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Ana Isabel Miranda

Ana Isabel Miranda

Full Professor

  • Department: Environment and Planning
  • Research Group: Atmospheric Processes & Modelling
  • ISI Web of KnowledgeSM search factor : AU=(Miranda AI or Miranda A or Miranda AIS or Miranda AT) AND AD=(Aveiro not QOPNA)


Curriculum Vitae


  • EDUCATION:
    Degree in Environmental Engineering (5 years), University of Aveiro, 1989. PhD. on Sciences Applied to the Environment, University of Aveiro, 1998. Habilitation on Sciences Applied to the Environment, University of Aveiro, 2010.

  • CAREER:
    1987-1990: Instructor at the Department of Environment and Planning, University of Aveiro (Portugal).
    1990-1992: Reseach student (INIC scholarship), University of Aveiro (Portugal). 1992-1997: Ph.D. student (PRAXIS XXI scholarship), University of Aveiro (Portugal).
    1998-2000: Invited Assistant Professor at the Department of Environment and Planning, University of Aveiro (Portugal).
    2000- 2005: Assistant Professor at the Department of Environment and Planning, University of Aveiro (Portugal).
    2005-2010: Associated Professor at the Department of Environment and Planning, University of Aveiro (Portugal).

  • 2010-2013: Associated Professor with Habilitation at the Department of Environment and Planning, University of Aveiro (Portugal).

  • 2013-present: Full Professor at the Department of Environment and Planning, University of Aveiro.


CONTRIBUTION IN EDUCATION:
- Graduation Courses: Environmental Engineering, Mechanical Engineering. - Pos-Graduation Courses: Master on Air Pollution, Master on Environmental Management and Policy, ERASMUS/MUNDUS Joint European Master in Environmental Studies, Environmental Engineering Master. ‑ Topics: Fluid Mechanics, Air Pollution, Physics of Air Pollution, Air Quality Management, Thermodynamics, Climate Change.


- Responsible for 22 concluded M.Sc. theses, 6 concluded Ph.D thesis and 3 ongoing Ph.D theses.


RESEARCH & DEVELOPMENT ACTIVITIES:
- Co-coordination of the Research Group “Emissions, Modelling and Climate Change”, mainly working in the following areas: Air quality modelling, Numerical simulation of wind flow over complex topography, Environmental impact assessment, Forest fire studies, Mesoscale meteorological modelling, Urban air quality, Climate Change.
- Participation in 25 national research projects (funded by National Funding Agency), with the scientific coordination of 4 of these projects.
- Participation in the following 10 European research projects (funded by the European Commission): - Projects MINERVE I (CEC EV5V-CT91-0019) and MINERVE II (EC EV5V–CT 94–0570): Modélisation Incendie et Études de Risques pour la Valorisation de l’Environnement; - Project INFLAME (EC ENV4-CT98-0700): Fire behaviour prediction – Modelling and testing; - Project ACRE (EC ENV-CT98-0729): Additifs Chimiques Rheologie Evaluation; - Project SUTRA (EVK4-CT-1999-00013): Sustainable Urban Transportation; - Project CLIMED (ICA3-1999-30026): Effects of climate change and climate variability in water availability and water management practices in Western Mediterranean; - Project ERAS (EVG1-2002-00019) Extension Retardant Application System. - Project SPREAD (EGVI-2001-00027): Forest Fire Spread Prevention and Mitigation; - Project EUFIRELAB (EVR1-CT-2002-40028): Euro-Mediterranean Wildland Fire Laboratory: a wall-less Laboratory for Wildland Fire Sciences and Technologies in the Euro-Mediterranean Region. - Project AIR4EU (SSPI-CT-2003-503596): Air Quality Assessment for Europe: from Local to Continental Scale. - Project ACCENT (GOCE CT-2004-505337): Sustainable Urban Planning Decision Support Accounting for Urban Metabolism
- Reviewer of the Evaluation of ED Research Proposal Environment and Climate Research Programme 1994-1998. Area 2.3.4. Forest Fires and of the Environment (including Climate Change), 6.1.1 “Pressures on environment and climate” applications.


- Smoke Dispersion Expert of the DELFI knowledge Data Base, an European Concerted Action.
- Scientifical support to the European Project RIMS in what concens smoke dispersion modelling.
- Member of the Scientific Committee and Rapporteur of the ASIAECO BEST Round Table, organised by the Portuguese Agency for Innovation, 2000.
- Member of the Scientific Committee of the International Symposium Forest Fires: Needs & Innovations, Greece, 1999.
- Scientific co-ordination of the European Joint Master on Environmental Studies, approved as Erasmus Mundus Master.
- Member of the Scientific Committee of the 29th, 30th and the 31st NATO/SPS International Technical Meeting on Air Pollution Modelling and Its Application.


- National Delegate of: - COST 633 - Particulate matter: properties related to health effects; - COST 732 - Quality assurance and improvement of micro-scale meteorological models; - COST 728 - The application of mesoscale meteorology to air pollution; and COST ES0602 - Towards a European Network on Chemical Weather Forecasting and Information Systems. .
- Peer-review of the Tempus Joint European Project JEP 31062-2003.
- Responsible for 22 concluded M.Sc. theses, 6 concluded Ph.D thesis and 3 ongoing Ph.D theses.
- In the scope of the research activities participation in several national and international research meetings, workshops, and conferences. Her research work includes over 500 scientific and technical publications (65 peer-reviewed scientific published papers) on topics including air quality numerical modelling and management; environmental impact assessment; forest fires; and climate change.


