Dr Bloss' research is in the field of Air Pollution / Atmospheric Chemistry - understanding the chemical processes which control the current and future composition of our atmosphere. These problems are approached through a combination of field measurements of atmospheric constituents, laboratory studies of specific systems, and modelling simulations for comparison with observations.
Dr Bloss obtained his BA in Natural Sciences (Chemistry) and PhD in Physical Chemistry from the University of Cambridge. His PhD research concerned laboratory studies of atmospheric chemical kinetics. In 1999 he took up a position as a Postdoctoral Scholar at the California Institute of Technology, based at the NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory. In 2001 Dr Bloss moved to the School of Chemistry at the University of Leeds, where his research involved field measurements of tropospheric radical species. He joined the University of Birmingham in 2007.