School of Earth and Environment

Alberto Sanchez Marroquin Alberto Sanchez Marroquin

Postgraduate Researcher

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Affiliation: Institute for Climate and Atmospheric Science


I was born in Alicante, Spain in 1993. I lived there until I was 19, when I moved to Valencia where I graduated in Physics (finishing in 2016). During my last year in Physics, I did a year abroad at the University of Leeds, where I did my research project in Condensed Matter. During this year abroad, I decided to stay in Leeds to do a PhD in Atmospheric Science, which is what I am currently doing.

Project details

Project title

Measuring and identifying ice nucleating particles in the atmosphere.


Professor Ben Murray, Dr Ian Burke, and Dr Jim McQuaid

Start date

1 September 2016

Project outline

My project is "Measuring and identifying Ice-Nucleating Particles in the atmosphere”. Using the FAAM aircraft, I collect aerosol samples in different locations and at different altitudes with a particular focus on studying the concentration and properties of aerosol particles which can nucleate ice. I also use Scanning Electron Microscopy techniques to study properties of individual atmospheric aerosol particles.