Partner 2 - FORTH (Greece) - Co-coordinator
for Research and Technology Hellas / Institute of Chemical Engineering
and High Temperature Chemical Processes
Expertise and experience of the organization
The Institute of Chemical Engineering and High Temperature
Chemical Processes (ICE-HT) was established in 1984, and is one of the
seven research institutes that constitute FORTH (FOundation for Research
and Technology Hellas). Currently, ICE-HT runs 50 RTD projects in cooperation
with numerous industrial enterprises, universities and research institutes
from all over the world. ICE-HT has more than 115 staff members and Res.
Assoc. (40 - PhD holders). The Institute has well-equipped laboratories
that have been used in a variety of research and technology problems involving
physicochemical phenomena. ICE-HT is in close cooperation with the Department
of Chemical Engineering in the University of Patras. The work in this project
will be performed by the Air Quality Laboratory of ICE-HT. This team has
approximately 20 years of experience in the study of urban, regional, and
global air quality. Research in the area of sources, properties, chemistry,
and removal of atmospheric aerosol is the major focus of the group. The
team is currently participating in the EUCAARI project.
Role and contribution
FORTH will co-coordinate the project and will participate
in WP 3, 4, 6 and 7 providing continuous measurements of the aerosol size/composition
distribution and properties, and continuing the development and application
of state-of-the-art Chemical Transport Models in urban, regional and global
Principal personnel involved
Prof. Spyros Pandis is the Director of
the Air Quality Laboratory in FORTH, Prof. in the University of Patras
in Greece and the Elias Res. Prof. in Carnegie Mellon University (CMU,
US). He has been PI for the Pittsburgh Supersite (one of the six Centres
of Excellence for Atmospheric Aerosols funded by the US EPA) and the Pittsburgh
Air Quality Study (funded by the US DoE) and more than ten additional projects
funded by the US EPA, US NSF, US DoE, etc. He is the author of approximately
120 peer-reviewed papers (3 in Science and Nature), the vice-president
of the American Association for Aerosol Research (AAAR), and the recipient
of Whitby Award of AAAR, the Vaughn Lectureship by Caltech, and the Kun
Li, Teare and Tallman Ladd awards by CMU.
Selected relevant publications
Seinfeld J. H., Pandis S. N. (2006): Atmospheric
Chemistry and Physics: From Air Pollution to Climate Change, 2nd edition,
J. Wiley, New York.
Gaydos T. M., R. Pinder, B. Koo, K. M. Fahey, G. Yarwood, S. N. Pandis
(2006): Development and application of a three-dimensional aerosol chemical
transport model, PMCAMx, Atmos. Environ., doi:10.1016/j.atmosenv.2006.11.034.
Dawson J. P., P. J. Adams, S. N. Pandis (2007): Sensitivity of ozone
to summertime climate in the eastern US: A modelling case study, Atmos.
Environ., In Press.
Lane T. E., R. W. Pinder, M. Shrivastava, A. L. Robinson, S. N. Pandis
(2007): Source contributions to primary organic aerosol: Comparison of
the results of a source-resolved model and the Chemical Mass balance approach,
Atmos. Environ., doi:10.1016/j.atmosenv.2007.01.006.
Robinson A. L., N. M. Donahue, M. K. Shrivastava, E. A. Wietkamp, A.
M. Sage, A. P. Grieshop, T. E. Lane, S. N. Pandis, J. R. Pierce (2007):
Rethinking organic aerosols: Semivolatile emissions and photochemical aging,
Science, 315, 1259-1262.
FP7 EC MEGAPOLI, 2008-2011