Spyros Pandis

 

 

 

 

 

Chemical Engineering Department
University of Patras, Patra, GR-26500, Greece
Tel: (2610) 969-510
Fax: (2610) 969-713
Mail: spyros .at. chemeng.upatras.gr

Education

Ph.D., Chemical Engineering

California Institute of Technology

June 1991

M.S., Chemical Engineering

California Institute of Technology

June 1988

Dipl. Ing., Chemical Engineering

University of Patras, Greece

June 1986




Professional Experience

Deputy Director

Institute of Chemical Engineering, FORTH, Greece

1/08-present

Research Professor

Departments of Chemical Engineering and Engineering and Public Policy, CMU

2/04-present

Professor

Department of Chemical Engineering, U. Patras, Greece

2/04-present

Professor

Departments of Chemical Engineering and Engineering and Public Policy, CMU

6/01-1/04

Associate Professor

Departments of Chemical Engineering and Engineering and Public Policy, CMU

6/98-5/01

Assistant Professor

Departments of Chemical Engineering and Engineering and Public Policy, CMU

9/93-5/98




Selected Committee Memberships

American Association for Aerosol Research, President.
2009
Aerosol Science and Technology, Editor.
2008-present
Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics, Co-Editor.
2008-present
Hellenic Association for Aerosol Research, President.
2007
Journal of Air Quality and Atmospheric Chemistry, Editorial Board.
2005-present
American Association for Aerosol Research, Conference Chair.
2005
National Research Council Committee on Application of Environmental Models.
2004-2007
Editorial Board Journal of Aerosol Science.
2003-2008
National Research Council Committee Reviewing US Air Quality Management.
2001-2004
American Association for Aerosol Research, Board of Directors.
2001-2003
NARSTO Particulate Matter Science Assessment Team.
2000-2003
National Research Council Committee Reviewing DOE Particulate Matter Program.
1999
Atmospheric Science Panel, Environment Canada.
1996-1997
World Climate Research Program, Aerosol Modeling Group Member.
1995-present


Awards

European Research Council, Advanced Investigator IDEAS Award.
2011
Environmental Science and Technology journal, Best Environmental Policy Paper.
2007
Book of the Year, American Meteorological Society.
2006
American Association for Aerosol Research, Conference Chair.
2005
Kun Li Award for Excellence in Chemical Engineering Education, CMU.
2004
Vaughn Lectureship, Caltech.
2004
National Research Council Committee on Application of Environmental Models. 2004-2007
American Association for Aerosol Research, Board of Directors. 2001-2003
Ken Whitby Award, American Association for Aerosol Research.
2000
G. Elias Professorship.
1999
Benjamin Teare Award for Excellence in Engineering Education.
1999
National Science Foundation, CAREER award.
1996
George Tallman Ladd Outstanding Young Faculty Award, CMU.
1995
Students

PhD STUDENTS

Christopher Gurciullo (1998, Exxon/Mobil), Kevin Capaldo (1999, General Electric), Celia Cruz (1999, Merck), Asif Ansari (2000, Bayer), Jason West (2000, Professor, U. North Carolina), Timothy Raymond (2001, Professor, Bucknell U.), Bonyoung Koo (2003, ENVIRON), Juan Cabada (2004, Professor, ITESM, Mexico), Mireya Moya (2005, Professor, UNAM, Mexico), Kathleen Fahey (2005, California Air Resources Board), Charles Stanier (2006, Professor, U. Iowa), Timothy Gaydos (2006, Sparta Corp.), Satoshi Takahama (2007, UC San Diego), John Dawson (2008, US Environmental Protection Agency), Timothy Lane (2008, Bechtel Inc.), Jaegun Jung (2008, ENVIRON), Kristina Wagstrom (2009, U. Minnesota), Alexandra Tsimpidi (2009, Georgia Tech.), Vlasis Karydis (2009, Georgia Tech.), Byong Lee (2010, CMU), Gabriella Engelhard (2010, Conoco/Philips), Evangelia Kostenidou (2010, USC) [22]

