Dr. Markus Amann

Markus Amann is leader of the Transboundary Air Pollution Program and co-leader of IIASA's Greenhouse Gas Initiative. He also serves as the head of the Centre for Integrated Assessment Modelling (CIAM) of the European Monitoring and Evaluation Programme (EMEP) under the Convention on Long Range Transboundary Air Pollution (CLRTAP). Dr. Amann has been appointed as a member of the Clean Air Commission of the Austrian Academy of Sciences. He is a member of the Editorial Board of"Environmental Modelling and Software” and lead author for the Working Group III report of the Fourth Assessment Report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC). Dr. Amann was a member of the Environmental Assessment Group of EUROTRAC-II, member of the Management Committee of Topic Centre for Air and Climate Change of the European Environment Agency (EEA), member of the Scientific Oversight Committee of the APHENA "Air Pollution and Health, A European and North American Approach” project of the Health Effects Institute (HEI, Boston, USA), reviewer for the AFO2000 German Atmospheric Research program and reviewer for the United States Acid Deposition Research Program NAPAP. Dr. Amann graduated from the Technical University Vienna in electrical engineering and holds a Ph.D. in economics from the University of Karlsruhe, Germany. He first joined IIASA in 1984 to work in the Energy Systems Program; from 1986 he worked with IIASA's Acid Rain Project to model emissions and control costs for SO2 and NOX. Since 1991 he has been leading IIASA's Transboundary Air Pollution Program. Under Dr. Amann's leadership, the RAINS integrated assessment model for air pollution has been developed and implemented for Europe and Southeast Asia. He directs the policy applications of the RAINS model for negotiations on European emission control accords, such as the 1994 Second Sulfur Protocol of the Convention on Long-range Transboundary Air Pollution, the 1999 Gothenburg Protocol to Abate Acidification, Eutrophication and Ground-level Ozone of the Convention, as well as the Acidification Strategy (1997) and the Directive on National Emission Ceilings (1999) of the European Union. His research interests include the interface between science and policy and methods for the integrated assessment of environmental issues.

Prof. Lidia Morawska

Lidia Morawska is a Professor in the School of Chemistry, Physics and Mechanical Engineering, Faculty of Science & Engineering, Queensland University of Technology (QUT) in Brisbane, Australia, the Director of the International Laboratory for Air Quality and Health (ILAQH) at QUT, which is a WHO Collaborating Centre on Air Quality and Health, and a Co-Director in Australia for the , Australia - China Centre for Air Quality Science and Management (ACC - AQSM). She conducts fundamental and applied research in the interdisciplinary field of air quality and its impact on human health and the environment, with a specific focus on science of airborne particulate matter. Professor Morawska is a physicist and received her doctorate at the Jagiellonian University, Krakow, Poland for research on radon and its progeny. Prior to joining QUT she spent several years in Canada conducting research first at McMaster University in Hamiltonas a Fellow of the International Atomic Energy Agency, and later at the University of Toronto. Professor Morawska is an author of over six hundred journal papers, book chapters and conference papers. She has also been involved at the executive level with a number of relevant national and international professional bodies and has been acting as an advisor to the World Health Organization. She is a past President of the International Society of Indoor Air Quality and Climate.

Prof. Paulo Artaxo

Prof. Paulo Artaxo is the chair of the Atmospheric Physics Laboratory at the University of São Paulo, Brazil. He works with the effects of aerosols in Amazonia and urban areas. His interests are the role of clouds and aerosols in the radiation balance, and the impacts of urban air pollution on human health. He is an active member of IPCC as a lead author of AR5 and AR6. He also coordinated many international assessments for UNEP, WMO, IPCC and others.

Prof. Alan W. Gertler

Dr. Gertler is a Research Professor in the Division of Atmospheric Sciences at the Desert Research Institute. He previously served as DRI's Vice President for Research and Director of DRI's Clean Technologies and Renewable Energy Center. He is also the Roman Macaya Hayes Global Science Diplomacy Senior Fellow with Long Island University and the National Council for Science and the Environment. Dr. Gertler's recent research includes investigating climate change/air quality co-benefits, measurements and characterization of emissions from mobile sources, development of new methods to attribute observed PM levels to specific sources, evaluating the magnitude and sources of atmospheric deposition, source apportionment and urban air qualities studies in the developing world, and the use and impact of alternative fuels for transportation and power generation.

Prof. Enda Hayes

Qualifications: PhD, MSc, BSc(Hons), MIEnvSc, MIAQM

Position: Professor-Air Quality & Carbon Management and Director of the Air Quality Management Resource Center

Department:FET-Geography and Environmental Management

About me:I have been working in the environmental field for over a decade with a primary focus on atmospheric emissions and their management including odour, bioaerosols, traditional air quality pollutants (e.g. particulate matter, nitrogen dioxide, ozone) and greenhouse gases.

