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Professor Lucy Carpenter Highlights

Awards and prizes

  • Royal Society of Chemistry Tilden Award, 2017
  • Royal Society Rosalind Franklin Award, 2015
  • Philip Leverhulme Prize in ‘Earth Ocean and Atmospheric Sciences’ (2006)
  • University of York Anniversary Lectureship (2005)

Research Activities

  • Co-founded an atmospheric observatory on the Cape Verde Islands in 2005 which is now a “global” station contributing to the WMO Global Atmospheric Watch (GAW) programme
  • Principal Investigator for NERC research consortia and large grants including “SOLAS Atmospheric Observatory”; “Iodide in the ocean” and COBRA, and a mission/chief scientist for various ground-based, ship and airborne studies
  • >£9M in research funding from NERC, EPSRC, EU, and the Leverhulme Trust since 2000
  • Around 120 published articles and book chapters

Other Professional Activities

  • Lead Chapter Author of the 2014 and 2018 WMO/UNEP Scientific Assessments of Ozone Depletion (
  • Chair of the NERC Atmospheric Sciences/Climate/ Oceanography Peer Review Panel (Panel B) (2014-2018)
  • Deputy Head of Department of Chemistry- Research/Director of Research since 2016
  • Steering committee member of ICACGP (International Commission on Atmospheric Chemistry and Global Pollution)
  • Chair of Faraday Discussions conference “Atmospheric chemistry in the Anthropocene” May 2017; organiser of several international workshops (e.g. EU-COST, NERC); session convenor at conferences (EGU)
  • Outreach activities including RS Summer Science Exhibition co-organiser/exhibitor (2014), science shows, Hay Festival (2014), summer school for secondary school children on Air Pollution and Sensors (2016)
  • Member of Editorial Board of the Journal of Atmospheric Chemistry and guest editor for special issues of various journals
  • Member of Royal Society of Chemistry Faraday Division Council until 2014
  • Member of NERC Programme Advisory Groups (Arctic programme and SOLAS)