Antoine Jeanjean

photoPostdoctoral Researcher

CFD air pollution dispersion modeller


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Tel: 0116 229 7723

Office: Room 106, Michael Atiyah Annex building



Research interests

Antoine is part of the Earth Observation Science Group and the Air Quality Group.

In his current postdoctoral position, Antoine is working on air quality modelling in urban environment. His research is focusing on the traffic dispersion in the city of Leicester. The modelling tool is using CFD (Computational Fluid Dynamics) to predict the traffic pollutants concentration across the city depending on the shapes of buildings, the trees and the weather conditions.

3D trees and buildings around the university of Leicester

Visualisation of topography, trees and buildings around the University of Leicester (data credit: Bluesky National Tree Map)

Road traffic emission

Example of a traffic emission map in Leicester




After 2 years of French "Classes Preparatoires" studying Physics and Mathematics in the Lycee Saliege, Antoine joined TELECOM Bretagne in 2008 to study telecommunications. He spent a one year research placement funded by the CNES in the CESBIO to work on the SMOS satellite data analysis. In 2011, he completed his degree by studying a MSc in "Space Science and Engineering" at UCL that he received with Distinction during an ERASMUS exchange program. He then worked one year as a business consultant in the space domain in ALCIMED Toulouse before starting his PhD at the University of Leicester in October 2013.




Jeanjean, A. P., Hinchliffe, G., McMullan, W. A., Monks, P. S., & Leigh, R. J. (2015). A CFD study on the effectiveness of trees to disperse road traffic emissions at a city scale. Atmospheric Environment, 120, 1-14.

Jeanjean, A. P. R., Monks, P. S., & Leigh, R. J. (2016). Modelling the effectiveness of urban trees and grass on PM 2.5 reduction via dispersion and deposition at a city scale. Atmospheric Environment, 147, 1-10.

Antoine Jeanjean, Riccardo Buccolieri, James Eddy, Paul Monks, Roland Leigh, Air quality affected by trees in real street canyons: The case of Marylebone neighbourhood in central London, Urban Forestry & Urban Greening, Volume 22, March 2017, Pages 41-53, ISSN 1618-8667,

A.P.R. Jeanjean, J. Gallagher, P.S. Monks, R.J. Leigh, Ranking current and prospective NO2 pollution mitigation strategies: An environmental and economic modelling investigation in Oxford Street, London, Environmental Pollution, Available online 21 March 2017, ISSN 0269-7491,





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