Published: Nov. 9, 2016
Ricardo Piedrahita

Ricardo’s primary research interests are low-cost air quality monitoring, cookstove adoption, and pollution exposure assessment and modeling. His dissertation research is part of REACCTING, a project in Northern Ghana performing personal, microenvironmental, and regional air quality measurements as part of a cookstove intervention study. He is currently working on developing improved exposure models that include a novel Bluetooth-based proximity sensing system. Additional interests include quantification and uncertainty estimation for low cost air quality sensors, engineering solutions for widespread adoption of ubiquitous air quality monitoring, and improving measurement methods for developing world applications. He received a BS in Mechanical Engineering at UC San Diego, and later a MS in Mechanical Engineering at CU Boulder. Outside of work, he loves exploring life with his wife, 16 month-old daughter, and rambunctious dogs.