Air quality, climate change and stratospheric ozone depletion are three of the major environmental challenges of our time. Established in 2016, we are working on advancing our understanding of how emissions contribute to large scale changes in the atmosphere. We study natural and human-influenced systems around the world and support industry and government in the science and technology of atmospheric releases, exposures and impacts.

The Centre is housed in a brand new building, the result of joint investment of over £3 million from the Natural Environment Research Council, the National Centre for Atmospheric Science and Cranfield University. This provides a focal point for research active staff, as well as being a shared home with the like-minded researchers at the Facility for Airborne Atmospheric Measurements (FAAM) based at Cranfield.

Key research areas

  • Air quality,
  • Emissions of greenhouse gases,
  • Ozone depletion,
  • Sensor and network development.

Our facilities and resources

  • Field sites (on a project basis) including in Malaysia, Ghana, Tanzania, Cranfield campus, Wytham Woods, and a network of sensors in London,
  • Environmental analysis facility,
  • FAAM research aircraft,
  • ADMS air quality model,
  • 3D fabrication for small sensors.

Collaboration and clients

Our group has obtained funding from UKRI (NERC, EPSRC), the Newton Fund, the European Commission, Alphasense, and the Milton Keynes Catapult. 

We collaborate with leading universities and research institutions in the UK and around the world.

Research opportunities 

Our students thrive on producing the highest quality research, much of which takes place in collaboration with our international partners. Our excellent links facilitate our increasing demand for research students. 

We welcome speculative applications from students wishing to pursue their own research interest. If you would like to suggest a project of your own choosing please contact us so we can assign you a suitable supervisor.