Introducing our newest Environmental Science: Atmospheres Advisory Board members

We are delighted to welcome 14 new members to the Environmental Science: Atmospheres Advisory Board. You can find out more about each member below, and read some of their recent work from across the Environmental Science family of journals in our online collection.

Katye Altieri, University of Cape Town, South Africa. Dr Altieri is a Lecturer in the Oceanography Department at the University of Cape Town. Her interdisciplinary research includes components of atmospheric chemistry, oceanography, biogeochemistry, development, and economics. Dr Altieri’s research goals are several; ranging from understanding the impact of anthropogenic nitrogen emissions on surface ocean biogeochemistry to developing climate change mitigation strategies which promote economic development.


William Bloss, University of Birmingham, UK. Based at the School of Geography, Earth and Environmental Sciences at the University of Birmingham, Professor Bloss’ group work to improve scientific understanding of the causes of poor air quality. Their work combines field measurements with numerical modelling. Professor Bloss is also involved with the West Midlands Air Quality Improvement Programme (WM-Air), which supports improving air quality to benefit health, the economy and the environment in the West Midlands.


Delphine Farmer, Colorado State University, USA. Dr Farmer’s research uses mass spectrometry to study the complex gas-phase and aerosol chemistry taking place in different environments – including forests, the urban environment and indoors. She obtained her PhD from the University of California, Berkeley, before undertaking an NOAA Climate & Global Change Postdoctoral Fellowship at the University of Colorado Boulder.


Barbara Finlayson-Pitts, University of California Irvine, USA. Founder and co-Director of the AirUCI Institute, Professor Finlayson-Pitts and her group primarily focus on understanding the fundamental kinetics, mechanisms, and photochemistry of atmospheric reactions. In 2019, Professor Finlayson-Pitts was awarded the RSC’s Environment Prize for her outstanding contributions to the chemical sciences in the area of environment, sustainability and energy.


Christian George, University Claude Bernard Lyon, France. Professor George is based in the Institut de recherches sur la catalyse et l’environnement de Lyon (IRCEYLON). His work brings together several disciplines, including atmospheric chemistry, environmental chemistry, physical chemistry and chemical kinetics, and he collaborates extensively with researchers in those areas. A particular focus of his research is using physical chemistry techniques to understand fundamental aspects of atmospheric science.


Tom Hanisco, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, USA. Dr Hanisco carries out laboratory and field experiments to investigate trace species in the atmosphere. Since 2020, he has been Head of Operations of the Pandonia Global Network; a joint enterprise by the European Space Agency and National Aeronautics and Space Administration that provides real-time, standardized, calibrated and verified air quality data and associated uncertainty values.


Lucy Hutyra, Boston University, USA. Professor Hutyra leads the Terrestrial Carbon Lab at Boston University. Her multidisciplinary research investigates the characteristics and drivers of atmosphere-biosphere carbon exchange, with a particular focus on urban systems. She obtained her PhD from Harvard University.


Tuhin Kumar Mandal, National Physical Laboratory, India. Dr Mandal is a Senior Principal Scientist at the National Physical Laboratory (NPL), New Delhi. His various research interests include tropical atmospheric chemistry, and the analysis and source apportionment of atmospheric trace gases. He is also interested in atmospheric chemical modelling.


Linsey Marr, Virginia Tech, USA. Professor Marr is the Charles P. Lunsford Professor in Engineering at Virgina Tech. Her research interests include characterising the emissions, fate, and transport of air pollutants in order to improve air quality and health. This interdisciplinary research employs elements of physics, chemistry, and biology to address this pressing challenge.


Yujing Mu, Research Center for Eco-Environmental Sciences/Chinese Academy of Sciences, China. Dr Mu and his research group are interested in the atmospheric chemistry of trace gases. Areas of focus include atmosphere–biosphere exchange, field measurements of volatile organic compounds (VOCs), as well as the fundamental chemical kinetics of atmospheric reactions involving VOCs and reduced sulfur compounds.


Patricia K. Quinn, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration/Pacific Marine Environmental Laboratory (PMEL), USA. Dr Quinn is the Atmospheric Chemistry Leader at PMEL. She and her colleagues study how the world’s ocean interact with the atmosphere, and map the spatial and temporal distributions of both natural and man-made aerosols in remote marine regions.


Andrew Rickard, University of York, UK. Dr Rickard is interested in atmospheric chemistry mechanisms, kinetic modelling of complex processes, and reactive intermediates. He develops and updates the Master Chemical Mechanism, which describes the detailed gas-phase chemical processes involved in the tropospheric degradation of a series of primary emitted volatile organic compounds, and is used across the atmospheric science community in science and policy applications.


Alfonso Saiz-Lopez,  Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas (CSIC), Spain. Professor Saiz-Lopez is involved in a number of research areas, including reactive halogen chemistry in the troposphere. He obtained his PhD in atmospheric and physical chemistry from the University of East Anglia, UK, and has served as Head of Department of Atmospheric Chemistry and Climate at CSIC since 2015.


Sachchida Nand Tripathi, Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur, India. Dr Tripathi is a Senior Professor and Head of Department of Civil Engineering at IIT Kanpur. He has pioneered low-cost sensor technology for urban air quality monitoring and has also worked on aerosol-induced cloud invigoration effect. He is an elected fellow of several professional bodies, including the Indian National Science Academy (INSA) and is lead co-ordinator of the National Knowledge Network; an alliance which support’s India’s National Clean Air Programme.


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