MASIOL Mauro

Qualifica Ricercatore
Telefono 041 234 8636
E-mail mauro.masiol@unive.it
Sito web www.unive.it/persone/mauro.masiol (scheda personale)
Struttura Dipartimento di Scienze Ambientali, Informatica e Statistica
Sito web struttura: https://www.unive.it/dais
Sede: Campus scientifico via Torino
Stanza: studio INCA007 (sede: Marghera - Vega, edificio ex-INCA, piano terra)

Personal identifiers in scientific databases
ORCID: 0000-0003-0809-9212 / WoS ResearcherID: D-4819-2014 / Scopus ID: 16646347800

 

Education and training

2009 - PhD Environmental Sciences (Italian "Dottorato di Ricerca", XXI cycle), Università Ca'Foscari Venezia, Venice, Italy
Thesis: Geochemical characterization of natural and background aerosol in the coastal area of Venice using new techniques [Caratterizzazione geochimica dell’aerosol naturale e di background nell’area costriea della Laguna di Venezia attraverso l’uso di nuove tecnologie applicate all’ambiente], Committee: R. Udisti, F. Lucarelli, S. Guerzoni, R. Vannucci (Chair). 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 - M.Sc. Environmental Sciences (Italian Laurea Specialistica, classe 82/S), Università Ca' Foscari Venezia, Italy
Thesis: Sedimentological characterization of the Lagoon of Venice. Analysis of textural properties and bathymetric variations [Caratterizzazione sedimentologica di un’area della Laguna di Venezia. Valutazione delle variazioni granulometriche in relazione alle modificazioni batimetriche], Advisor: E. Molinaroli; mark: 110/110.

2003 - Academic degree (B.S.) in Environmental Sciences (Italian Laurea Triennale, classe 27), Università Ca' Foscari Venezia, Italy
Thesis: Characterization and transport pathways of Saharan dust in the Mediterranean Region [Caratterizzazione e modalità di trasporto delle polveri sahariane nell’area mediterranea]”, Advisor: E. Molinaroli.

 

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. SSD (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. Activities: Extension of the operation of atmospheric simulation chamber infrastructure to enable the studies of the impact of air quality on health and cultural heritage, 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. Activities: Triggering of cardiovascular and neurodegenerative hospital admissions, ED visit rates for respiratory diseases, and respiratory infections by source-specific fine particulate matter concentrations in urban centers of New York State.

2017-2018 - Visiting Instructor, Div. Epidemiology, Dept. Public Health Sciences, University of Rochester Medical Center, Rochester, NY, United States. Activities: [1] Air quality trends and changes in sources for PM2.5 in Rochester, NY; [2] Development of sophisticated land-use regression models based on low-cost air quality monitor data; [3] Analysis of ST-elevation myocardial infarction by particulate air pollution in Monroe County, New York, Supervisors: P.K. Hopke, D.Q. Rich.

2015-2017 - Research Associate, Center for Air Resources Engineering and Science, Clarkson University, Potsdam, NY, United States. Activities: [1] Exposure of military personnel and source apportionment of airborne dioxins, furans, and polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons at a United States forward operating airbase during the Iraq War; [2] Community exposure to wood smoke in Rochester NY; [3] Installation of high-efficiency residential wood pellet boilers. 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. Activities: [1] Study of the secondary particulate matter in the Venice Area; [2] Research on secondary aerosol and nucleation processes from gaseous precursors. Supervisor: B. Pavoni.

2009 - Research Assistant (research collaborator), Dept. Physics “Galileo Galilei”, Università degli Studi di Padova, Padua, Italy. Activities: Analysis of aerosol elemental mass size distributions in samples collected in Antarctica. Log-normal modelling of elemental distributions, study of the chlorine depletion. Supervisor: P. Mittner.

