Irene Dedoussi

Research Assistant


I come from Athens Greece, where I was born and raised, and I am currently a PhD candidate in the Department of Aeronautics and Astronautics at MIT. I hold a BA and MEng in Aerospace and Aerothermal Engineering from the University of Cambridge, and a SM from MIT AeroAstro. I have worked on aeroacoustics in the past, and in particular, on landing gear noise. I am a recipient of the MIT George and Marie Vergottis Fellowship and the MIT Martin Family Fellowship for Sustainability. In my free time I enjoy swimming and practicing yoga.


My work at MIT focuses on the air pollution impacts of combustion emissions from aviation and other sectors (e.g. road transportation, electric power generation, etc.). I develop and use an adjoint of a chemistry transport model to quantify the impacts of emissions perturbations on environmental end points of interest. My current work concentrates on how combustion emissions impacts are transported in the atmosphere, and on how different sectors contribute to pollution. I am also looking at the ozone impacts of supersonic aircraft in the stratosphere. My 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
      • Air quality