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Yusuf Hamied Department of Chemistry

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Research Associate

I am an NCAS Research Associate working with Prof. John Pyle and Dr. Alex Archibald in the Centre for Atmospheric Science.

I use numerical models and observations to investigate physical and chemical processes in the atmosphere. I work with UKCA, the United Kingdom Chemistry and Aerosols community model, based on the Met Office Unified Model, and my expertise is in addressing the effect of model horizontal resolution on a number of different dynamical and chemical processes.


Key Research Interests

  • Decadal changes in tropospheric ozone.
  • Tropical deep convection and its impact on Troposphere/Stratosphere exchange.
  • Very short lived ozone depleting species (VSLS) and their impact on stratospheric ozone at the Tropical tropopause
  • Impacts of emission changes and climate on regional atmospheric composition.
  • Model evaluation and comparison with observations.



  • NCAS Research Associate: 2006-present. University of Cambridge.
  • Regional Climate Scientist: 2002-2006. Met Office, Hadley Centre.
  • PhD: 1998-2002. University College London.
  • Master Degree, Chemistry: 1993-1998. University of Palermo, Italy.



Tropical convective transport and the Walker circulation
JS Hosking, MR Russo, P Braesicke, JA Pyle
– Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics
Megacity ozone air quality under four alternative future scenarios
TM Butler, ZS Stock, MR Russo, HACD van der Gon, MG Lawrence
– Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics
Representation of tropical deep convection in atmospheric models - Part 2: Tracer transport
CR Hoyle, V Marecal, MR Russo, G Allen, J Arteta, C Chemel, MP Chipperfield, F D'Amato, O Dessens, W Feng, JF Hamilton, NRP Harris, JS Hosking, AC Lewis, O Morgenstern, T Peter, JA Pyle, T Reddmann, NAD Richards, PJ Telford, W Tian, S Viciani, A Volz-Thomas, O Wild, X Yang, G Zeng
– Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics Discussions
Tropical deep convection and its impact on composition in global and mesoscale models - Part 1: Meteorology and comparison with observations.
MR Russo, V Marecal, CR Hoyle, J Arteta, C Chemel, MP Chipperfield, O Dessens, W Feng, JS Hosking, PJ Telford, O Wild, X Yang, JA Pyle
– Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics Discussions
Modelling deep convection and its impacts on the tropical tropopause layer
JS Hosking, MR Russo, P Braesicke, JA Pyle
– Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics
Quantifying the Imprint of a Severe Hector Thunderstorm during ACTIVE/SCOUT-O3 onto the Water Content in the Upper Troposphere/Lower Stratosphere
C Chemel, MR Russo, JA Pyle, RS Sokhi, C Schiller
– Monthly Weather Review
NO to NO(2)(-) conversion by divalent lanthanides: synthesis and crystal structure of [Sm(Tp(Me2,4-Et))(2)NO(2)]
GH Maunder, MR Russo, A Sella
– Polyhedron
Are metal alkoxides linear owing to electrostatic repulsion?
MR Russo, N Kaltsoyannis, A Sella
– Chemical communications (Cambridge, England)
Computational investigation of the geometric structures of [(CN)(5)PtTl(CN)(n)](n-) (n=0, 1, 2 or 3)
MR Russo, N Kaltsoyannis
– Inorganica Chimica Acta
Computational studies on surface reaction mechanisms: ethylene hydrogenation on platinum catalysts
D Duca, G La Manna, MR Russo
– Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics
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