Patricia M. Borrell received her first degree from Birmingham. She obtained her Ph.D. from Keele University for work on energy transfer in the excited states of oxygen at high temperatures. In recent years she has been an independent consultant; the work undertaken has included the scientific editing and production of the Proceedings of each of the EUROTRAC Symposia and also of several volumes of the final report of the first phase of EUROTRAC. he also acted as assistant referee for the PRICE peroxy radical field measurement campaign at Schauinsland. From 2000 to 2003, Patricia assisted with the coordination of TROPOSAT and is now doing the same for AT2 and T&TP.
Peter Borrell was the Executive Secretary of EUROTRAC-2 and, through the ISS, responsible for the co-ordination of EUROTRAC from 1989 to 1999. He started his scientific career at age 16 as an assistant at the AERE, Harwell before going to university in Birmingham (B.Sc.), Cambridge (Ph.D.) and Princeton. He then spent 27 years as a physical chemist at Keele University in the UK, with periods of study leave in Cormell, Ottawa, Orsay and Goettingen. His research interests were in photochemistry, spectroscopy and reaction kinetics, his most important work being the studies made of electronic to translational energy transfer at high temperatures in the two low lying electronically excited states of oxygen. He received an Sc.D from Cambridge in 1985.
In 1989, he joined the staff of the Fraunhofer Institut für Atmosphärische Umweltforschung in Garmisch-Partenkirchen as Scientific Secretary of EUROTRAC, responsible for the coordination of the project and for running the International Scientific Secretariat (ISS). In 1996, at the start of EUROTRAC-2, the International Executive Committee of EUROTRAC promoted him to Executive Secretary. In 1998, the ISS moved to the GSF - Forschungs Institut für Umwelt und Gesundheit.
Dr. Borrell resigned from the GSF at the beginning of 1999 to set up P&PMB Consultants. His major work from 2000 to 2003 was the co-ordination of TROPOSAT. In 2003-4 he was secretary of the IGACO theme group and is co-editor of the IGACO Theme report. In 2004 he was asked to help coordinate two themes of ACCENT: AT2 and T&TP.