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

Zeraati Rezaei, S, Alam, S, Xu, H, Beddows, D & Harrison, R 2019, 'Size-resolved physico-chemical characterization of diesel exhaust particles and efficiency of exhaust aftertreatment', Atmospheric Environment. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.atmosenv.2019.117021

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

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

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

Harrison, RM, Beddows, DCS, Alam, MS, Singh, A, Brean, J, Xu, R, Kotthaus, S & Grimmond, S 2019, 'Interpretation of particle number size distributions measured across an urban area during the FASTER campaign', Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics, vol. 19, no. 1, pp. 39-55. https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-19-39-2019

Harrison, R, Alam, M, Dang, J & Jang, E 2018, 'Mechanisms of reactivity of benzo(A)pyrene and other PAH inferred from field measurements', Atmospheric Pollution Research, vol. 9, no. 6, pp. 1214-1220. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.apr.2018.05.009

Alam, MS, Zeraati-Rezaei, S, Stark, C, Xu, H, MacKenzie, AR, Harrison, RM & Liang, Z 2018, 'Mapping and quantifying isomer sets of hydrocarbons (≥C12) in diesel exhaust, lubricating oil and diesel fuel samples using GC× GC-ToF-MS', Atmospheric Measurement Techniques, vol. 11, no. 5, pp. 3047-3058. https://doi.org/10.5194/amt-11-3047-2018

Liang, Z, Chen, L, Alam, MS, Zeraati Rezaei, S, Stark, C, Xu, H & Harrison, RM 2018, 'Comprehensive chemical characterization of lubricating oils used in modern vehicular engines utilizing GC × GC-TOFMS', Fuel, vol. 220, pp. 792-799. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.fuel.2017.11.142

Nikolova, I, Cai, X, Alam, MS, Zeraati-rezaei, S, Zhong, J, Mackenzie, AR & Harrison, RM 2018, 'The influence of particle composition upon the evolution of urban ultrafine diesel particles on the neighbourhood scale', Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics Discussions, pp. 1-39. https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-2017-1018

Pereira, KL, Dunmore, R, Whitehead, J, Alfarra, MR, Allan, JD, Alam, M, Harrison, R, Mcfiggans, G & Hamilton, JF 2017, 'The Effect of Varying Engine Conditions on Unregulated VOC Diesel Exhaust Emissions', Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics Discussions. https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-2017-603

Harrison, R, Alam, M, Dang, J, Ismail, IM, Basahi, J, Alghamdi, MA, Hassan, IA & Khoder, M 2016, 'Relationship of Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons with Oxy (Quinone) and Nitro Derivatives During Air Mass Transport', Science of the Total Environment, vol. 572, pp. 1175-1183. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.scitotenv.2016.08.030

Alam, MS, Zeraati-Rezaei, S, Stark, CP, Liang, Z, Xu, H & Harrison, RM 2016, 'The characterisation of diesel exhaust particles - composition, size distribution and partitioning', Faraday Discussions, vol. 189, pp. 69-84. https://doi.org/10.1039/C5FD00185D, https://doi.org/10.1039/c5fd00185d

Shi, Z, Alam, MS & Nikolova, I 2016, 'Highlights from Faraday Discussion: Chemistry in the urban atmosphere, United Kingdom, April 2016', Chemical Communications, vol. 52, pp. 9162-9172. https://doi.org/10.1039/c6cc90296k

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