Prof Paul Connolly


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I am the Department's Senior Academic Advisor (2018-)

Interested in developing research projects in any of my areas? Come and see me in Manchester and / or let's meet for a coffee and a chat.


I graduated from UMIST in 2001 gaining a 1st class degree in Pure and Applied Physics and being awarded course prize for best performance in all three years.

I then moved on to do a PhD in Atmospheric Physics. This included field work in Australia (Darwin), Swizerland (Jungfraujoch), and laboratory work in Germany (at the AIDA chamber). I also received a scholarship to visit the National Center for Atmospheric Research in Boulder Colorado.

During my PhD I also used the large-eddy-simulation numerical technique and developed numerical cloud parcel models to interpret atmospheric and laboratory data. 

Now I am Professor of Atmospheric Physics in the School of Earth and Environmental Science. I have continued to develop the numerical and laboratory expertise in the University of Manchester in the areas of cloud physics and cloud dynamics. In this role I have developed a large cloud chamber facility at Manchester, in the Latham Laboratories.

Current interests include: ice-nucleation; secondary ice production; cloud-physics; deep learning methods for image classification (unsupervised learning)


BSc (Hons) Pure and Applied Physics (UMIST) 2001; PhD Atmospheric science (Manchester) 2006;

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