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Rebecca Wagner


I'm a second year PhD student at the Wolfson Atmospheric Chemistry Laboratory (WACL) at the University of York. I work with Marvin Shaw and David Carslaw investigating and quantifying real-world emissions of unregulated species from vehicles. I previously completed my integrated masters at the University of Leeds working with Dwayne Heard to investigate the role of chlorine atoms in the atmosphere. I am originally from the Peak District and in my spare time I enjoy walking with my dog and going out for food and drinks with friends. 


Masters in Chemistry (MChem)

Research interests

Atmospheric chemistry, air quality and vehicle emissions.

Teaching interests


Project title

Beyond NOx - future air pollution impacts of road vehicles



Leeds York NERC Panorama Doctoral Training Partnership (DTP)

Project outline

This project aims to investigate and quantify the real-world emissions from road vehicles of a wide range of important atmospheric pollutants (ammonia, aldehydes, alcohols, nitrous acid, hydrocarbons). 

The project uses two instruments to develop emissions information from thousands of individual vehicles under real driving conditions. The first is Selected Ion Flow Tube Mass Spectrometry (SIFT-MS), which can measure a wide range of individual hydrocarbons, alcohols, aldehydes, NH3 and many other species at high time resolution and high sensitivity. The second is vehicle emission remote sensing (RS), which is a non-intrusive technique for measuring emissions of common pollutants (NOx and CO) from individual vehicles under real driving conditions. The coupling of vehicle emissions remote sensing with SIFT-MS has the potential to bring a step change increase in the information on vehicle emissions under real driving conditions.


Mobile Measurements around York - SIFT-MS European User Group Meeting (July 2020)

Wolfson Atmospheric Chemistry Laboratory

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Postal address: Wolfson Atmospheric Chemistry Laboratory, Department of Chemistry, Innovation Way, Heslington, York, YO10 5DD