Italian National Research Council (ISAC - CNR), Rome, Italy
Dr Francesca Costabile took her M.degree (cum laude) in environmental engineering, postgraduate degree in environmental chemistry, and PhD in mechanical engineering. She worked as visiting researcher and postdoc at the Tsinghua university and Peking university (China), and at the Leibniz Institute for Tropospheric research (Germany), and was lecturer at the University of Rome Tor Vergata (Physics and Engineering departments) and Venice International University.
Currently, she has a permanent scientist position at the Italian National Research Council (CNR - ISAC, Institute for Atmospheric Science and climate), and is adjunct professor at the University of Rome Tor Vergata (Atmospheric Chemodynamics, 64 hours). She has published over 30 peer-reviewed scientific articles in the area of air quality, tropospheric aerosols, and relevant health effects. In particular, her main field of research is the characterisation of combustion derived ultrafine particles in the atmosphere.