Upcoming Events

Clean Air Networks' Conference 2023

Clean Air Networks’ Conference 2023

5-6 July 2023
University of Birmingham
The countdown to the Clean Air Networks Conference begins!

We are delighted to announce the Clean Air Networks Conference, to be held at the University of Birmingham 5-6 July 2023. The conference is a collaboration between the seven networks funded under the UK Clean Air Strategic Priority Fund (Wave 2), the STFC Air Quality Network and the UK Clean Air Champions.

The focus of the network is to showcase the work done over the past four years and to identify, as a legacy for the UK Clean Air community, the next steps for indoor and outdoor air quality research and policy.

The conference programme will highlight the cross-cutting themes and foci of the networks’ activities, presenting examples of their findings and collaborations with stakeholders. Delegates will also engage in discursive sessions to consider the implications of the networks’ findings and identify future research and policy needs.

The conference is aimed at academics who work across the atmospheric, health and building science disciplines, policy makers, industry partners and civic sector groups with an interest in outdoor and indoor air quality and its human health impacts. We are keen to engage with as wide a range of audiences as possible, and some travel bursaries will be offered to enable those without funds to participate.

Details will be announced by the networks in due course. Save the date in your diary, and sign up to one or more network newsletters to receive updates.


Breathing City: Future Urban Ventilation Network


Metrology Network (via National Physical Laboratory)

SAQN (STFC Air Quality Network)

TAPAS (Tackling Air Pollution in Schools)

TRANSITION Clean Air Network

UK Clean Air Champions


Past Events


CleanAir4V Seminar 15th September

Date: 15th September 2021
Time: 12-1pm
Speaker: Professor Zhuohui Zhao from Fudan University
 Professor Zhaos' research interests particularly focus on indoor air pollution, environmental exposure and health and childhood environmental exposure. She has publications on topics covering PM2.5 and PM1 to bioaerosols and microorganisms. Much of the work links air pollutants to health impacts such as sick building syndrome and chronic respiratory diseases. Notable papers include: 
Zhang, A. et al., 2021. Indoor PM2.5 concentrations in China: A concise review of the literature published in the past 40 years. Building and Environment, 198, p.107898.
Chen, T. et al., 2021. Acute respiratory response to individual particle exposure (PM1.0, PM2.5 AND PM10) in the elderly with and without chronic respiratory diseases. Environmental Pollution, 271, p.116329.
Location: Online Via Zoom
Title: "Intervention Studies on Air pollution and health in China"

Communicating Clean Air Research-Clean Air Day Event 2021

Date: 17th June 2021
Time: 12:00-13:00
Location: Meeting on Zoom
Speakers: Charlotte Zamboni, Global Action PlanLukasz Walasek, Warwick University; Mike Morrision, Michigan State University
As part of Clean Air Day 2021, we ask how the research community can 'translate' air quality science into messaging, media stories and social media campaigns that cut through to the public, and enable them to join the conversation and take action.
Clean Air Day is focused on improving public understanding of air pollution and building awareness of how air pollution impacts our health. This event is organised jointly by the the six SPF-Clean Air funded air quality networks.
The event will be hosted by Prof Cath Noakes, Professor of Environmental Engineering for Buildings at the University of Leeds.
Speakers as follows:
Charlotte Zamboni, Marketing Director, Global Action Plan: Playing on the positive - Turning clean air research into compelling communications
Lukasz Walasek, University of Warwick: How do we turn communications into action? Insights from behavioural science.
Mike Morrison, Michigan State University: Learn some user-experience design principles to help you get your science out there!
There will be plenty of time for discussion and to explore ideas with the panel.

CleanAir4V Research Seminar

Date: 30th April 2021
Time: 14:30-15:30
Speaker: Dr Manabu Shiraiwa from University of California, Irvine 
Location: Online Via Zoom
Title: "Modeling consortium for chemistry of indoor environments (MOCCIE): integrating chemical processes from molecular to room scales"
Abstract: I present on the development of the MOCCIE that connects models over a range of spatial and temporal scales, from molecular to room scales and from sub-nanosecond to days, respectively. Our modeling approaches include molecular dynamics simulations, kinetic process modeling, gas-phase chemistry modeling, organic aerosol modeling, and computational fluid dynamics simulations. These models are applied to investigate ozone reactions with skin and clothing, oxidation of volatile organic compounds and formation of secondary organic aerosols, and mass transport and partitioning of indoor species to surfaces. This development establishes a framework to integrate different modeling tools and experimental measurements, opening up an avenue for development of comprehensive and integrated models with representations of various chemistry in indoor environments.

Launch Event

Date: 15th December 2020
Time: 10:30-12:00
Location: Online Via Zoom
Meeting slides, notes and agenda

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