Honey Dawn C. Alas, M.Sc.

Leibniz Institute for Tropospheric Research

Permoserstrasse 15

04318, Leipzig

 

Phone: +49 341 2717-7372

Email: honey.alas[at]tropos.de

Room: 211 (23.1)

 

Function:

Scientific staff/PhD Student

 

Department:

Experimental Aerosol and Cloud Microphysics

 

 

Research areas and interests:

  • Urban air quality
  • Mobile monitoring or air pollutants
  • Air pollution mapping
  • Outdoor exposure assessment
  • Exhaust and non-exhaust emissions

Current projects:

  • Einsatz von miniaturisierten und kostengünstigen Feinstaubmessgeräten zur Erhöhung der räumlichen Dichte von Luftqualitäts-Messnetzwerken (Fine dust measuring network) - SAB
  • Health Index for Dust and Associated Microbes (DUSTRISK) – Leibniz Collaborative Excellence 2020
  • Smart URBan Solutions for air quality, disasters and city growth (SMURBS/ERA-PLANET) – Horizon 2020

Completed projects:

  • EUROCHAMP-2020 – Horizon 2020
  • Carbonaceous Aerosols in Rome Environs (CARE-2017) Experiment, Rome, Italy
  • Einfluss der Luftqualität (insbesondere Ruß) auf Klimawandel und Kimaanspassung, Leipzig and Dresden, Germany
  • Metro Manila Aerosol Characterization Experiment (MACE-2015), Manila, Philippines

 

Educational background

2006-2010

Bachelor of Science in Applied Physics, Major in Instrumentation at University of Santo Tomas, Manila, Philippines

2012-2016

Master of Science in Atmospheric Science at Ateneo de Manila University, Quezon City, Philippines

2016-present

PhD candidate at Leibniz Institute for Tropospheric Research, Leipzig, Germany

 

Publications:

Alas, H., et al. Pedestrian exposure to black carbon and PM2.5 emissions in urban hot spots: new findings using mobile measurement techniques and flexible Bayesian regression models. Journal of Exposure Science and Environmental Epidemiology, 2021, https://doi.org/10.1038/s41370-021-00379-5

Alas, H., et al., Performance of microAethalometers: Real-world field intercomparisons from multiple mobile measurement campaigns in different atmospheric environments, Aerosol and Air Quality Research, 20: 2640–2653, 2020. https://doi.org/10.4209/aaqr.2020.03.0113

Alas, H., et al., Methodology for high-quality mobile measurement with focus on black carbon and particle mass concentrations, Atmospheric Measurement Technique, 12, 4697–4712, doi.org/10.5194/amt-12-4697-2019, 2019    

Alas, H., et al., Representativeness of PM2.5 mass concentrations and black carbon near traffic and urban background monitoring stations, Gefarhstoffe Reinhaltung der Luft, 79(6), 217-226, 2019.

Alas, H., et al., Spatial Characterization of Black Carbon Mass Concentration in the Atmosphere of a Southeast Asian Megacity: An Air Quality Case Study for Metro Manila, Philippines. Aerosol and Air Quality Research, 18(9), 2301-2317. doi:10.4209/aaqr.2017.08.0281, 2018

Kecorius, S., Madueño, L., Vallar, E., Alas, H., et al., Aerosol particle mixing state, refractory particle number size distributions and emission factors in a polluted urban environment: Case study of Metro Manila, Philippines. Atmospheric Environment, 170, 169-183. doi: 10.1016/j.atmosenv.2017.09.037, 2017.

Costabile, F., Alas, H., et al., First Results of the “Carbonaceous Aerosol in Rome and Environs (CARE)” Experiment: Beyond Current Standards for PM10. Atmosphere, 8(12). doi:10.3390/atmos8120249, 2017.