Francesca Costabile

Ritratto di Francesca Costabile
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Expertise and science interests: Air quality and its health implication. In particular, combustion-related air pollutants in the troposphere, their toxicity, exposure levels and human health effects.  Ultrafine aerosol particles , Black Carbon and carbonaceous aerosol.

Education and training: Ph.D.  - combustion generated ultrafine particles in the urban atmosphere (mechanical eng.). Postgraduate degree: environmental Chemistry.  M.Degree cum laude -  environmental eng. 

Work experience: Since 2002, scientist @ the Italian National Research Council (CNR)- permanent position since 2009. 2012-now: professor at the University of Rome, Tor Vergata, Physics Dept. - course: Atmospheric Chemodynamics. Advisor of Master and PhD students. 2008: Post-doc and Visiting researcher at TROPOS, Leipzig,Germany -  subject: ultrafine aerosol particles in urban atmosphere. 2002-2007:Visiting researcher Tsinghua university and Peking university, Beijing, China – subject: urban air pollution in megacities. 2004:2007:Lecturer at the University of Rome Tor Vergata (Engineering departments) and Venice International University. Advisor of master and PhD students.

Projects: Participated in more than 16 Intl projects. P.I.: of CARE experiment (Carbonaceous Aerosol in Rome and Environs) , Rome, February 2017 ( P.I. of #8 projects under the Sino-Italian Cooperation Program for Environmental Protection (Beijing, Shanghai, Suzhou, China). Max Funding: “Air quality monitoring System – AQMS – phase I” [2 years/2.3 million euros] Suzhou, China. Last EU funded project DIAPASON : "Desert-dust impact on air quality through model-predictions and advanced sensors observations agreement - LIFE10 ENV/IT/391" (Member of the Steering Committee).  Expert member of the EU CEN/TC 264/Working Group 32 on "Air quality - Determination of the particle number concentration".

Papers: H-index:13 - Published more than 30 peer reviewed papers. Participated in several Intl scientific conferences (3 invited lectures). Referee for Intl journals including Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics, Atmospheric Environment, Science of the total Environment, Environmental Monitoring and Assessment.

Language skills: Italian (mother tongue), English (fluent), French (fluent), German (beginner), Chinese (beginner).