MASIOL Mauro

Position
Associate Professor
Telephone
041 234 8636 / Lab. 041 234 8638
E-mail
mauro.masiol@unive.it
Scientific sector (SSD)
GEOCHIMICA E VULCANOLOGIA [GEO/08]
Website
www.unive.it/persone/mauro.masiol (personal record)
Office
Department of Environmental Sciences, Informatics and Statistics
Website: https://www.unive.it/dep.dais
Where: Campus scientifico via Torino
Room: office 315 (Epsilon bulding, 3rd floor)
Research Institute
Research Institute for Complexity

I am an environmental scientist and my research interests focus on the sources and processes exchanging matter and energy between different geochemical spheres: rocks, sediments and soils (lithosphere), surface and underground waters (hydrosphere), ice and snow (cryosphere), gases and aerosols (atmosphere) and the biotic component (biosphere).

My research encompasses Environmental and Isotopic Geochemistry, Atmospheric Chemistry, Aerosol Sciences, GIS, Sedimentology, community exposure and Public Health. A considerable portion of my work aimed to address many aspects of Environmental Geochemistry, including:

  • the geochemical and physical characterization of air pollution and aerosol system;
  • the development of chemometric techniques able to solve the mixture resolution problem of environmental data;
  • the characterization, identification and quantification of emission sources (source apportionment);
  • the analysis of the hydrological cycle through stable isotope Geochemistry;
  • the analysis of long-term series of data;
  • the human and community exposure to natural and anthropogenic materials.

Personal identifiers in scientific databases


Teaching Accreditations

2021-2030 - National scientific qualification (Abilitazione Scientifica Nazionale) as associate in the Italian higher education system for the disciplinary field 04/A1 - GEOCHEMISTRY, MINERALOGY, PETROLOGY, VOLCANOLOGY, GEORESOURCES AND APPLICATIONS (SSD: GEOCHEMISTRY, GEO/08), Italian Ministry of Education, Universities and Research, Rome, Italy

2017-2026 - National scientific qualification (Abilitazione Scientifica Nazionale) as associate in the Italian higher education system for the disciplinary field 03/A1 - ANALYTICAL CHEMISTRY (SSD: ENVIRONMENTAL CHEMISTRY, CHIM/12), Italian Ministry of Education, Universities and Research, Rome, Italy

 

Education and training

2009 - PhD Environmental Sciences (Italian "Dottorato di Ricerca", XXI cycle), Università Ca'Foscari Venezia, Venice, Italy - PhD grant fully supported by the Italian Ministry of Education, University and Research through a scholarship assigned by public competition.

2007 - Course in Advanced Statistics, Geostatistics, Paleostatistics and Ecological Analysis, International School of Applied Statistics on Natural and Environmental Sciences, Università degli Studi di Urbino "Carlo Bo", Urbino, Italy.

2005 - Master's Degree - M.Sc. Environmental Sciences (Italian Laurea Specialistica, classe 82/S), Università Ca' Foscari Venezia, Italy.

2003 - Academic Degree - B.Sc. Environmental Sciences (Italian Laurea Triennale, classe 27), Università Ca' Foscari Venezia, Italy.

 

Main academic appointments and work experiences

2019-ongoing - Tenure-track assistant professor (Italian RTD-B), Dept. Environmental Sciences, Informatics and Statistics, Università Ca' Foscari Venezia, Italy. Scientific disciplinary sector: GEO/08 - Geochemistry.

2018-2019 - Postdoctoral Researcher, Center for the Study of Air Pollution and Climate Change (C-STACC), Institute of Chemical Engineering Sciences, Foundation for Research and Technology-Hellas, Patras, Greece. Supervisors: S.N. Pandis, A. Nenes.

2018-2019 - Adjunct Visiting Instructor, Div. Epidemiology, Dept. Public Health Sciences, University of Rochester Medical Center, Rochester, NY, United States.

2017-2018 - Visiting Instructor, Div. Epidemiology, Dept. Public Health Sciences, University of Rochester Medical Center, Rochester, NY, United States. Activities. Supervisors: P.K. Hopke, D.Q. Rich.

2015-2017 - Research Associate, Center for Air Resources Engineering and Science, Institute for a Sustainable Environment, Clarkson University, Potsdam, NY, United States. Supervisors: P.K. Hopke, A.R. Ferro.

