Dr Salim Alam PhD

Salim Alam

School of Geography, Earth and Environmental Sciences
Research Fellow

Contact details

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

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.

Qualifications

2007-2011 Ph.D Atmospheric Science. University of Birmingham

2003-2006 BSc (Hons) Chemistry with Pharmacology (Class I). University of Birmingham

Postgraduate supervision

Dr Salim 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.

Other activities

Royal Society of Chemistry: MRSC

Publications

Recent publications

Article

Hama, S, Kumar, P, Alam, MS, Rooney, DJ, Bloss, WJ, Shi, Z, Harrison, RM, Crilley, LR, Khare, M & Gupta, SK 2021, 'Chemical source profiles of fine particles for five different sources in Delhi', Chemosphere, vol. 274, 129913. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.chemosphere.2021.129913

Elzein, A, Stewart, GJ, Swift, SJ, Nelson, BS, Crilley, L, Alam, S, Reyes-Villegas, E, Gadi, R, Harrison, R, Hamilton, JF & Lewis, AC 2020, 'A comparison of PM2.5-bound polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons in summer Beijing (China) and Delhi (India)', Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics, vol. 20, no. 22, pp. 14303–14319. https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-20-14303-2020

Xu, R, Alam, MS, Stark, C & Harrison, RM 2020, 'Behaviour of traffic emitted semi-volatile and intermediate volatility organic compounds within the urban atmosphere', Science of the Total Environment, vol. 720, 137470, pp. 1-11. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.scitotenv.2020.137470

Xu, R, Alam, MS, Stark, C & Harrison, RM 2020, 'Composition and emission factors of traffic- emitted intermediate volatility and semi-volatile hydrocarbons (C10–C36) at a street canyon and urban background sites in central London, UK', Atmospheric Environment, vol. 231, 117448. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.atmosenv.2020.117448

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

Alam, MS, Crilley, LR, Lee, JD, Kramer, LJ, Pfrang, C, Vázquez-Moreno, M, Ródenas, M, Muñoz, A & Bloss, WJ 2020, 'Interference from alkenes in chemiluminescent NOx measurements', Atmospheric Measurement Techniques, vol. 13, no. 11, pp. 5977-5991. https://doi.org/10.5194/amt-13-5977-2020

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

Zeraati Rezaei, S, Alam, S, Xu, H, Beddows, D & Harrison, R 2020, 'Size-resolved physico-chemical characterization of diesel exhaust particles and efficiency of exhaust aftertreatment', Atmospheric Environment, vol. 222, 117021. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.atmosenv.2019.117021

Zhong, J, Nikolova, I, Cai, X, MacKenzie, AR, Alam, S, Xu, R, Singh, A & Harrison, R 2020, 'Traffic-induced multicomponent ultrafine particle microphysics in the WRF v3.6.1 large eddy simulation model: general behaviour from idealised scenarios at the neighbourhood-scale', Atmospheric Environment, vol. 223, 117213. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.atmosenv.2019.117213

Lyu, R, Alam, M, Stark, C, Xu, R, Shi, Z, Feng, Y & Harrison, R 2019, 'Aliphatic carbonyl compounds (C8-C26) in wintertime atmospheric aerosol in London, UK', Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics, vol. 19, no. 4, pp. 2233-2246. https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-19-2233-2019

Lyu, R, Shi, Z, Alam, M, Wu, X, Liu, D, VU, VT, Stark, C, Xu, R, Fu, P, Feng, Y & Harrison, R 2019, 'Alkanes and Aliphatic Carbonyl Compounds in Wintertime PM2.5 in Beijing, China', Atmospheric Environment, vol. 202, pp. 244-255. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.atmosenv.2019.01.023

Alam, MS, Zeraati-Rezaei, S, Xu, H & Harrison, RM 2019, 'Characterization of gas and particulate phase organic emissions (C9-C37) from a diesel engine and the effect of abatement devices', Environmental Science and Technology, vol. 53, no. 19, pp. 11345-11352. https://doi.org/10.1021/acs.est.9b03053

Alam, S, Nikolova, I, Singh, A, MacKenzie, AR & Harrison, R 2019, 'Experimental vapour pressures of eight n-Alkanes (C17, C18, C20, C22, C24, C26, C28 and C31) at ambient temperatures', Atmospheric Environment, vol. 213, pp. 739-745. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.atmosenv.2019.06.025

Lyu, R, Shi, Z, Alam, MS, Wu, X, Liu, D, Vu, VT, Stark, C, Fu, P, Feng, Y & Harrison, R 2019, 'Insight into the composition of organic compounds (≥C 6) in PM 2.5 in wintertime in Beijing, China', Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics, vol. 19, pp. 10865-10881 . https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-19-10865-2019

Comment/debate

Alam, MS, Bloss, W, Brean, J, Brimblecombe, P, Chan, C, Chen, Y, Coe, H, Fu, P, Gani, S, Hamilton, J, Harrison, R, Jiang, J, Kulmala, M, Lugon, L, McFiggans, G, Mehra, A, Milsom, A, Nelson, B, Pfrang, C, Sartelet, K, Shi, Z, Srivastava, D, Stewart, G, Styring, P, Su, H, Van Pinxteren, D, Velasco, E & Yu, JZ 2021, 'General discussion: Aerosol formation and growth; VOC sources and secondary organic aerosols', Faraday Discussions, vol. 226, pp. 479-501. https://doi.org/10.1039/D1FD90011K

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