Olin students and East Boston residents are working together to measure air quality in the area by Logan Airport. The effort is underway thanks to a low cost sensor developed by Aerodyne Research, Inc. Full article here: http://www.olin.edu/news-events/2018/east-boston-launching-novel-neighborhood-scale-air-quality-monitoring-network/
Mass concentrations calculated from Aerodyne's aerosol mass spectrometers depend on particle collection efficiency (CE) and relative ionization efficiency (RIE, relative to the primary calibrant ammonium nitrate). We present new laboratory RIE measurements for a wide range of organic aerosol species (RIEOA), with an average RIEOA = 1.6 ± 0.5 that is consistent with most ambient OA except for hydrocarbon-like organic aerosol (HOA) and cooking organic aerosol (COA) where RIEOA = 2 to 7 were obtained.
Comprehensive analysis of breath demands a detector that can simultaneously monitor compounds at concentrations ranging from ppt to ppm levels. The Vocus PTR-TOF did just that when our application scientist ate a cough drop in front of its inlet. View full article here: https://www.tofwerk.com/monitoring-human-breath-emissions-vocs-ptr-ms/
Aerodyne Research attended the EGU General Assembly 2018 from April 8th through April 13th. EGU brings together geoscientists from all over the world to one meeting covering all disciplines of the Earth, planetary and space sciences. The EGU aims to provide a forum where scientists, especially early career researchers, can present their work and discuss their ideas with experts in all fields of geoscience.
The CAEC group (Center for Atmospheric and Environmental Chemistry) has just returned from a field mission measuring methane emissions from offshore oil and gas platforms in the Gulf of Mexico.
Snapshots in Time: Using fire and logging to recreate a century of forest history at the U-M Biological Station
Keeping an eye on smokey skies
ARI recently held two very successful meetings for the users of our CIMS and AMS instruments. Over 160 people were in attendance at the Chinese AMS users meeting held at Peking University, Beijing, China in May. In June scientists attended ARI 6th annual ToF-CIMS Users meeting at the Cultural Centre Sofia, Helsinki, Finland.
ARI will attend the 9th WMO/IAEA Meeting on Carbon Dioxide, Other Greenhouse Gases, and Related Measurement Techniques (GGMT-2017) 27-31 August 2017 to be held in Dübendorf, Switzerland.
ARI will attend and have a booth at the European Aerosol Conference 27 August – 1 September 2017 to be held in Zurich, Switzerland.
Doug Worsnop, American Chemical Society Awards Recipient for Creative Advances in Environmental Science and Technology, April 4, 2017
Environmental Science and Technology Letters article “Observation of Fullerene Soot in Eastern China”, by Junfeng Wang, Timothy B. Onasch, Xinlei Ge, Sonya Collier, Qi Zhang, Yele Sun, Huan Yu, Mindong Chen, André S. H. Prévôt, and Douglas R. Worsnop was voted Best of the Best in 2016. View article http://pubs.acs.org/doi/full/10.1021/acs.estlett.6b00044
Aerodyne is pleased to announce that Dr. Douglas Worsnop has won the 2017 American Chemical Society's National Award for Creative Advances in Environmental Science and Technology. He will be honored at the Awards Ceremony on Tuesday, April 4, 2017, in conjunction with the 253rd ACS National Meeting in San Francisco, CA.
Aerodyne Research will attend the European Geosciences Union (EGU) General Assembly 2017 in Vienna, Austria the week of April 23-28, 2017.
Aerodyne attended the AGU 2016 Fall Meeting in San Francisco December 12-16.
Aerodyne attended the American Association for Aerosol Research 35th Annual Conference on October 17-21, 2016 at the Oregon Convention Center, Portland OR. Come visit us at booth #18!
ARI will attend the Integrated Carbon Observation System Conference (ICOS) in Helsinki, Finland, 27-29 September 2016. Dr. David Nelson will be giving a vendor presentation entitled "Recent Developments with Aerodyne Research Trace Gas and Isotope Monitors".
Aerodyne Research was one of ten companies invited to participate in the SBIR/STTR Innovation Awareness Day program sponsored by the U.S. Small Business Administration on December 8th at the Rayburn House Office Building on Capitol Hill.
