EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Aerosol Science
From drug delivery to the lungs to the transmission of disease, climate change to combustion science, new routes to materials to consumer and agricultural products, an understanding of aerosol science is crucial.
Welcome to the CDT in Aerosol Science
Fourteen students joined the first cohort of the CDT which started on 24th September 2019. With backgrounds from geography and earth sciences to chemistry, physics, pharmacy and biological sciences, we have a truly diverse first cohort! The students are completing training in Core Aerosol Science, Research Methods, and Professionalism and Translation, while developing their PhD research proposals.
Could you be part of our third cohort? Applications will be open from November 2020 to become a member of this brilliant scientific community.
Aerosols and the Coronavirus
Aerosols and droplets play a critical role in the spread of COVID-19. Questions remain about the possible airborne spread of the virus, SARS-CoV-2, in small respirable size particles which people emit when they speak, cough and sneeze. The competition between sedimentation, evaporation and forward momentum in the exhaled jet from sneezes and coughs governs the transmission of the virus over shorter distances in larger droplets, contaminating surfaces.
In this short video interview with the University of Bristol, Pro Vice-Chancellor, John Iredale, CDT Director Jonathan Reid talks about some of the research underway to understand the airborne transmission of the virus.
Webinars on the latest aerosol science research
The CDT hosts research webinars from leading speakers around the world. View the full programme of webinars available to CDT partners and students on our webinars page.
Watch the first CDT webinar, presented by Dr David Topping on Machine Learning in Aerosol Science.
The training e-Portal
The training e-Portal for Core Aerosol Science covers topics such as particle size distributions; aerosol mechanics; nucleation; optical properties and electrical charge. With over 20 hours of mini lectures, extensive multiple choice problem sets to test learning, and detailed reading lists, this comprehensive collection of resources is available to students and partners. Partners can also register to attend in-person training, working on real-world aerosol science problems alongside the PhD student cohort in multidisciplinary teams.
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