Maria Val Martin is an atmospheric scientist with a research interest in understanding the composition and chemistry of the global atmosphere and their interactions with the biosphere and climate system. This includes for example the study of abundance of air pollutants and greenhouse gases, how they are transported and their environmental impacts. She addresses these topics using earth system models and atmospheric observations (from ground stations to satellite sensors).
Maria received her MEng in Agriculture Engineering from Universidad Politecnica de Valencia (Spain), and completed her PhD in Environmental Engineering at Michigan Technological University (USA). In 2007, she was a postdoctoral associate at the Harvard University Atmospheric Chemistry Modeling Group, and later she worked at NASA Goddard Space Flight Center. In 2011, she joined the Atmospheric Science Department at Colorado State University as a Research Scientist II. She moved to the UK in July of 2014 to work as a Teaching and Research Fellow at the Chemical Engineering Department of University of Sheffield.
With LC3M, Maria leads the development of a new research line to investigate atmospheric chemistry and radiative forcing feedbacks from enhanced weathering with croplands using a series of earth system models (CESM and UK-ESM).