Dr Kelly Pereira

Tel: 01904 321220
Email: kelly.pereira@york.ac.uk

Research interests

Secondary organic aerosol (SOA) constitutes a significant proportion of ambient particulate matter and exhibits substantial chemical complexity. SOA is formed from the atmospheric oxidation of volatile organic compounds (VOCs) emitted into the atmosphere from biogenic or anthropogenic sources. VOC oxidation mechanisms leading to SOA formation are both complex and poorly understood. My research focuses on the molecular characterisation of SOA using state-of-the-art mass spectrometric techniques. I am particularly interested in the use of atmospheric simulation chambers to study SOA formation, time resolved aerosol collection techniques and the development of mass spectrometry for the molecular characterisation of SOA.

Atmospheric simulation chamber

Atmospheric simulation chamber in Valencia, Spain

Selected publications

  • Insights into the formation and evolution of individual compounds in the particulate phase during aromatic photo-oxidation.
    K L Pereira, J F Hamilton, A R Rickard, W J Bloss, M S Alam, M Camredon, M Ward, K Wyche, A Muñoz, T Vera, M Vázquez, E Borrás and M Ródenas, Environ. Sci. Technol., 2015, (in press).
  • Secondary organic aerosol formation and composition from the photo-oxidation of methyl chavicol (estragole).
    K L Pereira, J F Hamilton, A R Rickard, W J Bloss, M S Alam, M Camredon, A Muñoz, M Vázquez, E Borrás and M Ródenas, Atmos. Chem. Phys., 2014, 14, 5349-5368 doi:10.5194/acp-14-5349-2014,.
  • Investigation of a particle into liquid sampler to study the formation and ageing of secondary organic aerosol.
    K L Pereira, J F Hamilton, A R Rickard, W J Bloss, M S Alam, M Camredon, A Muñoz, M Vásquez, E Garcia and M Ródenas, AGU Fall Meeting, Fall meeting 3 - 7 December 2012, A530-0396, San Francisco, 2012.

Kelly Pereira