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Dr Juan Angel ACERO ALEJANDRO

Senior Postdoctoral Associate
SMART
CENSAM

Address

1 CREATE Way, #09-03 CREATE Tower, SINGAPORE 138602
tel  +65 6516 2095 │ fax  +65 6778 5654

1 CREATE Way, #15-01 CREATE Tower, SINGAPORE 138602

Contact Details

Phone No: +65 6516 6029
Email: juanangel@smart.mit.edu


Website



Education

2012 - PhD–rer.nat. at the Faculty of Urban Planning, University of Kassel
2003 - Master Degree at the Basque University
1998 - Graduate on Physical Sciences (speciality Earth and Cosmos) at the Complutense University of Madrid


Research Interests

Since 1999 focused on Atmospheric Pollution, taking part and being responsible of a great number of studies related to meteorology and air quality (atmospheric pollution diagnosis, evaluation of air quality impact due to urban traffic, modelling pollutants dispersion (traffic, industry), meteorological analysis).

Since 2007 focused on the Urban Atmosphere including air quality and urban climate, considering different spatial scales, analysing effects of vegetation, and urban morphology and typology. These aspects have been consider in the context of urban adaptation to climate change, integrating thermal comfort in the urban design.


Awards and Honors

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Publications

Journals

J.A. Acero, J. Arrizabalaga (2016). Evaluating the performance of ENVI-met model in diurnal cycles for different meteorological conditions. Theoretical and Applied Climatology. DOI: 10.1007/s00704-016-1971-y

G. Lobaccaro, J. A. Acero (2015). Comparative analysis of green actions to improve outdoor thermal comfort inside typical urban street canyons, Urban Climate, Volume 14, page 251-267. DOI: 10.1016/j.uclim.2015.10.002

J.A. Acero, J. Arrizabalaga, S. Kupski, L. Katzschner (2015), Urban climate multi-scale modelling in Bilbao (Spain): a review, Procedia Engineering, Volume 115, page 3-11. DOI: 10.1016/j.proeng.2015.07.348

J.A. Acero, K. Herranz-Pascual (2015). A comparison of thermal comfort conditions in four urban spaces by means of measurements and modelling techniques, Building and Environment, Volume 93, page 245-257. DOI: 10.1016/j.buildenv.2015.06.028

J.A. Acero, J. Arrizabalaga, S. Kupski, L. Katzschner (2013), Deriving an Urban Climate Map in coastal areas with complex terrain in the Basque Country (Spain), Urban Climate, Volume 4, page 35-60. DOI: 10.1016/j.uclim.2013.02.002

J.A. Acero, J. Arrizabalaga, S. Kupski, L. Katzschner (2013), Urban heat island in a coastal urban area in northern Spain, Theoretical and applied Climatology, Volume 113, Issue 1, page 137-154. DOI:10.1007/s00704-012-0774-z

J.A. Acero (2012), Urban climate modelling. Development of climate evaluation methods for urban planning purposes, Ph.D. dissertation thesis, Tecnalia. ISBN: 978-84-88734-09-9

J.A. Acero (2012), Confort térmico de las ciudades. Diseño de ciudades mas habitables / Thermal confort in urdan areas. Designing habitable cities, Ciudad Sostenible, 10, pp 80-83

J.A. Acero, A. Simon, A. Padro, O. Santa Coloma (2012), Impact of local urban design and traffic restrictions on air quality in a medium sized town, Environmental Technology, Volume 33, Issue 21, 2467-2477, DOI:10.1080/09593330.2012.672472

I. Gonzalez-Aparicio, R. Nuterman, U.S. Korsholm, A. Mahura, J.A. Acero, J. Hidalgo and  A. Baklanov (2010), Land-use database processing approach for meso-scale urban NWP model initialization, DMI Scientific Report 10-02,, ISBN: 978-87-7478-593-4, 10-02, 34

I. Gonzalez-Aparicio, R. Nuterman, U.S. Korsholm, A. Mahura, J.A. Acero, J. Hidalgo and  A. Baklanov (2010), Processing of Land-Use Database for Meso-Scale Model Urbanization, NewsLetters of the FP7 EC MEGAPOLI Project (Megacities: Emissions, urban, regional and Global Atmospheric POLlution and climate effects, and Integrated tools for assessment and mitigation), Nº 9, 9

J.A. Sobrino, J.A. Acero et al (2009), "DESIREX 2008: Estudio de la isla de calor en la Ciudad de Madrid / DESIREX 2008: Study of the heat island in the city of Madrid", Revista de Teledetección (Remote sensing Journal), 31, 80-92. ISSN: 1133-0953,

J.A. Sobrino, J.A. Acero et al (2009), "The Dual-use European Security IR Experiment (DESIREX 2008)", International Association for Urban Climate Newsletter, 32, 15-18

