Department of

Mechanical Engineering

 

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Dr. Olga Poulida, Ph.D., M.Sc. Diploma, PGD  
Professor, 
Mechanical Engineering Department, 
Frederick Institute of Technology

  • Doctor of Philosophy in Environmental Sciences, The University of Maryland, College Park, MD, USA, Spring 1993, Ph.D. Dissertation: Observations and Photochemistry of Reactive Trace Gases in the Atmosphere” (Research advisor: Prof. Dr. Russell R. Dickerson)

·         Master of Science in Environmental Sciences, The University of Maryland, College Park, MD, USA, 1991

·         Graduate Program in Meteorology, Physics Department, Laboratory of Applied Physics , University of Athens, Athens, Greece, 1987-1988  

·         Diploma in Physics, Physics Department, University of Athens, Athens, Greece, 1983-1987 

·         Postgraduate Diploma in Environmental Impact Assessment, Imperial College (external program), London, UK, 2002

 

  Research Interests

·         Environmental Applications – Environmental Impacts

·         Atmospheric Chemistry / Photochemistry

·         Atmospheric Physics

·         Instrumental Chemical Analysis

·         Health and Safety

·         Risk assessment

  Research Projects

Principal Investigator: 

·         Development of a Comprehensive Training Course for Assessing the Risk at Workplace”, funded by EU within the frame of the Leonardo da Vinci 2004 Program, 2004 - 2007

·         “Cultural Heritage and Environment: Research and Training”, funded by the Cyprus Planning Bureau and the Greek Ministries of Aegean and Northern Greece, 2004 - 2006

·         Indoors Air Pollution in Old Churches of Archeological Importance”, funded by the Cyprus Promotion Foundation, 2002 - 2005

·         UV Solar Radiation and Skin Cancer: The case of Cyprus", funded by the Cyprus Promotion Foundation, 2000 - 2002

·         “Development of an Advanced Management System for the Air Quality in Nicosia Area", funded by the Cyprus Promotion Foundation, 2000 - 2002

·         Development of an Integrated, Distance Learning Training Module for the Oil Industry", funded by EU within the frame of the Leonardo da Vinci 1999 Program, 1999 - 2001

·         1997 – 2000      “Training in Air Monitoring and Occupational Health Issues at the Work Place”, funded by EU within the frame of the Leonardo da Vinci 1997 Program, 1997 - 2000

Participation: 

·         “Topic Centre New Member States for Health and Safety”, funded by the European Agency for Health and Safety at Bilbao, 2004

·         "Southeastern Europe Network for UV Monitoring", funded by the Greek Secretariat for Research And Development, 2004 - 2006

·         Preliminary of Air Pollution Assessment in Cyprus, Drawing of Air Pollution Zones”, bi-communal project, funded by United Nations (UNOPS), 2002 - 2004

Selected Publications

  • Scavenging of atmospheric constituents in mixed phase clouds at the high-alpine site Jungfraujoch; Part II: Influence of riming on the scavenging of particulate and gaseous chemical trace species, O. Poulida, M. Schwikowski, U. Baltensperger, J. Staehelin, and H.W. Gaeggeler, Atmos. Environment, 246 (32), 3985-4000, 1998.
  •  Scavenging of atmospheric constituents in mixed phase clouds at the high-alpine site Jungfraujoch; Part III: Scavenging processes affecting the removal of chemical species in mixed phase cloud systems, M. Schwikowski, U. Baltensperger, H.W. Gaeggeler, and O. Poulida, Atmos. Environment, 246 (32), 4001-4010, 1998.
  • Scavenging of atmospheric constituents in mixed phase clouds at the high-alpine site Jungfraujoch; Part I: Basic concept and cloud scavenging, U. Baltensperger, M. Schwikowski, D. T. Jost, S. Nyeki, H.W. Gaeggeler, and O. Poulida, Atmos. Environment, 246 (32), 3975-3983, 1998.
  • The potential of Statistical State Space models in Urban Ozone Forecasting, D. Vassiliadis, K. A. Kourtidis, and O. Poulida, Environ. Sci. and Pollution Res., 5(1), 7-11, 1998.
  • Reply to the comment of B. Vonnegut, G. Stenchikov, K. Pickering, O. Poulida, R.R. Dickerson and W. Ellis Jr, J. Geophys. Res., 102(10), 23589-23590, 1997.
  • Stratosphere-Troposphere Exchange in a Mid Latitude Mesoscale Convective Complex: 1. Observations, O. Poulida, R. R. Dickerson, and A. Heymsfield, J. Geophys. Res., 101(3), 6823-6836, 1996.
  • Stratosphere-Troposphere Exchange in a Mid Latitude Mesoscale Convective Complex: 2. Numerical Simulations, G. Stenchikov, R. R. Dickerson, O. Poulida, W. Ellis, B. G. Doddridge, S. Kondragunta, K. Pickering, J. Scala, and W. K. Tao, J. Geophys. Res, 101(3), 6837-6851, 1996.                 
  • Observations and Tropospheric Photochemistry in Central North Carolina, O. Poulida, K. L. Civerolo, and R. R. Dickerson, J. Geophys. Res., 99(5), 10553-10563, 1994.
  • Trace Gas Concentrations and Meteorology in Rural Virginia. Part I: Ozone and Carbon Monoxide, O. Poulida, R. R. Dickerson, B. G. Doddridge, J. Z. Holland, R. G. Wardell, and J. G. Watkins, J. Geophys. Res., 96(12), 22461‑22475, 1991.
  • Observations of Tropospheric Trace Gases and Meteorology in Rural Virginia Using an Unattended Monitoring System: Hurricane Hugo (1989), a case study, B. G. Doddridge, R. R. Dickerson, J.  Z. Holland, J.  N. Cooper, O. Poulida, and  R. G. Wardell, J. Geophys. Res., 96(5), 9341‑9360, 1991.

  Teaching 

Engineering and Education Departments:

·         APHY 111- Mechanics, Heat and Waves with Laboratory

·         APHY 112 – Electromagnetism and Optics with Laboratory

·         AMEE 409 – Environmental Assessment and Environmental                                    Management

·         SMEE 303 – Energy Management and Conservation

·         FEP 301 – Physical Sciences

 

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Contact Information - Mailing Address:  

 

Dr. Olga Poulida
Frederick Research Center

Filokiprou 7

Kaimakli 1036, Nicosia, Cyprus
Tel:    +357 22345159 - ext. 116

Fax:  +357 22438234

E-mail: mailto:eng.po@fit.ac.cy

Last Modified: 11/3/2005