News - 2017

October 26th 2017

Dr Bryan Bzdek, NERC Independent Research Fellow, has been awarded the Friedlander award by the American Association of Aerosol Research. The award was presented at their Annual Conference in North Carolina, which was held last week. The award recognises an outstanding dissertation by an individual who has earned a doctoral degree in any discipline in the physical, biomedical or engineering sciences in a field of aerosol science and technology. The award is usually made a few years after the award of a doctoral degree once the full impact of the research has become apparent. The citation noted that "Dr. Bzdek’s dissertation is a blend of laboratory and field measurements to understand chemical processes relevant to particle formation and growth in the atmosphere." His work provides a fundamental understanding of how amines and ammonia contribute to nucleation and new particle formation in the atmosphere and used advanced mass spectrometry techniques to perform time-resolved measurements of nanoparticle chemical composition. His work led to 12 first-author papers.

September 26th 2017

Michael Kittle and Natalie Armstrong Green join the group as postgraduate students. They are working on projects sponsored by the EPSRC with DSTL and Chiesi, respectively. Lara Lalemi joins the group as a final year project student

June 29th 2017

Aleks Marsh and Rose Willoughby win joint second prize for the best talks at the annual Colloid Science day, celebrating the achievements of final year post-graduate students. The event is sponsored by Akzo-Nobel.

May 8th 2017

Clément Pivard arrives in Bristol to work with BARC for a period of ~3 months. Clément is a graduate student in Atmospheric and Climate Physics at Lyon University, France, undertaking a Masters degree in Ocean Atmosphere and Climate Sciences.

April 20th 2017

Dr. Bryan Bzdek secures a NERC Independent Researh Fellowship for 5 years to hold in Bristol from September 2017. The project is entitled "Impacts of Photoinitiated Chemical Processing on Climate Relevant Aerosol Properties".

February 1st 2017

Shohei Matsuda arrives in Bristol to work with BARC for a period of 2 months. Shohei is a graduate student from University of Kyushu, Japan, where he works with Prof. Akihiro Yabushita.

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