Loyola University Maryland

Department of Chemistry

Dr. Elizabeth E. Dahl

Elizabeth Dahl

Assistant Professor of Chemistry

Ph.D., M.Sc. University of California (Irvine), Earth System Science
B.Sc. University of Miami, Marine Science and Chemistry



Area of Specialty

Analytical and Marine and Atmospheric Chemistry

Research Interests

I am interested in the sources and sinks of biogeochemical trace gases and the effect on atmospheric chemistry and climate.  This work involves the development of instrumentation as well as laboratory experiments and data collection in the field.

My current research focus is determining the loss rate of low molecular weight alkyl nitrates in seawater.  The oceans are the largest source of low molecular weight alkyl nitrates to the troposphere.  However, the sources and sinks of oceanic alkyl nitrates are unknown.


  • Dahl, E.E., S.A. Yvon-Lewis, and E.S. Saltzman (2006), Alkyl nitrate (C1-C3) depth profiles in the tropical Pacific Ocean, submitted, JGR Oceans.
  • De Bruyn W.J., E.E. Dahl, and E.S. Saltzman (2005), DMS and SO2 measurements in the tropical marine boundary layer, accepted, J. Atmos. Chem.
  • Dahl, E.E., S.A. Yvon-Lewis, and E.S. Saltzman (2005), Saturation anomalies of alkyl nitrates in the tropical Pacific Ocean, Geophys. Res. Lett., 32, L20817, doi:10.1029/2005GL023896.
  • Dahl, E.E., E.S. Saltzman, and W.J. de Bruyn (2003), The aqueous phase yield of alkyl nitrates from ROO+NO: Implications for photochemical production in seawater. Geophys. Res. Lett., 30(6), 1271, doi:10.1029/2002GL016811.


  • Quantitative Analysis Lecture and Laboratory (CH 201)
  • General Chemistry Laboratory (CH 101)


Elizabeth Dahl

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Dr. Birgit Albrecht, Loyola's 2017 Distinguished Teacher of the Year, is as passionate about her students as she is about teaching and studying science