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Congratulations to Dr Jean Rivera!

Jean Graduation

We congratulate Jean for receiving his PhD! We wish him success in his future steps! 


PICAB Campaign

In September our group participated in the PICAB Campaign, which was organized by Rupert Holzinger at IMAU. Please follow the link to learn more about the campaign:

Open House 10/5/2017

The Keutsch Group will hold its Open House on October 5th for the 2017-2018 academic year. The Open House will be held at the CCB Department Center at 6:30 pm. We invite you to come and learn about our group's research, meet with Professor Keutsch and the group members and enjoy food and drink!

VOCs field measurements in Greece

The atmospheric air consists of a variety of volatile organic compounds (VOCs) which are emitted from natural and anthropogenic sources. Materials such as rubber and ground surfaces emit complex VOCs that, under specific conditions, may pose threat to the environment and human health. Due to the high temperatures during summer time, the number of emitted VOCs increases. Greece is a country where temperatures exceed 86 oF during summer and humidity levels can increase up to 80%.

In the context of this research, held by Eleni Dovrou, VOC measurements were conducted in Greece and specifically at the Technical University of Crete, in the School of Environmental Engineering, in the laboratory of Professor Diamadopoulos, Environmental Engineering and Management Laboratory. Eleni is a PhD student in the School of Environmental Sciences and Engineering in the Keutsch Group. She studies the VOC emissions from surfaces and their health impacts on humanity. In these measurements, VOCs emitted from a variety of surfaces were identified, and are due to analyzed and evaluated further in the future.

We would like to thank Professor Diamadopoulos for the collaboration and the provision of the apparatus for the analysis of the samples, Mrs Elisavet Koukouraki for the guidance of the function of the apparatus and the scientific assistance, Professor Karatzas - Dean of the School of Environmental Engineering- for the assistance during the collaboration with the School of Environmental Engineering as well as Mrs Manolikaki, Mrs Kokka and Mr Regouzas for the positive environment and their assistance in familiarizing with the laboratory.



Antarctica Campaign

The Antarctica and Southern/Pacific Ocean field campaign was successfully completed in May 2017. Josh Shutter was the PhD student who conducted the field measurements on the icebreaker which sailed from Christchurch, New Zealand, on the 7th of March to Antarctica. 

The information about this field campaign are presented in the following link:

Christchurch where the campaign began

Christchurch was the city where the campaign began. Photo by Josh Shutter

Araon icebreaker sails for Antarctica campaign

Josh Shutter sailed in Araon icebreaker at 12:00pm New Zealand time to start the Antarctica campaign. For the next 3 months Josh will be on Araon conducting field measurements of formaldehyde (HCHO).

In the following link Josh and Marco (Marco Rivero) are preparing the instrument for sail. Marco Rivero is the Electrical Engineer who participated in the preparation of the apparatus and traveled to New Zealand where he stayed with Josh until Josh sailed for Antarctica.