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Alexandre Caseiro

Research Associate

I started a PhD on the chemical composition of the European aerosol in 2004. I stayed at the Technical University of Vienna (Austria) until 2007 for the laboratory work of the PhD. In 2007 I moved to the University of Aveiro where I collaborated with several projects (modelling, instrumental and field work). At the same time I wrote the PhD thesis (defended late 2008). In 2011 I accepted the invitation from UVW to join their air quality modelling team. There, I worked with air quality models, applied to a vast array of projects from the local to the regional scale, with risk evaluation and indoor air quality. Programming, statistics/data analysis, atmospheric remote sensing and GIS became part of my daily work. In March 2015 I started a Post-Doc at the Max Planck Institute for Chemistry (Mainz). For the first two and a half years I developed a methodology to detect and characterize gas flares using SLSTR (Sentinel-3 satellites). The methodology was used to produce a one year gas flaring activity and emissions inventory. From October 2017 I also worked on a project which used infrared data from drones, airplanes and satellites to improve the retrieved information on fires.

  • 2015 - 2019 Max-Planck-Institute for Chemistry (Mainz, Germany). Remote Sensing of Gas Flares and Wildfires from Satellites and UAVs.
  • 2011 - 2014 UVW (Gafanha da Nazaré, Portugal). Air quality modelling for EIAs.
  • 2011 - 2012 Guest associate professor at the Polytechnic Institute of Tomar (Portugal)
  • 2008 - 2009 Associate professor at the Polytechnic Institute of Coimbra (Portugal)
  • 2007 - 2011 University of Aveiro (Portugal). Research on air quality and atmospheric chemistry, focused on the sources of particulate matter.
  • 2004 - 2007 Technical University of Vienna (Austria). PhD on air quality/atmospheric chemistry with a focus on wood burning as a source of particulate matter.
  • 2003 - 2004 University of Aveiro (Portugal). Air quality research campaigns.
  • Air quality
  • Atmospheric Chemistry
  • Remote Sensing

Publications prior to joining the IASS

  • Persistent hot spot detection and characterisation using SLSTR. Alexandre Caseiro, Gernot Rücker, Joachim Tiemann, David Leimbach, Eckehard Lorenz, Olaf Frauenberger, Johannes W. Kaiser. Remote Sensing, 10 (7), 1118, 2018
  • Variations in wood burning organic marker concentrations in the atmospheres of four European cities. Alexandre Caseiro and César Oliveira. Journal of Environmental Monitoring. 14, 2261-2269, 2012
  • Wood Burning impact on PM10 in three Austrian regions. Alexandre Caseiro, Heidi Bauer, Christoph Schmidl, Casimiro A. Pio, Hans Puxbaum. Atmospheric Environment, 43:2186-2195, 2009
  • Quantifying Source Contribution to Ambient Particulate Matter in Austria with Chemical Mass Balance Receptor Modeling. Caseiro A., Bauer H., Marr I., Pio C., Puxbaum H., Simeonov V. Air Pollution Modeling and its Application XIX - NATO Science for Peace and Security Series C: Environmental Security, 711-712, 2008
  • Determination of saccharides in atmospheric aerosol using anion exchange high-performance liquid chromatography and pulsed amperometric detection. Alexandre Caseiro, Iain L. Marr, Magda Claeys, Anne Kasper-Giebl, Hans Puxbaum, Casimiro A. Pio Journal of Chromatography A, 1171, 37-45, 2007.
  • The Southern European fire season 2017 as seen by the Copernicus Atmosphere Monitoring Service Johannes W. Kaiser, Imke Hüser, Mark Parrington, Johannes Flemming, Alexandre Caseiro, 8th International Conference on Forest Fire Research 2018, Coimbra, Portugal.
  • Gas flaring detection, characterisation and emissions assessment from Sentinel-3 SLSTR Alexandre Caseiro, Johannes W. Kaiser, Gernot Ruecker, Joachim Tiemann, David Leimbach, Eckehard Lorenz, 18th GEIA (Global Emissions Initiative) conference, 2017, Hamburg, Germany.
  • Contribution of Anhydrosugars and cellulose in PM10 in Vienna. A. Caseiro, C. Pio, A. Kasper-Giebl, H. Bauer and H. Puxbaum, European Aerosol Conference 2005, Ghent, Belgium.