Aerosol Science Research Webinars

CDT research webinars are presented by leading academic and industrial researchers, helping practioners stay up to date with the latest developments in their fields. The CDT webinar programme is open to our students, academic team and Tier 2 partners. Partners can access the full programme of webinars, either joining live or watching recordings via the e-Portal.


Webinar available to all:

Prof Lea Ann Dailey (University of Vienna): Are we inhaling nano- and microplastics? And if so, what could be the potential effects?

Recorded 11th November 2021

Research Webinars: Spring 2024


18th January Dr Ranganathan Gopalakrishnan
(University of Memphis)
Understanding particle behavior in gas-phase systems for engineering applications
15th February Prof. Linsey Marr
(Virginia Tech)
Effectiveness of Ionization Against Bioaerosols in a Lecture Hall
14th March Dr Christof Asbach
(Institute of Energy and Environmental Technology e.V. (IUTA))
Possibilities and limitations of low-cost particulate matter sensors
18th April Prof. Megan D. Willis
(Department of Chemistry, Colorado State University)
Insights into the sources and fate of marine biogenic sulfur from field and laboratory studies
16th May Dr Barbara Ervens
(University of Clermont Auvergne)
Bioaerosols – they are alive! Airborne microorganisms affect the atmosphere and vice versa


Catch up on past webinars by becoming a CDT partner:

Summer 2023
27 April Professor Cameron Tropea
(University of Darmstadt)
Depth from Defocus Technique for Particle Sizing
4 May Professor Andrew Ault
(University of Michigan)
Dropping Acid in the Atmosphere: Is it Just a Phase?
25 May Professor Ilona Riipinen
(Stockholm University)
Some Insights into Aerosol-Cloud-Climate interactions in Environments with Limited Human Influence 
1 June Professor Annele Virtanen
(University of Eastern Finland)
Aerosol-cloud interactions: reaching out from process level to large scale models


Spring 2023
26 January Prof Juan Fernandez de la Mora
High resolution nanoparticle size determination by vapor condensation and the verification of classical heterogeneous nucleation theory
2 February Prof Karen Aplin
(University of Bristol)
Ion-aerosol interactions in atmospheres
9 February Prof Dwayne Heard
(University of Leeds)
Quantification of aerosol heterogeneous processes important for oxidation chemistry in Earth’s atmosphere
16 February Dr James Radney Dr Christopher Zangmeister
Aerosol metrology at NIST: A Short History
 2 March Prof Jessica Oakes
(Northeastern University)
Respirable Particles in the Lung: From Wildland Fires to Treatment of Pulmonary Diseases
 9 March Prof Shanna A. Ratnesar-Shumate
(U.S. Department of Homeland Security)
Comparison of the Performance of Aerosol Sampling Devices for Measuring Infectious Aerosols
 16 March Dr Anton Souslov
(University of Bath)
Modelling aerosol droplets and the elastic Leidenfrost effect
23 March Dr Jakob Löndahl
(Lund University)
SARS-CoV-2 from source to recipient: aerosol studies that (probably) can’t be repeated before the next pandemic


Autumn 2022
27 October Dr Jennifer Murphy
(University of Toronto)
Quantifying the pH of atmospheric aerosol and understanding its drivers
10 November Dr Oliver Bischof & Dr Sebastian Schmitt
The latest developments in the use of Condensation Particle Counters (CPCs) and specific details on their use in low-pressure applications
24 November Prof Hanna Vehkamäki
(University of Helsinki)
Molecular modelling of particle formation: towards real atmosphere
1 December Dr Chiara Giorio
(University of Cambridge)
Coordination chemistry in atmospheric aerosols: effects on metal solubility, dissolution kinetics, and health


Summer 2022
28 April Dr Maria Messing (Lund University)
Designing Nanoparticle-based Materials: From Sparks to Multifunctional Materials
5 May Aerosol Measurements Forum (AMF)
11 May Professor Rommie Amaro (Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, University of California, San Diego)
Computational Microscopy of Sea Spray and Respiratory Aerosols
26 May Dr Shelly Miller (University of Colorado Boulder)
Air Quality of the Urban Built Environment: Sources, Impacts, and Solutions to Improve Health and Wellbeing
9 June Prof Wendy Barclay (Imperial College London)
Measuring transmission of SARS Cov2
16 June Prof John Plane (University of Leeds)
Cosmic dust in planetary atmospheres


