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Dr Mohamed A. Abdallah

Dr Mohamed A. Abdallah

Marie-Curie Research Fellow

Dr Mohamed Abdallah has a wide experience in applying various mass spectrometric techniques for analysis of trace levels of environmental contaminants in biotic and abiotic matrices including different human tissues. He has also made contributions to the field of human exposure to persistent organic pollutants using various exposure and pharmacokinetic models.

Telephone
+44 (0)121 414 7297
Email
m.abdallah@bham.ac.uk

Dr Salim Alam

Dr Salim Alam

Research Fellow

Dr Alam’s research focuses on understanding the chemistry of key atmospheric pollutants. His research involves interpreting laboratory and field measurements using numerical modelling, and improving the accuracy of chemistry within atmospheric models.

Telephone
+44 (0) 121 414 7297
Email
m.s.alam@bham.ac.uk

Dr David Beddows

Dr David Beddows

NCAS Researcher

David is staff member of the National Center of Atmospheric Sciences (NCAS) working at Birmingham University. His interests are in the research and development of scientific instrumentation, novel multivariate data analysis algorithms and atmospheric modelling tools used for the interpretation of data collected from atmospheric aerosols.

Email
d.c.beddows@bham.ac.uk

Professor William Bloss

Professor William Bloss

Professor of Atmospheric Science
Deputy Head of School

Atmospheric processing controls the current and future composition of our atmosphere, and affects human and environmental health, air quality and climate. My research group addresses three areas of atmospheric chemistry central to these impacts :

  • Measurement and interpretation of ozone production in the atmospheric boundary layer
  • Sources and sinks for atmospheric oxidants: Impacts upon urban ...

Telephone
+44 (0)121 414 2558
Email
w.j.bloss@bham.ac.uk

Dr Xiaoming Cai

Dr Xiaoming Cai

Senior Lecturer
Senior Examination Officer for Geography, Earth and Environmental Sciences

Dr Xiaoming Cai has over 20 years experience of research in large-eddy simulation (LES) of turbulence in the atmospheric boundary layer and in urban street canyons, dispersion of air pollutants in urban environment, and numerical modelling of meso-scale systems.

Telephone
0121 414 5533
Email
x.cai@bham.ac.uk

Professor Lee Chapman

Professor Lee Chapman

Professor of Climate Resilience
Director of Knowledge Transfer (College of Life and Environmental Sciences)

Lee Chapman - Research in 60 seconds videoProfessor Lee Chapman’s research interests are at the interface of climatology and engineering investigating the impact of weather and climate on the built environment; an important research area given the ever-increasing concentration (and vulnerability) of the population and critical infrastructure in urban areas. This covers a range of topics and sub-disciplines including ...

Telephone
0121 414 7435
Email
l.chapman@bham.ac.uk

Dr Leigh Crilley

Dr Leigh Crilley

Research Fellow in Atmospheric Chemistry

Leigh Crilley is a chemist specializing in the field of air pollution/atmospheric chemistry. His current research involves investigating the rate of ozone production in the boundary layer using in situ field measurements

Telephone
+44 (0)121 414 5523
Email
l.crilley@bham.ac.uk

Dr Juana Maria Delgado-Saborit

Dr Juana Maria Delgado-Saborit

Lecturer in Environmental Health

Dr Delgado-Saborit is an expert in exposure assessment studies using different sampling and analytical techniques to characterize inhalation doses, personal exposures and environmental levels of air pollutants. She has expertise in chemical speciation for source identification. She has coordinated large projects involving recruiting and sampling with subjects, sampling in a wide range of indoor ...

Telephone
+44 (0)121 41 45427
Email
delgadjm@bham.ac.uk

Professor Stuart Harrad

Professor Stuart Harrad

Professor of Environmental Chemistry

Stuart is an environmental chemist whose research addresses all aspects of the environmental sources, fate and behaviour of persistent organic pollutants (POPs). He has particular interests in human exposure to POPs with a focus on indoor pathways. He is also active in research that explores the environmental forensics utility of chirality.

Telephone
+44 (0)121 41 47298
Email
s.j.harrad@bham.ac.uk

Professor Roy Harrison

Professor Roy Harrison

Queen Elizabeth II Birmingham Centenary Professor of Environmental Health

Roy Harrison’s research interests lie in the field of environment and human health. His main specialism is in air pollution, from emissions through atmospheric chemical and physical transformations to exposure and effects on human health. Much of this work is designed to inform the development of policy.

Telephone
+44 (0)121 41 43494
Email
r.m.harrison@bham.ac.uk

Dr Gregor C. Leckebusch

Dr Gregor C. Leckebusch

Senior Lecturer in Meteorology and Climatology

Dr Gregor Leckebusch is one of the foremost experts in the field of linking natural science research on meteorological and climatological extreme events with the estimation of natural hazards damage potentials. He played a key role in several national and international interdisciplinary projects dedicated to the assessment of natural and anthropogenic changes in extreme events and impacts of ...

Telephone
+44 (0)121 41 45518
Email
g.c.leckebusch@bham.ac.uk

Professor Iseult Lynch

Professor Iseult Lynch

Professor of Environmental Nanosciences
Undergraduate Admissions Tutor (Environmental Science programmes)

Professor Iseult Lynch joined the academic staff at the University of Birmingham as Lecturer in Environmental Nanosciences in March 2013. She has a very broad overview of all aspects of nanomerials safety assessment and the data requirements, having served as Chair of the EU Nanosafety Cluster Working Group (NSC WG) on databases for the last 2 years (and as co-Chair of the Hazed WG prior to ...