ARI announces the acquisition of a next generation mobile laboratory. The newest vehicle in the fleet will expand our deployment payload for the instrumentation to quantify trace gases and aerosol characterization. We are delighted that this new mobile laboratory has more capability and still has a decent turning radius!
David Nelson is invited by the Federation of Analytical Chemistry and Spectroscopy Societies to speak on Real Time Isotopic Analysis of Atmospheric Greenhouse Gases Using Mid-IR Spectroscopy at SCIX 2015. SCIX 2015 is being held in Providence RI Sept. 27 - Oct. 2
Dr. Leah Williams, principal scientist at Aerodyne, is treasurer-elect of the American Association for Aerosol Science (AAAR). Leah has been an enthusiastic member of AAAR for more than ten years. She served on the Board of Directors from 2012 to 2015, has served on the Education Committee, and been active in the Aerosol Chemistry and Atmospheric Aerosol working groups.
Aerodyne Mass Spectrometer is featured in the American Geophysical Union Blogosphere: GeoSpace, August 13, 2015. "Scientists track air pollution by meal times" by Leigh Cooper shows the Hong Kong University Science and Technology Group lead by Dr. Chak Chan using our AMS to monitor organic aerosols from cooking.
Lindsay Renbaum-Wolff has been awarded the Roger Daley Postdoctoral Publication Award at the 49th CMOS Congress,Whistler BC, June 3, 2015. The Canadian Meteorological and Oceanographic Society's Roger Daley Postdoctoral Publication Award is granted for excellence of a publication in the fields of meteorology or oceanography. The award was gven for her co-authored paper entitled: Viscosity of α-pinene secondary organic material and implications for particle growth
April 2015 - Opening ceremony of Aerodyne - Peking University Joint Center for Atmospheric Research. (Figure left) Left to right: Prof. Tong Zhu, Dean of the College of Environmental Sciences and Engineering, PKU; Dr. Charles E.
Aerodyne Research will be exhibiting at the EGU 2015 in Vienna, Austria, April 12-17 on the Green Level, Booth G11. Many or us will be in attandance during the conference as well as at the booth - please stop by!
As part of the Wintertime Investigation of Transport, Emissions, and Reactivity (WINTER 2015) Campaign, three Aerodyne mass spectrometers are currently aboard the NSF/NCAR C-130 measuring the chemical transformations of air pollution in the winter time.
John Conant was elected President-Elect of the Inter-Society Color Council in 2012 . John succeeded as President as of January 1, 2015 for a 2-year term. The ISCC is the principal professional society in the field of color in the United States, encompassing the arts, sciences and industry.
Awarded the 2014 Fuchs Award - Doug Worsnop, Vice President and Director, Center for Aerosol and Cloud Chemistry – Busan, Korea, September 1, 2014. The Fuchs Memorial Award recognizes outstanding original research contributions to the field of aerosol science and technology.
President Dr. Chuck Kolb accepting the award with pride at the 13th annual DOE Small Business Expo. The award recognizes Aerodyne for expanding DOE's high-tech research and development competitiveness critical to our Nation’s economic prosperity. This is the second time Aerodyne has been recognized as the DOE Small Business of the Year.
Five Aerodyne scientists are honored to be listed among the top cited 1% of scientific authors from 2002-2012. Drs. Manjula Canagaratna, John Jayne, Timothy Onasch, Paul Davidovits and Doug Worsnop share the honor of representing some of the world's leading minds according to the Thomson Reuters evaluation of highly cited papers.
Aerodyne authors and their direct collaborators also account for 10% of the top 1% in the area of geosciences.
The Annual CIMS Users Meeting was held in the new conference facility at ARI in Billerica, MA, March 18-21, 2014. Over 40 attendees from institutions and universities around the world came together at ARI for discussions on chemical ionization mass spectrometry, Instrument Development, Experimental and Sampling Methods, and Data Analysis relating to the ToF-CIMS i
Dr. Jesse Kroll was awarded the AGU 2013 James B. Macelwane Medal at the AGU Fall Meeting honors ceremony. This award is given for significant contributions to the geophysical sciences by an outstanding early career scientist.
Dr. John Jayne has been elected Vice President, Instrument Systems Development and Production by the Aerodyne Research Board of Directors effective September 30, 2013. Dr. Jayne is also Co-Director of Aerodyne's Center for Aerosol and Cloud Chemistry.
