School of Earth and Environment

Theo  Wilson Theo Wilson

Research Fellow

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Room: 10.115


British Science Association Media Fellow 2016 - Placed at The Mirror, also covered the British Science Festival.

Research Fellow in School of Earth and Environment, University of Leeds

PhD in Physical Chemistry, University of Leeds

CV here.

Research Interests

Marine biogenic aerosol as a source of ice nucleating particles (INPs) in the atmosphere.

Recent BBC news article about my work on Marine INPs - Ocean plants can help freeze clouds

Interview I did for the Nature podcast following the publication of our paper in the journal and the related News and views article.

I won the Best Junior Researcher Oral Contribution at The Aerosol Society's Annual Aerosol Science Conference 2015.


Google Scholar: T. W Wilson

ResearcherID: T.W.Wilson

  1. T. W. Wilson, L. A. Ladino, P.A. Alpert, M. N. Breckels, I. M. Brooks, J. Browse, S. M. Burrows, K. S. Carslaw, J. A. Huffman, C. Judd, W. P. Kilthau, R. H. Mason, G. McFiggans, L. A Miller, J. Nájera, E. Polishchuk, S. Rae, C. L. Schiller, M. Si, J. Vergara Temprado, T. F. Whale, J. P. S. Wong, O. Wurl, J. D. Yakobi-Hancock, J. P. D. Abbatt, J. Y. Aller, A. K. Bertram, D. A. Knopf, and B. J. Murray, “A marine biogenic source of atmospheric ice nucleating particles,” Nature, 525, 234–238, DOI 10.1038/nature14986, 2015.
  2. T. F. Whale, B. J. Murray, D. O'Sullivan, T. W. Wilson, N. S. Umo, K. J. Baustian, J. D. Atkinson,*, D. A. Workneh, and G. J. Morris, “A technique for quantifying heterogeneous ice nucleation in microlitre supercooled water droplets,” Atmos. Meas. Tech., vol. 8, pp. 2437-2447, 2015.
  3. H. C. Price, B. J. Murray, J. Mattsson, D. O’Sullivan, T. W. Wilson, K. J. Baustian, and L. G. Benning, “Quantifying water diffusion in high-viscosity and glassy aqueous solutions using a Raman isotope tracer method,” Atmos. Chem. Phys., vol. 14, no. 8, pp. 3817–3830, 2014.
  4. B. J. Murray, A. E. Haddrell, S. Peppe, J. F. Davies, J. P. Reid, D. O’Sullivan, H. C. Price, R. Kumar, R. W. Saunders, J. M. C. Plane, N. S. Umo, and T. W. Wilson, “Glass formation and unusual hygroscopic growth of iodic acid solution droplets with relevance for iodine mediated particle formation in the marine boundary layer,” Atmos. Chem. Phys., vol. 12, no. 18, pp. 8575–8587, 2012.
  5. R. Wagner, O. Möhler, H. Saathoff, M. Schnaiter, J. Skrotzki, T. Leisner, T. W. Wilson, T. L. Malkin, and B. J. Murray, “Ice cloud processing of ultra-viscous/glassy aerosol particles leads to enhanced ice nucleation ability,” Atmos. Chem. Phys, vol. 12, pp. 8589–8610, 2012.
  6. T. W. Wilson, B. J. Murray, R. Wagner, O. Möhler, H. Saathoff, M. Schnaiter, J. Skrotzki, H. C. Price, T. L. Malkin, S. Dobbie, and S. M. R. K. Al-Jumur, “Glassy aerosols with a range of compositions nucleate ice heterogeneously at cirrus temperatures,” Atmos. Chem. Phys., vol. 12, no. 18, pp. 8611–8632, 2012.
  7. B. J. Murray, S. L. Broadley, T. W. Wilson, J. D. Atkinson, and R. H. Wills, “Heterogeneous freezing of water droplets containing kaolinite particles,” Atmos. Chem. Phys., vol. 11, no. 9, pp. 4191–4207, 2011.
  8. B. J. Murray, S. L. Broadley, T. W. Wilson, S. J. Bull, R. H. Wills, H. K. Christenson, and E. J. Murray, “Kinetics of the homogeneous freezing of water,” Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys., vol. 12, no. 35, pp. 10380–10387, 2010.
  9. B. J. Murray, T. W. Wilson, S. Dobbie, Z. Cui, S. M. R. K. Al-Jumur, O. Mohler, M. Schnaiter, R. Wagner, S. Benz, M. Niemand, H. Saathoff, V. Ebert, S. Wagner, and B. Karcher, “Heterogeneous nucleation of ice particles on glassy aerosols under cirrus conditions,” Nat. Geosci, vol. 3, no. 4, pp. 233–237, Apr. 2010.