Prof Paul S Monks
|Professor of Atmospheric Chemistry and Earth Observation Science
|BSc, DPhil (Oxford)
|Tel : +44 (0)116 252 2141
|Email : p.s.monks|
Research Group : Atmospheric Chemistry
- Fellow of Royal Society of Chemistry
- Fellow of Royal Meteorological Society
- Director of Research, College of Science and Engineering, University of Leicester
- Member of Audit Committee, (2012-) NERC
- Chair, Defra AQEG
- Member of Royal Society Global Environmental Research Committee (2012-)
- Member of Innovate UK Satellite Applications Catapult Advisory Group (2012-)
- Sole UK representative on Commission for Atmospheric Chemistry and Global Pollution – International Body (2008-)
- UK Representative, ICACGP
- European representative, World Meteorological Organization, WMO GAW EPAC SSG
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The primary research interests are the scientific questions underlying: the role of photochemistry in the control of atmospheric composition; chemistry and transport, particularly the impact of long-range transport on chemical composition; the feedbacks between climate and atmospheric chemistry; organic complexity and the control of regional pollution and the measurement of the troposphere from space. In order to answer specific scientific questions, atmospheric measurements are taken from a range of ground-based, aircraft and satellite platforms using a suite of instruments.
- M. E. Jenkin, K. P. Wyche, C. J. Evans, T. Carr, P. S. Monks, A. R. Alfarra, M. H. Barley, G. B. McFiggans, J. C. Young, and A. R. Rickard. Atmos. Chem. Phys., 12, 5275-5308, 2012. Development and chamber evaluation of the MCM v3.2 degradation scheme for b-caryophyllene
- Erika von Schneidemesser, Paul S. Monks, Air quality and climate – synergies and trade-offs, Environmental Science Processes & Impacts 23 May 2013 RSC Publishing
The Centre for Earth Observation Instrumentation (CEOI) brings together a partnership of UK scientists and engineers from academia and industry to develop the UK capability in Earth Observation (EO) technologies and instrumentation. It meets the key NERC and BIS objectives for the Centre and creates an environment for the submission of advanced future EO mission and instrument proposals to ESA.
- Author(s): P.S. Monks; S. Beirle, Editor(s): J.P. Burrows; U. Platt; P. Borrell, Applications of Satellite Observations of Tropospheric Composition, Source: REMOTE SENSING OF TROPOSPHERIC COMPOSITION FROM SPACE, Book Series: Physics of Earth and Space Environments Pages: 365-449 DOI: 10.1007/978-3-642-14791-3_8 Published: 2011
- J. Remedios, H. Balzter, J. Burrows, S. Eves, M. Johnson, S. Lavender, P.S. Monks, A. O'Neill, A. Shepherd, Earth observation: A revolutionary leap into the future, Astronomy and Geophysics 53, 3.16-3.18., 2012
DDU – the Diagnostic Development Unit.
This is a collaboration between Medicine, Space Science and Atmospheric Chemistry at the University of Leicester. We focus on diagnosis in emergency care - an area of medicine where there is often not time to use conventional diagnostic methods and clinical decisions about treatment have to be made without the doctor having the full information about the patient's condition.
- Monks, Paul S. and Kuppusami Sharmilah Chemistry & Industry, Vol. 76, Issue: 3, 40-43, 2012. Simply Breath
- Iain R White, Kerry A Willis, Chris Whyte, Rebecca Cordell, Robert S Blake, Andrew J Wardlaw, Satish Rao, Jonathan Grigg, Andrew M Ellis and Paul S Monks, Real-time multi-marker measurement of organic compounds in human breath: towards fingerprinting breath J. Breath Res. 7 017112 (11pp) 2013.
The mission for G-STEP is to promote the use of satellite, aerial and ground monitoring Earth Observation data in order to improve regional competitiveness.
IRSA is a University of Leicester scheme designed to help accelerate the development and exploitation of new products, services, technologies, processes and markets for SMEs in the East Midlands through supported collaboration on research and development.
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