AAAR 38th Annual Conference

Tutorials Information

Session 1: 8:00 AM - 9:40 AM

TS1

Introduction to Aerosols 1: Particle Aerodynamics, Diffusion, and Size Measurement


Abstract: This tutorial is the first of two that introduce the broad field of aerosol science. We begin with the behavior of individual particles to understand how they behave in the environment, and the physical principles on which most aerosol measurements are based. The drag forces that act on a particle determine its settling velocity and whether it is able to follow the flow of a gas. Several different models describe the drag forces: Stokes law applies for spherical particles moving at modest velocities, though a slip correction must be introduced to account for non-continuum effects for particles small compared to the mean-free-path of the gas molecules. Other corrections are required if the velocity becomes large enough the fluid inertia affects the motion. Knowledge of these scaling principles makes it possible to relate particle behavior in seemingly disparate systems and make it possible to determine particle size. The drag forces also determine Brownian motion, and, hence, affect their deposition and losses in the respiratory tract, in sampling systems, and in filters, causing aerosol filtration to be more effective than filtration of particles from liquid media. We will briefly look at how this aerodynamic behavior is employed in determining particle size in a wide range of instruments, including the migration of charged particles in mobility analyzers.

Richard Flagan


Bio: Richard C. Flagan is the Irma and Ross McCollum/William H. Corcoran Professor of Chemical Engineering and Environmental Science and Engineering at the California Institute of Technology. He has served as President of the AAAR and Editor-in-Chief of Aerosol Science and Technology. His research spans the field of aerosol science, including atmospheric aerosols, aerosol instrumentation, aerosol synthesis of nanoparticulate materials, and bioaerosols. His many contributions to the field of aerosol science have been acknowledged with the Smoluchowski Award, the Sinclair Award, and the Fuchs Award. He is a member of the U.S. National Academy of Engineering.
Email: flagan@caltech.edu

 

TS2

Nano in the Home: Measurement and Modeling Techniques for Characterizing the Dynamics of Ultrafine Particles in Indoor Environments.


Abstract: An important class of indoor aerosols are ultrafine particles (UFPs) - particles smaller than 100 nm in size. UFPs are the most numerous particles in the indoor atmosphere. UFPs penetrate deep into our respiratory systems and preferentially deposit in both the tracheobronchial and alveolar regions of our lungs. Indoor sources of UFPs are ubiquitous, ranging from candles and gas stoves to 3D printers and terpene ozonolysis. This tutorial will introduce you to measurement and modeling techniques for characterizing the dynamics of UFPs in indoor environments. You will learn how to evaluate the emissions/formation of UFPs, UFP transformations due coagulation and condensation, and UFP removal via deposition, filtration, and ventilation. The tutorial will include hands-on activities with various aerosol instrumentation.

Brandon Boor


Bio: Dr. Brandon E. Boor is an Assistant Professor of Civil Engineering and Environmental and Ecological Engineering (by courtesy) at Purdue University. Dr. Boor conducts research on the physics and chemistry of indoor air. His group applies state-of-the-art measurement techniques to explore the dynamics of indoor air pollutants in diverse indoor environments. Dr. Boor teaches courses on indoor air quality, thermodynamics, and architectural engineering and advises an undergraduate air quality engineering service learning team. He received his Ph.D. in Civil Engineering from The University of Texas at Austin in 2015.
Email: bboor@purdue.edu

Donghyun Rim


Bio: Dr. Donghyun Rim is an Assistant Professor in Architectural Engineering at the Pennsylvania State University. Dr. Rim specializes in indoor air quality and building environmental systems, with a particular focus on indoor aerosol dynamics and high-performance computing of mass and heat transfer in buildings. His research group develops modelling frameworks to study indoor aerosol and chemical processes involving ultrafine particles, reactive gases, and radicals. Before joining Penn State, Rim worked as a research associate at UC Berkeley and a guest researcher at National Institute of Standards and Technology. He received his Ph.D. degree in Civil, Architectural, and Environmental Engineering at the University of Texas at Austin.
Email: dxr51@psu.edu

