Nicolas Faure

Doctoral Student

Department of Chemistry & Molecular
Visiting address
Medicinaregatan 7 B
41390 Göteborg
Postal address
Box 462
40530 Göteborg

About Nicolas Faure

Since September 2021, I have been working on a PhD project entitled "Molecular-level drivers of clouds and climate" under the supervision of Dr. Erik S Thomson and the co-supervision of Dr. Xiangrui Kong.

My research focuses on atmospheric aerosol surfaces, and my areas of investigation include the role(s) of surfaces in ice nucleation, how surface phase state affects fundamental processes like water uptake and chemical reactivity, and the link between surface and bulk properties. This project includes experimental work with atmospheric pressure X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy (APXPS) and near-edge absorption fine structure spectroscopy (NEXAFS) at synchrotron facilities as well as other instruments such as droplet-freezing devices and cloud condensation nuclei counter (CCNc). The project also includes field studies such as participation in the ARTofMELT (atmospheric rivers and the onset of sea ice melt) expedition to the Arctic Ocean from May to June 2023.