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David Broday

David Broday
Associate Professor
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Faculty of Civil and Environmental Engineering Technion - Israel Institute of Technology Haifa 32000, Israel
  • Air pollution - modeling emissions transport and dispersion, source allocation, study of spatiotemporal scales and the variability captured in air quality monitoring data, dust phenomena, abatement technologies
  • Aerosol and atmospheric physics - satellite and ground remote sensing, revealing of footprints of meteorological phenomena in air quality data, wireless distributed sensing of air quality, aerosol deposition and removal, particulate air pollution
  • Exposure to ambient pollutants - exposure modeling, dosimetry of inhalable pollutants, applications of GIS for exposure assessment, incorporation of ICT data for exposure estimation
  • Atmospheric moisture harvesting – use of liquid desiccant for vapor separation prior to cooling/condensation and water extraction

Academic Degrees

1996    D.Sc., Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, Technion, Israel

1992    M.Sc., Faculty of Agricultural Engineering, Technion, Israel

1989    B.Sc., Faculty of Agricultural Engineering, Technion, Israel, Summa Cum Laude

 

Academic Appointments

2016    Visiting Prof., the Catalonia Center of Research in Environmental Epidemiology – CREAL, Barcelona, Spain

2011    Assoc. Prof., Faculty of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Technion

2011    Visiting Prof., Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, University of Alberta, Edmonton, CA

2007    Tenure appointment, Faculty of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Technion

2001    Senior Lecturer, Faculty of Agricultural Engineering, Technion

1998    Postdoctoral research fellow, Computational Chemodynamics Laboratory, Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences Institute, Rutgers University, Piscataway, NJ

1997    Postdoctoral fellow, Levich Institute, CCNY, CUNY, New York, NY

1996    Lecturer, Nazareth Technology College, Nazareth, Israel

 

Academic Degrees

1996    D.Sc., Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, Technion, Israel

1992    M.Sc., Faculty of Agricultural Engineering, Technion, Israel

1989    B.Sc., Faculty of Agricultural Engineering, Technion, Israel, Summa Cum Laude

 

Academic Appointments

2016    Visiting Prof., the Catalonia Center of Research in Environmental Epidemiology – CREAL, Barcelona, Spain

2011    Assoc. Prof., Faculty of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Technion

2011    Visiting Prof., Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, University of Alberta, Edmonton, CA

2007    Tenure appointment, Faculty of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Technion

2001    Senior Lecturer, Faculty of Agricultural Engineering, Technion

1998    Postdoctoral research fellow, Computational Chemodynamics Laboratory, Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences Institute, Rutgers University, Piscataway, NJ

1997    Postdoctoral fellow, Levich Institute, CCNY, CUNY, New York, NY

1996    Lecturer, Nazareth Technology College, Nazareth, Israel

 

Professional Activities

2011-          Director, Technion Center of Excellence in Exposure Science and Environmental Health (TCEEH)

2011-2013 Chair, Particle-Lung Interactions Working Group, European Aerosol Assembly

2009-2011 Vice-Chair, Lung-Particle Interactions Working Group, European Aerosol Assembly

2007-2008 Secretary, European Aerosol Assembly (EAA)

2005-          Member, Board of the Israeli Association for Aerosol Research (IAAR)

 

Graduate Students

PhD theses

1) A. Cohen, 2012, Development of a GIS-based decision supporting management tool for agricultural spraying for pest control

2) Y. Etzion, 2012, Remote sensing of pollutants in the near ground atmosphere by hyperspectral imaging

3) M. Sorek Hammer, 2015, Integration of satellite observations and ground monitoring data and its application for assessing exposure to PM in Israel

4) D. Tratakovsky, 2017, Development of methodology for risk assessment as a result of large scale area development and open pit phosphate mining

5) S. Chen, Development and application of advanced methods for nationwide high-resolution air quality optimization-model (ongoing)

6) S. Falah, Daily PM2.5 estimation by fusion of multiple earth observation satellite products (ongoing)

 

MSc theses

1) M. Hadari, 2005, A 3D model for the light regime in an avocado orchard

2) A. Gilelach, 2006, Characterization of plant cell wall as filtration and sorption media for toxic gases and fine aerosols

3) N. Hirshel, 2006, The effects of vegetation on air quality parameters in urban setting

4) O. Eitan, 2006, Testing for associations between cancer morbidity and exposure to PM10 and SO2 in the Haifa Bay area

5) Y. Alkalai, 2008, Qualitative and quantitative characterization of airborne pollutants in confined animal feeding operations (CAFOs) in Israel

6) N. Lati, 2009, The spatial variation of organic carbon and its soluble fraction in particulate matter in Haifa area

