Marianne Hatzopoulou

Professor

Canada Research Chair in Transportation and Air Quality
Head of the Transportation and Air Quality research group
 TRAQ

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

Tel.: 416-978-0864
marianne.hatzopoulou@utoronto.ca

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

Traffic-Related Air Pollution

Urban Air Quality

Transportation Engineering

Transportation Planning

Group

Zhiqiang Zhai, PhD, Post-doctoral fellow 

 

Jad Zalzal, PhD Candidate

 

 

arman.ganji@utoronto.ca

Arman Ganji, PhD, Research Associate

Emily Farrar, PhD Candidate

 

 

Marc Saleh, PhD Candidate

Keni Mallinen, MASc Candidate

Research in Images

UrbanScanner platform for measuring air quality and capturing images of the urban environment developed by TRAQ group in collaboration with industrial partner

PEMS (Portable Emissions Monitoring System) testing of exhaust for a gasoline direct injection SUV while driving in Toronto

Distribution of ambient NO2 across the Montreal Island

Distribution of Black Carbon levels across Toronto

Distribution of ultrafine particles in Toronto

Black Carbon across cycling routes in Toronto

Ultrafine particles along cycling routes in Toronto

Testing Aeroqual S500 sensors againts fixed station (RSQA) in Montreal

Thesis Abstracts for TRAQ Graduates (MASc and PhD)

Publications

Teaching

Course CodeTitle & DescriptionSessionDay(s)Start TimeEndSection
CIV1505H
Fall 2020Friday11:0012:00LEC 9101 SYNC
CIV1505H
Winter 2021Friday12:0013:00LEC 9101 SYNC
CIV1536H
Not offered in 2020-20210101
CME261HFall 2020Scheduled by the Office of the Faculty Registrar.

Media

The UrbanScanner Project: Mobile monitoring of air pollution in cities

  What rolls around the city getting a lot of admiring looks for its flashy chromed finishes and high tech roof protrusions? It’s not the latest tech from a popular web search engine company; it’s something entirely different. Meet UrbanScanner, a mobile testing laboratory on wheels, in the form of an automobile, researchers are driving around… Read more »

Modelling the health benefits of electric cars

Electric vehicles are often touted as a means of mitigating climate change, but a new modelling study suggests that their public health benefits may be just as significant. “Local air pollution within urban environments is highly detrimental to human health,” says Professor Marianne Hatzopoulou (CivMin), who led the research. “When you have an electric vehicle with no tailpipe emissions,… Read more »

CivMin students Alaa Itani and Junshi Xu among DiDi Graduate Awards

  Two CivMin students are among ten University of Toronto graduate students who are receiving DiDi Graduate Awards in recognition of their contributions to the fields of artificial intelligence, vehicle autonomy, transportation analytics, human-machine interfacing and related topics. They are the first U of T students to receive scholarships from Beijing-based Didi Chuxing, the world’s… Read more »

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