Aerosol Science training portal

CDT Training portal

Aerosol Science Training

The CDT will deliver a programme of core training in the underlying physical science governing the properties and transformation of aerosols. Training will be provided by academics and industrial partners spanning a broad range of sectors using flipped classroom and Team-Based Learning approaches. This essential training forms the core structure of the first 7 months of PhD training for our doctoral researchers.

Individual courses are available to partners for Continuing Professional Development (CPD). Learn more about becoming a partner organisation.

The Portal

Prior to the in-class training for each topic, held on two consecutive days at the CDT hub at the University of Bristol, attendees will have access to the e-training portal. This will host directed learning resources including instructional videos, lecture slides, smart worksheets and reading resources. These e-training materials will be accessible to Tier 2 partners registered for CPD in advance of the relevant in-person events, and at all times thereafter.

A calendar of in-person training days for each topic will be released during summer 2019. Partners with Tier 2 membership and doctoral students wishing to complete training in specific areas are encouraged to register by contacting

The Core Aerosol Science Topics

The core aerosol science training will cover the sixteen topics listed below:
CAS 1.1 Size distributions, shape and concentrations
CAS 1.2 Aerosol mechanics
CAS 1.3 Deposition, filtration and sampling
CAS 1.4 Nucleation and new particle formation
CAS 1.5 Electrical properties
CAS 1.6 Aerosol phase and thermodynamics
CAS 1.7 Optical properties
CAS 1.8 Analysis: Size, concentration, shape and mass
CAS 2.1 Particle coalescence and adhesion
CAS 2.2 Aerosol evaporation and condensation
CAS 2.3 Inhaled aerosols and health
CAS2.4 Particle sources and materials synthesis
CAS 2.5 Analysis: Composition, phase and volatility
CAS 2.6 Introduction to biological aerosol
CAS 2.7 Heterogeneous chemical reactions
CAS 2.8 Collective motion and transport of aerosols