Dr Matt Ă–sund-Ireland

Middle East Air Quality Practice Leader, AECOM

Middle East Air Quality Practice Leader for AECOM

A chartered environmental scientist based in the Middle East since 2010 with over 25 years of international project and due diligence experience in environmental assessment, management and sustainability appraisal.  Technical leader and expert witness in air quality and carbon assessment and management policy.

Matt has been involved with the Air Compliance Management Program in Kuwait since its inception in 2011 and has recently managed the development of a strategy for Kuwait Oil Company to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, including technical assessment, cost benefit analysis and consideration of how measures initiated by KOC could be rolled out across Kuwait to leverage greater emission reductions.

Dr. Federico Karagulian

Air Quality Researcher, Masdar Institute of Science and Technology

Dr. Federico Karagulian has several years of expertise in atmospheric science, physical chemistry and, intensive data analysis. Federico has built his experience in international organizations, research institutes and private companies as researcher and technical consultant. After receiving a PhD on 2006 in Environmental Chemistry at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Lausanne, Federico joined one of the pioneering worldwide air quality research group at the University Of California Irvine (USA) where he worked on fundamental chemistry regulating atmospheric air pollution mechanism. In the following, he moved to Brussels where he started working on air pollution using satellite observations. After one year, he joined the European Commission and then the World Health Organization as researcher in Air quality and he helped developing some of the current Air Quality regulations in force in the European Union. On 2015, Federico joined an Air quality and Energy private consultancy in the UK where he worked on the National Air Quality network data management with the integration of satellite observations. Finally, at the end of 2016, Federico joined the Masdar Institute in Abu Dhabi as expert in Air Quality. At the date, he is coordinating an Air Quality project with the Ministry of the Environment and Climate Change (MOCCAE) in the UAE.

Dr. Ludmilla Scott

College of Sustainability Science & Humanities, Zayed University Abu Dhabi

Dr. Ludmilla Scott teaches Public Health and Environmental Policy courses within the Department of Health Sciences and the Department of Environmental Sciences and Sustainability. She also supervises the recently established Environmental Policy Student Club, Green Action. Dr. Scott is actively engaged in Health Literacy and Health Care Utilization research to identify needs and strategies for improving health outcomes and decreasing health care cost.

Prior to joining ZU, Dr. Scott spent over 20 years working in public health policy to include time on working in the U.S. House of Representatives. During this time she also had the opportunity to work on the Senatorial and Presidential campaigns of President Barack Obama, while working for Congressman John Conyers, Jr. Dr. Scott also served as Commissioner for the Governor of Maryland. She has trained more than 100 community-based organizations throughout the United States on Leadership in Public Health, Government Policy, Program Development and Collaboration. She is actively involved in 'health literacy' and 'tobacco use' research in the UAE and contributes public health related topics for The National, a local newspaper in the UAE.