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Atmospheric Chemistry and Aerosols


Expertise of research area
aerosols; air quality; atmospheric chemistry; climate; clouds; ice nucleation; materials chemistry; metal-organic frameworks; Meteorology; oxidation; ozone; supramolecular chemistry

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We offer PhD projects in aerosols and atmospheric chemistry, along with their links to air quality and climate change. We develop advanced computer models, lead major field campaigns, analyse satellite data and perform innovative laboratory experiments. Our research covers a wide area, from the surface of the planet to its upper atmosphere.

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<p>The <a href="">Atmospheric Chemistry and Aerosol</a> group studies the gas phase and aerosol composition of the troposphere and stratosphere. This includes topics like local, regional and global scale air pollution, stratospheric ozone depletion and composition-climate interactions. Our research includes laboratory studies, ground and aircraft-based field measurements, data analysis and numerical modelling.</p> <p>We are engaged in several UK and international field campaigns. We are leading the development of advanced numerical models of chemistry, cloud systems, aerosol, and their effects on precipitation, atmospheric composition, and climate.</p> <p>Our research is grouped into four broad areas:</p> <ul> <li><a href="">Atmospheric Chemistry</a></li> <li><a href="">Aerosols and Climate</a></li> <li><a href="">Aerosols and Clouds</a></li> <li><a href="">Ice Nucleation</a></li> </ul> <p>A wide range of excellent atmospheric science research which takes place in Leeds, much of it within <a aria-label="Link ICAS" href="" rel="noreferrer noopener" target="_blank" title="">ICAS</a>. Many ICAS staff and students are also members of the new Priestley International Centre for Climate, which is located within our building.</p> <p>Within ICAS, postgraduate researchers play a full role in the institute activities. We have a lively programme of internal and external seminars, weekly weather briefings, annual science meetings and other events. Our postgraduate researchers regularly win prizes for their work, including presentations at international conferences.</p> <h5>Why do your PhD at Leeds?</h5> <p><strong>Study in an active research environment&nbsp;</strong><br /> Studying your PhD with us means you&rsquo;ll be working in a professional research environment, using UK-leading facilities to bring your project to life &ndash; alongside active researchers who are at the forefront of their area.&nbsp;<br /> <strong>A strong network of support &nbsp;</strong><br /> The Leeds Doctoral College connects our community of researchers and can offer you the guidance, services and opportunities you&rsquo;ll need to get the most out of your PhD.&nbsp;<br /> <strong>Close industry links&nbsp;</strong><br /> Our partnerships and links to companies and academic institutions give you the opportunity to network at industry talks, seminars and conferences, building connections that&#39;ll benefit your next steps after you complete your PhD.&nbsp;<br /> <strong>Professional skills development &nbsp;</strong><br /> We think of the whole picture at Leeds. That&rsquo;s why we offer a range of workshops and courses that&#39;ll enhance your skillset further and transfer into your professional career.&nbsp;<br /> <strong>Personal and wellbeing services&nbsp;</strong><br /> Mental health and wellbeing support are integral to who we are at Leeds and you&rsquo;ll have access to the full range of services we offer to ensure you&rsquo;re feeling your best &ndash; and reaching your potential in your studies.&nbsp;<br /> <strong>Join our global community&nbsp;</strong><br /> We welcome students, researchers, academics, partners and alumni from more than 140 countries, all over the world. This means, as a university, we&rsquo;re bringing together different cultures and perspectives which helps strengthen our research &ndash; and societal impact.</p> <h3>Useful links and further reading:</h3> <ul> <li><a href="">Research degrees within the School of Earth and Environment</a></li> <li><a href="">Atmospheric Chemistry and Aerosol</a><a href=""> group </a></li> <li><a href="">School of Earth and Environment, Research and Innovation</a>&nbsp;</li> </ul> <h3>Leeds Doctoral College</h3> <p>Our <a aria-label="Link Doctoral College" href="" rel="noreferrer noopener" target="_blank" title="">Doctoral College</a> supports you throughout your postgraduate research journey. It brings together all the support services and opportunities to enhance your research, development and overall experience.</p>

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<p>Formal applications for research degree study should be made online through the <a href="">University&#39;s website</a>.</p>

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<p>For queries relating to your research proposal or subject area, please contact <a href="">Mollie van der Gucht</a>.</p> <p>For general enquiries and details regarding the application process, please contact the Graduate School Office:<br /> e:&nbsp;<a href=""></a>, t: +44 (0)113 343 1314.</p>

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