Leizel Madueño

Leizel Madueño, M.Sc.

Leibniz Institute for Tropospheric Research
Permoserstrasse 15
04318, Leipzig

Phone: + 49 341 2717-7395
Email: leizel.madueno[at]tropos.de
Room: 213 (23.1)



Scientific Staff/PhD Candidate



Atmospheric Microphysics





Research areas and interests:

  • Respiratory deposition of aerosol particles
  • Indoor and outdoor air quality
  • Exposure and health risk assessment
  • Environmental Health; Environmental injustice
  • Simulation of urban air quality and emission factor


Current Projects:

  • Evidence-Driven Indoor Air Quality Improvement (EDIAQI) (Funding Source: EU-HORIZON-HLTH-2021-ENVHLTH-02, Project number: 101057497)


Completed Projects:

  • Principal Investigator, Abteilungsübergreifenden Projekte (AÜP), „Mobile Measurements of Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbon (PAH) in a highly polluted micro-environment” (Funding Source: TROPOS)
  • Scientific Staff, Transdisciplinary Approach to Mitigate Emissions of Black Carbon in Metro Manila, Philippines (TAME-BC) (Funding Source: German Federal Ministry of Education and Research, BMBF, Project number: 01LE1903A)
  • Secondment Recipient, Prediction of Air Pollution in Latin America and the Caribbean (PAPILA) (Funding Source: H2020- Marie Słodowska-Curie Research and Innovation Staff Exchange-2017, Project number: 777544)
  • (Non-Academic Project) Principal Investigator, Group Representative, Empowering International Female Students in Leipzig (ONENESS in Leipzig) (Funding source: Jugend für Europa, European Solidarity Corps, Project number: 2020-3-DE04-ESC31-020613)
  • Metro Manila Aerosol Characterization Experiment (MACE – 2015), Manila, Philippines


Educational Background:


Ph.D. Candidate, Leibniz Institute for Tropospheric Research, Leipzig, Germany


Master of Science in Atmospheric Science, Ateneo de Manila University, Philippines


Bachelor of Science in Physics for Teachers, Philippine Normal University, Philippines



  • Best Ph.D. Presentation 2020, Title: “A new method to measure real-world respiratory tract deposition dose of inhaled ambient black carbon”, Awarded by: Leibniz-Institutefor Tropospheric Research, 6 May 2021
  • Editor’s Choice Article, Title: “Exposure and Respiratory Tract Deposition Dose of Equivalent Black Carbon in High Altitudes”



  • Madueño, L.; Kecorius, S.; Löndahl, J.; Schnelle-Kreis, J.; Wiedensohler, A.; Pöhlker, M. A novel in- situ method to determine the respiratory tract deposition of carbonaceous particles reveals dangers of public commuting in highly polluted megacity. Particle Fibre and Toxicology 2022, 19, 61. doi.org/10.1186/s12989-022-00501-x
  • Sun, J.; Hermann, M.; Yuan, Y.; Birmili, W.; Collaud Coen, M.; Weinhold, K.; Madueño, L.; Poulain, L.; Tuch, T.; Ries, L. et al. Long-Term Trends Of Black Carbon And Particle Number Concentration In The Lower Free Troposphere In Central Europe. Environmental Sciences Europe 2021, 33. doi.org/10.1186/s12302-021-00488-w
  • Madueño, L.; Kecorius, S.; Andrade, M.; Wiedensohler, A. Exposure And Respiratory Tract Deposition Dose Of Equivalent Black Carbon In High Altitudes. Atmosphere 2020, 11, 598. doi.org/10.3390/atmos11060598
  • Tõnisson, L.; Kunz, Y.; Kecorius, S.; Madueño, L.; Tamayo, E.; Casanova, D.; Zhao, Q.; Schikowski, T.; Hornidge, A.; Wiedensohler, A. et al. From Transfer To Knowledge Co-Production: A Transdisciplinary Research Approach To Reduce Black Carbon Emissions In Metro Manila, Philippines. Sustainability 2020, 12, 10043. doi.org/10.3390/su122310043
  • Madueño, L.; Kecorius, S.; Löndahl, J.; Müller, T.; Pfeifer, S.; Haudek, A.; Mardoñez, V.; Wiedensohler, A. A New Method to Measure Real-World Respiratory Tract Deposition of Inhaled Ambient Black Carbon. Environ. Pollut. 2019, 248, 295–303.https://doi.org/10.1016/j.envpol.2019.02.021.
  • Madueño, L.; Kecorius, S.; Birmili, W.; Müller, T.; Simpas, J.; Vallar, E.; Galvez, M. C.; Cayetano, M.; Wiedensohler, A. Aerosol Particle and Black Carbon Emission Factors of Vehicular Fleet in Manila, Philippines. Atmosphere (Basel). 2019, 10 (10), 1–15. doi.org/10.3390/atmos10100603.
  • Kecorius, S.; Madueño, L.; Löndahl, J.; Vallar, E.; Galvez, M. C.; Idolor, L. F.; Gonzaga-Cayetano, M.; Müller, T.; Birmili, W.; Wiedensohler, A. Respiratory Tract Deposition of Inhaled Roadside Ultrafine Refractory Particles in a Polluted Megacity of South-East Asia. Sci. Total Environ. 2019, 663, 265–274. doi.org/10.1016/j.scitotenv.2019.01.338.
  • Kecorius, S.; Tamayo, E. G.; Galvez, M. C.; Madueño, L.; Betito, G.; Gonzaga-Cayetano, M.; Vallar, E.; Wiedensohler, A. Activity Pattern of School/University Tenants and Their Family Members in Metro Manila – Philippines. Aerosol Air Qual. Res. 2018, 18 (9), 2412–2419. doi.org/10.4209/aaqr.2018.02.0069.
  • Kecorius, S.; Madueño, L.; Vallar, E.; Alas, H.; Betito, G.; Birmili, W.; Cambaliza, M. O.; Catipay, G.; Gonzaga-Cayetano, M.; Galvez, M. C.; 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. Atmos. Environ. 2017, 170, 169–183. doi.org/10.1016/j.atmosenv.2017.09.037.