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Centre for Atmospheric Science

Daniel's research explores the impacts of Cellulose Nanocrystals as atmospheric aerosols. Naturally present aerosols can produce a cooling effect, by reflecting sunlight and by promoting the formation of clouds through cloud condensation nuclei. These phenomena can be enhanced through the design and optimisation of bio-inspired nanocrystals in the troposphere and stratosphere. The research will include a rigorous study into the complex network of geopolitical, health and safety issues that may arise, in order to comprehensively understand the risks and rewards of such engineering. 

Before joining the group in 2021, Daniel graduated with a first class degree in Chemical Engineering from the University of Leeds at Bachelor's level and the University of Cambridge for his Master's. 

When not in the lab, Daniel can be found at Fenners, where he captains the University of Cambridge Crusaders cricket team!

Centre Highlights

• January 2024: The CCPG have successfully submitted a proposal for PACESETTERS!

• September 2nd 2023: Dr Annela Anger-Kraavi has co-authored a paper analysing just transition narratives in European coal regions. Read the paper here

• December 13th 2022: The CCPG have co-authored a paper on game-changing innovations towards net-zero, published in Energy Strategy Reviews. Read the open access paper here.

• November 15th 2022: The final conference of PARIS REINFORCE is taking place today in Sorbonne. Read more about the event here

• October 24th 2022: The CCPG have successfully submitted a proposal for the Cambridge-Tsinghua joint research initiative! 

• May 5th 2022: We've submitted to the UNFCCC's Global Stocktake (GST). More information is available on our news page. 

• March 23rd 2022: Multiple CAS academics have published a paper investigating the future role of anthropogenic methane emissions. Read the open access paper here.

• Feb 18th 2022: Dr Parris and Dr Anger-Kraavi have co-authored a paper that develops a tool to support co-designed transformative change. Read the open access paper here.

• Dec 16th 2021: Dr Parris has co-authored a paper that introduces a tool to support plastic pollution policy. Read the open access paper here.

• Nov 22nd 2021: Dr Anger-Kraavi has co-authored a paper with Paris Reinforce. Read the open access version here

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