Conferences - Seminars

  Tuesday 16 April 2019 12:15 - 13:00 GR C0 01

EESS talk on "The Pig-Pen Effect: Immersed in a Cloud of Particles and Bioaerosols"

By Dr Dusan Licina, tenure track assistant professor, Smart Living Lab, Fribourg 
He is a Tenure Track Assistant Professor of Indoor Environmental Quality at the School for Architecture, Civil, and Environmental Engineering (ENAC) at EPFL. He leads the new smart living lab's research group Human-Oriented Built Environment Lab (HOBEL) in Fribourg since 1 June 2018. Before moving to Switzerland, Dusan completed with postdoctoral work at University of California Berkeley, and before that, a joint PhD degree at the National University of Singapore and Technical University of Denmark. He specializes in air quality engineering, focusing on sources and transport of air pollutants in buildings, human exposure assessment, and optimization of building ventilation systems with an aim to improve air quality. Dusan is passionate about raising awareness about the air quality issues worldwide and developing buildings of the future that are not only energy efficient, but that also contribute to “Michelin Star” indoor environmental quality.

Buildings represent habitats for various airborne pollutants that have direct or indirect effects on the quality of our living spaces, health, and well-being. As we spend most of our time in buildings, understanding sources and composition of indoor air pollutants is fundamental for interpreting the health risks and for developing improved building control measures to mitigate human exposure.
Humans have been identified as strong contributors of airborne particles and bioaerosols in indoor spaces, through their activities and continuous release of abiotic and biological material from skin and clothing. In this lecture, a state-of-the-art knowledge will be presented on how human-associated emissions of particles and bioaerosols contribute to indoor air composition and to resulting inhalation exposures.

Organization EESS - IIE

Contact Prof. D. Andrew Barry, IIE director

Accessibility General public

Admittance Free

This event is internal