Max Priestman

Max Priestman


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Research interests

Atmospheric monitoring of aerosol number, size and chemical composition. Urban CO2 emissions.

Research interests (short)

Atmospheric monitoring of aerosol number, size and chemical composition. Urban CO2 emissions.

Biographical details

I joined the Environmental Research Group at King's College London in 2006 from the University of Edinburgh, where I worked as a research assistant specialising in micrometeorology and greenhouse gas monitoring.

I now work full-time within the monitoring team on the day to day running of research-grade aerosol instrumentation for Defra’s UK particles network.

Having made the cross-over from climate change research to that of air quality my current research interests now encompass both realms and the interactions between the two.

My part-time PhD studentship focuses on the distribution of emissions and dynamics of urban and transport sources of CO2 and their relationship with local air pollution.

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Latest research outputs:

Cross-validation of inferred daytime airborne CO2 urban-regional scale surface fluxes with eddy-covariance observations and emissions inventories in Greater London.                
A. Font, C. S. B. Grimmond, J.-A. Morguí, S. Kotthaus, M. Priestman and B. Barratt 2013. Under review in Atmospheric Chemistry & Physics.

Undergraduate work appears in: Atmospheric O2, CO2 and δ13C measurements from aircraft sampling over Griffin Forest, Perthshire, UK  
P. Sturm, M Leuenberger, J. Moncrieff and M. Ramonet Rapid Communications in Mass Spectrometry  2005; 19: 2399–2406. 

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 11 - Sustainable Cities and Communities
  • SDG 13 - Climate Action

Education/Academic qualification

Bachelor of Science, Ecological & Environmental Science, University of Edinburgh

Award Date: 1 Jan 2004


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