Martyn Chipperfield joined the University of Leeds' School of Earth and Environment in January 1999. After obtaining his PhD at Cambridge he worked in the Space Science Department of the Rutherford Appleton Laboratory and then at the French Met. Office in Toulouse. Before coming to Leeds he was a Research Fellow and Assistant Lecturer in the Department of Chemistry, University of Cambridge.
His research interests centre on the chemistry of the global stratosphere and troposphere, e.g. studying the impact of global pollution and its interaction with climate change. In particular his work focuses on developing and using sophisticated three-dimensional atmospheric chemical-dynamical models. These models contain detailed descriptions of atmospheric chemistry and other processes and are used to interpret data from field campaigns and satellite instruments, and to predict future changes to the Earth's atmosphere.