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Verena Rauchenwald joined IIASA in 2017, and is working in the Air Quality and Greenhouse Gases Program (AIR), where she is investigating emissions from the nitrogen cycle in association with land use changes. Further, she is working in close collaboration with the Institute of Social Ecology (SEC) at the Alpen-Adria University (AAU) in Vienna. Ms. Rauchenwald’s research will feed into IIASA's GAINS model and into SEC’s biomass flow model, called BioBAM. Furthermore Ms. Rauchenwald is pursuing her PhD at the AAU by incorporating the work generated at IIASA and SEC.
Ms. Rauchenwald holds a degree in Environment- and Natural Resources Management from the University of Natural Resources and Applied Science, Vienna and an MSc in Environmental Chemistry and Health from the University of Copenhagen. For her master thesis she designed and managed the construction of two air purification prototypes which employ photochemistry to remove air pollutants.
Ms. Rauchenwald’s international working experience ranges from business development of solar PV plants in California to research and development for a Danish startup, designing and building air purification systems for open spaces.
Her professional interests concern sustainability and various environmental matters, with a specific focus on air pollution and health. In her leisure time she enjoys dancing and practices yoga.
Last update: 14-FEB-2017
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