Dr. Carolina Rojo
- PhD, Physics-Chemistry, University of Strasbourg, France, 2012
- MS, Science of the Universe, Environment and Ecology, Pierre and Marie Curie University, Paris, France, 2009
- BS, Physics, Pierre and Marie Curie University, Paris, France, 2007
Fields: Alternative fuels, Aircraft plume modelling, Contrails, Environment
Former Lab Role: Postdoctoral Associate [until January 2014]
I am originally from Madrid, Spain, but I have mainly lived in England and France. I have recently finished my PhD at Onera, the French Aerospace Lab where I have been studying the impact of aircraft-produced aerosols on the environment, focusing on the introduction of alternative fuels in aeronautics. My work consisted in developing a microphysical model capable to predict the evolution of aerosols in the near field of an aircraft. The goal was to determine the influence of new generation jet fuels on the behaviour of the emitted gases and particles, and particularly on the formation of ice crystals leading to contrails. During my postdoc at MIT, I will be extending theses approaches in order to understand the effects of alternative fuels on contrail properties.
Carolina left LAE in January 2014.
Selected Relevant Publications
“Modelling alternative fuels for aircraft: Influence on the evolution and behaviour of aerosols”, Rojo C., Vancassel X., Ponche J.-L., Proceedings of the 3rd Transport, Atmosphere and Climate Conference, Prien am Chiemsee, Germany, June 2012
“Environmental impact of aviation-produced aerosols: Using alternative fuels”, Rojo C., Vancassel X., Ponche J.-L., Lottin D., Proceedings of the 11th ONERA-DLR Aerospace Symposium, Toulouse, France, February 2011
“D5000.10 Report on SAMPLE Project II”, Delhaye D., Vancassel X., Rojo C., Lottin D., Ferry D., Petzold A., ECATS report, 2011