Dr. Chuck Kolb is a candidate for 2014 President-Elect of the American Chemical Society.
Aerodyne Research is among seven chosen from across the country for a Phase II grant from the EPA Small Business Innovation Research program. This grant is to improve the development of a small aerosol mass spectrometer designed to automatically measure atmospheric PM2.5 chemical content.
The US Department of Energy, Office of Science, highlights the Aerodyne Time-of-Flight Aerosol Mass Spectrometer developed under their Small Business Innovative Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer Office (STTR) program.
The 14th Annual AMS Users Meeting will be held in Prague on September 7-9, 2013, immediately following the European Aerosol Conference.
Congratulations to President Charles Kolb for his recent election to the National Academy of Engineering. Election to the National Academy of Engineering is among the highest professional distinctions accorded to an engineer. Academy membership honors those who have made outstanding contributions to "engineering research, practice, or education".
Dr. Leah Williams is appointed to the 2012-2013 Board of Directors of the American Association for Aerosol Research, a nonprofit professional organization for scientists and engineers who wish to promote and communicate technical advances in the field of aerosol research.
Aerodyne Research exhibits at the American Geophysical Union 45th annual fall meeting, December 2012. ARI displayed the Aerosol Chemical Speciation Monitor and the Continuous Wave Quantum Cascade Cascade Laser Mini Trace Gas Monitor. A number of ARI scientists participated in the meeting's technical sessions.
A research team led by Dr. Timothy Onasch of Aerodyne Research, Inc. and Dr. Christopher Cappa of the University of California, Davis has shed new light on the role of urban soot particles in climate change. Originally published in the August, 2012 issue of Science (V.337, Pp.178-1081), this research has been highlighted in Chemical & Engineering News: "Urban soot particles may warm climate less than believed" (C&E News, V.90, N36 P.56 September 3, 2012.)
Dr. David K. Lewis has been named one of the American Chemical Society 2012 National Award Winners, receiving the ACS Award for Research at an Undergraduate Institution for his research and teaching at Connecticut College and Colgate University. Dr. Lewis is an affiliated researcher with Aerodyne's Center for Aerosol and Cloud Chemistry and Center for Aero-Thermodynmics.
Research into atmospheric aerosol particles has accelerated in the past decade, propelled in part by advances in reliable and portable instruments from Billerica, Mass.-based Aerodyne Research.
According to Charles E. Kolb, president of Aerodyne, about 100 of the firm's aerosol mass spectrometers (AMSs) are now used around the world...
Aerodyne authors colaborating on the following paper are recognized by Science Watch as the Fast Breaking Paper of October 2010:
This award recognizes an outstanding doctoral dissertation in the field of aerosol science and technology.
The American Association for Aerosol Research is a nonprofit professional organization whose vision is to provide scientific forums and publications in all aspects of aerosol research, to encompass the diverse technical disciplines utilizing aerosol technology, and to engender aerosol research and innovation of the highest quality.
The National Research Council's Committee on the Significance of International Transport of Air Pollutants chaired by Dr. Charles Kolb has published the report: Global Sources of Local Pollution: An Assessment of Long-Range Transport of Key Air Pollutants to and from the United States (2009), National Academies Press.
Dr. Charles E. Kolb has been selected as a member of the inaugural class of Fellows of the American Chemical Society for his outstanding contributions to the chemical sciences and service to the ACS and the chemistry community. The announcement was made in the July 27, 2009 issue of ACS Chemical & Engineering News.
Aerodyne Research is pleased to announce that Dr. David D. Nelson has been elected a fellow of the Optical Society of America (OSA). Dr. Nelson was recognized by OSA "for innovation in infrared spectroscopy and its application to environmental science, assessment and monitoring, and industrial process optimization and control. " Dr. Nelson has worked at Aerodyne since 1989 and is currently co-Director of the Center for Atmospheric and Environmental Chemistry and Aerodyne's Vice President of Operations.
Dr. Richard Miake-Lye is presented with a copy of the Nobel Peace Prize certificate bestowed on the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change in 2007. The copy is awarded to scientists who have contributed substantially to the work of the IPCC since its inception.