Telephone
+44 (0)121 414 5532
Email
i.lynch@bham.ac.uk

Professor Rob MacKenzie

Professor Rob MacKenzie

Director, Birmingham Institute of Forest Research
Professor of Atmospheric Science

60 second video iconRob MacKenzie is an atmospheric scientist with a particular interest in how plants affect air composition. Watch a video of him describing one aspect of his research in 60 seconds by clicking on the play icon above. 

As a result of a £15M grant, the University of Birmingham has set up the Birmingham Institute of Forest Research (BIFoR), of which Rob is delighted to be ...

Telephone
+44 (0)121 414 6142
Email
a.r.mackenzie@bham.ac.uk

Mike Newland

Postdoctoral Research Fellow

Mike Newland is a post-doctoral researcher in atmospheric chemistry. His current work focuses on oxidation mechanisms in the troposphere.

Email
m.j.newland@bham.ac.uk

Dr Ian Phillips

Dr Ian Phillips

Teaching Fellow

Ian Phillips is best known for writing the most comprehensive account of the 1973 Isle of Man Summerland fire disaster, which can be obtained by clicking on the Research button below. He gained his BSc Geography degree from the University of Birmingham in 1995, before continuing at the University to complete an MSc in Meteorology and Climatology and a PhD in Geography. Ian has been on ...

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+44 (0)121 414 5552
Email
i.d.phillips@bham.ac.uk

Dr Francis Pope

Dr Francis Pope

Lecturer
Birmingham Fellow

Francis is a chemist with wide ranging interests in the atmospheric sciences. He applies a fundamental physicochemical approach to investigate atmospheric species and develops novel instrumentation to probe their processes.

In particular he is interested in: the assessment of geoengineering schemes, primary biological aerosols and their role in atmosphere-biosphere interactions, and ...

Telephone
+44 (0)121 414 9067
Email
f.pope@bham.ac.uk

Dr Thomas Pugh

Dr Thomas Pugh

Lecturer in Environmental Science

Tom Pugh is a scientist with a keen interest in interactions and feedbacks between the terrestrial biosphere and the global climate system, processes he investigates using powerful computer models.

Telephone
+44 (0)121 414 8306
Email
t.a.m.pugh@bham.ac.uk

Dr Isabella Romer Roche

Dr Isabella Romer Roche

Research Fellow

Dr Isabella Romer Roche is working with Eva Valsami-Jones in the NanoMILE project. She has wide experience in the synthesis and characterisation of nanoparticles, especially silver, working with a multimethod approach. Her work also includes stability of nanoparticles in environmentally relevant conditions.

Email
i.romerroche@bham.ac.uk

Dr Zongbo Shi

Dr Zongbo Shi

Birmingham Fellow (Research Focused Lecturer)
NERC Research Fellow

Dr Zongbo Shi has a research interest in Atmospheric Aerosol Chemistry and Global Biogeochemical Cycles. He is currently funded by the NERC (Natural Environment Research Council) fellowship scheme;he also holds a Birmingham University Fellowship.

Telephone
+44 (0)121 414 9128
Email
z.shi@bham.ac.uk

Dr Rick Thomas

Dr Rick Thomas

Research Fellow

Dr Rick Thomas is a measurement scientist specializing in the use of novel instrumentation for climate and air quality research. At Scripps Institution of Oceanography, he recently developed a turbulent flux measurement package to resolve ambient 3D wind vectors from an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) and successfully used it alongside aerosol, cloud and water probes to investigate aerosol-cloud ...

Telephone
+44 (0)121 4146167
Email
r.thomas@bham.ac.uk

Professor Eugenia (Éva) Valsami-Jones

Professor Eugenia (Éva) Valsami-Jones

Chair in Environmental Nanoscience
Director of Research
Director of FENAC

Eugenia Valsami-Jones - Research in 60 seconds videoProfessor Valsami-Jones’ research interests focus on understanding reactivity at the nanoscale, particularly interactions of nanoparticles with pollutants and biota and biomineralisation processes. She has carried out research on the interaction of a variety of carbon- and metal-based nano-objects with biota in vitro and in vivo and has pioneered novel methods of labelling ...

Telephone
+44 (0)121 414 5537
Email
e.valsamijones@bham.ac.uk

Dr Martin Widmann

Dr Martin Widmann

Senior Lecturer in climate science

Dr Martin Widmann is a climate scientist. His current main research area is regional climate change, in particular the development and validation of statistical downscaling methods. He also studies past climates; the main activity in this field is the development of data assimilation methods to combine climate simulations with empirical knowledge from proxy data.

Telephone
+44 (0)121 41 45553
Email
m.widmann@bham.ac.uk

Dr Jian Zhong

Dr Jian Zhong

Postdoctoral Research Fellow

Dr Zhong's current research focuses on modelling the flow and thermal structures of the urban atmospheric boundary layer using a Numerical Weather Prediction (NWP) model and a Large Eddy Simulation (LES) model. Favourable weather conditions for measurement campaigns (i.e. the deployment of the biotelemetry/bio-aerial-systems) will be identified via pre-deployment modelling, primarily using a ...

Telephone
+44 (0)121 414 5523
Email
j.zhong.1@bham.ac.uk