A. Urzelai, M. Olazabal, G. García, O. Santa-Coloma, K. Herranz, B. Abajo, J. A. Acero, E. Feliú, I. Aspuru (2007), "Modelización de un sistema territorial 'urbano-rural' para la evaluación de su sostenibilidad. Aplicación a una zona representativa del País Vasco / Modelling an 'urban-rural' territory system to evaluate its sustainability. Application to a representative area of the Basque Country", DYNA, 82, 51-58

J.A. Acero, A. Uriarte, O. Santa Coloma (2003), "Características del tráfico de vehículos a través de la frontera entre España y Francia por Irún y su impacto ambiental / Characteristics of road traffic through the Spanish-French border at Irún(Gipuzkoa) and its environmental impact", RETEMA, 97, 44–53

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Conferences

​I. García, K. Herranz, L. Gutierrez, J.A. Acero, I. Aspuru. "Comfort Urban Places: a proposal for designing unique places that provide welfare. Practical Cases" (Oral presentation), 6th European Conference on Energy Efficiency and Sustainability in Architecture and Planning, Donostia-SanSebastan (Spain), July 2015

J.A. Acero, S. Kupski, J. Arrizabalaga, L. Katzschner. "Urban climate multiscale modelling in Bilbao (Spain)" (Oral presentation), Symposium: "Towards integrated modelling of urban systems", Lyon (France), October 2014

J.A. Acero, M.K. Herranz, "Thermal comfort evaluation in four urban spaces: comparison of measured microclimate variables with modelling results, (Oral presentation), 3rd International Conference on Countermeasures to Urban Heat Island, ISBN: 978-88-906958-1-0, Venice (Italy), October 2014

J.A. Acero, S. Kupski, J. Arrizabalaga, L. Katzschner, "Metodologías de evaluación del confort térmico exterior para el diseño urbano / Outdoor thermal comfort evaluation methods for urban design , (Oral presentation), 5th European Conference on Energy Efficiency and Sustanibility in Architecture and Planning, ISBN: 978-84-9082-003-2, Donostia-SanSebastan (Spain), July 2014

-I. Aspuru, M. Gonzalez, J.A. Acero. "Apps to encourage Citizen environmental participation in public space strategy and policy making" (Oral presentation), Smart City Expo World Congress, Barcelona, Mayo 2014

I. Aspuru, I. Garcia, L. Gutierrez, K. Herranz, J.A. Acero. "Comfort Urban Places: a proposal for designing unique places that provide welfare. Practical Case: Sestao Municipality" (Oral presentation), Smart City Expo World Congress, Barcelona, Mayo 2014

J.A. Acero, L. Katzschner, J. Arrizabalaga, S. Kupski, J.G. Fernandez, "Analyzing urban heat island in Bilbao (Spain), a coastal region", (Oral presentation), 8th International Conference on Urban Climate (ICUC), Dublin (Ireland), August 2012

J.A. Acero, L. Katzschner, S. Kupski, J. Arrizabalaga, "Mapping Urban Climate in mid-latitude coastal regions", (Oral presentation), 8th International Conference on Urban Climate (ICUC), Dublin (Ireland), August 2012

J.A. Acero, "Influence of urban planning and design in pedestrian thermal comfort", (Oral communication), Ategrus Technical Workshop on Sustainable Urbanism y Building, Bilbao, December 2011

J.A. Acero, A. Simon, J. Arrizabalaga "Influencia de la vegetación en la calidad del aire y el clima urbano / Influence of vegetation on air quality and urban climate", (Written comunication), CONAMA10: congreso Nacional de Medio Ambiente (Nacional Environment Conference), ISBN: 978-84-614-6112-7, Madrid, November 2010.

J.A. Acero, A. Simon "Influence of vegetation scenarios on the local air quality of a city square", (Poster presentation), International Conference on Local Air Quality and its Interactions with Vegetation – CLIMAQS-project, Antwerp, (Belgium) January 2010.

J.A. Acero, "Modelizacion del impacto en la calidad del aire debido al trafico urbano. Caso piloto en una ciudad de tamaño medio / Modelling air quality impact due to urban traffic. A pilot-case in a medium size town", (Oral presentation), Qualidade do Ambiente Urbano: novos desafios (Urban environment quality: new challenges), Braganza (Portugal), October 2009

J.A. Sobrino, J.A. Acero et al, "Desirex 2008: study of the urban heat island in Madrid (Spain), 7th International conference of Urban Climate. June 2009, Yokohama, Japan.

J.A. Sobrino, J.A. Acero et al, "Urban Heat Island and Urban Thermography project. DESIREX 2008", 33rd International Symposium on Remote Sensing of Environment, May 2009, Stresa, Lago Maggiore, Italia.

J.A. Acero, A. Simon, A. Padro, "Evaluating air quality legislation with different street canyon models: Gaussian & CFD", (Oral presentation), 7th International Conference on Air Quality – Science and Application, Istanbul (Turkey), March 2009

J.A. Acero, "Plan Urbano de Mejora de la calidad del aire de Terrassa: Análisis preliminar de la contaminación atmosférica / Urban Plan to improve air quality in Terrassa: Preliminar análisis of atmospheric pollution", (Oral presentation), Jornadas sobre la contaminación atmosférica (Workshop on Atmospheric pollution), Terrassa (Cataluña, Spain), October 2007

J.A. Acero, U. Zeberio, S. Azkune, O. Santa Coloma, "Air quality levels in the Basque Country (Spain): Source contribution and meteorology influence", (Oral presentation), 6th International Conference on Urban Air Quality, Limassol (Cyprus), March 2007

J.A. Acero, M. Albizu, U. Zeberio, O. Santa Coloma, "Planes de acción de calidad del aire en la CAPV: diagnóstico de la contaminación atmosférica y definición de medidas correctora / Air quality Action Plans in the Basque Country: Diagnosis of the atmospheric pollution and definition of specific measures", (Oral presentation), X Congreso de Ingeniería Ambiental (10th Conference on Environmental Engineering), ISBN: 84-611-3374-9, Barakaldo (Vizcaya, Spain), October 2006

J.A. Acero, "Planes de acción de calidad del aire en la CAPV: diagnóstico y medidas correctoras/ Air quality Action Plans in the Basque Country: Diagnosis and specific measures", (Oral presentation), II Jornada Técnica sobre contaminación atmosférica (2nd workshop on atmospheric pollution organized by the Basque Government), Barakaldo (Vizcaya, Spain), October 2006

B. Abajo, J.A. Acero, I. Aspuru, E. Feliu, G. García, K. Herranz,, O. Santa Coloma, A. Urzelai, M. Vázquez, "Selección y Ponderación de un Sistema de Indicadores Aplicado a la Gestión de la Movilidad en un Entorno Urbano / Selecting and weighting an Indicators System when applied to mobility management in an urban area" (Oral presentation), I International Conference on Sustainibility Measurement and Modelling ICSMM 06, Terrassa (Cataluña, Spain), 2006

B.  Abajo, J.A. Acero, I. Aspuru, E. Feliu, G. García, K. Herranz, M. Olazabal, O. Santa Coloma, A. Urzelai, "Modelización de las Interacciones Socio-Culturales, Ambientales y Económicas de un Sistema Territorial "Urbano-Rural" para la Evaluación de la Sostenibilidad / Modelling socio-cultural, environment and economical interactions in an 'urban-rural' territory system to evaluate its sustainability." (Oral presentation), I International Conference on Sustainibility Measurement and Modelling ICSMM 06

Terrassa (Cataluña, Spain), 2006

J.A. Acero, "Soluciones de planificación: planes comarcales de calidad del aire y acciones correctoras / Planning solutions: regional air quality action plans and specific actions", (Oral presentation), Transporte, contaminación local y salud humana (Transport, local pollution and human health organizad by Foundation Gas Natural), Vigo (Spain), September 2006

J.A. Acero, M. Albizu, U. Zeberio, O. Santa Coloma, "Caracterización meteorológica de los niveles de calidad del aire en diferentes comarcas del País Vasco / Meteorological characterization of air quality levels in different regions of the Basque Country" (Oral presentation), 7º Encuentro Hispano-Luso de Meteorología (7th Spanish-Portuguese Meeting of Meteorology), Pamplona (Spain), April 2006

J.A. Acero, O. Santa Coloma, M. Albizu, C. Castillo, M. Barquin, "Risk of episodes in the Basque Country", (Poster presentation), 5th International Conference on Urban Air Quality, Valencia (Spain), March 2005

J.A. Acero, A. Uriarte, O. Santa Coloma, "Características del tráfico y variaciones de los niveles de NOx en el paso fronterizo de Behobia (Gipuzkoa) / Characteristics of road traffic and variations of NOx levels in the country border of Behobia (Gipuzkoa, Spain)", (Oral presentation), IX Congreso de Ingeniería Ambiental (9th Congress of Environmental Engineering), Barakaldo (Bizkaia, Spain), November 2004

J.A. Acero, D. Frias, I. Apraiz, J. Zubillaga, "Comparación de medidas de anemómetros sónicos / Comparison of sonic anemometer measurements", (Oral presentation), 4º Encuentro Hispano-Luso de Meteorología (4th Spanish-Portuguese Meeting of Meteorology), Aveiro (Portugal), February 2002​