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Maria de Fatima Andrade

Steering Committees for Special Programs - FAPESP Research Program on Global Climate Change

Prof. Maria de Fatima Andrade is a full professor at the Atmospheric Sciences Department in the University of São Paulo (USP). She coordinates the “Laboratory for Analysis of Atmospheric Process (LAPAt)”. She has a PhD in Physics and has been working with atmospheric aerosols and air quality modeling for more than 30 years.

Her projects are related to the description of emission, transformation, and removal process of atmospheric constituents. She has been involved in many projects related to air quality in urban areas of Brazil, mainly the São Paulo Metropolitan Area. Her research has contributed to the evaluation of the emission factors from vehicular sources and ozone and secondary particles formation, and air quality modeling.

Her research is interdisciplinary involving urban air pollution and health impacts, transport of pollutants and new technologies for aerosol measurements. She has coordinated projects with national and international collaboration, including environmental agencies. One of the projects involves the use of the Green Infrastructure to mitigate air pollution and the impact of climate change scenarios on health in Southeast of Brazil. She has advised more than 35 graduate students and published over 150 journal articles.

She is currently an associate editor of the journal Urban Climate. She is involved in the establishment of a Greenhouse gases network measurement in São Paulo City with FAPESP funding, involving many research groups. Since December 2020, she is a member of the Brazilian Academy of Sciences. Presently she is also a member of the WMO/GAW GURME Science Advisory Group.

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