Christian Seigneur




Christian Seigneur is an expert in air pollution. He was a professor at École des Ponts ParisTech from 2010 to 2019 and was the director of the Atmospheric Environment Center (, a joint laboratory of École des Ponts ParisTech and the R&D branch of EDF, a French Energy Group, from 2008 to 2017. Previously, he was vice president and head of the Air Quality Division at Atmospheric & Environmental Research, Inc. (AER) in the San Francisco Bay Area, California (1996-2008). From 1979 to 1996, he held various technical and management positions in consulting and engineering firms. He has participated in several scientific committees on air pollution issues. In particular, he was a member of Clean Air Scientific Advisory Committee (CASAC) Review Panels that advise the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for air quality regulations. He was also a member of the air pollution expert committee of the French Agency for Food, Environmental, and Occupational Health & Safety (ANSES). He received his M.S. from the Paris Institute of Chemistry (Chimie ParisTech) and his Ph.D. in chemical engineering from the University of Minnesota.


Teaching covers all aspects of air pollution, including air pollutant emissions, emission control technologies, atmospheric chemistry and physics, health effects, environmental impacts, regulations, and public policy.

École des Ponts ParisTech, Champs-sur-Marne: Graduate course titled "Atmospheric environment and air quality"; Graduate seminar titled "Background pollutions".

University of Paris, Graduate courses (Master degree in Environmental Science & Engineering) titled "Impacts and regulations of air pollution" and "Modeling of atmospheric particles".

École Centrale, Nantes: Graduate course (Master degree in Science and Technology of the Urban Environment) titled "Chemistry of Air Pollution".

Institut Mines Télécom Atlantique, Nantes: Graduate course (Master degree in Project Management in Environmental and Energy Engineering) titled "Atmospheric dispersion".


Air Pollution - Concepts, Theory, and Applications, 374 pp., Cambridge Univeristy Press, 2019.


Link to Cambridge University Press
Lecture slides


Research focused mostly on the development of mathematical models (and the associated computer software) to simulate air pollution.

Author or co-author of over 180 publications in scientific journals and books on air pollution, risk assessment, and environmental multimedia contamination.


Author or co-author of over 300 presentations at technical conferences.

Advisor of 11 Ph.D. theses.

List of Ph.D. alumni

Curriculum Vitae