 

TS3

Generation and Sampling Techniques for Bioaerosols


Abstract: Biological aerosols are comprised of particles containing bacteria, fungal spores, hyphae pollen, algae, proteins, viruses, and fragments of the above. They have wide-ranging impacts ranging from human disease and allergies to potential impacts on the water cycle by acting as cloud condensation or ice nuclei. In order to understand the implications of bioaerosols, measurement of ambient bioaerosols, as well as laboratory studies of bioaerosols, are necessary. Physical principles that are applied to collect non-biological aerosol particles can also be used to collect bioaerosols. Analysis of collected biological particles could be performed using a variety of techniques, such as culture, characterization of nucleic acids and proteins, as well as real-time methods using spectroscopy and mass spectrometry. However, it is essential that the properties of biological particles that allow their analysis and quantitation to be preserved during and after sampling, which often requires compromises in sampling efficiency. This tutorial will review the traditional and modern techniques for bioaerosol collection and real-time measurement. The advantages and disadvantages of various methods for sampling and detection, as well as their applications, will be discussed. Biological aerosols could be released into the ambient environment by various means, and laboratory generation of bioaerosols generally seeks to reproduce naturally generated bioaerosols through adaptation of similar physical mechanisms, e.g. using controlled liquid agitation to produce representative particles. This tutorial will also focus on describing the natural processes that generate bioaerosols and commonly used techniques to create similar bioaerosols in the laboratory setting.

Joshua Santarpia


Bio: Dr. Joshua L. Santarpia is the Research Director for Counter WMD programs at the National Strategic Research Institute and an Associate Professor of Microbiology and Pathology at the University of Nebraska Medical Center. His work is aimed at understanding and countering threats from biological organisms, especially those that pose a threat when dispersed in aerosols. He has worked extensively on RDT&E and OT&E efforts for biological sensors for both DoD and DHS. He has developed building and facility sensing networks for biological detection in numerous facilities. He has developed aerosol measurement tools, including those for unmanned aerial vehicles and for biodetection/collection activities. Dr. Santarpia is trained in aerosol physics, atmospheric chemistry and microbiology. His peer reviewed research focuses largely on the fate biological aerosols in the atmosphere, detection of biological aerosols and atmospheric chemistry of biological and anthropogenic particles. He has contributed to several books on the characterization and measurement of biological aerosols in the environment.
Email: josh.santarpia@unmc.edu

Gedi Mainelis


Bio: Dr. Gediminas “Gedi” Mainelis is a Professor in the Department of Environmental Sciences at Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey. He has a Bachelor’s degree in physics from Vilnius University and a Ph.D. in Environmental Health from Cincinnati University, Ohio. His research program focuses on the development and validation of bioaerosol sampling and analysis methods and tools, assessment of exposure to biological and non-biological particles in various environments, and investigation of the role of bioaerosols in the atmosphere. His efforts in the development and testing of new bioaerosol sampling and analysis technologies have resulted in novel sampling solutions and several granted and pending the US and international patents. Prof. Mainelis’s research findings and insights have been presented in multiple peer-reviewed publications and several book chapters as well as numerous conference presentations.
Email: mainelis@envsci.rutgers.edu

 

TS4

Light Absorbing Carbon Aerosols: Measurement Techniques


Abstract: A wide range of light-absorbing carbon materials are found in atmospheric aerosol particles, including black carbon, brown carbon, and tarballs. These influence the radiative balance of the globe, affecting climate and visibility. In this tutorial, we will outline various classes for these light absorbing materials and provide an in-depth overview of techniques used to quantify their properties and atmospheric abundances. We will focus primarily on measurements of the physical and optical properties common to all light-absorbing carbon, such as mass concentration and mass absorption cross-section. Topics will include terminology, the measurement techniques with pros and cons, and a brief look to the future.