Aerodyne Research Inc. research scientists, mobile laboratory and papers are featured in Environmental Science & Technology News article "Characterizing Airplane Plumes on the Runway"
ARI's advanced air pollution instruments, its mobile air quality laboratory and several ARI staff members are featured in a new video entitled "Air Pollution", one of 13 ~half hour videos that form the core of of a new environmental science course for high school teachers and college level instruction. The course is entitled Habitable Planet; A Systems Approach to Environmental Science and was prepared by the Harvard Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics' Science Media Group with sponsorship from the Annenberg Foundation.
Aerodyne partners with the Mystic View Tack Force and the Tufts Community Research Center to measure and characterize highway pollution as part of a research study on health effects of pollution near highways.
The Aerodyne Aerosol Mass Spectrometer (AMS) is cited in Department of the Navy SBIR/STTR Success stories by the Office of Naval Research. The AMS was successfully deployed on a Twin Otter research aircraft for the Naval Post Graduate School in conjunction with the California Institute of Technology during the Marine Aerosol Stratus Experiment.
Dr. Douglas R. Worsnop recognized as a Fellow of The American Geophysical Union. AGU has a diverse program for recognizing members and others who have made outstanding contributions to the advancement of the geophysical sciences, to the service of the community, and to the public’s understanding. This honor is conferred upon not more than 0.1% of all AGU members in any given year.
Dr. Dougas R. Worsnop is awarded a distinguished professor position with the Academy of Finland. The FiDiPro programme is a funding programme jointly launched by the Academy of Finland and Tekes with the aim of recruiting professor-level top researchers. The goal of the Finland Distinguished Professor Programme (FiDiPro) is to raise the level of scientific and technological knowledge and know-how in Finland and add a more international element to the Finnish research system.
Dr. Barry McManus elevated to rank of Fellow by the Board of Directors of The Optical Society of America for the design, fabrication, and utilization of innovative tunable infrared laser instruments to address air quality and global change issues.
Washington D.C. – Dr. Douglas R. Worsnop of Aerodyne Research, Inc. has been awarded the distinction of AAAS Fellow. Election as a Fellow is an honor bestowed upon AAAS members by their peers.
Dr. Charles E. Kolb, President, awarded the 25th Henry A. Hill Memorial Award for his outstanding contributions to the Northeastern Section of the American Chemical Society. "2005 Henry A. Hill Award to C.E. Kolb," The Nucleus, October 2005.
Stephen Jones of Aerodyne received the One NASA Peer Award in recognition for his role in developing the Hyperspectral Polarimeter for Aerosol Retrievals (HySPAR) for the team effort of developing the NASA Active-Passive Airborne Instrument Suite for Aerosol Measurement.
Dr. Douglas R. Worsnop, Vice President, and Dr. John T. Jayne, Principle Scientist, are the recipients of the 2004 Benjamin Y. H. Liu Award for their achievements in atmospheric composition measurement with the Aerodyne mass spectrometer system (AMS). This award honors Benjamin Y. H. Liu for his leadership in the aerosol community and "recognizes outstanding contributions to aerosol instrumentation and experimental techniques that have significantly advanced the science and technology of aerosols."
The Aerodyne Research QC-TILDAS Ammonia Monitor is EPA/ETV verified for ambient ammonia monitoring. The results of the verification test of the EPA Environmental Technology Verification Program (ETV) for the instrument are summarized in the Verification Statement.
Aerodyne Research, Inc., a contract research and development company providing environmental measurement technologies and services, has won the 2004 American Meteorological Society (AMS) award for outstanding service to meteorology by a corporation. The award recognizes Aerodyne for “development and application of sensitive methods to measure aerosol and trace gas species critical to understanding chemical processes and transport.” The award is being presented today at the AMS 84th Annual Meeting in Seattle, Wash.
"Quantum Cascade Laser Improves Smoke Analysis" Photonics Spectra, Accent on Applications
ARI Mobile Laboratory in Mexico City described in MIT's Technology Review
ARI scientists and facilities support MIT's Mexico City Metropolitan Area (MCMA) Project described by Mit's Laboratory for Energy and the Environment in their October/November 2002 e-lab Research Report.
Dr. Charles E. Kolb, President, discusses improved air quality monitoring for the AIP Inside Science News Service.