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Indoor Air Quality Science and Technology

Humans spend 90% of their time indoors; consequently, human exposure to most air pollutants is actually dominated by indoor rather than outdoor conditions.

The mission of the Indoor Air Science and Technology research group is to conduct new research on our exposure to airborne particles and chemical air pollution and to develop knowledge-based strategies and technologies that promotes healthier indoor environments and more sustainable buildings.

Our research covers fundamental scientific explorations of indoor air, studies of low-emission building materials, and testing and development of air quality sensors and air treatment technologies.

If you want to join forces to help us improve our understanding of the air we breathe the most and to create the next-generation of healthy indoor environments, either as a researcher within the group or as an affiliated partner, please do not hesitate to contact us.

Reseach areas

  • Understanding the composition, sources, dynamics, and health effects of airborne chemicals and particles in indoor air
  • Strategies for improving the chemical environment of residential and occupational indoor air, including material selection and ventilation strategies
  • Studies of low-emission building materials for construction of sustainable green buildings
  • Design and implementation of technologies for improving indoor air quality
  • Development of analytical methods, sensors and monitoring systems for indoor air

We utilize state-of-the-art analytical techniques, including aerosol spectrometers, gas chromatography, and proton-transfer-reaction mass spectrometry (PTRMS) to study the sources and removal of air pollution in both laboratory test facilities and real indoor environments.

The research is highly interdisciplinary combining environmental engineering with that of indoor air quality and public health studies, environmental and atmospheric chemistry, analytical chemistry, and civil and architectural engineering.