Dr Ajit Singh PhD

Dr Ajit Singh

School of Geography, Earth and Environmental Sciences
Senior Research Fellow

Contact details

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

Dr Ajit Singh is an environmental scientist with particular interest in air pollution measurements and management. His research and associated activities are focused on improving air quality and related knowledge in both developed and developing countries through interdisciplinary and life-cycle approaches by better understanding the climate, health and socio-economic consequences of poor air quality. He is working on a number of multi-national projects (involving the UK, Africa, Australia, India and USA among others) combining engineering, environmental, social and health sciences to provide a better understanding of the nexus between air pollution, climate, health and energy to improve environmental and health data & policies for socio-economic benefits and sustainable development.

Qualifications

  • PhD  –  School of Geography, Earth and Environmental Sciences, University of Birmingham, UK
  • M.Tech. – Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Delhi, India
  • B.Tech.

Research

Dr Ajit Singh is an environmental scientist with particular interest in air pollution measurements and management. His research and associated activities are focused on improving air quality and related knowledge in both developed and developing countries through interdisciplinary and life-cycle approaches by better understanding the climate, health and socio-economic consequences of poor air quality. He is working on a number of multi-national projects (involving the UK, Africa, Australia, India and USA among others) combining engineering, environmental, social and health sciences to provide a better understanding of the nexus between air pollution, climate, health and energy to improve environmental and health data & policies for socio-economic benefits and sustainable development.

Other activities

  • Topic Editor of Atmosphere MDPI

  • Associate Fellow of the Royal Meteorological Society 

  • Member of the Global Youth Science Partnership (GYSP) at the ‘Global Council for Science and the Environment’

Publications

Recent publications

Article

Bousiotis, D, Beddows, DCS, Singh, A, Haugen, M, Diez, S, Edwards, PM, Boies, A, Harrison, RM & Pope, FD 2022, 'A study on the performance of low-cost sensors for source apportionment at an urban background site', Atmospheric Measurement Techniques, vol. 15, no. 13, pp. 4047-4061. https://doi.org/10.5194/amt-15-4047-2022

Haugen, MJ, Singh, A, Bousiotis, D, Pope, FD & Boies, AM 2022, 'Differentiating semi-volatile and solid particle events using low-cost lung-deposited surface area and black carbon sensors', Atmosphere, vol. 13, no. 5, 747. https://doi.org/10.3390/atmos13050747

Mazzeo, A, Burrow, M, Quinn, A, Marais, EA, Singh, A, Ng'ang'a, D, Gatari, M & Pope, F 2022, 'Evaluation of WRF and CHIMERE models for the simulation of PM2.5 in large East African urban conurbations', Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics, vol. 22, pp. 10677–10701. https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-22-10677-2022

Singh, A, Bartington, SE, Song, C, Ghaffarpasand, O, Kraftl, M, Shi, Z, Pope, FD, Stacey, B, Hall, J, Thomas, GN, Bloss, WJ & Leach, FCP 2022, 'Impacts of emergency health protection measures upon air quality, traffic and public health: evidence from Oxford, UK', Environmental Pollution, vol. 293, 118584. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.envpol.2021.118584

Bush, T, Papaioannou, N, Leach, F, Pope, FD, Singh, A, Thomas, GN, Stacey, B & Bartington, S 2022, 'Machine learning techniques to improve the field performance of low-cost air quality sensors', Atmospheric Measurement Techniques, vol. 15, no. 10, pp. 3261-3278. https://doi.org/10.5194/amt-15-3261-2022

Singh, A, Bakare, H, Mazzeo, A, Avis, W, Ng'ang'a, D, Gatari, M, Bartington, S, Thomas, GN, Bryson, JR, Andres, L, Quinn, A, Burrow, M, Ndegwa, E, Mwaniki, G, Randa, T & Pope, F 2022, 'Urban diagnostics and a systems approach to air quality management: pathways towards sustainable economic development and a healthy Nairobi, Kenya', Frontiers in Environmental Science, vol. 10, 978002. https://doi.org/10.3389/fenvs.2022.978002

