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Research interests

My research focuses on the process by which gases in the atmosphere form new particles, in a process called new particle formation (NPF). NPF has some implications for climate and human health, and understanding it on a fundamental chemical level is key to constraining just how servere (or not) these implications are.

To investigate this process, I utilise a suite of particle counting instruments, including the scanning mobility particle sizer (SMPS), particle size magnifier (PSM), and the neutral cluster and air ion spectrometer (NAIS). As well as this, I utilise state of the art on-line chemical ionisation time of flight mass spectrometry to investigate oxidation chemistry and cluster formation in the atmosphere. These instruments are deployed on field campaigns in the urban environment (Barcelona, Beijing) and the remote polar (Antarctica).

Qualifications

I completed my BSc in Chemistry at the University of Plymouth in 2016, and completed my PhD in atmospheric chemistry in 2020. I was supervised by Prof. Roy Harrison and Prof. Zongbo Shi.

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 11 - Sustainable Cities and Communities
  • SDG 13 - Climate Action
  • SDG 14 - Life Below Water

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