Prof. Laura Gallardo
iCACGP Vice President
Center for Mathematical Modeling (CMM) , & Geophysics Department (DGF)
University of Chile
Fax : +56 2 6968686 (DGF); 6889705 (CMM)
Research Interests        Publications        Detailed CV

Laura Gallardo is an associate professor at the Geophysics Department (DGF) and an associate researcher at the Center for Mathematical Modeling (CMM) at the University of Chile. She got a PhD in Chemical Meteorology at Stockholm University (MISU) in 1996 working on lightning and emissions of oxidized nitrogen under the guidance of Prof. Henning Rodhe. She returned to her home land Chile in 1997 where she worked as an expert advisor for National Commission for the Environment (CONAMA) between 1997 and 2001, leading the first regional scale modeling studies, with emphasis on sulfur dispersion from copper smelting. In early 2002 she got a researcher position at CMM, where she begun studies on inverse modeling applications for constraining city-scale emission inventories and optimal network design. In 2007, she got a permanent position at DGF and remains as an associate researcher at CMM. Overall, she has developed various research activities including extensive international collaboration leading to various publications in peer-reviewed journals.

Research Interests:   

Her research interests are atmospheric modeling and data assimilation, air quality in mega cities, and aerosol-cloud-climate interactions.

Services to the scientific community:   

She has been the leader for a scientific network and project studying South American Megacities (SAEMC). She has served as a member of the Scientific Committee of the International Global Atmospheric Chemistry (IGAC) for the period 2003-2009, and as a member of Commission for Atmospheric Chemistry and Global Pollution (CACGP) since 2006. At the Department of Geophysics, University of Chile, she teaches courses on atmospheric chemistry, modeling and global change. At the Department of Mathematical Engineering she teaches on inverse modeling. She has guided several theses in engineering and atmospheric science.


Detailed CV