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.

Our first webinar is available to all:

Dr David Topping (University of Manchester): Machine Learning in Aerosol Science

Recorded Friday 25th October 2019

Research Webinars: Autumn 2020

We invite partners to join our latest programme of research webinars, drawing together speakers from a broad range of research areas across Aerosol Science:

Thursday 26 November, 16:00 GMT Dr Jason Olfert (University of Alberta) Beyond particle mobility classifiers: Classifying particles by mass or relaxation time
Thursday 3 December 15:00 GMT Prof Sally-Ann Cryan (RCSI School of Pharmacy) Harnessing materials for the development of advanced respiratory therapeutics
Thursday 10 December 09:00 GMT Prof Jun-ya Kohno (Gakushuin University) title coming soon
Thursday 17 December 09:00 GMT Prof Chak Chan (City University of Hong Kong) title coming soon


Research Webinars: Spring 2021

We are excited to announce our newest speakers for Spring 2021. Check back for further additions to the programme:

Thursday 14 January, 15:00 GMT Dr Jonathan Symonds (Cambustion) title coming soon
Thursday 21 January, 15:00 GMT Prof Christopher Sorenson (Kansas State University) Scattering and absorption of light by particles (tbc)
Thursday 28 January, 15:00 GMT Dr Delphine Farmer (Colorado State University) title coming soon
Thursday 4 February 15:00 GMT Prof Pratim Biswas (Washington University in St Louis) Aerosol science and engineering and the COVID-19 issue: Airborne transmission models & more (tbc)
Thursday 11 February 15:00 GMT Dr Shelly Miller (University of Colorado, Boulder) title coming soon
Thursday 18 February 15:00 GMT Dr James Davies (University of California Riverside) title coming soon
Thursday 4 March 15:00 GMT Dr Matthew Wright (Public Health England) title coming soon
Thursday 18 March 15:00 GMT Prof Sonia Kreidenweis (Colorado State University) title coming soon
Thursday 25 March 15:00 GMT Dr Marc Stettler (Imperial College London) title coming soon


Catch up on past webinars by becoming a CDT partner:

Autumn 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) title coming soon
17 December Prof Chak Chan (City University of Hong Kong) title coming soon


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

CDT members and Tier 2 partners and can watch recordings of past webinars via the e-Portal:

EPSRC CDT in Aerosol Science

University of Bristol
School of Chemistry
Cantock’s Close
Bristol, BS8 1TS