The group

Alfonso Saiz-Lopez

Group leader
CSIC Research Scientist

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Short CV

Academic background:
2005: PhD in Atmospheric Physical-Chemistry, University of East Anglia, Norwich, UK (Supervision by Prof. John Plane)
2004: M.Sc. in Atmospheric Chemistry, University of East Anglia, Norwich, UK
1999: B.Sc. in Physical Chemistry, Universidad Castilla-La Mancha, Spain

Professional Background:
2009-present:  Investigador Científico, CSIC
                     Affiliate Scientist, NCAR, Boulder, USA

2012-present:  Group Leader, AC2

2009-2012:     Group Leader and Director, CIAC
2008-2009:     Postdoctoral Researcher, Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics, USA
2006-2008:     NASA Postdoctoral Scholar, NASA/Jet Propulsion Laboratory, USA
2005-2006:     Postdoctoral Research Fellow, University of Leeds, UK
2002-2005:     Research Associate, University of East Anglia, UK
1999-2001:     Research Associate, Department of Physical Chemistry, UCLM, Spain

Awards and Honours:
2009: Henry Houghton's Award by the American Meteorological Society
2008: Outstanding Young Scientist Award by the European Geosciences Union
2007: James R. Holton Junior Scientist Award by the American Geophysical Union
2007: NASA-JPL Junior Scientist Outstanding Research Award
2006: NASA Postdoctoral Scholar Award


Selected publications

• Read, K. A., A. A. Mahajan, L. C. Carpenter, M. J. Evans, B. V. Faria, D. E. Heard, J. R. Hopkins, J. D. Lee, S. Moller, A. C. Lewis, L. Mendes, J. B. McQuaid, H. Oetjen, A. Saiz-Lopez, M. J. Pilling and J. M. C. Plane, Extensive halogen-mediated ozone destruction over the sub-tropical Atlantic Ocean, Nature, 453, 1232-1235, 2008.


• Saiz-Lopez, A., A. S. Mahajan, R. A, Salmon, S. Bauguitte, A. E. Jones, H. K. Roscoe, and J. M. C. Plane, Boundary layer halogens in coastal Antarctica, Science, 317, 348-351, 2007.


• J.M.C. Plane and A. Saiz-Lopez, UV-visible Differential Optical Absorption Spectroscopy (DOAS), In: D.E. Heard (ed). Analytical Techniques for Atmospheric Measurement, Blackwell Publishing: Oxford, 2006.


• Saiz-Lopez, A. and J.M.C. Plane, Novel iodine chemistry in the marine boundary layer, Geophysical Research Letters, 31, L04112, doi: 10.1029/2003GL019215, 2004.