Leicester Professor appointed to national research council

Posted by pt91 at May 26, 2011 05:24 PM |
Professor Paul Monks has taken on a senior position with the Natural Environment Research Council

He has been appointed as a Council Member, a role that sees him rub shoulders with Vice-Chancellors, Nobel prize-winners and senior scientists from across the UK. He will be involved in deciding issues such as corporate strategy, key strategic objectives and targets, and major decisions involving the use of financial and other resources.

Professor Monks should be used to the pressures of sitting on national committees – he is already Chair of the DEFRA Air Quality Expert Group, Co-Chair for the IGBP-IGAC project and Co-Chair of Met Office/NERC Scientific Strategy Group for the Joint Weather and Climate Research Program. Here at Leicester he heads up the Atmospheric Chemistry group in our Department of Chemistry as well as being Director of both G-STEP and the RAFT demonstrator laboratory.

The Natural Environment Research Council is the UK's main agency for funding and managing world-class research, training and knowledge exchange in the environmental sciences. It coordinates some of the world's most exciting research projects, tackling major issues such as climate change, environmental influences on human health, the genetic make-up of life on earth, and much more.

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