AAAR 38th Annual Conference


Dear Colleagues:

On behalf of the conference organizers, I am excited to welcome you to the 38th AAAR Annual Conference, to be held October 5-9 at the Raleigh Convention Center in Raleigh, North Carolina. The AAAR Conference provides an outstanding venue for sharing our latest research progress in aerosol science and technology, while networking and re-connecting with colleagues.

The 2020 Conference will feature a full slate of tutorials on Monday covering a wide range of aerosol science topics including the popular "Hands-on Aerosol Instrumentation Design and Measurement" tutorial. An exciting array of plenary talks, special symposia, poster sessions, platform presentations, and special events will take place from Tuesday morning through Friday noon. Each of these days will start with an 8 a.m. plenary lecture. Our outstanding lineup of plenary speakers for 2020 includes Ann Marie Carlton (atmospheric aerosols), David Kittelson (progress in engine PM emissions), Marit Meyer (aerosols in space exploration), and Doug Worsnop (aerosol mass spectrometry).

The technical program will feature parallel platform and poster sessions with several scheduled breaks for informal exchange. The exhibit area, open Tuesday through Thursday, will provide opportunities to engage with and learn from leading companies offering instrumentation and services in aerosol science and technology.

We will have four symposia designed to bridge multiple areas and promote cross-disciplinary interaction on the following topics:

  1. Satellite-Data and Environmental Health Applications
  2. Environmental Justice: Technology, Frameworks, and Outcomes
  3. Dusty Plasma
  4. Missing Contributors to SOA: The Role of Volatile Chemical Products (VCPS)
  5. The Role of  aerosol science in the understanding of the spread and control fo COVID-19 and other infectious diseases.

The 2020 Conference will be held at the Raleigh Convention Center. Those of you who attended previous AAAR conferences at this site know that it is an ideal location for our meeting. The platform session rooms, exhibit hall, and common areas are located in contiguous space, making it easy to switch rooms and network with other attendees. Raleigh, the “City of Oaks”, is the capital of North Carolina, the home to North Carolina State University, and one corner of Research Triangle Park. The downtown area is home to many historic buildings and an enticing array of fabulous restaurants. Reservations for AAAR reserved room blocks are available through the hotels link under the Travel section of this site.

Following last year’s success, we will continue the “Meet the Job Seekers” poster session and “Fine Particle Art Competition” this year, where students and post-docs can connect with prospective employers and you can showcase your most beautiful artistic-looking particles, respectively. We will offer the lunchtime Early Career event on Wednesday. And for the early morning health enthusiasts, we will again hold our fun tradition of 5k group run/walk this year. The run/walk will start at 6:30 am on Wednesday morning from the Convention Center. You can sign up for this event when registering for the conference.

This will be an outstanding conference at a great location that you certainly don’t want to miss. We look forward to welcoming you in Raleigh in October at the 38th Annual Conference of the American Association for Aerosol Research! See you there!

Matti Maricq
2020 Conference Chair

Dates to Remember

July 6, 2020
Abstract Submission Deadline (no extensions)

September 6, 2020
Hotel Sleeping Room Reservation Cut-off (Two Hotel Options)

October 5-9, 2020
AAAR 38th Annual Conference


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Raleigh Convention Center
500 S Salisbury St
Raleigh, NC 27601


Raleigh Marriott City Center
500 Fayetteville Street
Raleigh, NC 27601

Sheraton Raleigh Hotel
421 South Salisbury Street
Raleigh, NC 27601

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