Position: Academic Staff
Rank: Assistant professor
Laboratory: Atmospheric Pollution and of Pollution Control Engineering of Atmospheric Pollutants
Specialization: Indoor Air Quality
Education: B.Sc. (Magna Cum Laude), Ph.D.
Indoor air quality; gaseous and particulate indoor air pollutants; indoor PM concentrations, size distributions, chemical composition; indoor and outdoor sources of atmospheric pollutants-deposition-indoor chemistry (heterogeneous and homogeneous reactions); building’s air exchange rate; indoor micro-climatic conditions; noise; indoor air quality models; Effects of air pollutants on human health and on cultural heritage. Occupational safety and health.
Undergraduate classes: Indoor Environmental Quality; Occupational Safety and Health; Industrial Hygiene; Urban Air Quality Management; Laboratory classes of Atmospheric Pollution; Laboratory classes of Atmospheric Chemistry; Risk assessment of indoor air quality on health.
Relevant Research Projects:
-Principal Investigator: «A model for the assessment of the safety and health at the workplace», Funding Agency: General Secretariat for Research and Technology of Greece, (2004?2006).
-Principal Investigator: “Thermopolis 2009: An airborne campaign over Athens, Greece, for the study of the urban heat island”, Funding Agency: European Space Agency, (2009).
-Coordinator: “Indoor air quality in three General Hospitals”, Funding Agency: Postgraduate master program: «Environmental Engineering and Science» of the Department of Environmental Engineering, DUTH, (2011?2012).
-Coordinator: “Indoor air quality in secondary education schools”, Funding Agency: Postgraduate master program: «Environmental Engineering and Science» of the Department of Environmental Engineering, DUTH, (2012?2013).
-Coordinator: “Indoor air quality in sports facilities”, Funding Agency: Postgraduate master program: «Environmental Engineering and Science» of the Department of Environmental Engineering, DUTH, (2013?2014).
Examples of recent publications:
1. Loupa G, E. Charpantidou, E. Karageorgos, S. Rapsomanikis, “The chemistry of gaseous acids in medieval churches in Cyprus”, Atmospheric Environment 41: 9018–9029 (2007).
2. Loupa G. and S. Rapsomanikis, “Air pollutant emission rates and concentrations in medieval churches”, Journal of Atmospheric Chemistry, 60(2):169-187, DOI 10.1007/s10874-008-9116-z (2009).
Äçìïóéåýóåéò ìåôÜ ôçí åêëïãÞ ìïõ ùò Åðßêïõñçò ÊáèçãÞôñéáò:
3. Loupa G., E. Karageorgos and S. Rapsomanikis “Potential effects of particulate matter from combustion during services on human health and on works of art in medieval churches in Cyprus”, Environmental Pollution, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.envpol.2010.06.005 (2010).
4. Loupa G. "Case study: Health hazards of automotive repair mechanics: Thermal and lighting comfort, particulate matter and noise" Journal of Occupational and Environmental Hygiene 10(10): D135-D146. http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/15459624.2013.818222 (2013).
5. Loupa G, Zarogianni A-M, Karali D, Kosmadakis I, Rapsomanikis S (2016) Indoor/outdoor PM2.5 elemental composition and organic fraction medications, in a Greek hospital Science of The Total Environment 550:727-735
1. Ravilious Kate “Poor air degrades church artwork”, Story from BBC NEWS: Published: 2006/10/04 12:12:16 GMT http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/sci/tech/5406048.stm
2. Ravilious Kate “Churches may be more polluted than roads” Environmental Research Web, Oct 12, 2010, http://environmentalresearchweb.org/cws/article/news/44002
Dr. Glykeria (Rea) Loupa (former Drakou) is Assistant Professor of Indoor Air Quality in the Laboratory of Atmospheric Pollution and of Pollution Control Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, Department of Environmental Engineering, Democritus University of Thrace, Greece (2010-present). She graduated from the Physics Department, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece (1974-1984) and she obtained her PhD in the same university (“Indoor Air Pollution in Buildings housing Historical Artifacts” 1992-1998).
V. Sofias 12, Xanthi, Greece
tel: 25410 79384