Joshua Schwarz


Bio: Dr. Schwarz is a research physicist at the US National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, concentrating on airborne aerosol research relevant to air quality and climate. His primary focus is on black carbon-containing aerosol measured with single-particle soot photometers, but his interests extend to total accumulation and coarse mode aerosol, bio-aerosol, and engineering and testing of complex measurement systems in both field and laboratory settings.
Email: joshua.p.schwarz@noaa.gov

Joel Corbin


Bio: Dr. Corbin is a research scientist at the National Research Council of Canada. He completed his graduate studies at the University of Toronto and ETH Zurich, and his postdoctoral work at PSI Switzerland. Over the past 11 years, Dr. Corbin has studied and published on light-absorbing carbon in a wide range of atmospheric contexts, addressing its fundamental chemical composition, emissions, internal mixing, aging, cloud interactions, and light-absorbing properties. In this context, he has acquired in-depth experience with a broad range of measurement techniques relevant to this tutorial: absorption photometry, thermal–optical analysis (EC/OC), single-particle mass spectrometry (ATOFMS), soot-particle mass spectrometry (Aerodyne SP-AMS), extinction-minus-scattering, single-particle soot photometry (SP2), transmission electron microscopy (TEM), photoacoustic spectroscopy, and photothermal interferometry.
Email: Joel.Corbin@nrc-cnrc.gc.ca

 

Session 2: 10:00 AM - 11:40 AM

TS5

Introduction to Aerosols 2: The Particle Size Distribution and Its Dynamics


Abstract: This tutorial continues the basic introduction to aerosol science. In this session we focus on developing the tools to describe the dynamics of aerosol populations. An aerosol is an ensemble of particles in a gas, and the particles are distributed over a range of sizes. Therefore, they must be represented by a particle size distribution. We will discuss the representation of aerosol populations as size distributions, their graphical representation, and models such as the log normal-distribution. Condensation and evaporation of volatile species onto particles determines their growth in the atmosphere, and efficient counting of particles too small to detect optically in condensation particle counters. Both continuum and non-continuum effects must again be considered, as must the surface tension which governs particle activation, initial activation, and the possibility of nucleating new particles from the vapor phase. These processes also alter the shape of the size distribution. Particle-particle collisions lead to coagulation, which further alters the size distribution. We will examine how these diverse processes are combined to describe the population dynamics for aerosol systems.

Richard Flagan


Bio: Richard C. Flagan is the Irma and Ross McCollum/William H. Corcoran Professor of Chemical Engineering and Environmental Science and Engineering at the California Institute of Technology. He has served as President of the AAAR and Editor-in-Chief of Aerosol Science and Technology. His research spans the field of aerosol science, including atmospheric aerosols, aerosol instrumentation, aerosol synthesis of nanoparticulate materials, and bioaerosols. His many contributions to the field of aerosol science have been acknowledged with the Smoluchowski Award, the Sinclair Award, and the Fuchs Award. He is a member of the U.S. National Academy of Engineering.
Email: flagan@caltech.edu

 

TS6

Sensor Data Science Bootcamp


Abstract: The recent proliferation of low-cost aerosol and gas sensors has sparked much interest among the scientific community. Such devices show promise to enable measurements at unprecedented spatial and temporal scales, which, in turn, can lead to the creation of distributed sensor networks to support both traditional research and community-based research. With these exciting prospects, however, come challenges of sensor performance, sensor reliability, and data management. This tutorial will review basic principles of statistics and data science for real-time aerosol sensors, with a focus on low-cost (<$2,000) devices. Topics to be covered will include data management and cleaning, exploratory data analysis, linear models, troubleshooting techniques (and potential solutions), statistical issues relevant to time-series data (such as autocorrelation), and determination of analytic figures of merit (e.g., accuracy, bias, prevision, limit of detection). Participants need not have formal training in data science beforehand; self-help resources for learning basic data science in the R and MATLAB programming languages will be provided.

