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Postgraduate Admissions

Professor Rod Jones

Chemistry of the Atmosphere: Air Pollution, Environment & Health

My research interests are the structure and composition of the earth’s atmosphere, covering a wide range of issues from local air quality to global climate change. A major emphasis of my research is the development of novel techniques for making measurements in the atmospheric including novel spectroscopic techniques such as cavity ringdown spectroscopy and its variants which he has used for measuring atmospheric radical species at pptv levels. In recent years I have pioneered the development of low cost ultra-small sensors and sensor networks for studies of air pollution. My work on sensor networks and sensor network systems led to major research and development programs extending across air quality, exposure and human health in places as diverse as London, Beijing and Bangladesh.


Coordinated Airborne Studies in the Tropics (CAST) Bull. Am. Meteorol. Soc. 2017, 98, 145.

Using the Clinical Practice Research Datalink (CPRD) to Recruit Participants from Primary Care to Investigate Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) Exacerbations Thorax 2016, 71, A199.

Source Attribution of Air Pollution by Spatial Scale Separation using High Spatial Density Networks of Low Cost Air Quality Sensors Atmos. Environ. 2015, 113, 10.
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