ASAP-East Africa

Meet the Team

Meet the Team

ASAP brings together leading UK and East African researchers in air pollution, urban planning, economic geography, public health, social sciences and development studies to provide a framework for improved air quality management in East African cities. Central to the project’s aims are strengthening research capabilities and technological expertise in East Africa, with local stakeholders and experts involved in the conception, implementation, and uptake of the programme and its outcomes.

Want to collaborate?

The ASAP-East Africa is keen to collaborate with organisations and individuals with an interest in air pollution. If you are interested in exploring opportunities to engage with ASAP-East Africa research or to partner on similar research feel free to contact the ASAP-East Africa team:

Click on the profiles below to learn more about the team:

Andrea Mazzeo (University of Birmingham)


Andrea Mazzeo has Master degree in Chemical Sciences and a PhD in Analytical Chemistry for Air Quality. Currently working as Research Fellow of the Department of Civil Engineering of the Birmingham University has a previous experience as Post-Doc Researcher at the Centre for Climate and Resilience research at Santiago, Chile (CR2 -

His main research topics focus on the analysis of Air Quality in urban and natural environments through field observations and simulations using numerical models.

Andrea Mazzeo performs field observations using optical and/or gravimetric methods aimed at determining the main meteorological variables and atmospheric concentrations of different contaminants, both gaseous pollutants and particulate matter. The sampled data are generally used as a validation basis for meteorological and chemical-transport simulations made by different models (WRF, CHIMERE, CAMx, CALPUFF) according to purpose and aimed at creating scenarios with reduced emissions useful for national authorities for the creation or the validation of local mitigation policies for atmospheric contamination in urban areas as well as in natural areas.

Rhiannon Blake