Dr Mark D. Tarn

Dr Mark D. Tarn


I am currently a researcher at the University of Leeds, working on microfluidic platforms for ice nucleation studies and the study of ice-nucleating particles in the high latitudes. I obtained an MChem degree (2007) and a PhD (2011) in analytical chemistry from the University of Hull (UK). I then worked as a post doc at KIST Europe (Germany) from 2011-2012 on the development of detection systems for capillary electrophoresis. Prior to my position at Leeds, I was a postdoc on a project involving miniaturised quality control testing in positron emission tomography (PET) radiotracer production from 2012-2016 (University of Hull).

I now work within the Ice Nucleation Group in the Institute for Climate and Atmospheric Science (ICAS) at the University of Leeds, supervised by Professor Ben Murray.

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  • PhD Chemistry, University of Hull, 2011
  • MChem Chemistry with Forensic Science and Toxicology (1st Class hon.), University of Hull, 2007
  • PGDip Postgraduate Diploma in Research Training, University of Hull, 2010

Professional memberships

  • Royal Society of Chemistry (MRSC)
  • The Aerosol Society

Research groups and institutes

  • Institute for Climate and Atmospheric Science