Marine, Earth, and Atmospheric Sciences Calendar
Speaker – Taciana Toledo Albuquerque |
Seminar Title – Air Quality Modeling Evaluation: Case Studies in Urban Brazilian Cities |
Bio – Taciana Albuquerque has been working for UFMG in the Department of Sanitation and Environmental Engineering as Associate Professor and the main air quality research in the department over 5 years. Currently she is the sub coordinator of the Graduate program in Sanitation, Environment and Water Resources (SMARH, acronym in Portuguese) which covers Master (MSc) and Doctoral (PhD) education offered by the School of Engineering of the Federal University of Minas Gerais (UFMG). She has been also supporting The CMAS SOUTH AMERICA in Brazil and organizing trainings for SMOKE and CMAQ modeling system for the international and domestic air quality community. Bachelor of Meteorology from the Federal University of Alagoas (UFAL), Master (2003-2005) and Doctor (2005-2010) of Science in Meteorology at University of São Paulo, Brazil. Professor Albuquerque has been working with air quality for over 16 years, working as research and also in environmental consulting projects. She has experience in Atmospheric Sciences focusing on air pollution, acting on the following topics: Air Pollution Diagnosis and Evaluation, Atmospheric Monitoring, Atmospheric Dispersion Studies, Quantification and Characterization of Atmospheric Particles in Urban Environments, Photochemical Modeling for Secondary Pollutant Formation and Meteorology Applied to Air Pollution. Focusing on these themes Professor Albuquerque has created her Research Group called GPAMA (Grupo de Pesquisa em Poluição do Ar e Meteorologia Aplicada), where many post graduate students worked in the last years. Professor Albuquerque already finished seven supervisions, 2 PhD and 5 master’s degree, and currently she is advising 6 PhD and 4 Master’s degree candidates.