* denotes Paul Palmer is the second or co- supervisor of a PhD student

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Marrick Braam (PhD 2020-)

Current interests: Exoplanet atmospheric composition


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Francisco Ardevol Martinez* (PhD 2021-)

Current interests [Joint PhD student with Michiel Min SRON and Inga Kamp, U. Groningen]

Current interests: Using machine learning to improve retrievals of exoplanet atmospheric data

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Petri Clusius* (PhD 2021-) [Joint PhD student with Michael Boy, U. Helsinki]

Current interests: Aerosol radiative forcing, biosphere-atmosphere interactions and modelling

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Dr Maggie Marvin

Current interests: Tropospheric chemistry over SE Asia and its driving factors; satellite remote sensing. [NCEO]

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Maureen Cohen(PhD 2020-)

Current interests: Exoplanet atmospheres

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Dr Tia Scarpelli

Current interests: Quantifying ffCO2 emissions using atmospheric chemistry


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Dr Liang Feng

Current interests: Carbon cycle; satellite remote sensing; inverse methods. [NCEO]

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Dr Shuaiyi Shi

Current interests: Exploring relationships between biomass burning and aerosol/cloud interactions.

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Dr Doug Finch

Current interests: Data science; UK surface air quality; what drives atmospheric methane?

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Dr Susie Sun  

Current interests: Using satellite data to understand more about Earth's atmospheric composition [NCEO]

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Linus Heinke* (PhD 2021-) [Joint PhD student with Leen Decin, U. Leuven]

Current interests: Exoplanet atmospheres and machine learning.

Haolin Wang  [visiting PhD student, Sun Yat-sen University] 

Current interests: Understanding trends in tropospheric ozone. 

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Selena Georgiou* (PhD 2019-) 

Current interests: Methane fluxes over the Congo basin using in situ and remotely sensed data

Dr Jerome Woodwark  

Current interests: Development of a methane spectrometer concept for a small satellite 

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Dr Alex Kurganskiy   

Current interests: Using ground-based EO data to quantify UK GHG emissions. [NCEO]



Dr Kai Wu (2020-)  

Current interests: Pre-launch science preparations for MicroCarb


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Theo Morgan Lundie (MChem 2022-) 

Current interests: Quantifying changes in Arctic fluxes of carbon cycle gases


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Dr Fei Yao  

Current interests: Satellite remote sensing data of air quality (PM2.5) and greenhouse gases (methane); global atmospheric chemistry and climate change and the associated impacts on energy systems.





































































































Group Alum (URLs point to PhD theses):