Current PhD Students:Lea Hildbrandt (CMU), Benjamin Murphy (CMU), Melissa Day (CMU), Andrea Paciga (CMU), Michael Pikridas (U. Patras), Athanasios Megaritis (U. Patras), Magdalini Psichoudaki (U. Patras), Evagelos Louvaris (U. Patras), David Patoulias (U. Patras), Xakousti Skillakou (U. Patras), Kalliopi Florou (U. Patras), Laura Posner (CMU), Anna Siampani (U. Patras), Kaltsonoudis Christos (U. Patras), Georgia Theodoritsi (U. Patras) [15]

MS STUDENTS
Frederica Turner (1996, General Mills), Constantinos Dassios (2000, FORTH), Dara Lillis (2000, Kiodex), Sarah Rees (2003, CMU), Shaun Ferchack (2007, CMU), An WooJin (2007, U. Washington), Jae JungHo (2008, U. Massachusetts), Salvatore Farina (CMU), Dhurata Koraj (U. Tirana). [9]


Current MS Students: Longwei Lee (CMU), Junping Tang (CMU) [2]

POST-DOCTORAL RESEARCHERS
Merete Bilde (2001, Professor, U. Copenhagen), Andrey Khlystov (2004, Professor, Duke U.), Beth Wittig (2004, Professor, SUNY), Kara Huff. (2006, Professor, Southern Illinois U.), Ravi Prathak (2008, U. Hong Kong), Asa-Awuku, Akua (2009, Professor UC Riverside). [6]

Current Postdocs: Ilona Riipinen (CMU), Christos Fountoukis (FORTH). [2]

Current Research Support

(1) EUCAARI (EU FP6 2007-2011) “European Integrated Project on Aerosol Cloud Climate Air Quality Interactions”: ICE-HT work involves development and evaluation of regional PM models, field measurements during EUCAARI intensives, emission inventory development, and CCN studies (210 k€).
(2) MEGAPOLI (EU FP7 2008-2011) “Megacities: Emissions, Urban Regional and Global Atmospheric Pollution and Climate Effects”: ICE-HT work involves evaluation and improvement of regional CTMs and measurements during the Paris-09 field study (200 k€).
(3) US National Science Foundation (2009-10) “Major Research Instrumentation: Acquisition of a Chemical Ionization Mass Spectrometer and a High-Resolution Time of Flight Aerosol Mass Spectrometer for Organic Aerosol Oxidation Studies” (490 k$, co-PI).
(4) US Environmental Protection Agency (2007-11) “Changes in Climate, Pollutant Emissions and US Air Quality: An Integrated Modelling Assessment”: Development of a coupled climate-mesoscale meteorology-global-regional air quality modelling system to investigate future air quality under different climate scenarios (PI, 950 k$).
(5) US National Science Foundation (2007-10) “Laboratory, Field, and Theoretical Studies of the Water Uptake of Fresh and Aged Atmospheric Particles” : Studies of aerosol-water interactions (PI, 550k$).
(6) US EPA (2007-10) “SOA Volatility Evolution: Formation and Oxidation over the Lifecycle of PM2.5”: Laboratory studies of the volatility distribution of secondary organic aerosol (PI, 600k$).
(7) EPRI (2010-11) “Evaluation and Continued Development of the Volatility Basis Set in Regional Chemical Transport Models” (PI, 180k$)
(8) PEGASOS (EU FP7 2010-2014) “Pan-European Gas-Aerosols-Climate Interaction Study” (PI, 8 M€)

