20 years of Science and Innovation

Sofia Sousa

Junior Researcher

Background: PhD in Environmental Engineering – Faculty of Engineering of Porto, Portugal

Major research topics

  • Impact of Air Quality on Public Health
  • Assessment and Management of Air Quality
  • Atmospheric Emissions from Shipping
  • Indoor Air Quality and its impact on Childhood Asthma - Epidemiology
  • Low-cost sensors for air quality measurements
  • Air Quality Modelling

Selected Publications

Nunes RAO, Alvim-Ferraz MCM, Martins FG, Sousa SIV. “Assessment of shipping emissions on four ports of Portugal”, Environmental Pollution, 231: 1370-1379, 2017.

Branco PTBS, Alvim-Ferraz MCM, Martins FG, Sousa SIV. “Children’s exposure to indoor air in urban nurseries - Part I: CO2 and comfort assessment”, Environmental Research, 140: 1-9, 2015.

Nunes RAO, Branco PTBS, Alvim-Ferraz MCM, Martins FG, Sousa SIV. “Particulate matter in rural and urban nursery schools in Portugal”, Environmental Pollution, 202: 7-16, 2015.

Sousa SIV, Alvim-Ferraz MCM, Martins FG, Pereira MC, “Spirometric tests to assess the prevalence of childhood asthma at Portuguese rural areas: Influence of exposure to high ozone levels”, Environment International 37, 474-478, 2011.

Sousa SIV, Martins FG, Pereira MC, Alvim-Ferraz MCM, “Multiple linear regression and artificial neural networks based on principal components to predict ozone concentrations”, Environmental Modelling & Software, 22, 97-103, 2007.

Selected Projects

“EMISSHIP: Towards reducing atmospheric pollution from shipping – Emission forecasting and assessment of human health impact”, funded by Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia (POCI-01-0145-FEDER-032201). Beginning: 2018. Duration: 36 months. Role: co-responsible.

“SENSINAIR: Low-cost sensors as a tool to reduce air pollution on nursery and primary schools – impact on childhood asthma”, funded by Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia, (POCI-01-0145-FEDER-032391). Beginning: 2018. Duration: 36 months. Role: principal investigator.

“Impact of indoor air quality on childhood asthma: S. Paulo and Porto urban environments”, funded by Universidade de São Paulo and Universidade do Porto under USP/UP Program. Beginning 2014. Duration 24 months. Role: principal investigator.

“Indoor Air Pollution in nurseries and primary schools: impact on childhood asthma”, funded by Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia (PTDC/SAL-SAP/121827/2010). Beginning: 2012. Duration: 36 months. Role: principal investigator.

“Future cities - Expand the Centre of Competence in Future Cities of the University of Porto to Strengthen Inter-Disciplinary Research and Knowledge Transfer to the Industry in the North Region of Portugal“, funded by European Union under FP7 program (CSA-SA 316296). Beginning: 2014. Duration: 18 months. Role: Team member.

 

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Laboratory: E201

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