Yue Chen

Yue Chen


I am a PhD student at the Institute for Climate and Atmospheric Science (ICAS) and Biosphere Atmosphere Group. My project is to quantify climate and air quality responses to recent changes in anthropogenic emissions and resulting Earth system feedbacks using the UKESM1, supervised by Professor Steve R. ArnoldDr Cat Scott and Dr Steven Turnock. This project is also a CASE project, partnering with Met Office

In 2021 I graduated from the University of Manchester with a BSc in Environmental Sciences. My undergraduate dissertation project was a comparative study on air quality changes in London and Nanjing during the COVID-19 lockdown period, supervised by Professor Hugh Coe. After that, I completed my Master of Research (MRes) in Climate and Atmospheric Science at the University of Leeds. My MRes project was supervised by Professor Steve R. Arnold and Dr Steven Turnock, investigating the radiative effects of recent changes in PM2.5 pollution over China and local and remote climate impacts. 

Research interests

  • Air quality
  • Air pollution
  • Climate modelling
  • Aerosol-Radiation Interactions (ARI)
  • Aerosol-Cloud Interactions (ACI)


  • MRes Climate and Atmospheric Science, University of Leeds
  • BSc Environmental Science, University of Manchester

Research groups and institutes

  • Institute for Climate and Atmospheric Science