Technology will play an essential role in enabling solutions to this century's most pressing environmental challenges. Technologies are used to observe and monitor the environment, provide sophisticated models of environmental processes to predict the future state of the environment and develop mitigation solutions such as carbon capture and storage. Environmental challenges need scientists working together to tackle problems.
Professor Alastair Lewis is director for Composition Research for the National Centre for Atmospheric Science and professor of Atmospheric Chemistry at the University of York. He currently leads an independent research group that is developing new tools and technologies for chemical detection and environmental diagnostics. He has led and managed a number of major consortium projects with large research budgets, and is an active member of the UK's atmospheric science research community.
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