AAAR 27th Annual Conference

October 20-24, 2008
Rosen Shingle Creek
Orlando, FL

Plenary Lectures

The Conference Committee is proud to have four distinguished speakers for the plenary sessions. Each speaker will offer a stimulating and insightful presentation on topics of current and emerging interest to aerosol scientists.

Tuesday, October 21
8:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.
Aerosols, Health and Climate
Kirk R. Smith

Kirk R. Smith, MPH, PhD, is Professor of Global Environmental Health and coordinator of the Health, Environment, and Development Program at the University of California, Berkeley. He conducts research on the health and climate impacts of air pollution in developing countries including field surveys, epidemiological studies, policy analyses, and development of new monitoring technologies. He sits on a range of international assessments, including the IPCC, the Global Energy Assessment, the World Comparative Risk Assessment, and the Global Air Quality Guidelines. He was elected to the U.S. National Academy of Sciences in 1997.

Wednesday, October 22
8:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.
From Molecules to Nanodroplets: Nucleation, Growth, and Structure
Barbara E. Wyslouzil

Barbara E. Wyslouzil, PhD, is a professor of chemical and biomolecular engineering and chemistry at The Ohio State University. Her research interests include aerosol physics and aerosols in biological applications. Dr. Wyslouzil received her PhD in chemical engineering at the California Institure of Technology in 1992. She joined OSU in 2003 after 10 years at Worcester Polytechnic Institute. She served on the AAAR Board of Directors from 2000 – 2003 and was honored with the Kenneth T. Whitby Award from the AAAR in 2002.

Thursday, October 23
8:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.
Physical, Chemical and Toxicological Characteristics of PM from Mobile Sources
Constantinos Sioutas

Constantinos Sioutas, ScD, is the first holder of the Fred Champion Professorship in Civil and Environmental Engineering at the University of Southern California (USC) and the co-director and co-principal investigator of the Southern California Particle Center and Supersite (SCPCS). He received his ScD from the Harvard School of Public Health. Dr. Sioutas's research has followed an integrated approach to the problem of the well-publicized and significant effects of particulate air pollution on health and the environment. His research has focused on investigations of the underlying mechanisms that produce the health effects associated with exposure to air pollutants generated by a variety of combustion sources, such as traffic, harbor and airport operations, power plants, and photochemically induced atmospheric reactions.

Friday, October 24
8:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.
Particles, Drops and Crystals: Recent Advances in Understanding Aerosol-Cloud Interactions
Sonia M. Kreidenweis

Sonia M. Kreidenweis, PhD, is a professor of atmospheric science in the Department of Atmospheric Science at Colorado State University in Fort Collins, Colorado. Her research interests include characterization of atmospheric particles, especially their hygroscopicities, and the visibility and climate effects of particles. Dr. Kreidenweis received her PhD in chemical engineering from the California Institute of Technology. She is a Past President of the American Association for Aerosol Research.

Dates to Remember

April 28 – Abstract Submission Deadline
August 18 – Early Bird Registration Deadline
(NOTE: All presenters must register for the conference.)
September 12 – Late Breaking Poster Abstract Submission Deadline
September 19 – Hotel Sleeping Room Reservation Cut-Off


Situated on a 230-acre setting on Shingle Creek, headwaters to the Florida Everglades, the Rosen Shingle Creek will offer AAAR attendees both a relaxing and exceptional experience in central Florida. Just minutes from the major attractions in Orlando, this new (2006) resort features three heated outdoor swimming pools, a full-service spa and fitness center, jogging and nature trails, and a wide variety of restaurants.

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