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Terry is a Lecturer in Physical Chemistry and Faraday College Director of Studies; teaching core chemistry courses "First Law of Thermodynamics", "Errors and Uncertainties" and "Processes at Solid Surfaces". Terry's research is largely experimental, based in the Wolfson Atmospheric Chemistry Laboratories and in the laser laboratories at the Department of Chemistry.
Terry’s research is directed towards a detailed understanding of gas-phase free-radical chemistry. Radicals initiate the removal of atmospheric organics; understanding radical chemistry is crucial to assess the impact of emissions on air quality, chemistry and climate, and to confidently predict future trends.
In lab-based experiments we study key reactions controlling radical initiation, propagation and termination in atmospheric and combustion systems. Techniques include laser photolysis, fast-flow systems, and environmental chambers. Resulting such as rate / equilibrium coefficients, product yields and quantum yields are used to represent chemistry in atmospheric or combustion models.
Terry’s group have most recently been researching atmospheric radical lifetimes, indoor air chemistry, and organic molecules on breath.
Terry was appointed Lecturer in Physical Chemistry at York in 2013. Prior affiliations:
Terry continues to work closely with scientists in other leading centres of atmospheric chemistry research:
Terry is a convenor for the European Geosciences Union General Assembly.
Terry was Chairman of the local organising committee for the 24th International Symposium on Gas Kinetics, in York, July 2016.
Terry is Treasurer of the RSC Gas Kinetics Discussion Group and a Member of the RSC Faraday Division Council