Paul Monks, Professor of Atmospheric Chemistry and Earth Observation Science, is driving a change in our understanding of our air quality and pollution. His expertise in air quality and climate, air pollution and measurement, science policy and Earth Observation science during the COVID-19 outbreak is revealing the effect of the social changes on air pollution.
Fellow of Royal Society of Chemistry
Fellow of Royal Meteorological Society
Pro Vice Chancellor and Head of College of Science and Engineering, University of Leicester
The primary research interests are the scientific questions underlying:
the role of photochemistry in the control of atmospheric composition
chemistry and transpo rt, particularly the impact of long-range transport on chemical composition
the feedbacks between climate and atmospheric chemistry
organic complexity and the control of regional pollution and the measurement of the troposphere from space
Earth Observation science
The Centre for Earth Observation Instrumentation (CEOI) brings together a partnership of UK scientists and engineers from academia and industry to develop the UK capability in Earth Observation (EO) technologies and instrumentation. It meets the key NERC and BIS objectives for the Centre and creates an environment for the submission of advanced future EO mission and instrument proposals to ESA.
This is a collaboration between Medicine, Space Science and Atmospheric Chemistry at the University of Leicester. We focus on diagnosis in emergency care - an area of medicine where there is often not time to use conventional diagnostic methods and clinical decisions about treatment have to be made without the doctor having the full information about the patient's condition.
Erika von Schneidemesser, Paul S. Monks, Air quality and climate – synergies and trade-offs, Environmental Science Processes & Impacts 23 May 2013 RSC Publishing
Author(s): P.S. Monks; S. Beirle, Editor(s): J.P. Burrows; U. Platt; P. Borrell, Applications of Satellite Observations of Tropospheric Composition, Source: REMOTE SENSING OF TROPOSPHERIC COMPOSITION FROM SPACE, Book Series: Physics of Earth and Space Environments Pages: 365-449 DOI: 10.1007/978-3-642-14791-3_8 Published: 2011
J. Remedios, H. Balzter, J. Burrows, S. Eves, M. Johnson, S. Lavender, P.S. Monks, A. O'Neill, A. Shepherd, Earth observation: A revolutionary leap into the future, Astronomy and Geophysics 53, 3.16-3.18., 2012
Monks, Paul S. and Kuppusami Sharmilah Chemistry & Industry, Vol. 76, Issue: 3, 40-43, 2012. Simply Breath
Iain R White, Kerry A Willis, Chris Whyte, Rebecca Cordell, Robert S Blake, Andrew J Wardlaw, Satish Rao, Jonathan Grigg, Andrew M Ellis and Paul S Monks, Real-time multi-marker measurement of organic compounds in human breath: towards fingerprinting breath J. Breath Res. 7 017112 (11pp) 2013.