AAAR 28th Annual Conference

October 26-30, 2009
Hyatt Regency Minneapolis
Minneapolis, Minnesota

Technical and Self-Guided Tours

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Technical Tours
Wednesday, October 28, 2009
3:00 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.

Donaldson Company
Donaldson Company, a global leader in filtration solutions, is pleased to host a tour of their headquarters in Bloomington, MN. The tour will start in the product display room where a general overview will be given of Donaldson company's products and markets. The tour will follow some of the key steps in the Donaldson technology and product development process including the Filter Media Development Lab, Engine Air Filter Test Lab, and the Engine Dynamometer Lab.

MSP is happy to host a tour for AAAR attendees. Visitors will be able to see MSP facilities which make a range of particle measuring instruments and equipment for the pharmaceutical, semiconductor, and aerosol research communities. MSP will demonstrate new instruments for detecting fibrous particles, for preparing cells for analysis, and for delivering organometallic materials to vacuum chambers used in semiconductor manufacturing. MSP will also display more traditional equipment for testing asthma inhalers, making contaminated wafer standards, and for measuring nanometer-size particles both in real time and with cascade impactors. Visitors will be exposed to a wide range of applied particle technologies.

TSI welcomes all AAAR attendees to its state-of-the-art facility for precision aerosol measurement. As an industry leader in the design and production of precision aerosol instrumentation, TSI partners with research institutions and customers to create measurement solutions for a variety of current global applications: combustion emissions, nanotechnology, indoor/outdoor air quality, global climate change, filtration, PM health effects, and bioaerosol investigations. With headquarters based in Shoreview, MN and field offices throughout Europe and Asia, TSI has established a worldwide presence in the markets served.

University of Minnesota

The University of Minnesota lab tour consists of four parts: the Particle Technology Laboratory, the Center for Diesel Research, the High Temperature and Plasma Laboratory, and the Computational Transport Phenomena Laboratory.

The Particle Technology Laboratory (PTL) was founded 1950's by the late Professor K. T. Whitby. The main facilities include over 15,000 sq ft lab space, cleanrooms, wind tunnel, filter testing and vacuum facilities. PTL is well-known for its instrumentation development activities. Instruments for particle generation, measurement, sampling and analysis in the range of 0.002 to 100 µm have been developed. The tour will include Professor Peter McMurry's nucleation research, Professor Tom Kuehn's bioaerosol research, Professor Virgil Marple's inertial impactor research, Professor David Y. H. Pui's filtration research, and Professor Chris Hogan's electrospray research.

The Center for Diesel Research specializes in measuring engine emissions with a focus on nontraditional particulate emissions measurements. Current research topics are focused on advanced particle measurements, alternative fuels, and advanced engine combustion characterization. Specific projects include: real-time ash measurement, an alternative fuel micro-turbine demonstration, HCCI engines, hydrogen fueled engine, and reducing knock in a CNG engine.

The High Temperature and Plasma Laboratory was founded in the late 1950s by Ernst Eckert. Current research is focused primarily on plasma synthesis and processing of nanoparticles, for applications that include photovoltaics, wear-resistant coatings, medical therapies, optoelectronics and others.

The Computational Transport Phenomena Laboratory specializes in the use of numerical simulation to answer fundamental questions in the fluid and thermal sciences. Research areas include physical, analytical, and numerical modeling of transport phenomena. The lab currently focuses on the modeling and simulation of turbulent reacting flows, particle formation and growth dynamics, multi-scale modeling, and multi-phase heat, mass and momentum interactions. The goal is two-fold: (1) to utilize the latest mathematical and numerical tools to investigate and elucidate the underlying physico-chemical processes, and (2) to develop models and numerical algorithms which accurately represent the phenomena in a computationally-affordable manner, facilitating their use in solving problems of interest to industry and society.

Self-Guided Tours

Self-Guided Tour I
Mill City Museum
704 South 2nd Street
Minneapolis, MN 55401

For approximately a half-century Minneapolis has fueled the growth of flour production and is known around the world as "Mill City." Built on the site of a national landmark, the Washburn A Mill, the Mill City Museum provides a multi-sensory, interactive, hands-on journey through the flour milling industry. Visitors will learn the story of flour milling and the impact it had on Minneapolis, the US and the world.

Monday: Closed
Tuesday - Saturday: 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Sunday: Noon - 5:00 p.m.

Admission: $10 adults, $8 seniors and college students, $5 children ages 6-17

Distance from Hyatt Regency Minneapolis: 1.5 miles

Directions: Take Metro Transit Bus 17. Depart Nicollet Mall & Grant Street/13th Street South. Arrive at Marquette Avenue South & 2nd Street South. Walk to 704 South 2nd Street.

