Molly Haugen becomes first female licensed drone pilot at Cambridge Univ.

Molly Haugen passed her drone (UAV) training and becomes the first female licensed pilot at Cambridge University. She will be using this work to measure air quality and shipping emissions in association with the Boies and Mastorakos groups for a project funded by the Cambridge-Singapore project, CARES . Way to go Molly!



Research Assistant/Associate in Brake and Tyre Wear Emissions

Integrated Research Observation System for Clean Air (OSCA) is a project funded by Natural Environment Research Council working in conjunction with international organizations on measuring particle emissions from brake and tyre-wear. This specific role will create a searchable database of brake and tyre wear emissions by chemical and morphological structure from laboratory generated and publicly available data. Given the emerging large focus on brake and tyre wear this role will coordinate efforts with other leading academic, government and industrial groups to assemble the database.

The projects specific objectives are to:-

  • Assemble data from current brake and tyre-wear emissions studies.
  • Develop links with partnering organizations to collect and analyse existing datasets.
  • Identify gaps in existing data of brake and tyre wear emissions and plan experimental campaigns to collect new data.
  • Coordinate international efforts to measure and report new emissions data relevant to speciation and source apportionment of emissions.
  • Monitor and participate in new regulatory standards on non-exhaust particle emissions.
  • Link to partnering organizations running supersite measurement campaigns to ensure efficient uptake of data.

The post-holder will develop methods for characterisation of emissions of non-exhaust (brake and tyre) emission factors (mass, composition). The work will be housed within the Department of Engineering at the University of Cambridge and will report to Dr. Adam Boies.

To apply see link here:

Bishop wins EPRSC prize to commercialize the ‘SRF Decarbonisation Toolkit’ with FTA.


Justin Bishop won an EPRSC Impact Accelerator Account Knowledge Transfer Fellowship to commercialise the ‘SRF Decarbonisation Toolkit’ in conjunction with the Freight Transport Association.

As part of the Fellowship, Justin will develop industry-strength versions of the technology for the ‘SRF Mapper’ and ‘SRF Simulator’

modules, integrated with the well-advanced ‘SRF Logger’ and ‘SRF Optimiser’ via a powerful database back-end.  Justin will also develop a technical roadmap, business model and exploitation plan for the entire software suite. The Fellowship runs for one year, beginning in January 2018.

Aerosol Emissions Technology Position Available

PhD or Post Doctoral Position – PEMS4Nano

The European Union-funded PEMS4Nano ( project is seeking a researcher with experience in aerosol measurement of emissions. The successful candidate will be a motivated researcher seeking to advance measurement of emissions down to 10 nm and below for on-road measurement of vehicle exhaust. The work conducted at the University of Cambridge will focus on the development of solid and semi-volatile particle measurement. The research seeks to improve catalytic strippers for solid particle penetration for particles at and below 10 nm, while additionally developing new methods to measure semi-volatile species.

The two year project (1 year + 1 year extension) can provide funding for a post doctoral researcher or researcher with a MS degree seeking to do a PhD. For applicants wishing to complete a PhD, an additional 1+ year (3+ year PhD) of funding will need to be identified from personal contributions or fellowships. Project management and entrepreneurship are highly valued, as it is likely that portions of the work will be commercialized.

Further information can be found here: