Dr. Honey Dawn C. Alas

Leibniz Institute for Tropospheric Research

Permoserstrasse 15

04318, Leipzig


Phone: +49 341 2717-7372

Email: honey.alas[at]tropos.de

Room: 211 (23.1)



Scientific staff



Atmospheric 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


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


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


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



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.