Marianne Hatzopoulou

Associate Professor

Canada Research Chair in Transportation and Air Quality (TRAQ)

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Background

My research area bridges between transportation and environmental analysis; and my main expertise is in modelling of road transport emissions and urban air quality as well as evaluating population exposure to air pollution. I am interested in capturing the interactions between the daily activities and travel patterns of urban dwellers and the generation and dispersion of traffic emissions in urban environments. I lead an active research group focusing on modelling traffic emissions and near-road air quality as well as near-road air pollution monitoring and characterization.

Education

BSc (Physics, American University of Beirut, 1999)
MSc (Envtal Technology, Civil Eng., American University of Beirut, 2001)
PhD (Transportation Engineering, Civil Eng., University of Toronto, 2008)
Postdoctoral training (University of Toronto, 2009)
Postdoctoral training (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2010)

Research Interests

Transportation Engineering

Transportation Planning

Distribution of NO2 concentrations across Montreal (Result of a land-use regression model developed using NO2 micro-sensors - 2014)

Emissions of a single bus increase with passenger load while emissions per passenger decrease. The added weight of a single passenger has an effect on total bus emissions and on the per passenger emissions.

Daily emissions of NOx per person from transportation in the Montreal Metropolitan Region. The highest emitting individuals tend to reside in the peripheral areas, furthest from the CBD.

Concentrations of ultrafine particles across bicycle facilities in Montreal (morning peak period -2012).

Presentations & Projects

Publications

Teaching

Course CodeTitle & DescriptionSessionDay(s)Start TimeEnd
CIV1505H
Winter 2018Friday11:0012:00
CIV1536H
Winter 2018Friday12:0015:00
CIV536H
Fall 2017Scheduled by the Office of the Faculty Registrar.
CME261HFall 2017Scheduled by the Office of the Faculty Registrar.

Group

Maryam Shekarrizfard

Post-doc

Masoud Fallah-Shorshani

Post-Doc Fellow

Arman Ganji

Research Associate

Laura Minet

PhD Candidate

Ran Tu

PhD Candidate

An Wang

PhD Candidate

Junshi Xu

PhD Candidate

Chris Stogios

MASc Candidate

Yijun Gai

MASc Candidate

Kristiana Dean

MEng Candidate

Mehnaz Farhad

MEng Candidate

Joeffrey Moreaux

Undergrad, visiting from EIVP, France

Rick Liu

Undergrad

Marc Saleh

Undergrad

Pauline Sok

Undergrad, visiting from EIVP, France

News Mentions

A streetcar stops on King Street in Toronto. A section of the busy east-west street travelling through downtown Toronto has restricted car traffic, and U of T Engineering researchers are collaborating with the City of Toronto and the Toronto Transit Commission to study the pilot project’s effects. (Credit: Billy Cabic via Flickr under creative commons license)

Crunching the numbers on Toronto’s King Street transit pilot

Toronto’s King Street transit pilot project aims to improve transit reliability, speed and capacity, along with a number of other measures included in a comprehensive evaluation and monitoring program. For a team of researchers, it also presents an ideal opportunity to study the effects — both direct and indirect — of traffic changes on air and noise pollution,… Read more »

In the latest round of Canada Research Chair announcments, Engineering professors Penney Gilbert (left) and Marianne Hatzopoulou (right) were named as Tier 2 chairholders. The CRC program aims to help Canada attract and retain research leaders in engineering and the natural sciences, health sciences, humanities and social sciences.

Two U of T Engineering researchers awarded Canada Research Chairs

This story originally appeared on U of T Engineering News. Professors Penney Gilbert (IBBME) and Marianne Hatzopoulou (CivE) have been named Tier 2 Canada Research Chairs (CRCs) in an announcement made today by federal science minister Kirsty Duncan at the University of Toronto Factor-Inwentash Faculty of Social Work. The two U of T Engineering researchers… Read more »

Civil engineering post-doctoral researcher Sabreena Anowar and Professor Marianne Hatzopoulou (CivE) are studying the risks of air pollution on cyclists and their impact on route choice. (Photo: Tyler Irving)

Clean air map from U of T Engineering researchers helps cyclists avoid air pollution

This story originally appeared on U of T News. Cyclists face a difficult dilemma: on one hand, cycling is good for your health and the environment; on the other, cyclists are more exposed to risks such as accidents and air pollution. New research from U of T Engineering is helping cyclists map cleaner routes to… Read more »

Contact

Marianne Hatzopoulou
Department of Civil & Mineral Engineering
University of Toronto
35 St. George St.
Toronto, Ontario
Canada, M5S 1A4