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.
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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.
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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.
Reader in 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
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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.
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Reader in Climate Resilience
Director of Impact and Innovation
Dr 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 ...
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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
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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 ...
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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.
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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.
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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 ...
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Lecturer in Environmental Nanosciences
Dr 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 ...
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Marie Curie Research Fellow
Dr Ma's current research focuses on evaluation of indoor dust as a pathway of human exposure to persistent organic compounds.
Director, Birmingham Institute of Forest Research
Professor of Atmospheric Science
Rob 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 ...
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Dr Catherine Muller is currently working on the NERC-funded ‘HiTemp’ project examining Birmingham’s urban heat island using a dense network of air temperature sensors which forms part of the Birmingham Urban Climate Laboratory (BUCL), along with a number of TSB-funded projects utilising the data from this network as well as crowdsourcing side-projects. During her ...
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Postdoctoral Research Fellow
Mike Newland is a post-doctoral researcher in atmospheric chemistry. His current work focuses on oxidation mechanisms in the troposphere.
Ian Phillips is best known for writing the most comprehensive account of the 1973 Isle of Man Summerland fire disaster. 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 the teaching staff of the University since September ...
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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 ...
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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.
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.
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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 ...
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Chair in Environmental Nanoscience
Director of Research
Director of FENAC
Professor 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 ...
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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.
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