Joseph Robinson

Joseph Robinson


I am a second-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 received 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 research focuses on Ice Nucleating Particles (INP) and their influence on mixed-phase clouds. My research is heavily observation and lab-based. As part of my project, I am analysing the filter techniques used in the microlitre Nucleation by Immersed Particle Instrument (µl-NIPI) and aiming to identify and reduce any differences in the different filter types used. Additionally, in the summer of 2023, I took part in the Wessex UK Summertime Convective Experiment (WesCon), in which I measured INP concentrations in the boundary layer and free troposphere with the filter methods, as well as with the Ice Nucleus Counter, a new Continuous Flow Diffusion Chamber (CFDC) designed by the Met Office. I also plan to design and complete an INP measurement comparison experiment using the filters, the INC, as well as the Portable Ice Nucleation Experiment (PINE).


  • BSc Atmospheric Science, Purdue University (2022)

Research groups and institutes

  • Institute for Climate and Atmospheric Science