Centre for Environmental Health and Sustainability

Daniel Potts

Daniel Potts

PhD Student


I am a full time PhD student who began in September 2020, working on the project “Smarter analysis of satellite data for air quality regulators”. I graduated in July 2020 from the University of Leicester with a Master's in Physics, where my dissertation explored deriving emission estimates of large power stations using high-resolution satellite measurements. My PhD research is focussed on new ways to analyse satellite retrievals of a number of pollutants that are detrimental to the environment and public health. Working with the Environment Agency I will be developing new methods to analyse satellite data, as well as looking into how we can integrate satellite data with modelling and ground-based measurements to expand the tools available to air quality regulators. I will also be doing work to prepare the EA and other stakeholders for the next generation of satellites coming online in the next 5 years, which will offer a step change in capability.

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