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Dr Marvin Shaw

Phone: 01904 321197
NCAS Research Scientist

Research Interests

My primary research interest is in urban air quality and the identification of primary emission sources of gas phase air pollutants (such as Volatile organic compounds - VOCs) in urban areas, with the aim of understanding how and where these pollutants are emitted from and how this relates to estimates from national and regional emission inventories. Expert in the direct determination of VOC emissions using real-time chemical ionisation mass spectrometry (PTR-MS, SIFT-MS) coupled with meteorological measurements through eddy covariance. Previous studies have involved deployment on both at ground sites and airborne platforms.

Selected Publications

  • Airborne determination of the temporo-spatial distribution of volatile organic compounds, nitrogen oxides and ozone across Greater London, UK. M. Shaw, J. Lee, B. Davison, A.R. Vaughan, R.Purvis, A.Lewis, and C.N Hewitt. Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics, 15, 5083–5097, 2015, DOI: 10.5194/acp-15-5083-2015.
  • Analysis of biogenic carbonyl compounds in rainwater by stir bar sorptive extraction technique with chemical derivatization and gas chromatography-mass spectrometry. X. Pang, A.Lewis, and M.Shaw, Journal of Separation Science, 2016, DOI: 10.1002/jssc.201600561.
  • Evaluating the performance of low cost sensors for air pollution research. A. Lewis, J.Lee, P. Edwards, M. Shaw, M. Evans, S.Moller, K.Smith, J. Buckley, M.Ellis, S.Gillot and A.White, Faraday Discussions, 189, 85-103, 2016, DOI: 10.1039/C5FD00201J
  • Spatially resolved flux measurements of NOx from London suggest significantly higher emissions than predicted by inventories. A.R. Vaughan, J. D. Lee, M. D. Shaw, P. Misztal, S.Metzger,  B. Davison, T.Karl, R.Purvis, A. Goldstein and C. N. Hewitt,  Faraday Discussions, 189, 455-472, 2016, DOI: 10.1039/C5FD00170F.
  • VOC emission rates over London and South East England obtained by airborne eddy covariance. A.R. Vaughan, J. D. Lee, M. D. Shaw, P. Misztal, S.Metzger, M. Vieno,  B. Davison, T.Karl,  L.Carpenter, A. C. Lewis, R.Purvis, A. Goldstein and C. N. Hewitt, Faraday Discussions, 200, 599-620, 2017, DOI: 10.1039/C5FD00002B.

 Dr Marvin Shaw

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