Paul’s research experience covers the broad areas of air quality, atmospheric composition and climate change. More recently he has expanded into medical diagnostics through translational research in the underpinning analytical science. Paul’s primary research interests are the scientific questions underlying the role of photochemistry in the control of atmospheric composition; chemistry and transport, air quality; the feedbacks between climate and atmospheric chemistry; organic complexity including fracking and the measurement of the chemical composition of the troposphere from space.
Paul Monksis a Professor in Atmospheric Chemistry and Earth Observation Science at the University of Leicester and currently Head of College of Science and Engineering. Paul is the chair of the Defra Air Quality expert group that provides independent science advice on air quality as well as a member of the Defra Science Advisory Council. He is the European representative on the Environmental Pollution and Atmospheric Chemistry Scientific Steering Committee (EPAC SSC) of the World Meteorological Organisation and ICACGP (International commission on atmospheric chemistry and global pollution). Further, he sits on the Satellite Applications Catapult advisory group, the Royal Society Global Environmental Research Committee and NERC audit committee. He has just finished a term as co-chair of the IGBP-International Global Atmospheric Chemistry program and NERC council.