Leicester Chemistry PhD student chosen to present at L'Oreal-UNESCO For Women In Science Awards Ceremony

One of our PhD students, Jasmine Wareham, was one of ten selected finalists from over 500 entries, chosen to present a poster at this year’s L’Oréal-UNESCO For Women In Science Awards Ceremony at the Royal Society in London. She presented her poster entitled “New instrumentation to monitor the air we breathe”.

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Jasmine presenting her poster to Professor Uta Frith. Photo courtesy of L'Oreal


Jasmine’s research involves developing a new highly sensitive and selective instrument to accurately quantify nitrogen dioxide (NO2) levels in the air we breathe. NO2 is a major component of air pollution, mainly emitted by road traffic vehicles and in particular by diesel vehicles. NO2 has a detrimental effect on human health, mainly affecting the respiratory system and can be particularly problematic for children, the elderly or for people with existing heart or lung conditions. It is important to improve measurement methods so that air pollution limits can be accurately enforced and so that the effects of air pollution, for example on human health, can be controlled.

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