Dr Adam Boies is a Lecturer in the Energy, Fluid Mechanics and Turbomachinery Engineering Division at the University of Cambridge. His research focuses on characterizing the evolution, dynamics and impacts of gas-phase nanoparticles (e.g. soot) and gaseous pollutants. The applications of his research extend to air quality, transportation emissions and engineered nanoparticles for energy applications. This work is conducted as a part of an international network based at Cambridge known as the Advanced Nanotube Applications and Manufacturing (ANAM) Initiative, www.anam.eng.cam.ac.uk.
He is a lead investigator of transportation energy and emissions within the Energy Efficient Cities initiative and the Centre for Sustainable Freight, which focus on developing analysis tools that demonstrate achievable reductions in energy use and emissions. His transport research focuses on developing bottom-up engineering models of the light and heavy-duty vehicle fleet and liquid transport fuel to determine lifecycle energy use and emissions. He is principle investigator of the EPSRC-funded Airport Environmental Investment toolkit that has developed applications for evaluation of emissions (local air quality pollutants and greenhouse gases) for UK airports. His laboratory activities include experimental studies in the area of gas-phase particle measurement with applications in emissions monitoring. Prior to his current appointments, he was a 3M Fellow at the University of Minnesota and a sponsored researcher at the Centre for Transportation Studies.