 

Other non-academic research appointments and contracts

2007-2009 - Associate of Technology, Istituto Nazionale di Fisica Nucleare (INFN), Legnaro, Padua, Italy. Activities: Associate of Technology within the 5th research group. Analysis of various environmental matrices using scanning electron microscopy, Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy and particle-induced X-ray emission techniques

2008 - Professional collaboration, Laboratorio di Igiene e Tossicologia Industriale, Azienda ULSS 12 Veneziana, Mestre, Italy. Activities: Statistical elaboration of data collected during the regional project MIVIS (Multispectral Infrared and Visible Imaging Spectrometer).

2007 - Short time research grant, Dept. Environmental Sciences, Università Ca' Foscari Venezia, Italy. Activities: Research on secondary aerosol and nucleation processes from gaseous precursors.

2005-2006 - Scientific Collaborator (short-term contract), CNR - Istituto di Scienze Marine, Venice, Italy. Activities: Sediment texture analysis using stream-scanning laser systems and settling (X-ray) grain size analyzers, development of a grain size database for the Lagoon of Venice and data processing. Supervisor: S. Guerzoni.

2002 - Professional collaboration (short-term contract), National Institute of Oceanography and Experimental Geophysics (OGS), Italy. Activities: Data sampling within the MODVEN campaign, use of acoustic doppler current profiler and WinRiver software.

 

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 to international and national research projects

2020-2021 - 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, duration 24 months, Member of the Research Unit.

2018-2019 - Project EUROCHAMP-2020 “Integration 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 PyroTRACH “Pyrogenic 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 to 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

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.

2018 - Technical reviewer for the conference INDOOR AIR 2018, International Society of Indoor Air Quality & Climate (ISIAQ), Philadelphia, PA, USA.

 

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→ongoing - Guest Editor of a Special Issue in “Atmosphere” (MDPI publisher) “Effects of Policy, Mitigation Measures and Economic Recession on Air Quality Trends”.

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)

Certificate of Excellence in Reviewing for the journal Chemosphere (IF=4.427, Elsevier)
Certificate of Outstanding Contribution in Reviewing for the journal Environmental Pollution (IF= 4.358, Elsevier)
Certificate of Outstanding Contribution in Reviewing for the journal Science of the Total Environment (IF= 4.61, Elsevier)
Certificate of Outstanding Contribution in Reviewing for the journal Transportation Research Part D (IF= 3.445, Elsevier)
Certificate of Outstanding Contribution in Reviewing for the journal Atmospheric Environment (IF= 3.708, Elsevier)
Certificate of Outstanding Contribution in Reviewing for the Journal of Aerosol Science (IF= 2.281, Elsevier)
Certificate of Outstanding Contribution in Reviewing for the Journal of Cleaner Production (IF= 5.651, Elsevier)
Certificate of Outstanding Contribution in Reviewing for the journal Data in Brief (Elsevier)

 

Teaching responsibilities and invited lectures

2018 - Guest lecturer, M.Sc. Epidemiology, M.Sc. Public Health and others, University of Rochester Medical Center, Rochester, NY, USA. Class titled “Air pollution monitoring in New York State and Rochester”.

2018 - Guest lecturer, B.Sc. Environmental Health, University of Rochester Medical Center, Rochester, NY, USA. Class titled "Air pollution monitoring in New York State".

2015 - Invited lecturer, University of Cambridge, UK, Centre for Atmospheric Science seminar series: “Source apportionment of wide range particle size spectra and black carbon collected at an International Airport”

2010 - Guest lecturer, M.sc and B.Sc programs in Environmental Sciences, University Ca’ Foscari Venezia, Italy. Seminar series in Environmental Geochemistry: “Elemental composition of particulate matter, with particular attention for natural sources and biogeochemical cycles”

2006-2009 - Guest lecturer, M.Sc and B.Sc programs in Environmental Sciences, University Ca’ Foscari Venezia, Italy. Seminar series in Sedimentology: “The role of Saharan dust outbreaks across Europe”.

2008 -  Instructor (tutor), Earth Sciences Laboratory, B.Sc program in Environmental Sciences, University Ca’Foscari Venezia, Italy.

2006-2007 - Instructor (tutor), Laboratory of Physics, B.Sc program in Environmental Sciences, University Ca’Foscari Venezia, Italy.