Chiara Giorio is an Atmospheric Chemistry Lecturer in the Yusuf Hamied Department of Chemistry at the University of Cambridge from the 1st March 2020 where she leads her own research group. She received her master’s degree in Chemistry in 2008 from the University of Padua (Italy), where she then completed her PhD in Molecular Sciences in 2012. She was postdoctoral researcher at the University of Cambridge (UK) until the end of 2016, researcher at the Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS, France) until the end of July 2017 and tenure-track Assistant Professor at the University of Padua (Italy) before moving back to Cambridge. Her research interests evolved around the formation pathways, processes, and impacts of atmospheric aerosols; and trace analysis of contaminants in remote, rural, and urban environments. Over the years, she gained experience in field and laboratory experiments using and developing a wide variety of analytical techniques including mass spectrometry, nuclear magnetic resonance, microscopy, and direct surface analysis techniques such as liquid extraction surface analysis and X-ray absorption spectroscopy.
Research in Giorio’s group is focused on exploring the present and the past of the Earth’s atmosphere and covers areas including atmospheric chemistry, air quality, paleoclimate, instrument and method development using mass spectrometry and microfluidics, chemometrics, and multivariate data analysis.
Chiara Giorio currently serves as the Review Editor of the journal “Frontiers in Environmental Science” for the “Atmosphere and Climate” section.