Spring 2022
27 January Dr Grégory David (ETH Zurich)
Optical trapping and characterization of aerosol particles
3 February Professor Jacqueline Hamilton (University of York)
Into the Smog: Using composition to understand the sources of atmospheric aerosols
17 February Dr Rebecca Washenfelder (NOAA)
Brown carbon composition and lifetime in wildfire plumes
24 February Dr Anne Maisser (Cyprus Institute)
Advances in Aerosol Instrumentation: Development of Cost-effective, Lightweight Instruments for Aerosol Monitoring
3 March Dr James Allan (University of Manchester)
Measuring atmospheric black carbon with single particle soot photometry
31 March Dr Daniel Duke (Monash University)
Environmentally friendly metered dose inhaler propellants – new techniques and approaches
Autumn / Winter 2021
23 September Dr Stelios Rigopoulos (Imperial College London) Population Balance Modelling of Aerosol Dynamics: Fundamentals, Solution Methods and Applications
30 September Prof Claire Carmalt (University College London) Aerosol Assisted Chemical Vapour Deposition of Functional Materials
7 October Prof Veronica Vaida (University of Colorado) Water -air interfaces provide special reaction environment
14 October Nick Molden (Emissions Analytics) New approaches to characterising tyre wear emissions and their environmental and health effects
11 November  Prof Lea Ann Dailey (University of Vienna) Are we inhaling nano- and microplastics? And if so, what could be the potential effects?
18 November  Prof Jon Abbatt (Toronto) Multiphase Oxidation Chemistry: From East Asian Haze to Wildfires to Indoor Environments
2 December Prof Alexander Bergmann and Dr Benjamin Lang Photothermal, Photoacoustic and Related Direct Absorption Techniques for Aerosol and Cloud Sensing
9 December Prof Hugh Smyth (University of Texas)
Development of an Aerosolized Antiviral Therapy for Coronavirus Infections during the Pandemic
Spring / Summer 2021
22 April Dr Ulrich Krieger (ETH Zürich) Photochemistry in viscous iron(III) citrate/citric acid aerosol: Degradation of aerosol mass and radical persistence due to inner particle anoxia
 6 May  Dr Susanne V. Hering (Aerosol Dynamics)

To Measure Ultrafine Aerosols: Just Add Water

Susanne will present adaptation of water-based condensational particle counting for microgravity environments, and will present data from the International Space Station.

13 May Dr Allan Bennett (Public Health England) SARS-CoV-2 – Searching for a pathogen in the air
20 May Dr Chris Hogan (University of Minnesota) Aerosol science and engineering and the COVID-19 issue: Airborne transmission models & more
27 May Dr Douglas Worsnop (Aerodyne Research Inc) Atmospheric Aerosol Chemistry: Climate and Air Quality
10 June Dr David de Haan (University of San Diego) Wet, Dry, Light, Dark:  Brown Carbon Formation in a Dynamic Atmosphere
17 June Dr Nønne Prisle (University Oulu) Atmospheric water surfaces
24 June Dr Megan Davies Wykes (University of Cambridge) Models for natural ventilation: sash windows and cross-ventilation
1 July Dr Alison Rust (University of Bristol) and Dr Frances Beckett (Met office) Volcanic ash size and shape – a collaboration bridging eruption processes and ash cloud forecasts
Spring 2021
14 January  Dr Jonathan Symonds (Cambustion) Fast response electrical aerosol spectrometry
21 January  Prof Christopher Sorenson (Kansas State University) Light scattering and absorption by particles: The Q-space approach
28 January  Dr Delphine Farmer (Colorado State University) Masters of their fate: Revisiting atmospheric particle dry deposition and lifetime
4 February Prof Pratim Biswas (Washington University in St Louis) Aerosol science and engineering and the COVID-19 issue: Airborne transmission models & more
18 February Dr James Davies (University of California Riverside) Exploring the Physicochemical Properties of Aerosol Using a Linear Quadrupole Electrodynamic Balance
4 March Dr Matthew Wright (Public Health England) Aerosol techniques in toxicology: generation, characterisation and delivery in exposure systems
18 March Prof Sonia Kreidenweis (Colorado State University) In search of ice nuclei over the Southern Ocean
25 March Dr Marc Stettler (Imperial College London)
Autumn / Winter 2020


