Mar Viana Rodríguez
Research group: Environmental Geochemistry and Atmospheric Research (EGAR)
Senior Staff Researcher. Her main research interests are air quality, atmospheric geochemistry, mitigation strategies, indoor air quality, source apportionment, and occupational exposure to nanomaterials (projects ETC/ACM, CERASAFE, MiAire, PREDEXPIN). >120 peer-reviewed research articles in SCI journals, >25 invited presentations, h-index = 47. Vice-Chair of the Scientific Advisory Panel of UN Environment's Global Environmental Outlook (GEO6) assessment. Supervisor of 4 PhD Theses. MSc in Environmental Sciences by the Madrid Autonomous University; “Ramón & Cajal” researcher, CSIC (Barcelona); Staff researcher, IDAEA-CSIC, from 2012 - 2018; Senior staff researcher, IDAEA-CSIC, from 2018.
Together with researchers and European citizens CAPTOR aims to – install and maintain a network of low-costs sensors for Ozone measurement with and for European citizens – deliver high quality, low cost and valid Ozone data from the sensor network – support processes of discussion and learning on local level to find solutions to Ozone problems (involving local decision makers, citizens, organisations and researchers) – actively involve and empower European citizens to stimulate ownership and responsibility
Start Date: 01/12/18
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
BRain dEvelopment and Air polluTion ultrafine particles in scHool childrEn (BREATHE)