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  • Biographical Description

  • I am an associate professor at the University of Denver in the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry.  My research focuses on atmospheric aerosols (small particles suspended in air), including their roles in various environmental processes and human health concerns.  We deploy instrumentation to field sites for in-situ ambient monitoring and also work to develop and characterize new analytical techniques.  Several of my current projects revolve around the detection of biological aerosols (e.g. fungal spores, bacteria, pollen) with the goal of understanding how these particles may contribute to cloud formation and climate cycles.

    For more information see the Huffman Group Homepage.



    B.S. (Chemistry), Pepperdine University, 1995

    Ph.D. (Analytical/Atmospheric Chemistry), University of Colorado, 2008

    Professional Experience

    Associate Professor, Department of Chemistry and BiochemistryUniversity of Denver, Sept. 2017 to present

    Interim Department Chair, Department of Chemistry and BiochemistryUniversity of Denver, July 2017 to June 2018

    Assistant Professor, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, University of Denver, 2011 to present

    Postdoctoral Fellow, Max Planck Institute for Chemistry, 2009 to 2011

    Graduate Research Assistant, University of Colorado (Jose Jimenez), 2002 to 2008

    Battery Research Engineer, HRL Laboratories, 1999 to 2000

    REU Student, Stanford Research Institute, 1997

    Research Assistant, University of Arizona / Physics Department, 1996

    Extra-Professional Experience

    Volunteered with homeless children in Nairobi, Kenya and international refugees in Kampala, Uganda, 2001

    Competed on Pepperdine University cross-country team, 1995 to 1997


    Travel, running, camping, skiing, fishing, music, environmental awareness, sustainability, personal and societal responsibility, spiritual growth

  • Contact Information

  • Office Phone: +1 (303)  871-4404

    Office Location: S.G. Mudd 180

    Lab Location: S.G. Mudd 184

    Email: alex.huffman (at)


    Mailing Address:

    University of Denver

    Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry

    2190 E. Illif / Olin Room 202

    Denver, CO 80208

  • Publications

  • ResearcherID: A-7449-2010

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