Joshua Apte


Bio: Dr. Josh Apte is an assistant professor in the Department of Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering at the University of Texas at Austin. He studies human exposure to air pollution in the built environment to understand the relationships between emissions, atmospheric transformations, concentrations, human exposures and health effects. His work is interdisciplinary and draws methods from environmental engineering, aerosol science, exposure assessment, and environmental health, with the goal of applying these insights to designing healthy, energy-efficient, and sustainable cities for the world. His research on air pollution mapping using Google Street View Cars has won numerous awards and has garnered both national and international attention for impact. His paper “High-Resolution Air Pollution Mapping with Google Street View Cars: Exploiting Big Data” won the “Top Environmental Technology Paper” award from Environmental Science and Technology in 2017.
Email: jsapte@utexas.edu

John Volckens


Bio: Dr. John Volckens is a professor of Mechanical Engineering and the Director of the Center for Energy Development and Health at Colorado State University (CSU). He holds affiliate appointments in Environmental Health, Biomedical Engineering, the Colorado School of Public Health, and the CSU Energy Institute. His research interests involve air quality, low-cost sensors, exposure science, and air pollution-related disease. He is a founding member of the CSU Partnership for Air Quality, Climate, and Health – an organization that seeks to develop practical, science-vetted solutions to intertwined problems of air quality, climate, and health that we face as a society. He holds a BS in Civil Engineering from the University of Vermont and MS, PhD degrees in Environmental Engineering from the School of Public Health at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He then went on to a Postdoctoral position at the U.S. EPA's National Exposure Research Laboratory in Research Triangle Park, NC. At CSU, he has pioneered the development of several new pollution sensor technologies, which have been deployed for public health research in over 30 different countries and as far away as the International Space Station. He has published over 100 manuscripts related to exposure science, aerosol technology, and air pollution-related disease.
Email: john.volckens@colostate.edu

 

TS7

Mixed methods (quantitative/qualitative) studies applied to household-level solid-fuel combustion in LMIC and Native Nations


Abstract: Understanding sources of air pollution is critical to effective air quality management. Air pollution composition in low- and middle- income countries (LMICs) and Native Nations is still not well characterized. In particular, household-level solid fuel combustion contributes substantially to poor air quality and air pollution exposures in urban, peri-urban, and rural settings. In this tutorial, we will discuss household-level solid fuel combustion and exposures to household air pollution in these communities. We will focus on the application of mixed methods for studying the diverse sources of air pollution in these locales and the strategies so far in place or in development for mitigating them.

Ellison Carter


Bio: Dr. Ellison Carter is an Assistant at Colorado State University. She completed MS and PhD degrees in Civil Engineering (Environmental and Water Resources program) from the University of Texas at Austin, focusing on indoor air quality and interventions, particularly in low-income housing. Dr. Carter then moved to a postdoctoral position at the Institute on the Environment at the University of Minnesota, where she carried out field-based studies in China concerning air quality, climate, energy, and health. Her current research combines interests and expertise in air quality, exposure science, and chemistry and aims to answer questions relevant to energy policy and housing and transportation planning and their impacts on air pollution exposure and human health.
Email: Ellison.Carter@colostate.edu

Lupita Montoya


Bio: Dr. Lupita Montoya is Research Associate in Civil, Environmental, and Architectural Engineering at the University of Colorado, Boulder. Dr. Montoya holds a B.S. in Engineering (Mechanics) from CSU, Northridge, as well as M.S. in Mechanical Engineering (Thermosciences) and Ph.D. in Environmental Engineering (Air Quality) degrees from Stanford University. She was a Postdoctoral Fellow in Environmental Health at the State University of New York and at Harvard School of Public Health. Dr. Montoya is a first-generation scholar who leverages her engineering and public health training to achieve social and environmental justice globally. She pursues these goals in her research, her teaching, and her service to society.
Email: lumo3409@colorado.edu

