School of Earth and Environment

Alexandru Rap Dr Alexandru Rap

Senior Research Fellow

Telephone number: +44(0) 113 34 37986
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Room: 9.113

Affiliation: Institute for Climate and Atmospheric Science

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  • Senior Research Fellow in Radiative forcing of climate and climate modelling.
  • Member of the Physical Climate Change Research Group.
  • previously worked as postdoc on Atmospheric Aerosol and the Tropical Biosphere, Climate modelling of aviation contrails, Multi-component aerosol-cloud parametrisations for global climate modelling.
  • Secondments to Hadley Centre, Met Office, Exeter.


  • PhD Environmental Science and Applied Mathematics, University of Leeds, UK.
  • BSc Mathematics, University of Cluj-Napoca, Romania.
  • Teaching Module Qualification, University of Cluj-Napoca, Romania.


  • European Geosciences Union
  • American Geophysical Union

Research Interests

  • Radiative forcing of aerosol particles
  • Radiative forcing of non-CO2 greenhouse gases
  • Impact of diffuse radiation on vegetation
  • Climate modelling and impact of aviation contrails

PhD students:

  • Matt Rowlinson (primary supervisor): Climate mitigation by methane and aerosols

Teaching Interests

  • Module manager for:
    • SOEE1301: Intermediate Mathematics for Environmental and Geophysical Scientists
    • SOEE2660: Mathematics for Geophysical and Environmental Sciences 4

  • Contributing to:
    • SOEE2040: Mathematics for Geophysical and Environmental Sciences 3 (Lectures 2-7: Matrices, determinants, inverse of a matrix, eigenvectors & eigenvalues)
    • SOEE3630: Strategic Energy Issues (Lecture 1: Role of CO2 in man made climate change)
    • SOEE3760 & SOEE 5970M: Terrestrial Biosphere in the Earth System (Lecture 8: Fire, diffuse radiation and the Amazon biosphere)