Irene Dedoussi


Delft University of Technology


Irene Dedoussi is an Assistant Professor in the Faculty of Aerospace Engineering of the Delft University of Technology (TU Delft). Her research interests are centered around numerical approaches for assessing and mitigating the environmental impacts of combustion emissions from transportation and energy sectors. Irene was a Research Assistant and Postdoctoral Associate at LAE from 2012 to 2019. She holds a PhD (’18) and SM (’14) in Aeronautics and Astronautics from MIT, and a BA (Hons) and MEng (Hons w/Distinction) in Engineering from the University of Cambridge. Irene grew up in Athens, Greece.


Irene’s PhD thesis at LAE focused on the numerical modeling of the atmospheric impacts of combustion emissions from ground level and high-altitude emission sources, concentrating on (a) how combustion emissions’ impacts are transported in the atmosphere and how different sectors contribute to pollution, and (b) the ozone 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.


    • Atmospheric (adjoint) modeling
    • Combustion emissions
    • Environmental impacts



Irene’s LAE publications can be found here.


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.