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Charlotte Grossiord wins a Sandoz Family Foundation fellowship
Tenure Track Assistant Professor in Terrestrial Ecology and Director of the PERL Laboratory at EPFL, Charlotte Grossiord was just awarded a fellowship from the Sandoz Family Foundation-Monique de Meuron programme fostering up-and-coming academics.
LAPI contributed to an important paper on biomass burning pollution
Research by the teams of Prof. Athanasios Nenes (LAPI, EPFL and FORTH Greece) and Spyros Pandis of the Center for Studies on Air Quality and Climate Change (C-STACC; http://cstacc.iceht.forth.gr) of the Institute of Chemical Engineering Sciences at the Foundation for Research and Technology-Hellas (ICE-HT/FORTH; http://www.iceht.forth.gr) led to the discovery of a chemical mechanism that rapidly produces air pollution from biomass burning, during the night. This finding radically changes our view of pollution production from biomass combustion and may explain the paradoxically high levels of oxidized organic particles in urban areas during the winter. The results of the research, conducted under the European ERC program PyroTRACH (https://twitter.com/pyrotrach), can be found in Kodros et al. (here), published in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, USA.
GR-LUD's scientist, Dr Ajay Patil wins a Tech4Impact project
CECO-MET, a project launched at the Paul Scherrer Institute PSI in Villigen, Switzerland, is one of six winners of the 2020 Switzerland Innovation Tech4Impact Initiative, a national startup competition that attracted 98 applications from Switzerland’s cutting-edge research and innovation ecosystem.