2013-2015 - Marie Curie Research Fellow (Independent Researcher), Div. Environmental Health and Risk Management, School of Geography, Earth and Environmental Sciences, University of Birmingham, Edgbaston, UK. Activities: Principal investigator (lead applicant) for the project CHEERS “Chemical and Physical Properties and Source Apportionment of Airport Emissions in the context of European Air Quality Directives” funded by the European Community. Supervisor: R.M. Harrison

2009-2013 - Postdoctoral Research Fellow (Italian assegno di ricerca), Dept. Environmental Sciences, Informatics and Statistics, Università Ca’ Foscari Venezia, Venice, Italy. Supervisor: B. Pavoni.

2009 - Research Assistant/Collaborator, Dept. Physics “Galileo Galilei”, Università degli Studi di Padova, Padua, Italy. Supervisor: P. Mittner.

 

Other non-academic research appointments and contracts

2020-ongoing - Associate to the Institute of Polar Sciences (ISP), Italian National Research Council (CNR).

2007-2009 - Associate of Technology, Istituto Nazionale di Fisica Nucleare (INFN), Legnaro, Padua, Italy.

2008 - Professional collaboration, Laboratorio di Igiene e Tossicologia Industriale, Azienda ULSS 12 Veneziana, Mestre, Italy. 

2007 - Research grant, Dept. Environmental Sciences, Università Ca' Foscari Venezia, Italy. 

2005-2006 - Scientific Collaborator (short-term contract), Institute of Marine Sciences (ISMAR), Italian National Research Council (CNR), Italy. Supervisor: S. Guerzoni.

2002 - Professional collaboration (short-term contract), National Institute of Oceanography and Experimental Geophysics (OGS), Italy.

 

Funded research programs and grants

2013-2015 - Marie Curie IEF project CHEERS “Chemical and Physical Properties and Source Apportionment of Airport Emissions in the context of European Air Quality Directives”. Project evaluated with the score 94.70/100 and funded by the European Community under the FP7-PEOPLE-2012-IEF (project no. 328542) with €231,283.20 over 2 years.

2005-2008 - PhD scholarship funded by the Italian Ministry of Education, University and Research (MIUR). Restricted topic “Innovative technologies for the environmental protection [Tecnologie Innovative per la Protezione dell’Ambiente]”. The grant fully funded a Ph.D (3 years)

 

Scientific participation in international and national research projects

2020-2022 - Project ACQUAVITIS "Innovative solutions for efficient water use in crossborder viticulture" funded by the European Community (program INTERREG V-A ITALIA-SLOVENIA 2014-2020, BANDO 7/2019 - ASSE 1 - PR.INV. Asse 3. O6f)

2020-onward - Project TALDEEP "Paleoclimate reconstruction from the deep part of the TALDICE ice core", funded under the PNRA18_00098-A by MIUR in the frame of the National Research Program in Antarctica (PNRA), duration 24 months, Member of the Research Unit.

2018-2019 - Project EUROCHAMP-2020Integration of European Simulation Chambers for Investigating Atmospheric Processes – Towards 2020 and beyond” funded by the European Community (program H2020-EU.1.4.1.2, call H2020-INFRAIA-2016-1, project ID 730997, Supervisor: S.N. Pandis)

2018-2019 - Project PyroTRACHPyrogenic TRansformations Affecting Climate and Health” ERC-2016-COG funded by the European Community (program H2020-EU.1.1. - EXCELLENT SCIENCE - European Research Council (ERC), call ERC-2016-COG, project ID 726165, PI: Athanasios Nenes)

2017-2019 - Project “Have changes in air pollution levels and composition reduced the risks of myocardial infarction and fetal growth restriction in Rochester, New York? - An accountability study” funded by the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (Contract #59800, #59802, #32971, and #100412) and the National Institutes of Environmental Health Sciences (Grant #P30 ES001247)

2015-2019 - Personal participation in the Source Apportionment intercomparison exercise FAIRMODE "Forum for air quality modelling in Europe" coordinated by the European Environment Agency (EEA) and the European Commission Joint Research Centre (JRC).

2015-2018 - Project “Air Quality Trends and Changes in Sources for PM2.5 in Rochester, NY” funded by the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (PI: P.K. Hopke, Clarkson University, NY, USA)

2015-2017 - Project “Community Exposure to Wood Smoke in Rochester NY” funded by the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (PI: A. Ferro, P.K. Hopke, Clarkson University, NY, USA)

2015-2017 - Project “Installation of High-Efficiency Residential Wood Pellet Boilers” funded by the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (P.K. Hopke, Clarkson University, NY, USA)

2015-2016 - Project supported by The Henry M. Jackson Foundation for the Advancement of Military Medicine (Inc. grant number HT9404–13–1–0030), and the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (Grant # P30-ES01247).

