Head of Unit, European Commission Joint Research Centre
Elisabetta Vignati is a physicist by training graduated at University of Milan, with a PhD in Geophysics obtained at Copenhagen University. Through more than 20 years of her carrier in atmospheric science she worked mainly in developing and applying atmospheric models with the purpose of evaluating the impact of human activities on air quality and climate and is (co-)author of about 60 articles published in peer-reviewed journals. After working as researcher at the Danish National Environmental Research Institute, she joined the European Commission Joint Research Centre (JRC) in 1999. With her scientific activities she contributed to international assessments and European projects. Since 2012 she is the Head of Clean Air and Climate Unit. Her unit aims to provide integrated analysis in support of EU air quality and climate policies. She is Deputy Director of the Directorate for Energy, Mobility and Climate of the JRC.