Ole HertelEnvironmental monitoring
Ole Hertel has a background as Environmental Engineer from Aalborg University in 1987, he has a PhD in Geophysics from Bergen University, Norway in 1995, a BSc in Management from CPH University College for Engineering in 2004, and a higher Doctoral degree in Environmental Chemistry from Copenhagen University in 2009.
He is heading a section in atmospheric chemical and physical processes and responsible for the departments PhD program. In 2014 he became research professor, and since 2016 he has been full professor in assessment of human exposure to air pollution. He is lecturing at several Danish universities, and his research interests concern assessment of air pollution loading on human and environment and the associated impacts. He is a modeler by training and has e.g. taken part in the development of a street pollution model (OSPM) that is currently applied in more than 20 countries around the world, and is today heading a group on experimental studies of air pollution.
Andreas SchützeSmart sensor systems
Andreas studied Physics and received his doctorate in Applied Physics from Justus-Liebig-Universität in Gießen in 1994 with a thesis on micro gas sensor systems. After some years in industry, he first joined the University of Applied Sciences in Krefeld, Germany, as professor for Microsystems Technology from 1998 to 2000 before taking his current position in 2000. He has been active in continuing education for many years and has developed and taught several industrial courses in Germany, Finland and Sweden. In 2009, he was visiting professor at the University of Utah in Salt Lake City, USA.
His research interests include microsensors and microsystems, especially advanced chemical sensor systems, both for gas and liquid phase, for air quality, monitoring, security and control applications. With his group, he has developed state-of-the-art smart sensor solutions especially for Indoor Air Quality and selective ppb-level VOC monitoring. These systems are also commercialized by the spin-off company 3S Sensors, Signal processing, Systems GmbH, founded in 2006. Andreas has coordinated several national and international research projects, e.g. the EU project SENSIndoor which was recently recognized with the NanoFy! Best Project award at EuroNanoForum 2017.
Kostas KaratzasData modelling & services
Kostas Karatzas is a Professor for Informatics Systems & Applications - Environmental Informatics at the Dept. of Mechanical Engineering, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (AUTh), Greece, where he founded and is leading the homonymous Research Group.
He is currently teaching Informatics, Environmental Informatics and Environmental Impact Assessment at a graduate level. He also teaches (i) Computational Methods in Environmental Physics, (ii) Experimental Methods in Vibrations and (iii) Environmental Data Modelling and Information Service Development at an MSc level while he has lectured at seminars/courses in Finland, Germany, Italy, Russia and Spain.
Kostas holds a Diploma and a Doctor degree in Mechanical Engineering, and works mainly in the field of environmental informatics, environmental data analytics and modelling, urban environment management and information systems, environmental forecasting with the aid of data mining - computational intelligence methods and mathematical models, quality of life - environment related - information services, modular web-based information systems and e-content applications with citizen service orientation. Kostas has participated (and led) more than 20 research projects, and has published more than 200 papers in international scientific journals and conference proceedings. Kostas has also been serving as a member of various scientific and advisory boards in International Conferences in the area of Environmental Informatics and Computational Intelligence and from 2017 he is a co-editor of a new Springer book series titled “Environmental Informatics and Modelling”.