 

TS8

Traps to Manipulate and Probe Single Particles


Abstract: Electrodynamic, optical and acoustic traps have long been used to capture and characterize individual aerosol particles. With opportunities to now manipulate aerosol particles from the nano- to micro-scale in real time, and to probe processes over timescales from microseconds to days, insights can be gained into aerosol processes in a broad range of application areas from drug delivery to the lungs to bioaerosol, particle fabrication and environmental aerosol. We will consider the various forms of trap and the relative merits, and the techniques that can be used to probe particles in situ.

Jonathan Reid


Bio: Jonathan Reid is Professor of Physical Chemistry at the University of Bristol, UK. He has almost 200 publications with many concentrating on the application of single particle traps in aerosol science. He is the current president of the UK and Ireland Aerosol Society and Director of the EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Aerosol Science (a UK wide multidisciplinary centre).
Email: J.P.Reid@bristol.ac.uk

 

Session 3: 1:00 PM - 2:40 PM

TS9

An Introduction to Reduced-Complexity Models for Air Quality


Abstract: Chemical transport models (CTMs) are the gold standard for predicting how changing emissions will influence future air quality. However, they are computationally intensive, meaning that only a limited number of scenarios can be simulated in detail. Furthermore, they require considerable expertise, limiting the communities of researchers that can assess how emissions changes will affect ambient concentrations of air pollutants and human health. Reduced-Complexity Models (RCMs) fill this gap by providing tools that are better suitable for screening and uncertainty analyses and useable by policy and energy systems analysts that lack resources and expertise to use CTMs.

This training will provide an introduction to three RCMs now publicly available for air quality assessments: APEEP, EASIUR, and InMAP. We will summarize the inner workings and assumptions in each of these models. We will demonstrate where to obtain these models, introduce how to use them, including how to adjust assumptions about dose-response and economic valuation. An intercomparison of the results of the models will be summarized.

Peter Adams


Bio: Peter J. Adams is a Professor in the Engineering and Public Policy Department and the Civil and Environmental Engineering Department at Carnegie Mellon University. He also holds an associated faculty position in Chemical Engineering. Prof. Adams’s research expertise lies in the development of air quality models, atmospheric particulate matter, climate change, and the application of chemical transport modeling to policy questions. Dr. Adams is the Director of the Center for Atmospheric Particle Studies at Carnegie Mellon University. He has served on the EPA’s Clean Air Scientific Advisory Committee Particulate Matter Review Panel and other advisory committees at the state and local levels. Dr. Adams received his B.S. degree in Chemical Engineering, summa cum laude, from Cornell University. He was awarded a Hertz Foundation Applied Science Fellowship for graduate study and received M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Chemical Engineering from the California Institute of Technology.
Email: peteradams@cmu.edu

 

TS10

Deposition of aerosols and aerosol-relevant gases


Abstract: This tutorial will discuss the principles of wet and dry deposition of aerosols and gas-phase aerosol precursors. We will discuss approaches to modeling these processes using an array of approaches, as well as approaches to measuring deposition in the atmosphere. The tutorial will summarize the current state of the literature, as well as identify gaps in our knowledge.

Alma Hodzic


Bio:Delphine Farmer is an Associate Professor of Chemistry at Colorado State University. She is an atmospheric chemist with a particular interest in instrument development and field measurements to understand the sources and sinks of reactive trace gases and particles over the biosphere. While she continues to think about air quality, climate and forest environments, Dr. Farmer’s recent work has moved her group indoors to investigate the chemistry of – and deposition in – the built environment.

