Climate change and air quality are two of the major challenges facing modern society, and these are both directly impacted by the chemistry of the atmosphere. If we are to accurately predict the effects of current and future anthropogenic and biogenic emissions, we need to understand the chemistry controlling the processing and eventual removal of trace gases from the atmosphere.
I am interested in understanding the composition of the atmosphere through the use of field observations and numerical models. This combination of observations and modelling provides an ideal mechanism by which to test and further our comprehension of the processes controlling the lifetimes and concentrations of trace species, and their implications for air quality and climate change.
As a Marie Sklodowska Curie fellow at the University of York, a large part of my current research is aimed at developing novel technologies for the measurement of atmospheric trace gases.