Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (AUTh)
The Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (AUTh, http://www.auth.gr
) is the largest university in Greece. The University Campus covers some 23 hectares close to the centre of Thessaloniki. It comprises 7 Faculties organized into 33 Schools, 5 faculties with only 1 school each, as well as 4 independent Schools (a total of 42 Schools). Some educational and administrative facilities are located off campus for practical and operational reasons. More than 96,000 undergraduate and postgraduate students study at the Aristotle University, 88,000 in undergraduate programmes and 8,000 in postgraduate programmes.
Laboratory of Heat Transfer and Environmental Engineering (LHTEE)
The Laboratory of Heat Transfer and Environmental Engineering (LHTEE, http://aix.meng.auth.gr
) belongs to the Energy Section of the Mechanical Engineering Department, Aristotle University Thessaloniki, Greece. LHTEE conducts basic and applied research in the fields of Energy Systems and Technology, Air Pollution and Waste Management with a long record of research and consulting activities, both at national and international level. Research work on Air Pollution focuses on the simulation of transport and chemical transformation of pollutants in the atmosphere with the use of advanced air quality models, with main focus on the assessment of air pollution levels and the exposure of the population in urban areas. The Laboratory is also involved in Air Quality Management through the valuation of the performance of technical measures and policies for reducing air pollution levels and the analysis of the impact of industrial activities and major public works on air quality with the use of integrated environmental assessment tools. During the past 15 years LHTEE has been heavily involved in various activities of EEA's European Topic Centre on Air and Climate Change.
Laboratory of Applied Thermodynamics (LAT)
) is a laboratory specialised in vehicle exhaust emissions and aftertreatment technology and has undertaken major roles in studies on EU policy instruments in the area of automotive emissions, including emission standard and policy development, impact assessments, monitoring policies, inventorying etc. In the past 20 years LAT has undertaken more than 60 research projects and studies related to energy and emissions control technology. LAT has developed the COPERT software with support from the European Environment Agency. Today LAT has full access to the TREMOVE model, funded by DG ENV and is further developing the model for execution of a number of policy scenarios requested by the European Commission. The technical information required to build such tools has been collected from participation in several automotive-specific research projects (such as COST319/MEET, ARTEMIS and PARTICULATES) and utilization of LAT’s automotive laboratory facilities.