2014-2015 - Direction of research activities, project “Physical characteristics and source apportionment of particles at kerbside, harbour and urban background sites in Venice”, a side-project within the Marie Curie “CHEERS” project. Agreement between the University of Birmingham (UK) and ARPA Veneto.

2009-2011 - Project “Study of the Secondary Particulate Matter in the Venice Area” funded by the Ente Zona Industriale di Porto Marghera (PI: G.Rampazzo, Università Ca' Foscari Venezia, Italy).

 

Institutional and scientific responsibilities, participation in scientific commissions

2021 - ongoing - Member of the Scientific Committee for the 1st Italian Geochemical Society Congress.

2019 - ongoing - Member of the Doctoral Committee in Environmental Sciences, Università Ca' Foscari Venezia, Italy

2018 - Reviewer of research proposals for the Institute of Transportation Studies, University of California Los Angeles (UCLA), Los Angeles, USA.

2018 - Member of the Technical Program Committee for the 10th International Conference on Ambient Systems, Networks and Technologies, Leuven, Belgium.

 

Honors and awards

2014-2015 - Marie Curie champion, College of Life and Environmental Sciences, University of Birmingham, Edgbaston, UK.
2013-2015 - Marie Curie Intra-European Fellowship for Career Development (IEF) funded by the European Community (Call: FP7-PEOPLE-2012-IEF, project no. 328542). Score 94.70/100.
2013 - Finalist: “Premio alla Ricerca”, research award, University Ca’ Foscari Venezia, Venice, Italy.
2007 - Awarded as a promising early-career researcher in Sciences, Rotary Club of Venice, Italy.
2005-2008 - Holder of a ministerial scholarship in support of the doctoral studies, assigned by public competition for a project in the framework of “Innovative technologies for the environmental protection”.


Editorial Roles and Reviewer activity (link to Publons.com)

2018→ongoing - Editorial Board Member: Data in Brief (Elsevier).
2018-2020 - Guest Editor for the Special Issue “Effects of Policy, Mitigation Measures and Economic Recession on Air Quality Trends” in “Atmosphere”.
2018 - Member of the Technical Program Committee for the 10th International Conference on Ambient Systems, Networks and Technologies, April 29 to May 2, 2019, Leuven, Belgium
2018 - Technical reviewer for the conference INDOOR AIR 2018, International Society of Indoor Air Quality & Climate (ISIAQ), July 22 to 27, 2018, Philadelphia, PA, USA

2008→ongoing - Referee for 26 journals (IF=most recent impact factor, Publisher)
Nature Communications (IF=12.353, Springer Nature),
Environment International (IF=7.297, Elsevier),
Environmental Science & Technology (IF=6.653, ACS),
Journal of Hazardous Materials (IF=6.434, Elsevier),
Journal of Cleaner Production (IF=5.651, Elsevier),
Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics (IF=5.509, Copernicus),
Science of the Total Environment (IF=4.61, Elsevier),
Chemosphere (IF=4.427, Elsevier),
Environmental Pollution (IF=4.358, Elsevier),
Journal of Environmental Management (IF=4.005, Elsevier),
Scientific Reports (IF=3.998, Nature)
Ecological Indicators (IF=3.983, Elsevier),
Ecotoxicology and Environmental Safety (IF=3.974, Elsevier),
Urban Climate (IF=3.834, Elsevier)
Atmospheric Research (IF=3.817, Elsevier),
Atmospheric Environment (IF=3.708, Elsevier),
Transportation Research D: Transport & Environ. (IF=3.445, Elsevier),
Journal of Environmental Sciences (IF=3.12, Elsevier),
Air Quality, Atmosphere and Health (IF=2.870, Springer Nature)
Environmental Science & Pollution Res. (IF=2.8, Springer Nature),
Aerosol and Air Quality Research (IF=2.589, TAAR),
Particuology (IF=2.785, Elsevier),
Theoretical and Applied Climatology (IF=2.321, Springer Nature),
Journal of Aerosol Science (IF=2.281, Elsevier),
Atmospheric Pollution Research (IF=2.152, Elsevier),
Inhalation Toxicology (IF=1.819, Taylor & Francis),
Environmental Technology (IF=1.666, Taylor & Francis),
Environmental Engineering Science (IF=1.547, Mary Ann Liebert),
Data in Brief (IF=not yet, Elsevier)