Partner 2 - FORTH (Greece) - Co-coordinator
The Foundation 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 scales.

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