Academic Team

The CDT is a collaboration between over 80 academics who supervise our PhD cohorts, deliver training elements, host short thematic broadening sabbaticals and provide a wealth of expertise, accessible to our partners.

Find out about the expertise of our academic team in our directory below:

How can I join the academic team?

If you are an academic at one of our seven partner institutions engaged in research related to aerosol science and wish to apply to be part of the supervisory team, please view our CDT Academic roles PDF and contact us at


Dr Bernardo Castro Dominguez

Department of Chemical Engineering

Smart process engineering for the next generation of materials, chemicals and processes.

Prof Andrew Preston

Department of Life Sciences

Infectious diseases; disease transmission; respiratory pathogens; airborne microbes; respiratory disease

Dr Adam Squires

Department of Chemistry

Basic process studies; new techniques for aerosols (e.g. synchrotron small-angle X-ray)

Dr Andrew Johnson

Department of Chemistry

Aerosol Assisted Chemical Vapour Deposition (AACVD); thin films; coatings; semiconductors; photo-catalysis

Dr Alborz Shokrani

Department of Mechanical Engineering

Innovative manufacturing; advanced machining processes; surface integrity; digital manufacturing; data analytics and machine learning; additive manufacturing

Dr Matthew Jones

Department of Pharmacy & Pharmacology

Inhaler devices; usability; dry powder inhalations; respiratory drug delivery

Dr Anton Souslov

Department of Physics

Theory and modelling of soft materials

Dr Karen Aplin

School of Civil, Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

Instrumentation and measurement; atmospheric aerosols; electrostatics; ionisation; microphysics


Dr Alberto Gambaruto

School of Mechanical Engineering

Computational fluid dynamics; applied mathematics; upper respiratory airways; transport and deposition; multiphysics modelling

Dr Peter Martin

School of Physics

Radiation, nuclear, fallout, accident, dispersion

Prof Jonathan Reid

School of Chemistry

Atmospheric aerosols; drug delivery to the lungs; droplet drying and phase change; airborne disease transmission; formulation science

Prof Dudley Shallcross

School of Chemistry

Metals; modelling; SOA; Criegee intermediates; climate change

Dr Bryan Bzdek

School of Chemistry

Single particle; optical tweezers; mass spectrometry; indoor air; surfaces


Dr Darryl Hill

School of Cellular and Molecular Medicine



Dr Rachael Miles

School of Chemistry, CDT Course Manager

Single particle; microphysical properties; heat and mass transfer; light scattering; reactions

Dr Alison Rust

School of Earth Sciences

Volcanology; fluid dynamics; ash; dispersion; nucleation

Dr Matthew Watson

School of Earth Sciences

Volcanology; remote sensing; UAVs; volcanic ash and gas; climate engineering


Dr Michael Cotterell

School of Chemistry

Aerosol optical properties; cavity ring-down spectroscopy; photoacoustic spectroscopy; single particle trapping

Dr Anwar Khan

School of Chemistry

Dispersion models; secondary organic aerosol; gas-particle partioning

Prof Andrew Orr-Ewing

School of Chemistry

Extinction; refractive index; spectroscopy; CRDS; trapping

Prof Walther Schwarzacher

School of Physics

Ice nucleation and supercooled droplets


Dr Jethro Akroyd

Department of Chemical Engineering and Biotechnology

Detailed particle model; Kinetic Monte Carlo; population balance modelling; carbon; titanium dioxide


Dr Chiara Giorio

Department of Chemistry

Atmospheric chemistry; aerosol; analytical environmental chemistry; mass spectrometry; chemometrics

Prof Adam Boies

Department of Engineering

Carbon, aerosol instrumentation, COVID, carbon nanotube, soot


Prof Simone Hochgreb

Department of Engineering

Nanoparticle measurement; soot measurement; instrument development; aerosol flow; sprays

Dr Megan Davies Wykes

Department of Engineering

Laboratory experiments; fluid dynamics; pollution dispersion

Prof Markus Kraft

Department of Engineering

Particle synthesis using aerosol flow reactors (e.g. carbon nanotubes, carbon black)

Prof Robert Chilcott

Department of Life and Medical Sciences

Aerosol exposure; particle size analysis; SEM-XDS

Dr Victoria Hutter

Department of Life and Medical Sciences

Drug delivery to the lungs; in vitro modelling of inhaled therapeutics

Prof Darragh Murnane

Department of Topical Drug Delivery and Toxicology (Life and Medical Sciences)

Drug delivery; inhalation; formulation sciences; particle engineering; pharmaceutical aerosols

Dr Laura Urbano

Department of Clinical and Pharmaceutical Science

High content imaging; in vitro model; formulation; micro & nanoparticles; microfluidics

Dr Loic Coudron

School of Engineering and Computer Science

Digital microfluidics; aerosol collection; detection; biosurveillance; electrowetting; electrostatic precipitation


Dr Ian Johnston

School of Physics, Engineering and Computer Science

Collection, microfluidics, identification, sample-prep, protection

Dr Benjamin Richard

School of Life and Medical Sciences

Airborne fungal spore dispersal; climate change; disease forecasting; plant pathology; modelling


Dr Richard Greenaway

School of Physics, Astronomy and Mathematics

Particulates; light scattering; respirable; software design; data analysis; instrumentation

Dr Daniel McCluskey

School of Physics, Engineering & Computer Science

Biodetection; collection systems; pathogen; sample processing; mechatronic systems

