International Aerosol Research Assembly
The International Aerosol Research Assembly (IARA) is an organization consisting of national, regional, and special interest aerosol research associations. The purpose of IARA is to promote scientific knowledge and cooperation in the field of aerosol research internationally, to select a host organization for the international aerosol conference held every four years, and to recognize prominent aerosol scientists with the International Aerosol Fellow Award every two years and the Fissan - Pui - TSI Award every four years.
The International Aerosol Research Assembly (IARA) was first discussed at the First International Aerosol Conference in Minneapolis, Minn., USA, in 1984, and the Assembly was formally organized at the Second International Aerosol Conference in West Berlin, Germany, in 1986. The founding members were the American Association for Aerosol Research (AAAR), Gesellschaft für Aerosolforschung (GAeF) and the Japan Association for Aerosol Science and Technology (JAAST).
As of January 2006, IARA has 12 member societies:
Aerosol Society (AS) (UK and Ireland)
American Association for Aerosol Research (AAAR)
Association Française d’Etudes et de Recherches sur les Aérosols (ASFERA)
Chinese Association for Aerosol Research in Taiwan (CAART)
Finnish Association for Aerosol Research (FAAR)
Gesellschaft für Aerosolforschung (GAeF)
Indian Aerosol Science and Technology Association (IASTA)
International Society for Aerosols in Medicine (ISAM)
Israeli Association for Aerosol Research (IAAR)
Japan Association of Aerosol Science and Technology (JAAST)
Korean Association for Particle and Aerosol Research (KAPAR)
Nordic Society for Aerosol Research (NOSA)