Colleges, School and Institutes
Doctor of Philosophy, University of Essex
Small System Modelling of the Planetary Boundary Layer1 Oct 1986 - 30 Sep 1989
Bachelor of Science, University of Edinburgh1 Oct 1982 - 1 Jul 1986
Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry, FRSC2009 -
Fellow of the Royal Meteorological Society, FRMetS1989 -
Willingness to take PhD students
Rob MacKenzie is interested in how plants affect air composition. He is inaugural Director of the Birmingham Institute of Forest Research (BIFoR), and leads the work at the BIFoR Free-Air Carbon Enrichment (FACE) facility.
In particular, his group develops atmospheric chemistry models. The group continues to develop the CiTTyCAT atmospheric chemistry model and has applied it to remote and polluted environments. The group is interested in developing tools for urban planners and regulators. One such tool is the Urban Tree Air Quality Score. The group is currently working with a wide range of other researchers to study the interdisciplinary problems associated with urban regeneration. The project -Urban Futures- uses scenario/futures analysis to establish the robustness of measures put in place today in the name of sustainability. The project also includes detailed disciplinary work on urban air quality.
Rob MacKenzie has supervised over 20 PhD students and he is currently Principal Investigator of the Forest Edge Doctoral Scholarship Programme of the Leverhulme Trust.