Past Research Support

  • "Physical and Chemical Properties of Atmospheric Organic Aerosols," NSF-Career, $199,971, September 1995-August 1998, Principal Investigator.
  • "Formation of Secondary Atmospheric Organic Aerosol," American Chemical Society-PRF, $23,000, September 1995- August 1996, Principal Investigator.
  • “Atmospheric Transport and Deposition of Chemical Constituents at Summit, Greenland: Interpretation of the GISP-2 Ice Core,” $151,202, NSF, June 1995-May 1996, Co-Principal Investigator.
  • "Investigating the Dynamics and Chemistry of Fog Formation and Dissipation," California Air Resources Board, $209,977, February 1995-June 1996, Co-Principal Investigator.
  • "Chemical Constituents in Air and Snow at Summit, Greenland: Interpretation of the GISP-2 Ice Core," NSF, $101,427, July 1994-June 1995, Co-Principal Investigator.
  • "Development of an Acid Deposition Model for the South Coast Air Basin of California," California Air Resources Board-Caltech, $383,000, September 1993-March 1995, Co-Principal Investigator.
  • "Study of the Physical and Chemical Properties of Atmospheric Organic Aerosol," EPA, $365,123, September 1995-August 1998, Principal Investigator.
  • "Development and Testing of a State-of-the-Art PMx Particulate Matter Module for Regional and Urban Photochemical Models", EPA, $412,041, September 1995-August 1998, Principal Investigator.
  • “Atmospheric Transport and Deposition of Chemical Constituents at Summit, Greenland: Interpretation of the GISP-2 Ice Core,” NSF, $151,202, June 1995-May 1996, Co-Principal Investigator.
  • "Advanced Atmospheric Chemistry Modeling", Principal Investigator, Exxon Educational Fund, $15,000, December 1995-November 1996, Principal Investigator.
  • "Additional Analysis of the IMS-95 Data - Fog Dynamics and Fog/Aerosol Interactions”, State of California Air Resources Board, $105,598, May 1997- April 1998, Co-Principal Investigator.
  • “California Regional PM10 Air Quality Study Data Analysis,” State of California Air Resources Board, $78,206, May 1997- April 1998, Co-Principal Investigator.
  • “Development of an Improved Aerosol Module for Urban and Regional Air Pollution Studies”, Coordinating Research Council, $126,671, June 1997-May 1999, Co-Principal Investigator.
  • “Research Consortium on Ozone and Fine Particle Formation in California and in the Northeastern United States”, EPA, $3,244,068, April 1998-March 2001, Co-Principal Investigator.
  • “Growth and Activation of Multicomponent Atmospheric Particles: The Role of Organics”, NSF, $280,000, April 1999-March 2002, Principal Investigator.
  • “Sampling, Analysis, and Properties of Primary PM2.5: Application to Coal-Fired Utility Boilers”, Department of Energy, $199,948, 1999-2000, Co-Principal Investigator.
  • “The Pittsburgh Atmospheric Particulate Matter Supersite”, US Environmental Protection Agency, $3,500,000, 1999-2004, Principal Investigator.
  • “Atmospheric Aerosol Source-Receptor Relationships: The Role of Coal Fired Power Plants”, Department of Energy, $3,400,000, 2000-2004, Co-Principal Investigator.
  • “Major Research Instrumentation: Acquisition of Instrumentation for Measurement of Airborne Organics and Fine Particulate Matter”, US National Science Foundation, $360,000, 2004-2005, Co-Principal Investigator.
  • “Impacts of Climate Change and Global Emissions on US Air Quality: Development of an Integrated Modeling Framework and Sensitivity Assessment”, US Environmental Protection Agency, $900,000, 2003-2006, Co-Principal Investigator.
  • “Atmospheric Processing of Organic Particulate Matter: Formation, Properties, Long Range Transport and Removal”, US Environmental Protection Agency, $450,000, 2003-2006, Co-Principal Investigator.
  • “Multicomponent Atmospheric Aerosol-Water Interactions”, National Science Foundation, $480,000, 2003-2007, Principal Investigator.

Invited Presentations

Seminars in Universities and Research Institutes [39]:



Princeton U./US (1993)
U. Houston/US (1993)
U. California Santa Barbara/US (1993)
MIT/US (1993)
US Environmental Protection Agency (1994)
Health Effects Institute/US (1996),
U. California Irvine/US (1996)
Lehigh U./US (1996)
MIT/US (1997)
Harvard/US (1998)
SUNY/US (1999) U. Texas Austin/US (1999)
U. Minnessotta/US (2000)
Penn State/US (2000)
U. Maryland/US (2000)
U. Colorado at Boulder/US (2001)
UCLA/US (2001), Georgia Tech./US (2001)
Imperial Col./UK (2001)
U. Copenhagen (2002)
NASA-GSFC/US (2002)
U. of Oslo/Norway (2002)
U. Helsinki/Finland (2002)
U. of Ioannina/Greece (2002)
ETH/Switzerland (2004)
Caltech/US (2004)
Demokritos/Greece (2004)
ENPC/France (2004)
U. of Oslo/Norway (2004)
MCE/US (2006)
U. of Ioannina/Greece (2008)
U. Karlsruhe/Germany (2009)
U. Wisconsin/US (2009)
U. Crete/Greece (2009)
U. Illinois at Urbana (2010)
Cyprus Institute (2010)
Imperial/UK (2010)



