James Hunter

  • Lecturer
  • Ph.D. Environmental Chemistry, MIT, 2015
  • B.S. Chemistry, UC Berkeley, 2009
James Hunter

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Making Medallions at MIT

While MIT seniors are preparing to receive their diplomas, DMSE seniors are preparing to receive an additional graduation gift. Each year, the Department of Materials Science and Engineering gives its graduating students a bronze medallion of the MIT seal. These medallions are entirely…  

New DMSE Staff

Please welcome Adam Shervanian, DMSE Facilties Manager, and James Hunter, Technical Instructor. Adam is new to the MIT campus after spending the last two years managing facilities for CBRE. Prior to that, he worked as the Director of Facilities and Services for the School of Public…  



Y. Yang, Radhakrishna, U., Hunter, J. F., Eagar, T. W., and Lang, J. H., “An Electromagnetic Translational Vibration Energy Harvester Fabricated in MP35N Alloy”, Journal of Microelectromechanical Systems. Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), pp. 1-5, 2020.


J. H. Kroll et al., “Atmospheric Evolution of Sulfur Emissions from KiÌlauea: Real-Time Measurements of Oxidation, Dilution, and Neutralization within a Volcanic Plume”, Environmental Science & Technology, vol. 49. pp. 4129–4137, 2015.
A. T. Lambe et al., “Effect of oxidant concentration, exposure time, and seed particles on secondary organic aerosol chemical composition and yield”, Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics, vol. 15. pp. 3063–3075, 2015.
F. D. Lopez-Hilfiker et al., “Phase partitioning and volatility of secondary organic aerosol components formed from alpha-pinene ozonolysis and OH oxidation: the importance of accretion products and other low volatility compounds”, Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics, vol. 15. pp. 7765–7776, 2015.


J. F. Hunter, Carrasquillo, A. J., Daumit, K. E., and Kroll, J. H., “Secondary organic aerosol formation from acyclic, monocyclic, and polycyclic alkanes.”, Environmental science & technology, vol. 48. pp. 10227–34, 2014.
K. E. Daumit, Carrasquillo, A. J., Hunter, J. F., and Kroll, J. H., “Laboratory studies of the aqueous-phase oxidation of polyols: submicron particles vs. bulk aqueous solution”, Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics, vol. 14. pp. 10773–10784, 2014.
A. J. Carrasquillo, Hunter, J. F., Daumit, K. E., and Kroll, J. H., “Secondary Organic Aerosol Formation via the Isolation of Individual Reactive Intermediates: Role of Alkoxy Radical Structure”, The Journal of Physical Chemistry A, vol. 118. pp. 8807–8816, 2014.


E. S. Cross et al., “Online measurements of the emissions of intermediate-volatility and semi-volatile organic compounds from aircraft”, Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics, vol. 13. pp. 7845–7858, 2013.


R. Bahreini et al., “Mass Spectral Analysis of Organic Aerosol Formed Downwind of the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill: Field Studies and Laboratory Confirmations”, Environmental Science & Technology, vol. 46. pp. 8025–8034, 2012.
E. S. Cross et al., “Real-Time Measurements of Engine-Out Trace Elements: Application of a Novel Soot Particle Aerosol Mass Spectrometer for Emissions Characterization”, Journal of Engineering for Gas Turbines and Power, vol. 134. p. 072801, 2012.


A. W. Rollins et al., “Elemental analysis of aerosol organic nitrates with electron ionization high-resolution mass spectrometry”, Atmospheric Measurement Techniques, vol. 3. Copernicus GmbH, pp. 301–310, 2010.


J. A. Floro et al., “The dynamic competition between stress generation and relaxation mechanisms during coalescence of Volmer-Weber thin films”, Journal of Applied Physics, vol. 89. pp. 4886-4897, 2001.