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Department of Earth Sciences

Air pollution


My PhD project involves characterising anthropogenic particulate matter (PM) using magnetism and microscopy, with a focus on iron oxide PM.


Key publications: 

Sheikh, H.A., Tung, P.Y., Ringe, E. et al. Magnetic and microscopic investigation of airborne iron oxide nanoparticles in the London Underground. Sci Rep 12, 20298 (2022).

Tung, P.-Y., Sheikh, H. A., Ball, M., Nabiei, F., & Harrison, R. J. (2023). SIGMA: Spectral interpretation using Gaussian mixtures and autoencoder. Geochemistry, Geophysics, Geosystems, 24, e2022GC010530.

Sheikh, H.A., Maher, B., Karloukovski, V., Lampronti, G., & Harrison, R. (2022). Biomagnetic characterisation of air pollution particulates in Lahore, Pakistan. Geochemistry, Geophysics, Geosystems

Teaching and Supervisions


Demonstrating Part 1A Earth Sciences (Labs and Fieldwork)

NatSci Physics 1A


PhD student
Hassan Aftab Sheikh

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