 1st Annual Undergraduate Research Symposium at Clinton Presidential Center – Little Rock, AR: “In situ adsorption on nanoparticle MgO surfaces: Implications for carbon capture” R. M. Weingold, M. J. Christie, and C. D. Hatch, 2012.
  • American Geophysical Union (AGU) National Meeting – San Francisco, California: “Clays as mineral dust aerosol: An integrated approach to studying climate, atmospheric chemistry, and biogeochemical effects of atmospheric clay minerals in an undergraduate research laboratory" C. D. Hatch, C. C. Crane, K. J. Harris, C. E. Thompson, M. K. Miles, R. M. Weingold, and T. Bucuti (Invited), 2011.
  • 67th Annual Southwest Regional American Chemical Society Meeting – Austin, Texas:“Water adsorption on atmospheric clay minerals as a function of relative humidity: Implications for mineral dust indirect aerosol effects” C. D. Hatch, A. L. Greenaway, H. G. Kloss, and K. J. Harris (Invited), 2011.  
  • University of Central Arkansas Department of Chemistry Seminar Series – Conway, Arkansas:  “The impacts of atmospheric mineral dust aerosol: A link between land, air and oceans” C. D. Hatch (Invited), 2009.  
  • Pulaski Heights United Methodist Church – Little Rock, Arkansas:  Faith, Justice and the Environment Seminar: “Global Climate Change: An atmospheric chemist’s perspective” C. D. Hatch.  Chair of breakout session on “Climate Change and the Environmental Crisis”, 2009.
  • 64th Annual Southwest Regional American Chemical Society Meeting – Little Rock, Arkansas:  “Model analysis of cloud/pollution/dust interactions during the PACific Dust Experiment (PACDEX):  A pilot field study” C. D. Hatch, B. Adhikary, S. Kulkarni, J. Moen, and G. R. Carmichael (Invited), 2008.
  • Cardiovascular Center Seminar: “Nanoparticles and cardiovascular health: "Detrimental and beneficial impacts" C. D. Hatch, University of Iowa – Iowa City, Iowa, 2008.
  • Physical Chemistry Division Seminar: “Cloud condensation nucleus activity of calcite and calcite coated with model humic and fulvic acids” C. D. Hatch, K. Gierlus, J. Schuttlefield, and V. H. Grassian, University of Iowa – Iowa City, Iowa, 2008.

Student Poster Presentations (undergraduate students in italics)

  • 245th American Chemical Society National Meeting and Exposition – New Orleans, LA: 2013
    • "Impacts of Aeolian Dust on Phytoplankton Growth Rates” M. Keller, M. Miles, M. J. Christie, and C. D. Hatch
    • “A study of the heterogeneous chemistry of formic acid on mineral dusts by dual chamber transmission FT-IR flow reaction system” R. M. Weingold, M. J. Christie, and C. D. Hatch
  • American Geophysical Union (AGU) National Meeting – San Francisco, CA: “Water adsorption on model atmospheric clay minerals as a function of relative humidity: Application of experimental results to Adsorption Activation Theory” C. D. Hatch, A. L. Greenaway, K. J. Harris, and M. J. Christie, 2012.
  • Southwest Regional Meeting of the American Chemical Society – Baton Rouge, LA: “Impacts of Aeolian Dust on Phytoplankton Growth Rates” M. Keller, M. Miles, M. J. Christie, and C. D. Hatch, 2012.
  • 1st Annual Undergraduate Research Symposium at Clinton Presidential Center – Little Rock, AR: “Water adsorption on SnS as a function of relative humidity” M. J. Christie, R. M. Weingold, and C. D. Hatch, 2012.
  • 1st Annual STEM Posters at the Capitol – Little Rock, AR: “Mineral aerosol effects on phytoplankton growth rates: A biomarker study of mineral aerosol deposition” M. Miles, C. C. Crane, T. Bucuti, and C. D. Hatch, 2012.
  • 243rd American Chemical Society National Meeting and Exposition – San Diego, CA: 2012
    • “Characterization and implementation of a newly designed transmission FT-IR flow reaction system for the study of mineral dust heterogeneous chemistry” R. Weingold, M. Conine, and C. D. Hatch
    • “Comparison of two multilayer adsorption isotherms used in adsorption Kohler theory: Predicting the CCN activity of common clay mineral aerosols” A. L. Greenaway, K. J. Harris, and C. D. Hatch
    • "Mineral aerosol effects on phytoplankton growth rates: A biomarker study of mineral aerosol deposition” M. Miles, C. C. Crane, T. Bucuti, and C. D. Hatch
    • “Water adsorption on clay minerals as a function of relative humidity: Application of BET and Freundlich adsorption isotherms” K.  J. Harris, H. G.  Kloss, J. Baltrusaitis, and C. D. Hatch
    • “Iron dissolution from montmorillonite clay: Toward understanding the effects of mineral dust aerosol deposition on ocean bioproductivity” C. E. Thompson and C. D. Hatch
  • 241st American Chemical Society National Meeting and Exposition – Anaheim, California: 2011  
    • “Development of a transmission FTIR flow reactor to study heterogeneous reactions on mineral dust surfaces as a function of relative humidity” M. L. Conine, H. G. Kloss, and C. D. Hatch
    • “Toward understanding the effects of mineral dust aerosol deposition on ocean bioproductivity: Phytoplankton biomarker studies” C. C. Crane, C. E. Thompson, H. G. Kloss, and C. D. Hatch
    • “An ATR-FTIR study of water adsorption on clay minerals as a function of relative humidity:  Implications for mineral aerosol hygroscopicity” H. G. Kloss, K. J. Harris, and C. D. Hatch
    • “Toward understanding the effects of mineral dust aerosol deposition on ocean bioproductivity: Iron dissolution from montmorillonite clay” C. E. Thompson, C. C. Crane, H. G. Kloss, and C. D. Hatch
  • 239th American Chemical Society National Meeting and Exposition – San Francisco, California: 2010  
    • “Toward understanding the effects of mineral dust aerosol heterogeneous chemistry: Impacts on ocean bioproductivity” C. C. Crane, J. S. Wiese, M. K. Keenan, and C. D. Hatch
    •  “Development of an ATR-FTIR flow reactor to study heterogeneous reactions on mineral dust surfaces as a function of relative humidity” J. S. Wiese, C. C. Crane, M. K. Keenan, and C. D. Hatch
  • 2nd Annual Arkansas Association of Public Universities Conference – Little Rock, Arkansas: “Impacts of Mineral Dust Aerosol Heterogeneous Chemistry on Ocean Bioproductivity” C. C. Crane, J. S. Wiese, M. K. Keenan, and C. D. Hatch, 2009.