I have worked with local, national and international government on a range of air quality and carbon management projects including Defra and the Devolved Administrations, the South African government, Irish Environmental Protection Agency, the European Environment Agency and the European Commission.

Area of expertise: Example of research projects include:

  • Technical Director of the Horizon 2020 funded ClariCity Project (www.claircity.eu)
  • Working with University College Dublin and the Irish Environmental Protection Agency on ammonia emissions from intensive agriculture and the impact on Natura 2000 sites (AmmoniaN2K Project).
  • A number of NERC funded projects investigating the generation, dispersion and management of bioaerosols from intensive agriculture and biowaste facilities.
  • UWE Project Manager providing support services to the European Commission on the Review of the Ambient Air Quality Directive and Thematic Strategy on Air Pollution
  • Providing independent review to the Welsh Government on air quality issues in the vicinity of Port Talbot steelworks
  • Local and regional scale emissions inventories and dispersion modelling
  • Support to the Environmental iNet including LCA Carbon Workshops for business product development in the sustainable construction, waste management, sustainable transport and renewable energy sectors.
  • Anumita Roychowdhury

    Anumita Roychowdhury is the Executive Director, (Research and Advocacy) at the Centre for Science and Environment (CSE) India. Ambit of her research and advocacy encompass sustainable cities with special focus on air quality management and sustainable habitat. She has worked extensively to build the Right to Clean Air campaign that has contributed to several policy wins in India including clean air action plans in cities, leapfrogging emissions standards roadmap, natural gas vehicle programme; promoting policies on sustainable mobility, among other key strategies. She has researched and written widely and served on diverse policy forums and committees. She has been awarded the prestigious international Haagen Smit Clean Air Award by the California Air Resources Board in 2017.

    Dr.Beatriz Cardenas

    Beatriz is Air Quality Manager at WRI Mexico. She is an expert in air pollution, with experience in both science and policy, from the study of biological processes to treat air pollutants, to the design and implementation of integrated policies to achieve clean air. She joined WRI to lead air quality work at WRI Mexico and collaborates with WRI teams on developing strategies and programs to accelerate the path to a cleaner air.

    Prior to join WRI, she was the General Director of Air Quality Management, during 2017 and 2018, in Mexico City's Secretary of Environment. For more than a decade, she led the air pollution experimental research area at the National Institute of Ecology and Climate Change. She worked as air quality project leader at Centro Mario Molina in Mexico City and Director of Air Quality at the Megalopolis Environmental Commission for central region of Mexico.

    Dr. Cardenas has co-authored several papers and has participated in several research projects, including the major field campaigns in Mexico City Metropolitan Area in 2003 and 2006. She was distinct by the National Researcher System as National Researcher Level 1 during 2007-2017 and research candidate from 1999-2006.

    She participated as Mexican Delegate at IPCC and CCAC and as expert in the Stockholm Convention Experts Group and the North American Commission for Environmental Cooperation.

    She was Fulbright-Garcia Robles scholar at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, where she got a MS and PhD in Environmental Engineering. She is a Biochemical Engineer from the Autonomous Metropolitan University, an alumni of the Lead Mexico (Cohort 10), and holds a degree in Advance Studies in Environmental Diplomacy from the University of Geneva.

    Michael P.Walsh

    Michael P. Walsh his entire 50 year career working on motor vehicle pollution control issues at the local, national and international level. For the first part of his career, he was in government service, initially with the City of New York and subsequently with the US Environmental Protection Agency. With each, he served as Director of their motor vehicle pollution control efforts. Since leaving government, he has been an independent consultant advising governments and industries around the world.

    He is a recipient of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Lifetime Individual Achievement Award, the California Air Resources Board's "Haagen Smit” award and was selected as a MacArthur Fellow for "extraordinary originality and dedication”. In 2009, he received the Silver Magnolia award for his service to the City of Shanghai and in 2010 he was given the Friendship award, the highest award for international experts in China. He is the Founding Chairman of the Board of Directors of the International Council on Clean Transportation. In 2012, he co-chaired the CCICED special project regarding "Controlling Regional Air Pollution in China”. In 2013-14, he co-chaired the CCICED follow up special project "Air Pollution Prevention and Control Action Plan Performance Evaluation and Regional Coordination Mechanism Study”. In 2015, he co-chaired a third CCICED special project regarding "Coordinated Actions for Addressing Climate Change and Air Pollution -- With a Focus on Short-Lived Climate Pollutants and Non-Road Mobile Sources.

    Dr. Sadredin Alipour

    Degree: Ph.D. of Environmental Planning Management

    Position: Director of Environment Department, Municipality of Tehran, Iran.

    Interests: Air Pollution, Urban Transportation

    Executive Experience: Advisor to former Vice President

    Publications: More than 10 papers at International Journals.

    WCAC 2019


    23-27 SEPTEMBER 2019