Prof. Patrick L. Hayes

Patrick Hayes is an assistant professor in the Department of Chemistry at Université de Montréal. His expertise is in the analysis of aerosol (i.e. airborne particulate matter or PM) chemistry and sources using both in situ ground-based instruments as well as modeling approaches. The goal of the Hayes Group’s research is to better understand how these aerosols impact both climate change and air quality in Canada’s Northern Regions. In addition to the measurements at the Polar Environment Atmospheric Research Laboratory (PEARL), Professor Hayes and his students have studied dust storms in the Yukon and the formation of polluting aerosols by vapors emitted from the Athabasca oil sands.

Professor Hayes works directly with scientists at Environment and Climate Change Canada in order to incorporate his group’s research results into Canada’s current operational air quality forecast model: Global Environmental Multiscale – Modeling Air quality and Chemistry (GEM-MACH). These improvements allow better forecasting of air quality throughout Canada and also help to quantify the various sources of air pollution.



Université de Montréal