Alfarra, Dr Rami

Research Scientist


University of Manchester

School of Earth, Atmospheric and Environmental Sciences

The University of Manchester

Simon Building

Oxford Road


M13 9PL


Dr Rami Alfarra is a Scientist at the National Centre for Atmospheric Science and a Research Fellow at the School of Earth and Environmental Sciences at The University of Manchester. He has 20 years of experience in the area of atmospheric aerosols and their impact on air quality and climate change, and more recently on human health. Rami completed a PhD degree in atmospheric science at the University of Manchester Institute of Science and Technology, working with the, now widely used, Aerodyne Aerosol Mass Spectrometer. His work focused on evaluating and improving the AMS ability to measure and quantify organic aerosols in laboratory experiments and at a wide range of environments. His PhD thesis was titled Insights into Atmospheric Organic Aerosols Using an Aerosol Mass Spectrometer and he graduated in 2004. Rami worked as a post-doctoral scientist at the Laboratory of Atmospheric Chemistry at Paul Scherrer Institute in Switzerland from 2005 to 2008, where he managed a field, chamber and controlled emission measurements programme to characterise and quantify sources of particulate matter in Switzerland. In 2009, Rami joined NCAS to manage and conduct a programme of smog chamber studies focusing on atmospheric processes of aerosols and their effects on air quality, climate change and human health. Rami received the 2008 Swiss Academy of Sciences Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics Award.


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