Irene Dedoussi

Postdoctoral Associate


Irene Dedoussi is a Postdoctoral Associate in the Department of Aeronautics and Astronautics at MIT. In May 2018, she completed her PhD in the same department. Her PhD thesis focused on numerical modeling of the atmospheric impacts of combustion emissions, from ground level and high-altitude emission sources. Irene holds a BA (Hons) and MEng (Hons w/Distinction) in Aerospace and Aerothermal Engineering from the University of Cambridge, and a SM from MIT AeroAstro. She has worked on aeroacoustics in the past, and in particular, on landing gear noise. Irene has been a recipient of the MIT George and Marie Vergottis Fellowship, and the MIT Martin Family Fellowship for Sustainability. Irene grew up in Athens, Greece, and in her free time enjoys swimming and practicing yoga.


Irene’s work at MIT focuses on the environmental impacts of combustion emissions from aviation and other sectors (e.g. road transportation, electric power generation, etc.). She uses and further develops an adjoint of a chemistry-transport model to quantify the impacts of emissions perturbations on environmental end points of interest. Irene’s current work concentrates on (a) how combustion emissions’ impacts are transported in the atmosphere and how different sectors contribute to pollution, and (b) the environmental impacts of supersonic aircraft in the stratosphere. Irene’s work has been used to inform the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) on an international aircraft carbon standard, and was also applied to quantify the impacts of the excess NOx emissions from Volkswagen diesel vehicles in the US.


      • Adjoint modeling
      • Combustion emissions
      • Environmental impacts

Non-LAE Publications

Dedoussi IC, 2018. Adjoint sensitivity analysis of the atmospheric impacts of combustion emissions. Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Ph.D. Thesis June 2018. (to be uploaded on DSpace@MIT).

Dedoussi IC, 2014. Air pollution and early deaths in the United States: Attribution of PM2.5 exposure to emissions species, time, location and sector. Massachusetts Institute of Technology, S.M. Thesis June 2014. DSpace@MIT.

Dedoussi IC, Hynes TP, Siller H, 2013.  Investigating the landing gear noise using fly-over data: The case of a Boeing 747-400. 19th AIAA/CEAS Aeroacoustics Conference. May 27-29, 2013, Berlin, Germany. DOI: 10.2514/6.2013-2115.

Dedoussi IC, 2012. Landing gear noise analysis of a Boeing 747-400. Department of Engineering, University of Cambridge, MEng thesis, June 2012.