Irene is a PhD candidate at the Laboratory for Aviation and the Environment in the Department of Aeronautics and Astronautics, under the supervision of Prof. Steven Barrett. Her work aims to advance the understanding of the air quality impacts of emissions from different industrial sectors in a policy-relevant manner. She uses an atmospheric adjoint sensitivity approach to attribute air pollution impacts to emission species, location, time and sector. A significant part of Irene’s work focuses on the aviation sector, and aims to provide a means of assessing the environmental impacts of emissions from both conventional and supersonic aircraft, as well as mitigation scenarios. Her work has contributed to the first peer-reviewed assessment of health impacts from the Volkswagen emissions scandal in the U.S. and has been used to inform UN’s International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) of the air quality tradeoffs and co-benefits of an international aircraft carbon standard. She has previously worked on aeroacoustics, primarily on landing gear noise. Irene comes from Athens, Greece and holds an undergraduate degree (BA (Hons) & MEng (Hons w/Distinction)) in Engineering from the University of Cambridge, and a Master’s in Aeronautics and Astronautics from MIT.