Invited Conference Presentations [14]:


International Aerosol Conference (1998)
International Atmospheric Aerosol Modeling Workshop (1998)
Air-Quality II (2000)
Symposium on Chemistry-Climate Interactions (2000)
Chairmen of the European Research Councils Chemistry Committee (2002)
EPA Organic Aerosols (2002)
NATO ARW Meeting on Transboundary Transport of Pollution (2002)
Mid-Atlantic States Air Quality Directors Meeting (2002)
American Geophysical Union (2002)
ACCENT (2006)
MILAGRO Conference (2007)
INTROP (2007)
Aerosols and Health (2010)
IGAC (2010)



Plenary Lectures and Keynote Addresses [18]:






''Aerosol Modeling for Regulatory Purposes''
Modeling Science Issues for High Performance Computing, Environmental Protection Agency
Research Triangle Park, March 1995

"Gas-to-Particle Conversion" Particulate Matter: Health and Regulatory Issues, Air & Waste Management Association Meeting Pittsburgh, April 1995
“Modeling Atmospheric Aerosol Dynamics”
World Climate Research Program

Cambridge, England, August 1995
“Modeling Aerosol Chemistry”
International Atmospheric Aerosol Modeling Conference
Toronto, March 1997

“Formation and Properties of Secondary Atmospheric Aerosol: From the Laboratory to the Super-computer”
European Aerosol Association September 1998
“Secondary Atmospheric Particulate Matter”
Fifth Chemical Congress of North America
Cancun, Mexico, November 1998
“Organic Aerosols in the Atmosphere: Formation, Properties, and Lifetimes”
XXIV General Assembly of the European Geophysical Society
The Hague, April 1999
“Organic aerosols as CCN”
International Conf. on Nucleation and Atmospheric Aerosols
Missouri-Rolla, 2000
“Formation of Atmospheric Particulate Matter in the Urban Environment”
Annual Meeting of the American Meteorological Society
Long Beach, January 2000
“Chemical Engineering, Urban Smog, and Global Change”
Chemical Engineering International Congress, ITESM
Monterrey Mexico, March 2000
“Aerosol Physics and Chemistry Simulation” 2nd International Conference on Air Pollution Modeling and Simulation
Paris, France, April 2001
“The Role of Ammonia in Air Quality”
American Dairy and Poultry Association Annual Meeting
Sacramento, 2002
“Aerosol Cloud Interactions” Aerosol Society Meeting
Leeds, 2002
“Atmospheric Aerosol Flows” Gordon Conference on Granular Fluid Flow
Oxford, 200

“Trees, Biogenic Hydrocarbons and Air Quality”
Gordon Conference on Emissions of Biogenic Organics
Ventura, 2007

“Atmospheric Aerosol Nucleation in Sulfur Rich Environments” International Conf. on Nucleation and Atmospheric Aerosols
Galway, Ireland, 2008

“Aerosols in the Atmosphere”
NATO International Meeting on Air Pollution Modeling and its Application
San Francisco, 2009

“Air Quality and Public Policy”
European Aerosol Conference
Karlsruhe, 2009
“Strategies to Improve Air Quality”
Annual Meeting of the Hellenic Meteorological Society
2010

Organization of International Conferences

  1. American Assoc. for Aerosol Research (AAAR) Annual Meeting, AAAR, Conference Chair, Houston, USA, 2005.
  2. Aerosols: Properties, Processes and Climate, ESF-INTROP, ESF-INTROP, Conference Co-Chair, Heraklion, Greece, 2007.
  3. European Aerosol Conference, HAAR, Conference Co-Chair, Thessaloniki, Greece, 2008.