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Mathew Evans is a professor of Atmospheric Chemistry Modelling in the Wolfson Atmospheric Chemistry Laboratories of the University of York’s Chemistry Department. His research focusses on the numerical modelling of atmospheric chemistry so that we can better understand air pollution and climate change. Mathew also teaches part of the 1st year kinetics course and some of the 3rd year atmospheric chemistry course.
My research interests lie in understanding the composition of the atmosphere - what is it made of. Do do this we need to quantitatively understand the chemical, physical and biological processes which influence this composition and how they may have changed in the past and may change in the future. This is important for understanding and so providing policy information for air quality, climate change, and ecosystem degradation.
The primary tool for this research is the GEOS-Chem model. This is a community, open source model of the chemistry of the atmosphere. My group uses the model to improve our understanding of the composition of the atmosphere especially the chemistry occurring within it. We do this through our involvement in field campaigns around the world (Mid-pacific, West Africa, Borneo) and laboratory experiments.
Recent interest has focussed on the chemistry of halogens (Cl, Br, I) in the lower atmosphere, the chemistry of oxides of nitrogen in the remote atmosphere and the influence of clouds on atmospheric composition.