Singh, A, Ng'ang'a, D, Gatari, M, Kidane, AW, Alemu, Z, Derrick, N, Webster, MJ, Bartington, S, Thomas, N, Avis, WR & Pope, F 2021, 'Air quality assessment in three East African cities using calibrated low-cost sensors with a focus on road-based hotspots', Environmental Research Communications, vol. 3, no. 7, 075007. https://doi.org/10.1088/2515-7620/ac0e0a

Bousiotis, D, Singh, A, Haugen, M, Beddows, DCS, Diez, S, Murphy, KL, Edwards, PM, Boies, A, Harrison, RM & Pope, FD 2021, 'Assessing the sources of particles at an urban background site using both regulatory instruments and low-cost sensors – a comparative study', Atmospheric Measurement Techniques, vol. 14, no. 6, pp. 4139-4155. https://doi.org/10.5194/amt-14-4139-2021

Woolley, K, Dickinson-Craig, E, Bartington, S, Oludotun, T, Kirenga, B, Mariga, S, Kabera, T, Coombe, A, Pope, F, Singh, A, Avis, W, Day, R, Warburton, D, Manaseki-Holland, S, Moore, D & Thomas, GN 2021, 'Effectiveness of interventions to reduce household air pollution from solid biomass fuels and improve maternal and child health outcomes in low and middle income countries: a systematic review protocol', BMC Systematic Reviews, vol. 10, no. 1, 33. https://doi.org/10.1186/s13643-021-01590-z

Singh, A, Crilley, L, Pope, F & Bloss, W 2021, 'Insights into HONO sources from observations during a solar eclipse', Environmental Science: Atmospheres. https://doi.org/10.1039/d1ea00010a

Campbell , CA, Bartington, S, Woolley, K, Pope, F, Thomas, GN, Singh, A, Avis, W, Tumwizere, PR, Uwanyirigira, C, Abimana, P & Kabera, T 2021, 'Investigating cooking activity patterns and perceptions of air quality interventions among women in urban Rwanda', International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, vol. 18, no. 11, 5984. https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph18115984

Sasidharan, M, Singh, A, Eskandari Torbaghan, M & Parlikad, AK 2020, 'A vulnerability-based approach to human-mobility reduction for countering COVID-19 transmission in London while considering local air quality', Science of the Total Environment, vol. 741, no. 2020, 140515. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.scitotenv.2020.140515

Crilley, LR, Singh, A, Kramer, LJ, Shaw, MD, Alam, MS, Apte, JS, Bloss, WJ, Hildebrandt Ruiz, L, Fu, P, Fu, W, Gani, S, Gatari, M, Ilyinskaya, E, Lewis, AC, Ng'ang'a, D, Sun, Y, Whitty, RCW, Yue, S, Young, S & Pope, FD 2020, 'Effect of aerosol composition on the performance of low-cost optical particle counter correction factors', Atmospheric Measurement Techniques, vol. 13, no. 3, pp. 1181-1193. https://doi.org/10.5194/amt-13-1181-2020

Woolley, K, Bagambe, T, Singh, A, Avis, W, Kabera, T, Weldetinsae, A, Mariga, S, Kirenga, B, Pope, F, Thomas, GN & Bartington, S 2020, 'Investigating the association between wood and charcoal domestic cooking, respiratory symptoms and acute respiratory infections among children aged under 5 years in Uganda: A cross-sectional analysis of the 2015/16 Demographic and Health Survey', International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, vol. 17, no. 11, 3974. https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph17113974

Zhong, J, Nikolova, I, Cai, X, Mackenzie, AR, Alam, MS, Xu, R, Singh, A & Harrison, RM 2020, 'Neighbourhood-scale dispersion of traffic-induced ultrafine particles in central London: WRF large eddy simulations', Environmental Pollution, vol. 266, no. Part 3, 115223. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.envpol.2020.115223

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