7) A. Zalel, 2011 Cum Laude, Modeling PAH concentrations in the Czech Republic

8) M. Haim, 2011, Characterization of the temporal and spatial variability of air quality parameters in the Hadera region and their effect on local residents' health

9) M. Landau, 2012, The effects of transportation policy on urban air pollution

10) J. Sheshnek, 2013, Utilization of distributed wireless sensor network for assessing exposure to air pollutants

11) G. Noy, 2014, Development of a quantitative model for environmental impact assessment of a desalination plat: Shavei Zion case study

12) M. Inibtawi, 2016, Car dust-bound concentrations of poly-brominated flame retardants and poly-aromatic compounds in Israel

13) S. Nusbaum, 2016, Improved estimations of the energy balance and the heat storage change in Lake Kinneret using the Penman-Brutsaer and the Kalman Filter algorithms

14) B. Gido, 2016 Summa Cum Laude, Harvesting atmospheric moisture by a liquid desiccant system and solar energy

15) G. Sapir, Implementation of cyclic economy concepts for reducing emissions of air pollutants and production of energy and fertilizers (ongoing)

16) D. Song, Source apportionment of bi-weekly sampled non-criteria pollutants in HBA (ongoing)

17) Z. Ma, Indoor-outdoor relationships of criteria pollutants - a case study (ongoing)

 

Postdoctoral Fellows

1) Y. Zudman, 2003-2005, Spatiotemporal analysis of air pollution data for assessing chronic exposure

2) T. Freiman, 2004-2005, The role of vegetation on air quality in urban surroundings - Sub-urban variability of air quality proxies

3) R. Rosenzweig, 2009, Deposition of fractal-like soot aggregates in the human respiratory tract

4) I. Levi, 2011-2013, Distributed wireless sensor network for assessing exposure to traffic-related air pollution

5) Y. Etzion, 2012-2014, Retrieval of fine multi-modal aerosol concentrations from ground remote sensing data

6) S. Molchanov, 2014, Interference of environmental variables and pollutant cross-sensitivity in air quality measurements by a distributed wireless sensor network

7) R. Shafran-Nathan, 2014-2017, Static and dynamic models of daily commute in Israel

8) F. Kizel, 2015, Interference of environmental variables and pollutant cross-sensitivity in air quality measurements by a distributed wireless sensor network

9) M. Sorek-Hammer, 2015-2016, Satellite based estimation of PM2.5 and PM10 across Israel

10) O. Zivan, 2017-2018, Characterization, distribution and source apportionment of ambient ultrafine particles in Haifa Bay area

 

Competitive Research Grants

2002–2004 International Arid Lands Consortium, Optimizing Resource Management under Spatial Uncertainty

2002–2005 European Commission FP5, Integrated Exposure Management Tool for Characterizing Air Pollution Relevant Human Exposure in Urban Environment

2004–2007 BARD, Elimination of Emissions of Ammonia and Hydrogen Sulfide from Confined Animal and Feeding Operations (CAFO) Using an Adsorption/Liquid-Redox Process with Biological Regeneration

2005-2007 Israel Ministry of Science and Technology, Assessing Chronic Population Exposure at a Sub-Urban Scale and Its Possible Associations to Morbidity in The Haifa Bay Area

2007–2008 European Commission FP6, ENVIRISK - Assessing the risks of environmental stressors: contribution to development of integrating methodology

2008-2011 Ministry of Environmental Protection (MoEP), Air Pollution Acute Health Effects in Ashdod Population – A Quantitative Analysis

2009-2012 Environmental and Health Fund, Chronic Exposure to Air Pollution and Long-Term Outcomes after First Acute Myocardial Infarction: A Population-Based Cohort Study

2011-2017 Environmental and Health Fund, The Technion Center of Excellence in Exposure Science and Environmental Health (TCEEH)

2012-2014 The Niedersachsen-Israel Research Cooperation Program, Inference of Aerosol and Land Use Interactions from Remote Sensing Data (AerosolLand)

2012-2016 European Commission FP7, CITI-SENSE - Development of sensor-based Citizens’ Observatory Community for improving quality of life in cities

2014-2018 The Leona M. and Harry B. Helmsley Charitable Trust, Technion-Shantou University Collaboration in Environmental Health

2015-2018 EURONANOMED II, The Airspace Dimension Test for Improved Diagnosis of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease - ADT-COPD

2015-2017 Ministry of Energy and Infrastructure, Estimation of Health Effects of Emissions from Quarries and Transportation

2016-2019 Ministry of Science & Technology, Improving Satellite Based PM2.5 and PM10 Estimation Across Israel

2017-2020 The joint ISF-UGC research grants program, Daily PM2.5 Estimation by Fusion of Multiple Earth-Observation Satellite Products