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David Shaw
Research Associate



Dave’s research focuses on the computational representation of indoor atmospheric pollutants. He is the author of the INCHEM-Py box model, which he maintains and develops with the help of a community of users. Using the model, Dave mainly studies the degradation of indoor volatile organic compounds (VOCs) with a focus on secondary pollutants and quantification of reaction pathways.

He is currently employed as part of the INGENIOUS project ( where he utilises models and statistical analysis of experimental data to understand the transformations of indoor air pollutants. This is focussed around anthropogenic pollution sources, such as cooking and cleaning, and is linked to real home data from 300 houses in Bradford.

Dave has active collaborations across Europe and the USA through the MOCCIE modelling consortium and the COST action INDAIRPOLLNET (

Previously Dave completed his PhD in Plasma Science and Fusion Energy as part of the Fusion CDT within the Physics department at the University of York. His research focussed on modelling and experiments of low-temperature plasma deposition removal from fusion optics. This involved low-pressure experiments of plasma-assisted pulsed-laser deposition of aluminium oxide and subsequent ion bombardment removal. Models were simulated using the Hybrid Plasma Equipment Model (HPEM). In support of this work Dave developed a theoretical electron excitation reaction set for Beryllium and he has also published work on the modification of polymer films using low-temperature atmospheric-pressure plasmas. Upon completion of his PhD Dave received the Institute of Physics Ion and Plasma Surface Interactions Group Thesis Award.

Prior to his Ph.D Dave completed his MSc in Fusion Energy at the University of York, and his BSc in Physics with Astrophysics at the University of Hull.

Contact details

Mr David Shaw
Research Associate
Department of Environment & Geography
University of York
Wentworth Way
YO10 5NG