Partner 19 - USTUTT (Germany)
University of Stuttgart (USTUTT)


Expertise and experience of the organization
USTUTT (http://www.ier.uni-stuttgart.de) has been engaged in research work in the fields of air pollution and air pollution control, environmental economy and energy and environment for many years. Research on the evaluation of technical systems with regard to major policy issues, including costs, risks, environmental pollution and its impacts, has addressed e.g. the calculation of emission inventories, identification of emission reduction strategies, comparative risk assessment, life-cycle analysis of energy and transport systems, health and environmental impacts, assessment of social costs from energy and transport systems.  Research on ‘Air Pollution Control’ and ‘Technology Assessment’ has focused on generation of emission inventories, identification of emission reduction strategies, technology assessment, environmental economics, quantification and assessment of environmental damage and risks to human health and estimation of external costs of energy and transport systems. USTUTT is involved, as co-ordinator or participant, in a wide range of EU research projects and has a long experience in international research co-operation within the EU and also with Eastern European countries and developing countries. Results of USTUTT’s research have been actively disseminated through close links to public institutions, politicians, industry and private households. The areas of interest are the development and application of methods and models for the calculation of anthropogenic emissions of air pollutants and preparation of emission scenarios for future years, theoretical and experimental determination of uncertainties of calculated emission data, identification of efficient strategies for the reduction of emissions and ambient concentrations of air pollutants and integrated assessment model development, damage assessment modelling, risk assessment and water-soil modelling.

Role and contribution

WP 8 leader, Participant in WP 1 and 7. Regional emission modelling, compilation of baseline scenarios, processing the emission data for Rhine-Ruhr-area and interaction with the administration of the Rhine-Ruhr-area, mitigation and policy options, Applying of a methodology and tool for impact assessment.

Principal personnel involved
Prof. Dr.-Ing. Rainer Friedrich - who will lead the research work, is deputy director of USTUTT and heads the department of Technology Assessment and Environment. His major research areas cover generation of emission inventories, the identification of emission reduction strategies, technology assessment, environmental economics, quantification and assessment of environmental damage and risks to human health and estimation of external costs of energy and transport systems. He was a member of the Scientific Steering Committee of EUROTRAC-II, a large EU research project studying the chemical transformation and transport of pollution over Europe, and also co-ordinator of the EUROTRAC subproject GENEMIS (Generation and Evaluation of Emission Data,. He has extensive experience in co-ordinating international research projects, e.g. HEATCO, MERLIN, NewExt, ESPREME, NATAIR.
Dr.-Ing. Jochen Theloke - is head of the air pollution research group. His major research areas cover generation of emission inventories, the identification of emission reduction strategies and the assessment of mitigation costs. He has been involved in multinational work with the UNECE Task Force Emission Inventories and Projection (TFEIP), GENEMIS, EMEP. He has been working in several international research projects, e.g. MERLIN, ESPREME, DROPS, NATAIR
Dr.-Ing. Peter Bickel - who leads the working group "Technology Assessment", was significantly involved in design, implementation and application of the ExternE transport methodology, and he was in charge of the technical coordination of the projects ExternE Transport and ExternE Core/Transport.
Dipl.-Geoökol. Ulrike Kummer - works at USTUTT since 2004 on calculation of emissions from mobile sources, the generation of emissions inventories and the identification of emission reduction strategies and the assessment of mitigation costs..

Selected relevant publications
Friedrich R., P. Blank, S. Emeis, W. Engewald, D. Hassel, H. Hoffmann, J. Kühlwein, H. Michael, A. Obermeier, K. Schäfer, A. Sedlmaier, T. Schmitz, M. Stockhause, J. Theloke, F. J. Weber, B. Wickert, (2002): Development of Emission Models and Improvement of Emission Data for Germany and Europe, Atmospheric Chemistry.
Kühlwein J., B. Wickert, A. Trukenmüller, J. Theloke, R. Friedrich, (2002): Emission modelling in high spatial and temporal resolution and calculation of pollutant concentrations for comparisons with measured concentrations, Atmospheric Environment, 36 (S1), 7-18,
Vautard R., J. Theloke, R. Friedrich et al. (2003): Paris emission inventory diagnostics from ESQUIF airborne measurements and a chemistry transport model, Geophysical Research, 108 (D17).
Friedrich R., Reis S (Eds.) (2004): Emission of Air Pollutants - Measurements, Calculation and Uncertainties. (Final Report GENEMIS), VDI Springer Verlag.
Kühlwein J, Friedrich R., (2005): Traffic measurements and high performance modelling of motorway emission rates, Atmospheric Environment, 39 (31).
Theloke T., R. Friedrich (2007): Compilation of a data base on the composition of anthropogenic VOC emissions for atmospheric modelling, Atmospheric Environment, In Review.



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