Dear Colleagues:

On behalf of the conference organizers, I am pleased to invite you to the AAAR 34th Annual Conference in Minneapolis, MN, USA, October 12-16, 2015. Please join us to present your most recent aerosol research findings to an intellectually engaged, diverse and professionally-dedicated community and immerse yourself into the latest advances across the full spectrum of aerosol research. The AAAR Conference provides an excellent opportunity to renew old acquaintances and to meet new colleagues from industry, government and academia in a location that is rich with aerosol science history and technology.

Similar to previous years, the 2015 Conference will feature a full slate of tutorials on Monday, followed by invited plenary talks, special symposia, poster presentations, platform presentations, and special events from Tuesday morning through Friday noon. The plenary lectures at the start of each morning will be given by distinguished scientists with expertise spanning multiple areas of aerosol science and technology. The technical program will also feature parallel platform and poster sessions with several scheduled breaks for informal exchange. The exhibit area, open Tuesday through Thursday, will provide opportunities to engage with and learn from leading companies offering instrumentation and services in aerosol science and technology.

We will have four symposia this year that are designed to bridge multiple topical areas and promote cross-disciplinary interaction:

  1. Primary and Secondary Aerosols from Agricultural Operations;
  2. The Role of Water in Aerosol Chemistry;
  3. Environmental Fate of Infectious Aerosols; and
  4. Haze in China: Sources, Formation Mechanisms, and Current Challenges.

In addition, the program will include sessions on aerosol chemistry, aerosol physics, urban aerosols, clouds and climate, remote and regional atmospheric aerosols, carbonaceous aerosols, aerosol source apportionment, combustion, nanoparticles and materials synthesis, aerosol control technology, health-related aerosols, history of aerosol science, indoor aerosols, aerosol exposure, aerosol instrumentation and methods, bioaerosols, and aerosols and homeland security.

A new initiative this year is the Historical Aerosol Instrumentation Exhibition led by Peter McMurry and Gilmore Sem. Historically important instruments will be on display during the Thursday poster session in the exhibit hall, and many of the developers of these instruments will be available for discussion during this time slot. We also will be engaged in a video project during the week to record interviews with the instrument developers. The Historical Aerosol Instrumentation Exhibition will be introduced to the conference attendees during the Tuesday morning plenary session.

The 2015 conference will be held at the Hyatt Regency Minneapolis, situated in downtown Minneapolis, MN. A conference block of reduced rate sleeping rooms has been secured at Hyatt Regency Minneapolis. Please access additional information concerning the conference hotel under the hotel section of this site. Local attractions include the Minneapolis Zoo, Como Park, Mall of America, the Walker Arts Center, the Guthrie Theater, and the Orpheum Theatre. Minneapolis is home to the University of Minnesota, a hub for premier aerosol research. It is also home to several companies specializing in aerosol technology.

Once again, welcome to the 34th Annual Conference of the American Association for Aerosol Research. The organizing committee eagerly looks forward to greeting you in Minneapolis!


Andrea Ferro
2015 Conference Chair

Dates to Remember

May 1, 2015
Abstract Submission Deadline

July 24, 2015
Late breaking poster submission deadline

August 14, 2015
Advance registration

September 20, 2015
Hotel Reservation Cut-Off

October 12-16, 2015
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Hyatt Regency
Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA

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