Justin Emery

PhD Student
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Justin Emery

2012-2016 : PhD in Geography, ThèMA and Biogéoscience-CRC laboratories : assessment ongoing

"The city under electrodes : from the observation to the evaluation of traffic air pollution | Towards a multi-agent simulation of urban road traffic"

under supervision of Thomas Thévenin (dir.), Nadège Martiny (codir.) and Nicolas Marilleau (co-supervision)

23-28 June 2013 : Thematic School of agents based modeling applied to spatial phenomena, CNRS/RNSC, Oléron

2-13 July 2012 : Summer School of complex system, Complex System Institut, Paris

2011–2012: Master 2 ‘Transport Mobility Environment Climate’

Research dissertation on air quality related to road transport in an urban setting: analysis of nitrogen oxide concentrations in the Dijon agglomeration, supervised by N. Martiny and T. Thevenin, University of Burgundy

2010–2011: Master 1 ‘Transport, Mobility, Environment, Climate’

Research dissertation on the prospect for the advent of the Rhine-Rhône high-speed rail line supervised by V. Facchinetti and G. Carrouet. University of Burgundy

2009–2010: Degree in Geography, option Planning-Environment, University of Burgundy

August–September 2012: Internship in ThéMA laboratory as part of MIRO research project, establishing a traffic data base for modelling journeys

February–June 2012: Internship in CRC (climatology research centre) laboratory of University of Burgundy, Master 2 TMEC research dissertation

January–May 2011: Internship in ThéMA laboratory of University of Burgundy, Master 1 TMEC research dissertation

2010–2011: induction monitor for first year geography students, University of Burgundy

– Introduction to Geography (Semester 1)

– Climatology (Semester 2)

The contribution of micro-simulation for air quality: Methodology for estimating nitrogen oxides on the scale of the city

Atmospheric pollution shows up on several scales depending on various criteria relating to the nature of the pollutants, meteorological conditions and the intensity of sources of emission such as road traffic. Neighbourhood pollution on the scale of the city is the combination of urban background pollution and pollution directly induced by traffic.

This study looks at the fine territorial scale taking account of neighbourhood pollution by using a principle of subsidiarity: both in terms of space (regional, urban and local pollution) and time (study of various time steps).

NOx emissions are a good indicator of automobile pollution. The study of neighbourhood pollution prompts an interest in the real variability of road traffic over the course of the day. The aim is to better understand the linkage between road transport and neighbourhood traffic pollution by using data collected in situ in the city of Dijon.

Four main lines are to be developed:

• Optimisation of a micro-simulation platform of daily mobility

• Improvement of a methodology of knowledge of NOx emissions induced by road traffic on a fine territorial scale (disaggregated)

• Optimisation of a model for estimating air quality and neighbourhood proximity (AMIMQA)

Micro-simulation of mobility, road traffic, local scale, urban environment, neighbourhood pollution modelling