Imperial College London


Faculty of Natural SciencesDepartment of Physics

Professor in Global Climate and Environmental Change



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Huxley 709BHuxley BuildingSouth Kensington Campus





The Global Climate and Environmental Change Team is part of the Space and Atmospheric Physics Group in the Department of Physics. The team works on a variety of topics involving the use of large datasets in order to explore key processes in the global environment, with a primary emphasis on global climate modelling, interactions between atmospheric composition and climate, and the role of wildfires in the Earth systemGroup 1The Global Climate and Environmental Change Team (as of October 2019): (upper) Alexander Kuhn-Regnier, Apostolos Voulgarakis, Carl Thomas, Adriana Ford, Chris Wells; (lower) Peer Nowack, Matt Kasoar, Yawei Qu, Laura Mansfield.

Group 2The Global Climate and Environmental Change Team (as of November 2019): Adriana Ford, Sunil Varma, Laura Mansfield, Peer Nowack, Matt Kasoar, Carl Thomas, Apostolos Voulgarakis, Chris Wells, Alexander Kuhn-Regnier, Yawei Qu.


Prof. Piers Forster, University of Leeds

Prof. Oliver Wild, Lancaster University

Dr. Hongyu Liu, NASA Langley Research Center

Dr. Gunnar Myhre, Dr. Bjørn Samset, CICERO Centre for International Climate Research

Prof. Jay Mistry, Royal Holloway University of London

Prof. Martin Wooster, Prof. David Demeritt, King's College London

Prof. Sandy Harrison, Dr. Nicolas Bellouin, Prof. Bill Collins, Prof. Sir Brian Hoskins, University of Reading

Prof. Tijian Wang, Nanjing University

Dr. Fiona O'Connor, Dr. Gerd Folberth, Dr. Chantelle Burton, The Met Office Hadley Centre

Prof. Dimitrios Melas, Prof. Prodromos Zanis, Dr. Eleni Katragkou, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki

Prof. J Srinivasan, Dr. Arindam Chakraborty, Divecha Centre for Climate Change, IISc Bangalore

Prof. Drew Shindell, Duke University

Dr. Robert Field, Dr. Kostas Tsigaridis, NASA Goddard Institute for Space Studies/Columbia University

Research Staff






Research Student Supervision

Kasoar,M, Relationships between regional emissions, radiative forcing and climate (PhD, completed 2016; NERC funded)

Laura,M, Model reduction using statistcal emulation for understanding and predicting climate responses to different regional short-lived emission forcings (PhD, since 2017; NERC funded)

Mangeon,S, Interactive fire modelling for studies of past, present and future wildfire-composition-climate interactions (PhD, completed 2017; NERC CASE studentship with the Met Office)

Marlier,M, Wildfire impacts on human health (PhD at Columbia University, completed 2014; co-supervisor)

Qu,Y, Interactions between aerosols and tropospheric oxidants via photolysis and heterogeneous reactions (PhD visitor for 2019; funded by CSC)

Shawki,D, Remote and local influences on South Asian climate and air quality (PhD, completed 2017; Grantham Institute funded)

Teixeira,J, Feedbacks between wildfires, global atmospheric composition and climate (PhD at University of Exeter since 2017; co-supervisor)

Varma,S, The influence of tropospheric clouds on upper troposphere/lower stratosphere composition and climate forcing (PhD, comopleted 2019)

Wells,C, Air quality and human health co- benefits from climate change policy (PhD, since 2017; NERC funded)