Dr Chiara Giorio PhD

Dr Chiara Giorio

School of Geography, Earth and Environmental Sciences
Honorary Research Fellow

Contact details

School of Geography, Earth and Environmental Sciences
University of Birmingham
B15 2TT


Chiara Giorio did her PhD on multivariate statistical analysis of single particle mass spectra obtained from an aerosol time of flight mass spectrometer in collaboration between the research group of Professor Andrea Tapparo at the University of Padua (Italy) and Professor Roy M. Harrison at the University of Birmingham (UK). She is currently postdoctoral research associate at the Centre for Atmospheric Science at the University of Cambridge.


Research interests

  • Source apportionment of atmospheric aerosol using receptor models
  • Characterisation of atmospherically important organic radicals in the gas and particle phase
  • Characterisation of aerosol formed from the photooxidation of isoprene during cloud condensation/evaporation cycles
  • Analysis of biogenic markers in Antarctic ice cores
  • Liquid Extraction Surface Analysis for the characterisation of nanoscale patterning in plants
  • Environmental fate of systemic insecticides

Research identifier numbers

orcid: 0000-0001-7821-7398 http://orcid.org/0000-0001-7821-7398
Scopus Author ID: 35299194600 http://www.scopus.com/authid/detail.uri?authorId=35299194600
Researcher ID: O-1707-2015 http://www.researcherid.com/rid/O-1707-2015


Highlighted publications:

Giorio C, Tapparo A, Dall’Osto M, Beddows DCS, Esser-Gietl JK, Healy RM, Harrison RM (2015) Local and regional components of aerosol in a heavily trafficked street canyon in central London derived from PMF and cluster analysis of single particle ATOFMS spectra. Environ Sci Technol 39:3330–3340. doi: 10.1021/es506249z

Giorio C, Tapparo A, Dall’Osto M, Harrison RM, Beddows DCS, Di Marco C, Nemitz E (2012) Comparison of three techniques for analysis of data from an Aerosol Time-of-Flight Mass Spectrometer. Atmos Environ 61:316–326. doi: 10.1016/j.atmosenv.2012.07.054

Harrison RM, Giorio C, Beddows DCS, Dall’Osto M (2010) Size distribution of airborne particles controls outcome of epidemiological studies. Sci Total Environ 409:289–293. doi: 10.1016/j.scitotenv.2010.09.043 

The full list of publications can be found at Chiara's personal webpage on the University of Cambridge website.