Delphine Farmer


Bio:Alma Hodzic is a Scientist III at the NCAR Atmospheric Chemistry Observation and Modeling laboratory working on atmospheric aerosol modeling. In particular, her research is aimed at understanding processes involved in the formation and removal of organic gases and particles, and at improving the representation of their lifecycle and feedbacks in chemistry-climate models. Alma’s research spans a range of scales - from molecular scales working with explicit chemistry models to develop the fundamental understanding of organic aerosol chemistry and processing in the atmosphere, to urban scales to study air quality (WRF-Chem), to regional and global scales to study aerosol impacts on climate (CESM). Alma is currently leading the aerosol modeling developments within the next generation NCAR modeling framework called MUSICA.

 

TS11

Aerosol Thermodynamics


Abstract: This tutorial covers the fundamentals of aerosol thermodynamics and some of the tools available for aerosol thermodynamics calculations. Atmospheric particles are composed of water, inorganic electrolytes and organic compounds that may be water soluble or insoluble. These compounds interact in the particle phase to govern the gas-particle partitioning of semi-volatile compounds, the phase partitioning of these species within the particle phase, and the amount of water associated with the water soluble compounds in the particle. Fundamentally, aerosol thermodynamics differs from “normal” thermodynamics in that the independent variable is the relative humidity for ambient and laboratory aerosols whereas with “normal” thermodynamics the independent variable is usually the solute concentration.

The tutorial will be divided into two major topics. The first will cover the fundamentals of aerosol thermodynamics. The second will cover some of the on-line tools available to help with aerosol thermodynamics calculations.

Anthony Wexler


Bio: Dr. Wexler is Distinguished Professor in Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, Civil and Environmental Engineering, and Land Air and Water Resources and Director of the Air Quality Research Center at UC Davis. He works on the physical and chemical processes that transport and transform aerosol particles in the atmosphere and on the health effects that they cause.
Email: aswexler@ucdavis.edu

 

TS12

Hands-on Tutorial Session A

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Session 4: 3:00 PM - 4:40 PM

TS13

Biological Endpoints: Which should I measure in relation to disease


Abstract: While the evidence linking short and long-term exposures to air pollutants is well established, there are still considerable gaps in our understanding of the underlying causal pathways, linking exposure to symptom exacerbation and disease development. This information is essential to provide a causal underpinning of the association observed in epidemiolocal studies. Therefore, the acute toxicological effects, usually quantified one day after particle delivery to the lungs, are not necessarily predictive for long-term effects leading to pulmonary tissue disorders or even development of chronic lung diseases. In vitro assays, however determining the persistent cytotoxicity of nanoparticles for pulmonary phagocytes might hold promise to evaluate or predict long-term toxicity. Attendees of this tutorial will be introduced to the best available biomarkers and scientific approaches/models to evaluate both the acute and long-term consequences of air pollution on health.

Ian Mudway


Bio: Dr Ian Mudway is a senior lecture at the MRC-PHE Centre for Environment and Health; MRC & Asthma UK Centre in Allergic Mechanisms of Asthma and NIHR-PHE Health Protection Research Unit in Health Impact of Environmental Hazards. He has over 25 years of experience researching the impacts of air pollution on human health and in the development of assays to quantify the toxicity of the chemical cocktails that pollute the air we breathe. Over this period Dr Mudway has published over 100 research papers, reports and book chapters on these topics, as well as providing advice the local, national and international governments and NGOs. Dr Mudway is passionate about the communication of science to lay audiences and has worked extensively with artists and educationalist to promote the public understanding of the risks associated with environmental pollutants. Currently his work is focused on understanding early life impacts of pollutants on the development of the lung and cognitive function in children living within urban populations.
Email: ian.mudway@kcl.ac.uk

