Kamal Raj R

Fourth-year Ph.D. student at the Center for Atmospheric Research(ATMOS), headed by Prof. Nønne Prisle, in the faculty of ITEE. Through his research, Kamal is trying to study the surface properties of atmospherically relevant aerosols that determine how they interact with one another and the surrounding water Moisture. Among other things, the surface chemistry of aerosols affects how clouds form, where they form, how long they stay in the atmosphere, how much sunlight is reflected back or trapped. So better understanding of what happens at their surface gives us insight into how aerosols affect the global climate. Along with his group, Kamal carries out experiments at different synchrotron facilities across the globe like MAX IV synchrotron facility, BESSY II, UVSOR III, and SLS to further our understanding of atmospheric aerosol systems.

Research interests

  • Atmospheric science
  • Surface science
  • Synchrotron radiation techniques and application
  • Spectroscopy
  • Climate change and sustainability

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University of Oulu, Linnanmaa Campus
Pentti Kaiteran katu 1
FI-90570 Oulu

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University of Oulu, Linnanmaa Campus
Center for Atmospheric Research
Office IT-304
PO Box 4500
FI-90014 University of Oulu