About

Dr Laura Revell is a Senior Lecturer in the School of Physical and Chemical Sciences at the University of Canterbury in Aotearoa New Zealand. Originally from Hamilton, Laura studied chemistry at the University of Waikato before moving to Christchurch in 2009 to start a PhD in atmospheric chemistry. She moved to Switzerland in 2013 to carry out postdoctoral research in the Atmospheric Chemistry group at ETH Zurich. Upon returning to New Zealand in 2015, Laura joined the scientific research staff at Bodeker Scientific before taking up an academic position at the University of Canterbury in 2018.

Education

  • 2012: PhD, Department of Chemistry, University of Canterbury. Thesis title: “The chemical sensitivity of stratospheric ozone to nitrous oxide and methane through the 21st century.” Supervisors: Professor Bryce William, Dr Greg Bodeker, Dr Petra Huck.
  • 2009: MSc (Hons, First Class), Department of Chemistry, University of Waikato.
  • 2007: BSc, University of Waikato.

Employment history

  • From 2020: Senior Lecturer in environmental physics, University of Canterbury, New Zealand.
  • 2018 – 2019: Lecturer in environmental physics, University of Canterbury, New Zealand.
  • 2015 – 2018: Research scientist, Bodeker Scientific, Christchurch, New Zealand.
  • 2013 – 2015: ETH Zurich Postdoctoral Fellow, Institute for Atmosphere and Climate Science, ETH Zurich, Switzerland.

Teaching

  • ANTA102, Antarctica: The Cold Continent
  • CHEM340, Environmental Chemistry and Toxicology
  • CHEM333, Chemical Physics and Spectroscopy
  • ENVR301, Environmental Science: Cities and Coasts
  • ENVR414, Current Issues in Environmental Chemistry
  • PHYS319, Atmosphere, Ocean and Climate Dynamics
  • PHYS330, Environmental and Climate modelling
  • PHYS381, Advanced Experimental Physics and Astronomy
  • PHYS391, Introductory Physics Research
  • CHEM329, Introductory Research in the Chemical Sciences

Current students

January 2020