Intake Fraction


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Joshua ApteI am an ITRI-Rosenfeld Postdoctoral Fellow in the Environmental Energy Technologies Division at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory. Effective January 2015, I will be an assistant professor in the Department of Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering at the University of Texas at Austin.

I conduct research at the intersection of air quality, public health and climate change mitigation, with a special interest in techniques for measuring, modeling and reducing human exposure to particulate matter (PM). I am especially interested in these issues as they pertain to low-income cities and countries.

I am currently recruiting motivated doctoral students to join our growing research group at UT-Austin.

Current research areas include:

  • Intake fraction modeling for major sources of human exposure to air pollution (e.g., transportation)
  • Next-generation techniques for air quality sensing and exposure assessment
  • Global health benefits of reducing ambient air pollution
  • Energy, air quality, and health assessment of backup diesel generators in India
  • Urban air quality in developing countries