Carlos Perez Garcia Pando

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Biography

I was born in Barcelona (Spain, 1977). Industrial Engineer from the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (UPC, Barcelona, Spain, 2001) and Ingénieur des Arts et Manufactures from the Ecole Centrale Paris (France, 2001), Diploma of Advanced Studies and Ph.D. in Environmental Engineering from the UPC (Barcelona, Spain, 2006). After the completion of my PhD, I began my scientific carrier at the Barcelona Supercomputing Center (BSC) where I held the position of Mineral Dust Group Leader between 2006 and 2009. Thereafter, I moved to the United States where I have worked at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA/NCEP), the International Research Institute for Climate and Society at Columbia University (IRI), the Department of Applied Physics and Applied Mathematics at Columbia University and the NASA Goddard Institute for Space studies (NASA GISS). In October 2015, I was awarded with an AXA Chair of 15 years duration to develop my cross-disciplinary dust research program at the BSC.  In 2016 I was also awarded with Spanish the Ramon y Cajal fellowship (I was ranked #1 in Earth Sciences). I joined BSC in October 2016 as Head of the Atmospheric Composition Group. My research focuses on understanding the physical and chemical processes controlling atmospheric aerosols, and evaluating their effects upon climate, ocean biogeochemistry, air quality and health.

Educació

12/2005    PhD in Environmental Engineering      Polytechnic University of Catalonia, Industrial Engineering School, Barcelona, Spain

2001          Industrial Engineer                                Polytechnic University of Catalonia, Industrial Engineering School, Barcelona, Spain

2001          Ingénieur des Arts et Manufactures   École Centrale Paris, France