Scientific Advisory Committee


Rebuilding Trust

The AIR-backed system has been independently assessed by 8 leading European academics in the fields of emissions and air quality, and who comprise AIR’s Scientific Advisory Committee.

These academics have confirmed that the Emissions Analytics (EA) testing and rating system is robust enough for automakers and city policy makers to take immediate action to solve the NOx crisis.

AIR’s SAC has also concluded that the EA test is suited to the AIR approach because all cars are subject to the same test and the data is immediately available for new cars and those already on the road.

Members Of Air’s Scientific Advisory Committee

Members Of AIR’s Scientific Advisory Committee

The Scientific Advisory Committee (SAC) is composed of European academics and experts in the fields of emissions and air quality. As members of the SAC, they represent themselves and their opinion, and not those of the institutions they work for.

Helen ApSimon

Professor of Air Pollution Studies, Imperial College London

Helen has worked extensively for task forces under the UN ECE Convention on Long-Range Transboundary Air Pollution. She has strong interests in urban air pollution, particularly in London, where she co-founded the APRIL (Air Pollution Research In London) network and chairs the subgroup on emissions, modelling and measurements. She has been a member of numerous expert groups and committees, including the Airborne Particles Expert Group, the National Expert Group on Transboundary Air Pollution, and the Air Quality Expert Group of the UK’s Department of Environment, Food and Rural Affairs.

Dr. Adam Boies

Reader in the Energy Division of the Department of Engineering, University of Cambridge

Adam was previously a 3M Fellow at the University of Minnesota, where he received his PhD. Adam has been a lecturer and now reader in the Division of Energy, Fluids and Turbomachinery of the Department of Engineering at the University of Cambridge since 2011. He is also the leader of transport analysis for the Energy Efficient Cities Initiative, the co-investigator for the Centre for Sustainable Freight and the lead organiser of the Cambridge Particle Meetings. His research focuses on advancing low-carbon and energy-efficient transportation solutions.

Dr. Claire Holman

Chair, Institute of Air Quality Management (IAQM)

Claire is currently the Chair of the Institute of Air Quality Management (IAQM), a Fellow of both IAQM and IES, and a Chartered Environmentalist and Chartered Scientist. She has worked extensively on air quality management for the past 30 years, mainly as a consultant. She worked at Edinburgh and Birmingham Universities in research posts, was a Commissioner for a Sustainable London 2012, and was on the South West Regional Environmental Protection Advisory Committee of the Environment Agency.

Dr. Guido Lanzani

Head of Air Quality Unit, Regional Environmental Agency, Lombardy, Italy

Guido has been the head of the Air Quality Unit at the Regional Environmental Agency in Lombardy since 2001. He coordinates all the activities concerning air quality monitoring and modelling, as well as evaluations of the effects of the measures. In addition, he coordinates technical support with the local government in order to create strategies and to adapt methods which can improve air quality.

Martin Lutz

Head of Sector Air Quality Management, Berlin Senate Department for Environment, Transport and Climate Protection

Martin started in the late 1980s working in Berlin’s Environment Department on winter smog alarm management. After research on the sources of photochemical pollution in the 1990s he worked for several years for the European Commission on an ozone abatement strategy for Europe. Back in Berlin he led investigations in the sources of PM10 and PM2.5 pollution. Martin is now in charge of developing and implementing Berlin’s air quality strategy, including the low emission zone scheme with access restrictions for polluting vehicles. Separately, he is also advising local environment agencies in Eastern Europe, South and East Asia and Mexico on urban air quality management. Since 2010 he has been a member of the Research Association for Diesel Emission Control Technologies (FAD) advisory board.

Dr. Xavier Querol

Institute of Environmental Assessment and Water Research, Spanish Council for Scientific Research

Xavier worked as a research Professor for the Spanish Research Council from 2004 at the Institute of Earth Sciences. Since 2009, he has worked at the Institute of Environmental Assessment and Water Research, IDAEA-CSIC. Between 2012 and 2016 Xavier was the scientific coordinator of the 23 centers of research on Natural Resources from CSIC. His main areas of research focus are air quality, air quality plans and testing of the efficiency of air quality measures in urban areas, the impact of natural pollution sources on air quality and the health effects of air pollution.

Dr. Marc Stettler

Lecturer in Transport and the Environment in the Centre for Transport Studies, Imperial College London

Marc is a Lecturer in Transport and Environment at the Centre for Transport Studies, Imperial College London. Previously, he was a research associate in the Centre for Sustainable Road Freight and Energy Efficient Cities Initiative at the University of Cambridge. Marc’s research aims to quantify and reduce environmental impacts from transport using a range of emissions measurement and modelling tools. His research interests include real-world vehicle emissions, their impact on air pollution, and low emissions vehicle technologies.

Dr. Martin Williams

Professor of Air Quality Research, Kings College London

Martin initially joined the air pollution division of the Government’s Warren Spring Laboratory, becoming its head in 1982. After a period working as technical assistant to the Chief Scientist of the Department of Trade and Industry, he joined the then Department of the Environment to lead the Science Unit on Air Quality, becoming Head of the Division in 2002, where he had responsibility for policy on air quality and industrial air pollution control. Since then, Martin has established a Science Policy Unit at the Environmental Research Group at King’s College. He is chair of the Air Quality Modelling Steering Group for Defra, a member of the Air Quality Expert Group and co-chair of the WHO Air Quality Guidelines Development Group. Until recently he was also chairman of the Executive Body of the UNECE Convention on Long Range Transboundary Air Pollution.