Lecture by Prof. Stuart Batterman - December, 19, 2017

Publication date: 13-12-2017 15:28

Stuart Batterman

Prof. Stuart Batterman will deliver a lecture at 11:00 am on 

Transport for health and the environment (getting around in a disruptive world)

at the Amfitheater II of the Mechanical Engineering Department (near the Bar), Pólo II, University of Coimbra. Participation is open to the university community.

The eent is organised by the Centre for Industrial Ecology (CIE/ADAI-LAETA)

At 01:30 pm Prof. Batterman will also lead a  Scientific meeting* for young researchers (doctoral candidates and post-docs) of the MIT Portugal Program (Sustainable Energy Systems and Transportation Systems) and the Energy for Sustainability Initiative of the University of Coimbra.

 Between the morning lecture and the afternoon meeting, there will be a lunch* at 12:30.

* For both lunch and scientific meeting, registration is required. Please send an email to rita.garcia@dem.uc.pt and fausto.freire@dem.uc.pt with your name, contact information, PhD program (if applicable) and research topic, until 17 December (lunch cost: 7 euros, payed at the entrance of the buffet restaurant).


Prof. Batterman's has a Ph.D. on Water Resources & Environmental Engineering (Civil Engineering) from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1986.

His research and teaching interests address environmental impact assessment, human exposure and health risk assessment, and environmental management. His research addresses both theoretical work and applied laboratory and field studies. He is particularly interested in improving exposure measures that can be used in risk assessments and epidemiological studies; measuring toxic compounds including volatile organic compounds (VOCs) found as pollutants in drinking water, ambient and indoor air, and statistical and modeling methods that can be used to interpret and extend available measurements. His research is applied to contemporary problems including ambient and indoor air quality, environmental epidemiology, policy analysis, environmental engineering, environmental justice, and life cycle analysis. His international projects include training and research programs in the environmental sciences and engineering in Africa (especially South Africa) and Europe (especially Portugal, Russia and Finland). He directs the Hazardous Substances Academic Training Program and the Pilot Project Research Program in the NIOSH-supported Education and Resource Center.

Prof. Batterman is a co-founder of the Energy for Sustainability Initiative.