I recently completed an integrated master’s degree in chemistry at the University of Oxford (MChem, 1st class). My main research interest is atmospheric chemistry having taken this option at university and completed a summer project studying atmospheric aerosol at the University of Reading. I am particularly interested in how atmospheric composition varies in polar environments compared to the rest of the world.
For my final year research project at university I used cavity ring-down spectroscopy. Though I was using it to study low pressure oxygen plasma for semiconductor manufacturing, this highly sensitive spectroscopy technique is also valuable for atmospheric chemistry as it is used to study species at very low concentrations.