Director of the Atmospheric Chemistry Department at the Max Planck Institute (2008-present). Professor in Atmospheric Physics, University of Mainz, Germany. Part-time professor at the Cyprus Institute, Nicosia (2008-present). Leader of the Atmospheric and Climate Modeling Group of the Energy, Environment and Water Research Center (EEWRC). His main research interests include air quality, climate change and planetary health. Ozone photochemistry. Role of reactive gases and aerosols in biogeochemical cycles and climate.
Prof. Jos Lelieveld will join the conference talking about Impacts of anthropogenic emissions on public health, rainfall and climate.
Research Professor, leader of the Environmental Geochemistry and Atmospheric Research Group at the Institute of Environmental Assessment and Water Research (IDAEA-CSIC). He is included in the ISI Highly Cited Scientists (> 500 articles). Member of LRTAP-UNECE, WHO and EC committees and working groups advising on air quality and climate directives. 2013 Award "Rey Jaime I" for the Protection of the Environment. His main research interests include atmospheric pollution, waste valorisation and applied geochemistry.
Prof. Xavier Querol will join the conference talking about ozone pollution (origin and effects) in Western Mediterranean region.
Professor Unger is Chair in Atmospheric Chemistry at the University of Exeter. Her research focuses on the development and application of numerical Earth system models to understand and predict interactions between natural and human-induced changes in air quality and climate change. Prof. Unger is a Lead Author for IPCC AR6 WG1 on the short-lived climate forcers and air quality and former Co-Chair of the Gordon Research Conference on Biogenic Hydrocarbons and the Atmosphere. She is a graduate of the Women's International Leadership Program in New York.
Prof. Nadine Unger will join the conference talking about "Air pollution effects on the carbon cycle in a changing world".
Prof. Feng is a Full Professor in Nanjing University of Information Science and Technology, School of Applied Meteorology, Nanjing, China. His research interest is focused on the ecological impacts of air pollution and climate change on plants including crops, trees and urban forestry, especially the interaction of ozone, drought, N deposition and CO2. Currently, using the field survey, open-top chambers and free-air ozone fumigation system, he is investigating the short-term and long-term effects of rising ozone, N deposition and drought on carbon cycle and water use in poplar plantation ecosystems. He is one of members to initiate the International Conference on Ozone and Plant Ecosystem, and Asian Air Pollution Workshop.
Prof. Zhaozhong Feng will join the conference talking about "Effects of ozone pollution on Chinese woody plants: an overview".