Dr Noel Aquilina

Dr Noel Aquilina

Dr Noel Aquilina


Senior Lecturer

1st Floor
Room 206
Maths & Physics Building
University of Malta
  +356 2340 3036
After carrying out research in mesoscale meteorology within a European Research Training Network called ATREUS, and after reading a Ph.D. in atmospheric organic chemistry, Dr Aquilina pursued his interests in climate research and started the first Regional Climate Modelling activities within the Physics Department at the University of Malta (UoM) when he returned in 2008. The models installed to date on the supercomputer facility at the UoM and run by the CRG are PRECIS from the Hadley Centre, Met Office UK, RegCM4 of the Abdus Salam International Centre for Theoretical Physics, Trieste and the WRF from NCAR, Boulder, USA. The future activities within the CRG will contribute to the scientific community in further understanding the atmosphere, the climate change impacts but also in the development of the RegCM4 model.
  • Personal Exposure Modelling
  • Airborne Pollutants' Sampling
  • Biomarker Analysis
  • Numerical Weather Prediction

CARUANA, J., VELLA, R., SPITERI, D., NOLLE, M., FENECH, S. and AQUILINA, N.J., 2020. A photometric mapping of the night sky brightness of the Maltese islands. Journal of environmental management, 261, pp. 110196.

FENECH, S. and AQUILINA, N.J., 2020. Trends in ambient ozone, nitrogen dioxide, and particulate matter concentrations over the Maltese Islands and the corresponding health impacts. The Science of the total environment, 700, pp. 134527.

AQUILINA, NOEL J.,FENECH, SARA, 2019. The Influence of Meteorological Parameters on Indoor and Outdoor Radon Concentrations: A Preliminary Case Study.  . J Environ Pollut Control, 2(1), pp. 107-115.

AQUILINA, N.J., DELGADO-SABORIT, J., BUGELLI, S., GINIES, J.P. and HARRISON, R.M., 2018. Comparison of Machine Learning Approaches with a General Linear Model To Predict Personal Exposure to Benzene. Environmental science & technology, 52(19), pp. 11215-11222.

JACOB, P., BENOWITZ, N.L., DESTAILLATS, H., GUNDEL, L., HANG, B., MARTINS-GREEN, M., MATT, G.E., QUINTANA, P.J., SAMET, J.M., SCHICK, S.F., TALBOT, P., AQUILINA, N.J., HOVELL, M.F., MAO, J.H. and WHITEHEAD, T.P., 2017. Thirdhand Smoke: New Evidence, Challenges, and Future Directions. Chemical research in toxicology, 30(1), pp. 270-294.

CIARLO`, J.M. and AQUILINA, N.J., 2016. An analysis of teleconnections in the Mediterranean region using RegCM4. International Journal of Climatology, 36(2), pp. 797-808.

DELGADO-SABORIT, J., AQUILINA, N.J., MEDDINGS, C., BAKER, S. and HARRISON, R.M., 2011. Relationship of personal exposure to volatile organic compounds to home, work and fixed site outdoor concentrations. The Science of the total environment, 409(3), pp. 478-488.

AQUILINA, N.J., DELGADO-SABORIT, J., GAUCI, A.P., BAKER, S., MEDDINGS, C. and HARRISON, R.M., 2010. Comparative modeling approaches for personal exposure to particle-associated PAH. Environmental science & technology, 44(24), pp. 9370-9376.

AQUILINA, N.J., DELGADO-SABORIT, J., MEDDINGS, C., BAKER, S., HARRISON, R.M., JACOB, P., WILSON, M., YU, L., DUAN, M. and BENOWITZ, N.L., 2010. Environmental and biological monitoring of exposures to PAHs and ETS in the general population. Environment international, 36(7), pp. 763-771.

SOLAZZO, E., DI SABATINO, S., AQUILINA, N., DUDEK, A. and BRITTER, R., 2010. Coupling Mesoscale Modelling with a Simple Urban Model: The Lisbon Case Study. Boundary-Layer Meteorology, 137(3), pp. 441-457.

DELGADO-SABORIT, J., AQUILINA, N.J., MEDDINGS, C., BAKER, S. and HARRISON, R.M., 2009. Model development and validation of personal exposure to volatile organic compound concentrations. Environmental health perspectives, 117(10), pp. 1571-1579.

HARRISON, R.M., DELGADO-SABORIT, J., BAKER, S.J., AQUILINA, N., MEDDINGS, C., HARRAD, S., MATTHEWS, I., VARDOULAKIS, S., ANDERSON, H.R. and HEI HEALTH, R.C., 2009. Measurement and modeling of exposure to selected air toxics for health effects studies and verification by biomarkers. Research report (Health Effects Institute), (143)(143), pp. 3-100.

SABORIT, J.M., AQUILINA, N.J., MEDDINGS, C., BAKER, S., VARDOULAKIS, S. and HARRISON, R.M., 2009. Measurement of personal exposure to volatile organic compounds and particle associated PAH in three UK regions. Environmental science & technology, 43(12), pp. 4582-4588.

OXIZIDIS, S., DUDEK, A.V. and AQUILINA, N., 2007. Typical Weather Years and the Effect of Urban Microclimate on the Energy Behaviour of Buildings and HVAC Systems. Advances in Building Energy Research, 1(1), pp. 89-103.

MOUSIOPOULOS, N., FRAGKOU, E., TSEGAS, G., CARVALHO, A., BORREGO, C. and AQUILINA, N., 2006. Application of the MEMO and MM5 mesoscale models in the context of urban energy budget studies for the greater Athens area, 2006, Αριστοτέλειο Πανεπιστήμιο Θεσσαλονίκης.

AQUILINA, N. and MICALLEF, A., 2004. Evaluation of the Operational Street Pollution Model using data from European cities. Environmental monitoring and assessment, 95(1-3), pp. 75-96.

AQUILINA, N. and MICALLEF, A., 2004. Evaluation of two street canyon canyon air quality models using data from European Cities. Environmental monitoring and assessment, 95(1), pp. 75-96.

  • CHE2240 - Spectroscopic Analysis and Instrumentation
  • GSC2200 - Dynamics of Oceans and Atmosphere
  • GSC3304 - Air Quality and Exposure