École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne

PI: Prof. Dr. Athanasios Nenes

Laboratory of Atmospheric Processes and their Impacts (LAPI)

LAPI studies atmospheric processes and their impacts on climate, health and ecosystems through a combination of theory, measurement and modelling. A central focus of LAPI's research program is atmospheric particulate matter (aerosols), and studies often combine observations, theory and modelling. The members of LAPI are involved in the development of aerosol instrumentation, and measurement techniques required to study processes and constrain parameters for models. LAPI develops open-source modules routinely used in air quality and climate models, as well as tools for advanced sensitivity analysis of large codes and model reduction/data discovery through emulation and network analysis. LAPI is also heavily involved in field measurement programs on understanding the climate and health impacts of ambient aerosol.

LAPI is very closely affiliated with the Center of Studies on Air quality and Climate Change (C-STACC) of the Institute of Chemical Engineering of the Foundation for Research and Technology Hellas at Patras (Greece) and the School of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences at the Georgia Institute of Technology (US), where the LAPI director maintains affiliations and active research groups and lab facilities. LAPI also maintains a large number of active collaborations with leading groups worldwide.