Dave is a research associate working with Professor Nic Carslaw, funded by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, within the MOdelling Consortium for Chemistry of Indoor Environments 2 (MOCCIE2, https://indoorchem.org/projects/moccie2/
). His research involves developing models of indoor air chemistry and providing understanding beyond that which is available through experiment alone. The INdoor CHEMical model (INCHEM-Py), an open source 1D box model refactored and enhanced from the internationally renowned INdoor Detailed Chemical Model (INDCM), is utilised for this work. Dave continues model development of INCHEM-Py with Professor Carslaw.
Dave is also the group lead for the Environmental Chemistry in a Changing World (ECCW) research group; he coordinates communication and collaboration between over 30 academics and PhD students of varying disciplines.
Involvement in other projects includes statistical analysis of Monte Carlo models, the health impacts of indoor air chemistry, and visualisation of the Master Chemistry Mechanism. Also involved in the international indoor air COST action INDAIRPOLLNET where he has been instrumental in developing alignment of experiment and modelling efforts.
Previously Dave completed his PhD in Plasma Science and Fusion Energy as part of the Fusion CDT within the Physics department at the University of York. His research focussed on modelling and experiments of low-temperature plasma deposition removal from fusion optics. This involved low-pressure experiments of plasma-assisted pulsed-laser deposition of aluminium oxide and subsequent ion bombardment removal. Models were simulated using the Hybrid Plasma Equipment Model (HPEM). In support of this work
Dave developed a theoretical electron excitation reaction set for Beryllium and he has also published work on the modification of polymer films using low-temperature atmospheric-pressure plasmas. Upon completion of his PhD Dave received the Institute of Physics Ion and Plasma SurfaceInteractions Group annual thesis award.
Prior to his Ph.D Dave completed his MSc in Fusion Energy at the University of York, and his BSc in Physics with Astrophysics at the University of Hull.