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
The evidence that air pollution is a global threat to human health and climate is convincing, yet >400000 Europeans still die prematurely each year because of air pollution. Effective policies to reduce population exposure must efficiently target specific emission sources, as opposed to bulk particle mass (PM2.5). Recent research quantified the relative risk functions for specific aerosol types such as black carbon (BC), aerosol sources, and ultrafine particles (UFPs), which were until now only available for bulk PM. This sets the necessary framework to move beyond the state of the art and quantify the source-specific health burden of particulate air pollutants at European-scale.
Start Date: 01/01/18
AIRUSE provides National Authorities of Southern European countries with appropriate measures to reduce PM2.5 and PM10 concentrations in air.
Start Date: 13/12/13
Estudio y evaluación de la contaminación atmosférica por material particulado metales en España Ref:13CAES006
Start Date: 10/12/13
Human EXposure to Aerosol COntaminants in Modern Microenvironments (HEXACOMM)
Start Date: 01/01/13
BRain dEvelopment and Air polluTion ultrafine particles in scHool childrEn (BREATHE)
Start Date: 01/08/11
Variabilidad temporal y espacial de Aerosoles en el Mediterráneo Occidental: combinación de instrumentación de última generación en caracterización de aerosoles a nivel de Superficie (VAMOS)
Start Date: 01/01/11
Air Quality Monitoring Technologies for Urban Areas (AIRMONTECH)
Start Date: 01/12/10
Estudio y evaluación de la contaminación atmosférica por material particulado y metales en España. Ref: 2009020083
Start Date: 08/06/10
Solving Aerosol Problem by Using Synergistic Strategies in Barcelona, Spain (SAPUSS)
Start Date: 01/01/10
Estudio y evaluación de la contaminación atmosférica por material particulado y metales en España.