Atmospheric Halogen Chemistry
Chemical Kinetics and Photochemistry
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Atmospheric processing affects the current and future composition of our atmosphere, and impacts upon human and environmental health, air quality and climate. My research group addresses three areas of atmospheric chemistry central to these effects :
- Measurement and interpretation of ozone production in the atmospheric boundary layer
- Sources and sinks for atmospheric oxidants: Impacts upon urban air quality and tropospheric composition
- The atmospheric chemistry of halogen species, in particular iodine chemistry in the marine boundary layer
Our research combines laboratory, large simulation chamber, field measurement and numerical modelling approaches; we currently have an emphasis upon developing new integrated approaches to assess chemical processing (a complement to the traditional focus upon species abundance). While we are aiming to achieve fundamental understanding of the atmospheric chemical system, our work also takes place in an applied context: providing the knowledge to underpin policy development to alleviate air pollution. Please see my Group and Research Project pages for more details.
Our work is funded by NERC (16 funded grants, 12 as lead PI, totalling >£3m), EU sources, the DFG, the Royal Society, the Royal Society of Chemistry and the Nuffield Foundation.
We contribute to the Air Pollution & Atmospheric Chemistry theme within the Environmental Health Sciences research group, in the School of Geography, Earth & Environmental Sciences
If you are interested in PhD Projects in these areas, please send me an email to discuss your interests.
You can also find details of specific projects on the internal project listings under Environmental Health Sciences. Funding is available within the annual NERC CENTA DTP competition and from other sources.