20 years of Science and Innovation

Pedro Branco

Junior Researcher

Background: PhD in Environmental Engineering – Faculty of Engineering of Porto, Portugal

Major research topics

  • Indoor Air Quality
  • Exposure modelling
  • Occupational exposure
  • Health impacts
  • Mitigation strategies
  • Low-cost sensing technologies

 

Selected Publications

Chojer H, Branco PTBS, Martins FG, Alvim-Ferraz MCM, Sousa SIV. "Development of low-cost indoor air quality monitoring devices". Science of The Total Environment. 2020. DOI: j.scitotenv.2020.138385

Branco PTBS, Alvim-Ferraz MCM, Martins FG, Ferraz C, Vaz LG, Sousa SIV. "Asthma in urban and rural pre- and primary school children according to the latest GINA definition". Allergy. 2020. DOI: 10.1111/all.14201

Branco PTBS, Alvim-Ferraz MCM, Martins FG, Sousa SIV. "Quantifying indoor air quality determinants in urban and rural nursery and primary schools". Environmental Research 176: 108534, 2019. DOI: 10.1016/j.envres.2019.108534

Branco PTBS, Nunes RAO, Alvim-Ferraz MCM, Martins FG, Sousa SIV. "Children’s exposure to radon in nursery and primary schools". International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health 13 (4), 2016. DOI: 10.3390/ijerph13040386

Branco PTBS, Alvim-Ferraz MCM, Martins FG, Sousa SIV. "The microenvironmental modelling approach to assess children's exposure to air pollution - A review". Environmental Research 135: 317-332, 2014. DOI: 10.1016/j.envres.2014.10.002

 

Selected Projects

“SENSINAIR: Low-cost sensors as a tool to reduce air pollution on nursery and primary schools – impact on childhood asthma”, funded by Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia, (POCI-01-0145-FEDER-032391). Beginning: 2018. Duration: 36 months. Role: team member.

“ArRiscO: Firefighters’ occupational exposure to air pollution - impact on COPD and asthma”, funded by Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia (PCIF/SSO/0101/2017). Beginning: 2019. Duration: 36 months. Role: team member.

“INAIRCHILD: Indoor Air Pollution in nurseries and primary schools: impact on childhood asthma”, funded by Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia (PTDC/SAL-SAP/121827/2010). Beginning: 2012. Duration: 42 months. Role: team member.

 

Email: pbrancofe.up.pt

Phone: +351 22 508 1475

Room: E219

Laboratory: E201

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