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Department of Meteorology – University of Reading

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Dr. Keri Nicoll



  • PhD Admissions Tutor

    Research Leadership

      Principal Investigator:

    • Atmospheric Electricity for Climate (AtmosEleC)(Marie Sklodowska-Curie Individual Fellowship)
    • Impact of atmospheric electricity on weather and climate through clouds and precipitation (Royal Soc. Int. Exchange Grant)
    • GLOCAEM - GLObal AtmospheriC Electricity Monitoring Network (NERC International Opportunities Fund)
    • Understanding energetic particle effects on atmospheric processes (NERC Individual Fellowship)
    • Charged Particle Effects on Clouds (Early Career Fellowship of the Leverhulme Trust)


    • Airborne Measurements of Charged Cloud and Aerosol (AMMCA) (FAAM Research Runway Project)
    • The scientific basis for enhancing rain in the UAE via hygroscopic seeding with nano-material (UAE programme for Rain Enhancement Science)
    • Electrical Aspects of Rain Generation (UAE programme for Rain Enhancement Science)
    • Practical use of mini and micro-UAS for the Environmental Sciences (NERC postgraduate and professional skills award)
    • Airborne Monitoring of space weather and radioactivity (STFC Technology Grant)
    • Volcanic balloon-borne Laboratory (VolcLab) (NERC Technologies Fund)

    International Recognition

    • AGU Early Career Award for Atmospheric and Space Electricity 2020
    • Working Group Leader EU COST Action - Atmospheric Electricity Network CA15211
    • Member of EU COST Action ES0802 on Unmanned Aerial Systems in Atmospheric research
    • Training manager for EU Marie Curie Training Network SAINT - Science and Innovation with Thunderstorms
    • Member of EU COST Action ES1005 - TOSCA (Towards a more complete assessment of the impact of solar variability on the Earth's climate)
    • Member of International Space Science Institute (ISSI) Team Project on "Specification of Ionisation Sources Affecting Atmospheric Processes"
    • Member of International Space Science Institute (ISSI) Team Project on "Study of Cosmic Ray Influence Upon Atmospheric Processes"

    Academic Leadership and Teaching:

    • Associate Fellow of the Higher Education Authority(HEA)
    • PhD Admissions Tutor
    • Convenor and lecturer for MT38N Atmospheric Electricity

    Research Interests:

    • Atmospheric electricity
    • Solar-terrestrial interactions
    • Space weather
    • Instrumentation development
    • Energetic particles and ionisation processes
    • Aerosol and dust charging
    • Atmospheric research using UAVs
    • Planetary atmospheric electricity

    Postdoctoral & graduate student supervision

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