I am interested in the chemical evolution of planetary atmospheres. The complex relationship between their interiors, surfaces, atmospheres is not yet well understood. We can trace out the evolution pathways of these planets using numerical models, which is not only critical for interpreting telescope observations but also important for understanding how planets change over time.
I have developed a 1D model for magma ocean planets which resolves their physics from core to space, including processes such as radiative transfer and chemical kinetics. By using this model, we can test which atmospheres are developed during a planet's solidification, and how that links to their modern-day conditions.
Previously, I investigated the chemical evolution of hot-Jupiter atmospheres forced by with stellar activity. In some cases, the impact of stellar flares on these planets yields compositional changes which are observable with JWST.
I am supported by a Clarendon Scholarship, a Margaret Thatcher Scholarship, and the Science and Technology Facilities Council.