  • MEGAN ATKINS (Summer student 2017)MSc in environmental sustainability, Netherlands.
  • MICHAEL BARKLEY (POSTDOC, 2006-2010): Lecturer at the University of Leicester
  • JAMES BARLOW (PhD, 2010-2014; PDRA, 2014-2016): Researcher at the Scottish Environmental Protection Agency (SEPA).
  • EDDY BARRATT (UNDERGRADUATE PROJECT STUDENT, Summer 2010-Summer 2011): Research scientist at SEPA.
  • ROBYN BUTLER (PhD, 2012-2017): Air quality consultant at Tonkin and Taylor, NZ
  • ANTHONY BLOOM (PhD, 2007-2011): Scientist at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, CA, USA.
  • CLAIRE BULGIN (PhD, 2006-2010): PDRA with Chris Merchant at the University of Reading
  • SILVIA CALDARARU (PhD, 2007-2012; PDRA, 2012-2013): Assistant Professor of Climate Science, Trinity College Dublin (from Summer 2022).
  • XUEFENG CUI (POSTDOC, 2008-2010): Associate Professor in the College of Global Change and Earth System Research, Beijing Normal University, China
  • OSCAR DIMDORE-MILES (Summer student 2016, 2017; MPhys student, 2016-2017): D.Phil. student at the University of Oxford.
  • EMILY DOWD (Summer student 2017; MPhys student, 2017-2018): Maritime Meteorologist, Meteogroup; PhD at University of Leeds 9/20--
  • ALICE DRINKWATER (PhD, 2018-2022):HEICCAM Network Project Manager
  • DOUG FINCH (PhD student, 2011-2015) PDRA within group.
  • ANNEMARIE FRASER (POSTDOC, 2008-2014): Air quality scientist at Environment Canada.
  • VINITA GANESH (Undergraduate research, 2016-2017): Programme Management Intern at GRASP-UNEP.
  • ADAM GOLINSKI (MPhys student, 2015-2016): D.Phil. student at the University of Oxford.
  • SIEGFRIED GONZI (POSTDOC, 2007-2016): Senior Research Scientist at the UK Met Office.
  • ELLERY GOPAOCO (SUMMER RESEARCH ASSISTANT, 2022): Natural Sciences UG, Cambridge University.
  • CELINE GOSLINGA (MSc, 2020): Graduate intern at Esri UK.
  • CATHERINE HARDACRE (POSTDOC, 2010-2012): Senior Research Scientist at the UK Met Office.
  • JAMES HOWIE (PhD, 2007-2012): Managing director of ASCUS, http://www.ascus.org.uk/.
  • JIZE JIANG (Undergraduate research, 2016-2017): MSc student at the U. Edinburgh, 2017-2018; PhD student at U. Edinburgh, 2019-
  • MATTHEW JOLLEYS (PDRA, 2016-2019): Data Scientist, Hypervine.io
  • QIAN LI (POSTDOC, 2007-2010): Research scientist at the Institute of Atmospheric Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, China
  • MARK LUNT (POSTDOC, 2017-2022): TBC
  • ANNA MACKIE (MPhys student, 2014-2015; PhD student 2015-2020) PDRA at St Andrews, Summer 2020--
  • STEPHAN MATTHIESEN (programme manager BORTAS, GAUGE, 2009-2017): self employed book translator.
  • JELTE MENSE (PhD, 2011-2016): Netherland National Police.
  • CATERINA MOGNO (PhD, 2018-2022): TBD
  • PETER NELSON (VISITING PROFESSOR, JULY-DEC, 2011): Professor from Macquarie University, Australia
  • MARK PARRINGTON (POSTDOC, 2009-2013): Scientist at European Centre for Medium-range Weather Forecasts, Reading, UK.
  • ETIENNE SADEGHPOOR (MPhys student, 2018-2019)
  • MEHLIYAR SADIQ (PDRA, 2019-2021): Consultant, McKinsey & Company, Brussels.
  • JAMES SHAW (MPhys student, 2018-2019): Application developer at AutoRek
  • LUCIANA SINPETRU (SUMMER STUDENT 2017), Interpretation of brown dwarf lightcurves (co-supervised with Beth Biller); PhD, University of Manchester, 2018--
  • LUKE SURL (POSTDOC, 2015-2018): Lecturer in Chemistry, University of Exeter.
  • BEN TAYSUM (PhD, 2017-2021): Postdoc at Deutsches Zentrum für Luft (DLR), Berlin, Germany.
  • THIBAUD THONAT (POSTDOC, 2013-2014):PDRA at Laboratory for Climate Sciences and the Environment, LSCE / IPSL
  • ROBERT TRIGWELL (MSC PROJECT STUDENT from Jan 2011; GRADUATE INTERN, April--Sept 2010; Sept-Dec 2011): Agency for Technical Cooperation and Development.
  • WIN TRIVITAYANURAK (POSTDOC, 2009-2010): Government officer in the Environmental Division in the Department of Highways, Thailand.
  • JING WANG (VISITING PhD, 2017-2018): Institute of Atmospheric Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, China
  • NIALL WHITEFORD (PhD, 2017-2022): PDRA in exoplanets, American Museum of Natural History.
  • REBECCA WILSON (PhD joint with U. Macquarie, Australia, 2011-2018): TBD 
  • JACK YATES (PhD, 2014-2018): Scientist at Observatory Sciences Ltd, Kirkcaldy.
  • SIHONG "RAINBOW" ZHU (Visiting PhD, 2019-2021): Institute for Atmospheric Physics, Beijing.