Professor John Pyle

NERC Council member

Professor John Pyle CBE is a member of the Natural Environment Research Council (NERC) Council.

John is an atmospheric scientist who has made major contributions to studies of atmospheric composition, and composition-climate interactions, through numerical modelling and the interpretation of atmospheric constituent data. His focus of research includes the depletion of the stratospheric ozone layer, the drivers of changes in tropospheric composition and the budget of atmospheric methane.

John is based at the University of Cambridge where he has been Head of the Department of Chemistry and 1920 Professor of Physical Chemistry. His research group is part of the National Centre for Atmospheric Science (NCAS).

He is one of the four international Co-Chairs on the Scientific Assessment Panel for the Montreal Protocol. He played a major role in establishing a European programme in stratospheric research.

Last updated: 1 September 2023

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