Joseph Robinson

Joseph Robinson


I am a first year PhD student in the Ice Nucleation Group, located in the Institute for Climate and Atmospheric Science (ICAS). My project is funded by the NERC Panorama Doctoral Training Partnership and is a CASE project, partnering with the Met Office. 

As an undergraduate, I recieved my BSc in Atmospheric Science from Purdue University in West Lafayette, IN. I was a member of the John Martinson Honors College as well as various student organisations such as the Purdue University Meteorological Association and the Purdue Varsity Glee Club.

While at Purdue, I worked in the Atmospheric Chemistry Lab, studying the impact of agricultural activity on Ice Nucleating Particle (INP) concentrations. 

Research interests

My project involves taking part in WesCon (Wessex Summertime Convection Experiment), which aims to gather data on convective storms in order to improve the models which forecast weather.

I will be taking part in flights on FAAM’s BAe-146 based at Cranfield University. As well as gathering data in the field, I am interested in analysing samples in the lab via experiments such as filter analysis in order to determine the presence of INPs. 

INPs are a relatively rare occurence, but have massive implication on mixed cloud formation as well as cloud albedo. Both of these influence the weather and climate we experience on Earth. 


  • BSc Atmospheric Science, Purdue University (2022)

Research groups and institutes

  • Institute for Climate and Atmospheric Science