Dr Chris Stopford

Department of Physics, Astronomy, and Mathematics

Real time particulate aerosol detection

Prof Wendy Barclay

Department of Infectious Disease

Droplet, aerosol, coronavirus, influenza, transmission

Dr David Green

School of Public Health

Aerosol measurement; source apportionment; health impacts; chemical composition; particle size distribution


Prof Peter Lindstedt

Department of Mechanical Engineering

Combustion and soot

Prof Alexandra Porter

Department of Materials Engineering

Toxicology of particles; enhanced electron microscopic imaging

Prof Terry Tetley

National Heart and Lung Institute

Inhalation toxicology; particulate air pollution; nanodrug development; respiratory disease

Prof Denis Doorly

Department of Aeronautics

Fluid mechanics

Prof Yannis Hardalupas

Department of Mechanical Engineering

Atomisation; sprays; laser diagnostics; turbulent dispersion; particulate emissions

Dr Marc Masen

Department of Mechanical Engineering

Tribology, particles, wear, contact mechanics

Dr Stelios Rigopoulos

Department of Mechanical Engineering

Population Balance Modelling; General Dynamic Equation; Soot; Nanoparticles; Aggregation


Dr Omar Usmani

National Heart and Lung Institute

Inhalation therapeutics, drug delivery to the lungs

Prof Matthew Fisher

School of Public Health

Bioaerosols, Fungi, infection, health, disease

Dr Jerry Heng

Department of Chemical Engineering

Surface properties; nucleation; crystallisation; wettability

Dr Asha Patel

National Heart & Lung Institute

Inhaled delivery of advanced therapeutics such as mRNA

Dr Marc Stettler

Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering

Aerosol sources; combustion aerosols; air pollution; aerosol measurement; morphology

Dr Stephanie Wright

Medical Research Council (MRC) Centre for Environment and Health, School of Public Health

Methods of microplastic detection, characterisation and quantification using vibrational- and mass spectrometry-based techniques coupled to chemometrics; Sources, transport, and fate of airborne microplastics; Exposure to microplastics in ambient and indoor air.

Prof Andrew Bayly

School of Chemical and Process Engineering

Droplet and aerosol dynamics; droplet and particle drying; particle structure formation; formulation science; spray drying

Dr Amirul Khan

School of Civil Engineering

Turbulent dispersion; Computational Fluid Dynamics; Wall bounded turbulent flows; Air Quality; Airborne Infection

Prof Catherine Noakes

School of Civil Engineering

Indoor air quality and airborne infection, ventilation and building performance


Prof Dwayne Heard

School of Chemistry

Air-aerosol interface; heterogeneous atmospheric chemistry; chemical kinetics; photochemical oxidation; atmospheric modelling

Dr Tariq Mahmud

School of Chemical and Process Engineering

Multi-scale process modelling and CFD; Synthesis of particulate materials via crystallisation and spray drying processes

Prof John Plane

School of Chemistry

Planetary atmospheric chemistry; cosmic dust; mesospheric clouds; stellar outflows


Prof Nik Kapur

School of Mechanical Engineering

Droplets, sprays and coatings, fluid flow and heat transfer

Prof Ben Murray

School of Earth and Environment

Laboratory studies of atmospheric aerosols including ice

Dr James Allan

Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences

Atmospheric aerosol science; in situ atmospheric instrumentation

Dr Jonathan Crosier

Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences

Cloud microphysics, with emphasis on the formation and development of ice, and its influence on the development of precipitation

Dr Amanda Lea-Langton

School of Mechanical, Aerospace and Civil Engineering

Smoke formation; organic carbon emissions; environmental aerosol

Prof Gordon McFiggans

School of Earth and Environmental Sciences

Atmospheric composition; clouds & aerosols; computer modelling; marine atmospheric chemistry


Prof David Topping

School of Earth and Environmental Sciences

Computational models; machine learning; data

Prof Hugh Coe

School of Earth and Environmental Sciences

Particle detection; physical and chemical characterization; gas/ particle conversion; instrumentation; sampling and data analysis methods

Prof Sheena Cruikshank

School of Biological Sciences

Immunology; epithelial cells; microbiome; pathogen; innate cells

Dr Gloria Lopez-Castejon

Lydia Becker Institute of Immunology and inflammation/SBS

Inflammation; danger; macrophages; cell death; cytokines

Dr Benedict Rogers

School of Mechanical, Aerospace and Civil Engineering

Smoothed Particle Hydrodynamics (SPH); numerical methods

Dr Paul Williams

Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences

Aircraft emissions; small sensors; experimentalist

Dr Paul Connolly

School of Earth and Environmental Sciences

Clouds, aerosols, mixed-phase, nucleation, meteorology


Prof Martin Gallagher

Earth and Environmental Science

Cloud-Aerosol Interactions; Surface atmosphere exchange of aerosols; Aerosol instrumentation; Real-time bioaerosol detection; Aircraft measurements of aerosols


Dr Nicholas Marsden

Department of Earth and Environmental Science

The development of analytical techniques for applications in cloud physics, air quality and climate change; Mass spectrometry; Instrument development; Mineralogy; Electrospray Ionisation; Liquid Chromatography; MALDI.


Dr Holly Shiels

Cardiovascular Sciences, School of Medical Sciences

Heart, physiology, metabolism, environment, pollution


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