April 2021

European Aerosol Conference Newsletter

April 2021

Welcome to the first newsletter covering news, important information, and exciting updates about the upcoming European Aerosol Conference, held virtually from 30 August to 3 September 2021. In addition to our monthly newsletter, you can find the latest news on our twitter page or website.

News

Thank you to everyone who has submitted abstracts to EAC2021. With over 600 submissions, this year’s conference promises to be a vibrant opportunity to engage with aerosol researchers from across the globe! Abstract submission is now closed. Registration for the conference will be open on 30 June 2021

Sponsorship Opportunities

Do you know a company looking to engage with aerosol researchers across the globe? We are inviting companies to take advantage of the unique features of Hopin, our virtual conference platform, to showcase their technology and services to our wide range of attendees. Four levels of sponsorship offer the flexibility for companies of all shapes and sizes to become involved. For more information, please check out our sponsorship page or email  for more information.

Plenary Speakers Announced!

The EAC2021 Organising Committee is excited to announce plenary sessions with five exceptional aerosol scientists speaking on a range of ground-breaking research including new insights from modelling, cutting-edge instrumentation, and recent measurement campaigns.

Professor Cath Noakes is Deputy Director of Leeds Institute for Fluid Dynamics, Co-Director for the EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Fluid Dynamics, and has recently been leading a sub-group of the UK Scientific Advisory Group for Emergencies (SAGE) during the COVID-19 pandemic. She is an expert in ventilation, indoor air quality and infection control in the built environment with current projects focused on experimental and modelling based studies to explore the transport of airborne pathogens, the influence of indoor airflows and effectiveness of engineering approaches to controlling airborne disease transmission.

Professor Julia Schmale is assistant professor at École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, Switzerland, where she been in charge of the Extreme Environments Research Laboratory (EERL) since 2019. She also represents Switzerland in the international steering group of the MOSAiC expedition and the Atmosphere Working Group of the International Arctic Science Committee, and is a lead author on the forthcoming report by the Arctic Monitoring and Assessment Programme’s expert group on short-lived climate forcers. Her research focuses on understanding how the ocean, land, cryosphere and human activities influence the chemical and microphysical composition of the atmosphere through the deployment of instrumentation on aircraft, research vessels, balloons, and ground-based observatories, and the resulting effects on climate and air quality.

Dr Prem Lobo is the Team Leader for the Black Carbon Metrology group in the Metrology Research Centre at the National Research Council Canada. In addition, he is a nominated member of the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) Committee on Aviation Environmental Protection (WG3) and Impacts and Science Group (ISG), and a member of the Society of Automotive Engineers E-31 committee. Prem is an international expert on aviation-related emissions characterisation and regulatory standards development, specialising in the measurement of aircraft engine emissions generated by the combustion of conventional and sustainable aviation fuels, and assessment of their environmental impacts through the coordination of over 30 field campaigns across North America and Europe.

Professor George Biskos is an Associate Professor at the Cyprus Institute, where he leads the Innovation Department and the Instrumentation for Nanoparticle Synthesis and Characterisation Laboratory of the Climate and Atmosphere Research Centre, and affiliated with the Geosciences and Remote Sensing Department of Delft University of Technology. He works on a range of research projects from designing and building aerosol instrumentation to developing and implementing aerosol-based nanotechnology tools to produce nanomaterials for various applications, and is involved in several spin-off commercialization ventures.

Dr Gerard Hoek is Associate Professor at the Institute of Risk Assessment Sciences at Utrecht University, a leading institute in environmental epidemiology and exposure assessment. His research focuses on methods for improved exposure assessment to environmental stressors, including air pollution, noise, and green space, with a focus on outdoor air pollution, along with the application of these exposure estimates in epidemiological studies.

Introducing Hopin

EAC2021 will be hosted in Hopin, an all-in-one online event platform with a wide range of exciting features to give you a full conference experience. For a sneak preview of the virtual conference environment, check out some of their intro videos at hopin.com/learn or take a look at attendee experience FAQs.

Reducing Our Impact: Analysis performed for a similar conference suggests that hosting the event virtually emits < 1 ton CO2-eq compared to 600-1200 tons CO2-eq for a physical event.