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Annual Aerosol Science Conference 2020

09:30 - 10:00

Join us early to have a look around the Remo platform

10:00 - 10:10

Welcome and introduction to Remo

10:10 - 10:35

Session 1 – Aerosols and Health

Keynote Speaker 1

Allan Bennet (PHE)

Looking for SARS-CoV-2 and other pathogens in the air

10:35 - 10:47

Henry Oswin (University of Bristol)

Studying the airborne longevity of SARS-CoV-2

10:47 - 10:59

Liron Issman (University of Cambridge)

Free-Standing Carbon Nanotube Active Filters as an Efficient Means to Disrupt Virus Aerosol Transmission

10:59 - 11:03

Break from the screen

11:03 - 11:15

Dan Hardy (University of Bristol) 

High-Time Resolution Measurements of Droplet Evaporation Kinetics and Particle Crystallisation Imaging

11:15 - 12:00

Session 1 Poster Session and Exhibitors

12:00 - 12:45

Break for lunch

12:45 - 12:57

Session 2: Aerosols in the Atmosphere

Sarah Barr – Doctoral Student Award Winner 2019 (University of Leeds)

The ice-nucleating ability of high-latitude dust from the Copper River, Alaska

12:57 - 13:09

Nina Schleicher  (Imperial College London)

Isotopic fingerprints (Cu, Zn) for aerosol source tracing

13:09 - 13:34


13:34 - 13:38

Break from the screen

13:38 - 13:50

Michael Adams (University of Leeds)

Bonfire Night combustion aerosol event had a negligible impact on the ice-nucleating particle population

13:50 - 14:02

Kirsten Fossum (National University of Ireland, Galway)

Discoveries from the PEGASO cruise in the Southern Ocean reveal the importance of sea-spray in shaping cloud droplet number

14:02 - 14:47

 Session 2 poster session and exhibitors


14:47 - 15:02


15:02 - 15:27

Session 3: Aerosols and Air Quality

Keynote Speaker 2

Prashant Kumar (University of Surrey)

Aerosols, Indoor Air Quality and COVID-19


15:27 - 15:39

Karn Vohra (University of Birmingham)

Fossil fuel related PM2.5 pollution global mortality estimates using


15:39 - 15:44

Break from the screen

15:44 - 15:56

Liza Selley (University of Cambridge)

Building hypotheses for brake-dust induced airway toxicity using electron microscopy

15:56 - 16:08

Kirsty Pringle – Career Development Grant Winner  2019 (University of Leeds)

“BiB Breathes”: An interdisciplinary project to measure the children of Bradford’s exposure to air pollution

16:08 - 16:18

Final comments and end of AASC 2020

16:18 - 17:28

Informal chat time – BYO refreshments



Annual Aerosol Science Conference 2020

11:15 - 12:00

Session 1 –  poster session and exhibitors (11:15-12:00)

Poster 1

Michael Cotterell (University of Bristol)

Accurate and sensitive measurements of aerosol light absorption from research aircraft.

Poster 2

Yu Wang (University of Manchester)

Phase state of multi-component inorganic and secondary organic aerosols.

Poster 3

Dimitrios Bousiotos (University of Birmingham)

Investigating the capability of low-cost sensors in source apportionment.

Poster 4

Zainab Bibi (University of Manchester)

Source apportionment of organic aerosol by applying PMF on AMS data: A case study of two city study of air quality in Vietnam 2018-19.

Poster 5

Dimitrios Bousiotos (University of  Birmingham)

The occurrence of New Particle Formation (NPF) events: A cup of chemistry, a tablespoon of meteorology and a pinch of local conditions.

Poster 6

Alfred Bockarie (University of Birmingham)

Air Quality and Health Impact of Charcoal Supply Chain in Africa.

Poster 7

Chenjie Yu (University of Manchester)

Airborne measurement of particle composition and cloud condensation nuclei from shipping emission in Western Europe.

Poster 8

James McGrath (NUI,Galway)

The Effect of “Covid 19 Lockdown” on Indoor Air Pollution Levels.

Poster 9

Wei Xu (NUI,Galway)

Aerosol hygroscopicity measurements in marine environment.


14:02 - 14:47

Session 2 –  poster session and exhibitors (14:02 – 14:47)

Poster 1

Benoit Crouzy (MeteoSwiss)

Swiss automatic pollen network: results from the pre-operational proof-of-concept.

Poster 2

Amy Peace (University of Leeds)

Exploring the Effect of Aerosol Radiative Forcing Uncertainty on Tropical Rainfall Shifts in the Near-Term Future.

Poster 3

Adithya Gurumurthy (North Carolina State University)

Computational analyses of helical fluid-particle streams in a representative human upper lung-airway model for controlled micro- or nano-drug delivery.

Poster 4

Priyanshu Gupta (Banaras Hindu University)

Atmospheric aerosol optical depth and its variability in last decade over different cities of India.

Poster 5 

Mirang Patel (Marwadi Education Foundation Group of Institutions)

Assessment of air quality in terms of ions concentration by application of chilled teflon.

Poster 6

Mark Holden (University of Central Lancashire)

Are the same active sites responsible for ice nucleation from liquid and vapour?

Poster 7 

Dogushan Kilic (University of Manchester)

Monitoring Temporal Variability and Extent of Particulate Matter Transported to Eastern Mediterranean Basin by Iraqi-Syrian Dust Storms Using Ambient Measurements, Remote Sensing and Atmospheric Modeling.

Poster 8

Gonda Lu (University of Birmingham)

Assessment of strict autumn-winter emission controls on air quality in the Beijing-Tianjin-Hebei region in northern China. 

Poster 9

James Brean (Univeristy of Birmingham)

Open ocean and coastal new particle formation from sulphuric acid and amines around the Antarctic peninsula .

Poster 10

Tashfeen Muhammad Hammad ud din (NUI,Galway)

A Test Chamber Investigation of the Effect of Charge on Aerosol Deposition on Indoor Surfaces.