Tobias Stoeger


Bio: Dr. Tobias Stoeger, is a molecular biologist heading the “Dynamics of Pulmonary Inflammation” group at CPC/iLBD of the Helmholtz Zentrum München. His research interests are focused on mechanisms of sterile pulmonary inflammation due to inhalation of nanoparticles. Current main research topics of his group are: impact of particle characteristics on mechanisms of particle-cell interactions in the lung and the use of nanocarriers for pulmonary drug delivery. Methods of investigation are based on alveolar tissue culture models and controlled animal exposures with special emphasis on reporter cell systems and reporter mouse strains. Dr. Stoeger holds a diploma (1994) and a Ph.D. in biology (1999) from the Technische Universität München with a focus on developmental biology and mouse genetics.
Email: tobias.stoeger@helmholtz-muenchen.de

 

TS14

Nucleation of particles from the gas phase


Abstract: Nucleation of condensed-phase particles from the gas phase is of fundamental importance in contexts ranging from atmospheric aerosols, to nanoparticle formation in industrial process chambers, to formation of interstellar dust. Considering the ubiquitous importance of nucleation, it is remarkable that it remains poorly understood, in the sense that no fundamental theories exist that accurately predict, for virtually all substances, either the rate of nucleation or its dependence on conditions such as temperature and vapor saturation ratio. Therefore, nucleation represents a fundamental challenge and opportunity for the development of improved understanding. This tutorial reviews the classical theory of homogeneous nucleation, non-classical atomistic theory, steady-state and transient nucleation, and chemical nucleation, including nucleation in flames and plasmas, and discusses comparisons of theoretical predictions with experimental observations.

Steven Girshick


Bio: Steven L. Girshick is Kenneth T. Whitby Emeritus Professor of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Minnesota. His research interests include nucleation theory, nanoparticle synthesis, plasma science and engineering, and nanodusty plasmas. He received an S.B. in humanities and science at M.I.T. and a Ph.D. in mechanical engineering at Stanford University. Professor Girshick served as editor-in-chief of Plasma Chemistry and Plasma Processing (2005-14), and he currently serves on the editorial board of that journal. He was founding president (2000-2003) of the International Plasma Chemistry Society, and received the 2005 Plasma Chemistry Award, the highest award of the Society. He served as associate director of the U.S. Department of Energy Plasma Science Center (2009-2020), as director of the University of Minnesota High Temperature and Plasma Laboratory (2005-2017), and as director of graduate studies in mechanical engineering at UMN (2000-2006 and 2014-2015). In 2005 he received the University of Minnesota’s Best Director of Graduate Studies Award.
Email: slg@umn.edu

 

TS15

Data Inversion for Aerosol Science and Technology


Abstract: Many aerosol measurement techniques produce raw measurement response functions that must be inverted to properly interpret the data. This tutorial will introduce common inversion approaches used in Aerosol Science & Technology. One often used technique is mobility classification of aerosol using electrical mobility analyzers. The tutorial will briefly introduce the aerosol sampling with mobility analyzers and provide hands-on examples for several instrument configurations. The examples are designed to demonstrate how the inversion of mobility analyzer response functions is critical to informing experimental design and data analysis. At the end of the session, tutorial participants will have a starting point to modify supplied computer code for use in their own research projects.

Markus Petters


Bio: Markus Petters is a professor of atmospheric science at NC State University. He received his M.S. in soil science and Ph.D. in atmospheric science from the University of Wyoming. His research focuses on suspended particulate matter in the 5 to 5000 nm size range. A particular emphasis is research on the physical chemistry of particles, with a focus on the influence of chemical composition on phase transitions and cloud formation under atmospheric conditions. Prof. Petters serves on the editorial advisory board for the journal Aerosol Science and Technology and is an editor of Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics. He received Kenneth T. Whitby Award for contributions to Aerosol Science and Technology awarded by the American Association for Aerosol Research in 2015.
Email: mdpetter@ncsu.edu

 

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Hands-on Tutorial Session B

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Dates to Remember

May 1, 2020
Abstract Submission Deadline (no extensions)

July 10, 2020
Early Bird Registration Deadline
Late Breaking Poster Abstract Deadline

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

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