School of Earth and Environment

Nsikanabasi Silas Umo Nsikanabasi Silas Umo

Postgraduate Researcher

Telephone number: +44(0) 113 34 36473
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Room: 10.127

Affiliation: Institute for Climate and Atmospheric Science


MSc [Environmental Chemistry and Pollution Control], University of Ibadan, Nigeria - 2009

BSc [Chemistry], University of Calabar, Nigeria - 2005

Research Interests

Atmospheric Science [Aerosols, Ice nucleation processes]

Project details

Project title

Project title

Ice nucleation by Organic and Carbonaceous Aerosols


Dr Benjamin J. Murray, Professor John Plane

Start date

1st March, 2011

Project outline

Understanding the effect of aerosols on cloud formation process holds the key to assessment of aerosols indirect impacts on climate. Organic and carbonaceous aerosols are ubiquitous in the atmosphere and they are thought to contribute to ice formation in clouds. My research focuses on the study the ice nucleation abilities of combustion products at conditions relevant in mixed-phase clouds.