Guthrie Theater
818 South 2nd Street
Minneapolis, MN 55415

Since its founding in 1963, the Guthrie Theatre has been Minneapolis' center for theater performance, production, education and professional training. Relocated in 2006, the Guthrie Theatre now sits along the Mississippi River in downtown Minneapolis. The new theatre houses three stages, a full-service restaurant, pre-show dining, numerous bars and some of the best views of the city. In addition to live performances, several private and small group tours are available, including backstage tours, self-guided audio tours, and architectural tours.

Hours and fees vary by tour and performance. Call (612) 225-6000 for detailed information.

Distance from Hyatt Regency Minneapolis: 1.5 miles
Directions: Take Metro Transit Bus 17. Depart Nicollet Mall & Grant Street/13th Street South. Arrive at Marquette Avenue South & 2nd Street South. Walk to 181 South 2nd Street.

Stone Arch Bridge
125 Main St. SE
Intersection of West River Road and Portland Ave.
Minneapolis, MN 55414

Formerly a railroad bridge that crossed the Mississippi River at Saint Anthony Falls, the Stone Arch Bridge is now a popular pedestrian walkway. The Stone Arch Bridge measures 2,100 feet long by 28 feet wide and consists of 23 arches. Built in 1883 from local granite and limestone, the bridge offers views of the Minneapolis skyline, Mill City Museum, the Guthrie Theater and the new 35W bridge.

Distance from Hyatt Regency Minneapolis: 1.5 miles
Directions: Take Metro Transit Bus 17. Depart Nicollet Mall & Grant Street/13th Street South. Arrive at Marquette Avenue South & 2nd Street South. Walk to West River Road and Portland Avenue.

Self-Guided Tour II
Walker Art Center and Minneapolis Sculpture Garden
1750 Hennepin Ave.
Minneapolis, Minnesota 55403

The Walker Art Center is a contemporary art center which provides artistic programs, exhibitions of works of art, performances, and educational activities. The Minneapolis Sculpture Garden, located across from the Walker Art Center, is the largest urban sculpture garden in the country and is the location of Spoonbridge and Cherry, the beloved icon of the Garden and a favorite with Minneapolis residents. More than 40 works of art are on permanent view.

Walker Art Center
Monday: Closed
Tuesday - Sunday: 11:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Open late Thursday: 11:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.

Minneapolis Sculpture Garden
Open Daily: 6:00 a.m. - midnight

Walker Art Center Admission: $10 adults; $8 seniors; $6 students/teens Minneapolis Sculpture Garden Admission: Free

Distance from Hyatt Regency Minneapolis: 0.8 miles
Directions: Take Metro Transit Bus 6. Depart Hennepin Avenue & 12th Street. Arrive at Hennepin Avenue & Groveland/Douglas. Walk to 1750 Hennepin Avenue.

Self-Guided Tour III
Minneapolis Institute of Arts
2400 Third Avenue South
Minneapolis, MN 55404

The Minneapolis Institute of Arts houses more than 80,000 works of art representing 5,000 years of world history. Highlights of the permanent collection include European masterworks by Rembrandt, Poussin, and van Gogh; modern and contemporary painting and sculpture by Picasso, Matisse, Mondrian, Stella, and Close; as well as internationally significant collections of prints and drawings, decorative arts, Modernist design, photographs, textiles, and Asian, African, and Native American art.

"The Louvre and the Masterpiece," a special exhibition, will be on view October 18, 2009 - January 10, 2010. The exhibition will include drawings by Leonardo da Vinci and Michelangelo, a 3,000-year-old Egyptian portrait head, and paintings by Vermeer, Boucher, Chardin, Géricault, Ingres and Georges de La Tour.

Monday: Closed
Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday: 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Thursday: 10:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Sunday: 11:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

General Admission: Free
Tickets for the "The Louvre and the Masterpiece" exhibition: $16 on weekends and $14 weekdays.

Distance from Hyatt Regency Minneapolis: 1.1 miles
Directions: Take Metro Transit Bus 18. Depart Nicollet Mall & Grant Street West. Arrive at Nicollet Avenue South & 24th Street West. Walk to 2400 3rd Avenue South.

For questions about the self-guided tours, please contact Culture Tour Coordinator, Dr. Jing Wang.

Dates to Remember

April 27, 2009 – Abstract Submission Deadline
August 10, 2009 – Late-Breaking Poster Abstract Submission Deadline
August 17, 2009 – Early-Bird Registration Deadline
(Note: All presenters must register for the conference.)
September 25, 2009 – Advance Registration Deadline
October 1, 2009 – Hotel Sleeping Room Registration Cut-Off
October 26-30, 2009 – 28th Annual Conference — American Association for Aerosol

Technical Tours

Attend an educational technical tour to Donaldson Company, MSP, TSI, or the University of Minnesota.
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