“Severe air pollution causes the premature death of more than 5.5 million people per year, according to news reports.
Mark Zondlo, the Andlinger Center for Energy and the Environment’s associate director for external partnerships and associate professor of civil and environmental engineering at Princeton University, develops tools to measure air pollution in more sophisticated and nimble ways than previously possible. His specially engineered laser sensors and drones help reveal the impact of greenhouse gases and air pollutants on the climate, where pollutants come from, and how clouds of air pollution – such as smog – form. The end goal is to ultimately inform policy that will clear the air and our lungs and slash air pollution’s staggering impact on human mortality.”
HAQAST member Mark Zondlo is part of a research team that developed a platform to measure greenhouse gases and air pollutants, without altering their own measurements, using an electric vehicle.
Read more about the PACE (Princeton Atmospheric Chemistry Experiment) project here.
Watch the project video here.