Professor Martyn Chipperfield
- Position: Professor
- Areas of expertise: Atmospheric chemistry; atmospheric science; ozone layer; climate; air pollution; air quality; numerical modelling; satellite observations
- Email: M.Chipperfield@leeds.ac.uk
- Phone: +44(0)113 343 6459
- Location: 11.110 School of Earth and Environment
- Website: Personal homepage | ResearcherID | Googlescholar | Researchgate | ORCID
I am an atmospheric scientist within the School of Earth and Environment. I am also a member and former Director of the Institute for Climate and Atmospheric Science (ICAS).
After obtaining my PhD at Cambridge, I worked in the Space Science Department of the Rutherford Appleton Laboratory and then at the French Met Office in Toulouse. I returned to Cambridge in 1993 where I was a Research Fellow and Assistant Lecturer in the Department of Chemistry. I moved to Leeds in January 2000.
My research group consists of 5 PhD students and 5 Post-Doctoral research fellows. Our current research includes:
- Modelling of tropospheric chemistry and aerosols (e.g. impact of chlorine/bromine/iodine).
- Studies of stratospheric chemistry and transport (e.g. stratospheric ozone depletion and recovery and impact of solar variability).
- Interpreting and exploiting satellite observations in the stratosphere and troposphere.
- Data assimilation and inverse modelling to retrieve carbon fluxes.
- Modelling of regional air quality using regional models.
- Modelling mesospheric metal layer chemistry.
I am the PI and lead developer of the TOMCAT/SLIMCAT 3-D atmospheric model. I am a PI in the NERC National Centre for Earth Observation. I am PI (or Co-I) on the current NERC projects SISLAC, PROMOTE, MOYA, MeteorStrat and the EU StratoClim project.
I was the first Director of the Leeds-York NERC Doctoral Training Partnership (2013-2017). The DTP started in 2014 and recruits around 28 PhD students per year across 6 departments in the two universities.
I serve on a number of national/international committees. I am currently on the Steering Committee for the 2022 WMO/UNEP Scientific Assessment of Ozone Depletion.
- Royal Society Wolfson Merit Award Holder
- Royal Society of Chemistry John Jeyes Award 2018
I have published over 275 peer-reviewed papers (h-index 55). A formatted list is available here.
- Chemistry of the lower and middle atmosphere
- Global modelling of stratospheric and tropospheric chemistry and transport
- Chemistry-climate interactions
- Stratospheric ozone layer depletion and recovery
- Atmosphere-land interactions
- National Centre for Atmospheric Science
- National Centre for Earth Observation (NCEO)
- Process analysis, observations and modelling - cleaner air for Delhi (PROMOTE)
- PhD, Atmospheric Science, University of Cambridge
- BA, Natural Sciences (1st class honours), University of Cambridge
- Royal Society of Chemistry (FRSC, CChem)
- Royal Meteorological Society (FRMetS)
- American Geophysical Union
- American Meteorological Society
I contribute to teaching in the areas of environmental science, atmospheric chemistry and satellite earth observation. I teach modules on Atmospheric Pollution from Local to Global Scales and Environmental Research and Career Skills. I also contribute to Atmosphere of Planet Earth, Earth Observation from Space and Atmospheric Pollution: Causes, Impact and Regulation.
Before coming to Leeds I taught physical chemistry at the University of Cambridge and for the Open University.
Research groups and institutes
- Institute for Climate and Atmospheric Science
- Atmospheric Chemistry and Aerosols