SOME ADMINISTRATIVE TASKS: ‑ Vice-Head of the Department of Environment and Planning,UniversityofAveiro(2000-2004). - Member of the Organising Committee of the 7th and the 9th National Conferences on Environment (April 2001 and April 2007). - Environmental Engineering Diploma Director (2006-2011). - Joint European Master in Environmental Studies Local Director (2006-2011). Director of the PhD Programme in Environmental Sciences and Engineering (2011-present). - Vice-Director of the Department of Environment and Planning,University of Aveiro(2011-present).

Scientific Supervision

In progress (1)
PhD (Main Supervisor): Carlos Silveira (CESAM member)

Concluded (21)
Master (Main Supervisor): ANDREIA SUSANA DA COSTA MAIA (not a CESAM member)

Master (Main Supervisor): CATARINA AMELIA FILIPE MIRANDA (not a CESAM member)

Master (Main Supervisor): Ana Ascenso (not a CESAM member)

Master (Main Supervisor): Marta Almeida (not a CESAM member)

Master (Main Supervisor): Diego Sanchez (not a CESAM member)

PhD (Main Supervisor): Alexandra Monteiro (CESAM member)

PhD (Main Supervisor): Anabela Carvalho (ex-CESAM member)

PhD (Main Supervisor): Helena Martins (ex-CESAM member)

PhD (Main Supervisor): Joana Valente (CESAM member)

PhD (Main Supervisor): Alexandra Silva (not a CESAM member)

PhD (Main Supervisor): Hélder Relvas (CESAM member)

PhD (Main Supervisor): Vera Martins (ex-CESAM member)

PhD (Main Supervisor): Richard Tavares (CESAM member)

PhD (Main Supervisor): Hélder Relvas (CESAM member)

PhD (Main Supervisor): Alexandra Maria Emídio Viana da Silva (not a CESAM member)

PhD (Main Supervisor): Alexandra Maria Viana (not a CESAM member)

PhD (Co-supervisor): Miguel Almeida (not a CESAM member)

PhD (Co-supervisor): Diogo Lopes (CESAM member)

Post-doc (Main Supervisor): Ana Margarida Costa (ex-CESAM member)

Post-doc (Main Supervisor): Joana Ferreira (CESAM member)

Post-doc (Main Supervisor): Jorge Humberto Amorim (ex-CESAM member)

Projects

In progress (8)
SOPRO - Chemical and toxicological SOurce PROfiling of particulate matter in urban air See more

ARTUR - The impact of air quality on the competitiveness of the tourism destinations See more

ASHMOB - Wildfire ASH MOBilization by wind and water erosion: a combined measurementmodeling approach for prediction of post-fire ash mobilization risk See more

UNaLab - Urban Nature Labs See more

LIFE INDEX-AIR: Development of an Integrated Exposure – Dose Management Tool for Reduction of Particulate Matter in Air See more

DOUROZONE – Ozone risk for Douro´s vineyards in present and future climates See more

FUTURAR - Air quality in Portugal in 2030 – a policy support See more

CLAiR-City - Citizen Led Air pollution Reduction in Cities See more

Concluded (20)
BIOATLAS See more

Vital Responder 2.0 – Intelligent management of critical events of stress, fatigue and smoke intoxication in forest firefighting See more

MAPLIA - Moving from Air Pollution to Local Integrated Assessment See more

CLICURB - Urban atmospheric quality, climate change and resilience See more

APPRAISAL— Air Pollution Policies foR Assessment of Integrated Strategies At regional and Local scales See more

APA - Air quality forecast over Portugal See more

SINPHONIE - Schools Indoor Pollution and Health: Observatory Network in Europe See more

BIOGAIR - Impacts of biomass to energy chain on air quality and Portuguese climatic policy See more

EMOSAT - Characterisation of emission sources using advanced atmospheric modelling and satellite data See more

INSPIRAR - Air Quality Exposure and Human Health in Industrialized Urban Areas See more

Protocol North Regional Coordination and Development Commission See more

Protocolo APA/UA: air quality forecast over Portugal See more

CAPTAR-Science and Environment for All See more

FUMEXP - Fire-fighters smoke exposure and related health effects See more

BRIDGE - Sustainable urban planning decision support accounting for urban metabolism See more

ENSEMBLAIR - Improving air quality assessment with ensemble modelling See more

PAREXPO – Particulate Matter in Ambient Air and Human Exposure See more

SAUDAR – The Health and the Air we breathe See more

AIR4EU – Air quality assessment for Europe: from local to continental scale See more

CCDR-N - Apoio Técnico à elaboração do Programa de Execução do Plano de Qualidade do Ar de NO2 para a Região Norte e à implementação do Programa de Execução do Plano de Qualidade do Ar de PM10 para Braga See more

Publications

WoS Papers (86)
Other Papers (25)
Books (13)
Book Chapter (32)
Thesis (8)
Communications (245)
Other Publications (3)

CESAM Funding: