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Global Centre for Clean Air Research

Our vision

To realise our collaborative global vision of ‘clean air for all’ by understanding the impact of air pollutants on life quality, developing internationally-validated engineering-driven solutions and underpinning regulatory strategies.

Making an impact

Explore our YouTube channel to watch the latest events we've held, and find out all about our research and how we are working towards a cleaner future for all.


Non-exhaust emissions of airborne nano/ultrafine particles from road vehicles

Funding information:
The studentship funding covers academic fees for UK students. Any overseas candidates should consider to apply if they are able to cover the difference between the home and overseas fee by own means. You will also receive a stipend of £15,609 per annum to cover your living expenses. Additional funding will be made available to present your work at a conference and for project-related costs. Opportunities for tutorial support in the department are available and will enhance your teaching experience and may provide further income.
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Covid-19 research

We are drawing on our extensive experience in air quality to support the fight against Covid-19. In collaboration with partners around the world, we are part of the international effort making a case for the recognition of airborne transmission.

Our people

Professor Prashant Kumar

Associate Dean (International), Professor and Chair in Air Quality and Health; Founding Director, Global Centre for Clean Air Research (GCARE)

Professor Prashant Kumar is Associate Dean (International) for the Faculty of Engineering and Physical Sciences, Chair in Air Quality and Health and the founding Director of the Global Centre for Clean Air Research (GCARE) at the University of Surrey, UK.  He is the Head of the GCARE’s Air Quality Laboratory and the Deputy Director of Research for the Department of Civil ...

GCARE brochure

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