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Emma Leedham

  • Postdoctoral Research Scientist
  • Max Planck Institute for Chemistry
  • 8Followers
  • 7Following

Research interests

biogenic trace gases atmospheric chemistry biogeochemistry marine chemistry halocarbons macroalgae knowledge transfer and public engagement


Currently employed as a Postdoctoral Research Scientist on the CARIBIC project ( my work focuses on (halogenated) trace gases in the Upper Troposphere/Lower Stratosphere (UTLS). I completed a NERC funded PhD in 2013. My PhD investigated the sources, distribution and sinks of biogenic halocarbons in the coastal zone. My main research interests are the atmospheric and marine components of biogeochemical cycles. I have a wealth of experience with GCMS and analytical chemical techniques, including extensive field and laboratory experience. I am passionate about communicating science to the wider community and creating an inclusive scientific community. As a STEM ambassador I've blogged, run museum workshops and organised seminar series.

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Professional experience

Postdoctoral Research Scientist

Max-Planck-Institut für Chemie

March 2013 - Present

postgraduate researcher

University of East Anglia

October 2009 - May 2013(4 years)



University of East Anglia

October 2009 - May 2013(4 years)

BSc (hons) Environmental Science

University of Leeds

September 2006 - June 2009(3 years)