Atmospheric processing affects the current and future composition of our atmosphere, and impacts upon human and environmental health, air quality and climate.  My research group addresses areas of atmospheric chemistry and clean air science, including


- Understanding the sources and transformations of air pollutants such as Particulate Matter and Nitrogen Dioxide in the urban atmosphere, ranging from the UK to developing megacities such as Delhi

- Quantifying the sources and sinks for atmospheric oxidants: Impacts upon urban air quality and tropospheric composition from new processes such as the formation of Criegee Intermediates, HONO and particulate-mediated renoxification

- Applying air pollution science to improve local and regional air quality policy measures, to ensure these can most effectively and efficiently improve human and environmental health


Work in the group combines atmospheric field measurements, simulation chamber and laboratory studies and numerical modelling approaches; we currently have an emphasis upon developing new integrated approaches to assess chemical processing (a complement to the traditional focus upon species abundance).​


While we are aiming to achieve fundamental understanding of the atmospheric chemical system, our work also takes place in an applied context: providing the knowledge to underpin policy development to alleviate air pollution.

This is my personal research website.  Please also see my official University of Birmingham homepage.

Research Projects

Research Group

Delhi, Beijing, Guangzhou, CEH...

HONO sources in the boundary layer

Postdoctoral Research Fellow

Dr Louisa Kramer

Ozone Production Rates; APHH-India - PM sources in Delhi

Postdoctoral Research Fellow

Dr Leigh Crilley

Total Ozone Reactivity

Personal Website

Postdoctoral Research Fellow

Dr Roberto Sommariva

APHH India - Delhi

Postdoctoral Research Fellow

Dr Salim Alam

Simulation of atmospheric ClNO2 chemistry in urban environments

With Francis Pope

Doctoral Researcher

Tara Rasoul

Real world vehicle NO2 emissions and inside / outside vehicle pollution exposure

With Francis Pope

Doctoral Researcher

Vasilis Matthaios

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) Composition, Sources and Toxicity in Dammam, Saudi Arabia.

With Zongbo Shi

Doctoral Researcher

Manna Al-Wadei

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Oxidative Potential of particulate matter from Beijing

With Zongbo Shi

Doctoral Researcher

Steven Thomson

Modelling traffic-derived air pollution

Led by Zhaoya Gong, Xiaoming Cai

Doctoral Researcher

Helen Pearce

Earth Observation tools for determining urban air quality and vegetation health

Led by Eloise Marais

Doctoral Researcher

Karn Vohra

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Working on ASAP-Delhi and WM-Air projects

Research Technician

Dr Daniel Rooney

Research Group Alumni

Former PhD Students

Danny Blenkhorn

Kore Technology Ltd

Lubna Al-Saadi

Lecturer at the University of Qatar

Hao Huang

Air Monitors UK, Gloucester​ 

Jian Zhong

Postdoc position in Birmingham

Suad Al-Kindi

Lecturer at Higher College of Technology, Muscat, Oman​

Salim Alam

Postdoc position at Birmingham​

Vivien Bright

Postdoc position at Cambridge​

Kate Faloon

Postdoc positions at Leicester and Leeds / NCAS

Lucy Concannon

MPhil Student: Moved to Azko Nobel

Former Postdocs

Mike Newland

Postdoc positions at UEA and the University of York

Marie Camredon

Lecturer at LISA, Paris

Shana Saha

BSP Optical Performance Centre, Birmingham

Catherine Bale

Postdoc position at the University of Leeds




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