Staff Profile:Dr Christian Pfrang

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  • Associate Professor of Physical & Atmospheric Chemistry
  • Academic Lead for Optical Spectroscopy for the Chemical Analysis Facility (CAF)
  • Erasmus and Study-Abroad Co-ordinator
  • Examinations Officer

Building/Room: Chemistry/223

Dr Pfrang's research is focussed on the fate of atmospheric aerosols and their impact on air quality and climate change. Experimental studies using levitation, neutron & X-ray scattering techniques (together with standard analytical methods such as Raman/IR/UV-VIS spectroscopy & microscopy, GC-MS, GC-FID and SMPS) are complemented by modelling work predicting kinetic behaviour and importance of atmospheric species. Research grants (~4.6 million from 2007 to 2017; ~2.4 million as PI) have been awarded (i) to explore ultrasonic levitation for atmospheric science (Royal Society, NERC, Maxlab and Diamond Light Source), (ii) for combined aerosol formation and ageing studies (Royal Society and NERC), and (iii) to investigate O3 and N2O5 chemistry of one-molecule thin organic films (ISIS Neutron Source, Institut Laue-Langevin, ILL, Grenoble, France; see Chemistry World, ILL Press Release and ILL News 50. p.8 together with recent cross-disciplinary grants extending Dr Pfrang's research to the impact of air pollution on insect behaviour (a NERC-funded collaboration with Dr Girling, CEH Edinburgh and Rothamsted Research) and investigating the air quality services of indoor plants (a collaboration with Dr Blanusa funded by the Royal Horticultural Society and EPSRC).

Christian Pfrang

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+44 (0) 118 378 8789

+44 (0) 118 378 6331

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