Cristina Reche Andúgar
Research group: Environmental Geochemistry and Atmospheric Research (EGAR)
My over-arching research focus has been the study of air pollution, assessing pollutant concentrations in urban and indoor environments; their chemical composition; the factors and processes that determine their variability; their sources; and their mitigation measures.
After my Environmental Science Degree (2008), I was awarded a PhD grant (2008-2012) by the Spanish Ministry of Education and Science to carry out my predoctoral research at the Institute of Environmental Assessment and Water Research (IDAEA-CSIC), which focused on sources and processes governing urban atmospheric aerosols, specially ultrafine particles and black carbon. Since January 2013, I am a postdoctoral researcher at the IDAEA-CSIC, where I have participated in national and international projects on indoor air exposure of sensitive population, validation and application of passive diffusion tubes to provide realistic spatial patterns of gaseous pollutants, characterization of air pollution at the subway environment, and recently, estimation of human health benefits of improving air quality.
I am currently in charge of running the urban air quality monitoring site in Barcelona