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NERC Success

Posted on 9 February 2015

York atmospheric chemists celebrate double success being award over £1 million by NERC


A team of York scientists from chemistry, environment and archeology departments, lead by Dr Jacqui Hamilton have secured £333,000 to purchase a state of the art high resolution mass spectrometer for the discovery, isolation and structural analysis of the complex organic molecules found in atmospheric particulate matter.  This is multi-disciplinary technology that can support diverse environmental science disciplines and will be integrated into York's Centre of Excellence in Mass Spectrometry. 

Wolfson Atmospheric Chemistry Laboratory scientists Dr Andrew Rickard and Professor Mat Evans have secured £850k of NERC funding for the MAGNIFY project - Mechanisms for Atmospheric chemistry: GeneratioN, Interpretation and FidelitY.  This three year project will work closely with project partners at the Royal Society of Chemistry and the University Paris Est Creteil, as well as a range of world leading international air quality and climate modelling groups, in order to make the Master Chemical Mechanism  more sustainable, opening it up more to the community, building upon its success and maintaining it as the "gold standard" benchmark mechanism for atmospheric chemistry.