17 September Dr Nadine Borduas-Dedekind (ETH Zurich) Cool cloud chemistry: Molecular insight into the atmospheric ice nucleation of organic matter
1 October Prof Nicole Riemer (University of Illinois) Aerosol Mixing State: Synthesizing Measurements and Models
8 October The CDT webinar programme will take a break this week: American Association for Aerosol Research (AAAR) 38th annual conference
15 October Prof Benjamin Murray (University of Leeds) The role of ice nucleating aerosol particles in clouds and Earth’s climate
22 October Dr Alla Zelenyuk-Imre (Pacific Northwest National Laboratory) Toward Understanding the Synergetic Interactions between Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons and Biogenic Secondary Organic Aerosol Particles
29 October Dr Tom Grimble (Dyson) Aerosol Interactions Inside Cyclone Separators
5 November The Aerosol Society Annual Aerosol Science Conference (AASC)
12 November Dr Stephanie Wright (Imperial College London) Airborne plastic pollution: Looking for microplastics in a particulate matter haystack
19 November Dr Adam Squires (University of Bath) Self-assembly in soft nanomaterials: lipid and surfactant droplets and films in ambient humidity
26 November Dr Jason Olfert (University of Alberta) Beyond particle mobility classifiers: Classifying particles by mass or relaxation time
3 December Prof Sally-Ann Cryan (RCSI School of Pharmacy) Harnessing materials for the development of advanced respiratory therapeutics
10 December Prof Jun-ya Kohno (Gakushuin University) Gas-phase solution chemistry
17 December Prof Chak Chan (City University of Hong Kong) Applications of single particle Raman spectroscopy in studies of atmospheric particles


Summer 2020
21 May Dr John Pritchard (Inspiring Strategies) Is the future of pMDIs up in the air?
28 May Prof Sotiris Pratsinis (Swiss Federal Institute of Technology- ETH Zurich) Aerosol-made detectors for sensing of gases at high selectivity
 4 June Dr Miriam Freedman (Penn State University) Liquid-liquid phase separation in aerosol particles
11 June Prof Murray Johnston (University of Delaware) The ins and outs of aerosol chemistry: What happens in the gas phase, the particle phase, and across the interface, and why it matters
18 June Prof Regina Scherließ (University of Kiel) Vaccination via the respiratory tract
25 June Prof Jonathan Reid (University of Bristol) SARS-CoV-2: Aerosols, droplets and airborne transmission
2 July Dr Kerri Pratt (University of Michigan) Atmospheric aerosols in the rapidly changing Arctic
9 July Dr Coty Jen (Carnegie Mellon University) Embracing the chemical complexity of wildfire smoke
16 July Dr Thomas Preston (McGill University) Spectroscopy of optically trapped aerosol particles
23 July Prof Francis Pope (University of Birmingham) Past, present and future particulate matter (PM) assessment in East Africa
30 July Dr Christian Pfrang (University of Birmingham) Ageing of atmospheric aerosols
Spring 2020
6 February Prof Darragh Murnane (University of Hertfordshire) Computational and modelling approaches in dry powder inhaler products 
13 February Prof Barbara Wyslouzil (Ohio State University) From vapor to nanocrystal in microseconds: The short lifestory of a nanodroplet
20 February Prof Rajan Chakrabarty, (Washington University in St. Louis)  Non-equilibrium aerosol dynamics across length scales: Addressing a few contemporary challenges
27 February Prof Simone Hochgreb (University of Cambridge)  Recent developments in nanoparticle detection systems
5 March Dr Hazem Matar (University of Hertfordshire) Considerations for CBRN exposures
19 March Prof Cari Dutcher (University Of Minnesota)  Aerosol measurements with microfluidic platforms
2 April Bioaerosols: Aerosol Society Focus Meeting 15
Autumn 2019
25 October Dr David Topping (University of Manchester) Machine learning in aerosol science – watch webinar at the top of the page
1 November Dr Adam Boies (University of Cambridge) Aerosol carbon nanotube synthesis insights and advances
8 November Prof Catherine Noakes (University of Leeds) Modelling bioaerosol dispersion and infection risk in indoor environments
15 November Prof Ian Ford (UCL) Thermodynamic puzzles in nucleation theory 
29 November Prof Terry Tetley (Imperial) Particulate air pollution and health
5 December Prof Francesca Buttini (University of Parma) Engineered microparticles for high dose DPI and powder administration

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