Improving our understanding of aerosol formation, transformation and lifetime in the atmosphere

Theme: Basic processes

Start date: Cohort 1: 2019

Supervisors: Prof Jonathan Reid (Bristol) and Dr David Topping (Manchester)

Understanding the partitioning of molecular constituents between the gas and particle phases is central to the whole endeavour of aerosol science. This project applies ultra-sensitive techniques to investigate the volatilisation of low and semi-volatile components from aerosol particles, their response to humidity and temperature, and refining predictive tools crucial for understanding air quality.