Shortwave absorption by wildfire smoke dominated by dark brown carbon

August 15 2023 - 8:51am

Rajan K. Chakrabarty, Nishit J. Shetty, Arashdeep S. Thind, Payton Beeler, Benjamin J. Sumlin, Chenchong Zhang, Pai Liu, Juan C. Idrobo, Kouji Adachi, Nicholas L. Wagner, Joshua P. Schwarz, Adam Ahern, Arthur J. Sedlacek III, Andrew Lambe, Conner Daube, Ming Lyu, Chao Liu, Scott Herndon, Timothy B. Onasch & Rohan Mishra Nature Geoscience volume 16,…

ASU Training Visit

June 30 2023 - 9:05am

The week of June 19th, visitors from Arizona State University trained at the Aerodyne Research home office in Billerica, MA. Two ASU professors attended (one remotely) along with two of their students, both of whom are pursuing their PhDs. These visitors trained on an on an LToF Vocus with PTR and AIM inlets along with…

Aerodyne at Goldschmidt

June 26 2023 - 1:50pm

​ Aerodyne will be hosting a booth at the yearly Goldschmidt conference which focuses on research and advances in the geochemistry field, to be held at the Lyon Congress Center, Lyon, France. The event is organized by the European Association of Geochemistry and the Geochemical Society and is considered the primary international meeting on geochemistry.…

Aerodyne Sponsors AEESP

June 22 2023 - 1:49pm

Aerodyne Research attended the 2023 AEESP Research and Education Conference in Boston, MA on June 20th during the Career Fair portion of the multi-day program. Northeastern University hosted the event, supported by other New England area universities. Inside the Curry Student Center, Aerodyne employees met with students to discuss their research and future goals. Aerodyne…

UC Davis Training Visit

June 02 2023 - 9:01am

From May 15th to the 18th, Aerodyne Research welcomed a group from UC Davis for training with Dr. Anita Avery. Qi Zhang and her students came to train on their Vocus PTR and AIM with a Figaero. Qi has been working with Aerodyne and the AMS since its early days and she’s very excited go…

Aerodyne hosts the ICAO

May 18 2023 - 11:10am

During the week of 8-12 May 2023, Aerodyne hosted the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) Working Group 3 on emissions. ICAO is part of the United Nations and has a Committee on Aviation Environmental Protection (CAEP) to help minimize the impact of civil air traffic on the environment. One of CAEP’s Working Groups (WG3) focuses…

Annual CIMS Meeting a Success

May 12 2023 - 4:34pm

The Annual CIMS Meeting was hosted this year by Professor Greg Huey at Georgia Institute of Technology in Atlanta, GA. The meeting was attended by researchers from institutions and universities around the world.  Close to 50 scientists attended in person from May 8 through the 12th and an additional 178 scientists attended virtually for discussions on chemical ionization…

The Importance of SBIR Funding

May 10 2023 - 3:00pm

Aerodyne Research was featured in the EPA’s SBIR Program Highlights newsletter dated April 20, 2023. Aerodyne was listed in the SBIR Small Business Spotlight section which highlights businesses that have received EPA SBIR funding, also known as America’s Seed Fund. SBIR funding plays a critical role supporting discovery, research, innovation, and development. In this case, Aerodyne…

Aerodyne scientist Scott Herndon to speak at CERAWeek.

March 08 2023 - 9:00am

CERAWEEK SESSION Thursday, March 9 at 4:30 PM EST Is Hydrogen Leakage Undercutting its Climate Benefits? Aerodyne scientist Scott Herndon will be joined by Environmental Defense Fund members Steven Hamburg (SVP, Chief Scientist) and Tianyi Sun (Climate Scientist) to discuss hydrogen and its potential as a clean energy source. The session will focus on the…

PRESS RELEASE: BusinessWire.

March 07 2023 - 5:00pm

As Climate Concerns About Hydrogen Energy Grow, New Tech Unveiled at CERAWeek Delivers Unprecedented Results Measuring Leaks, Other Emissions Aerodyne scientists, along with partners from the Environmental Defense Fund, are gathered at CERAWeek in Houston, TX to discuss global energy challenges with leaders from around the world. As governments, industry and environmentalists seek cleaner fuel…

Aerodyne Unveils New Tech at CERAWeek

March 07 2023 - 10:09am

Aerodyne scientists along with their colleagues at the Environmental Defense Fund attend CERAWeek to highlight our fast and precise hydrogen leak monitor. To learn all about this new technology… Watch our video here.

Aerodyne presents data on indoor VOCS using a GC-Vocus

January 11 2022 - 2:00pm

Abstract We have developed a field-deployable gas chromatograph (GC) with thermal desorption preconcentration (TDPC), which is demonstrated here with automatic detector switching between two high-resolution time-of-flight mass spectrometers (TOF-MSs) for in situ measurements of volatile organic compounds (VOCs). This system provides many analytical advances, including acquisition of fast time–response data in tandem with molecular speciation…

Aerodyne Research – REOPENING NOTICE

June 09 2020 - 12:00am

June 9, 2020 In compliance with the Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker’s recent orders concerning the re-opening of businesses in Massachusetts, Aerodyne has begun to have staff return to work in small numbers and staggered shifts. The following is an update on our activities: Manufacturing, Shipping and Receiving operations have resumed.  If you have any questions about…

Aerodyne featured in "Here and Now" on NPR radio

December 26 2019 - 1:56pm

Studying Drought In An Enclosed Rainforest The world’s hottest rainforest isn’t the Amazon. It’s not even in the tropics. It’s kept under glass in the desert of Southern Arizona. Biosphere 2, operated by the University of Arizona, was built 30 years ago as an experiment in space colonization. But now, the ecosystems inside are perfect…

Aerodyne attended AGU 2019

October 31 2019 - 4:16pm

Aerodyne Research will attend the annual AGU meeting from 9 – 13 December 2019 in San Francisco. Come visit us at booth #1023! A bit about AGU: As AGU marks its Centennial in 2019, we return to San Francisco, the home of the AGU Fall Meeting for more than 40 years. Join our diverse community…

Aerodyne to attend AAAR 2019

September 27 2019 - 12:55pm

Aerodyne will attend the 37th AAAR Annual Conference, to be held October 14-18 at the Oregon Convention Center in Portland, Oregon. The AAAR Conference provides an outstanding venue for sharing our latest research progress in aerosol science and technology, while networking and re-connecting with colleagues. Come visit us at booth #5!

DOE highlights Aerodyne soot compaction paper

September 05 2019 - 2:03pm

The Atmospheric Radiation Measurement (ARM) user facility is a multi-laboratory, U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) scientific user facility, and a key contributor to national and international climate research efforts. Aerodyne’s paper on soot compaction is highlighted on their website here:

Aerodyne attended EAC 2019

August 27 2019 - 2:25pm

Aerodyne attended the European Aerosol Conference in Gothenburg, Sweden the week of August 26-30. The EAC conferences are traditional meeting places and an exciting discussion forum for scientists from around the world working with basic aerosol research, development of aerosol techniques or applying one of its several techniques in a rich variety of scientific topics.…

Aerodyne attended Goldschmidt 2019

August 06 2019 - 5:56pm

Aerodyne attended Goldschmidt 2019 at the CCIB in Barcelona. Goldschmidt is the foremost annual, international conference on geochemistry and related subjects, organised by the European Association of Geochemistry and the Geochemical Society.

Aerodyne's ACSM instrument used in Delhi Aerosol Supersite study

May 28 2019 - 10:23am

The University of Texas at Austin, the USADepartment of Civil Engineering, and the Indian Institute of Technology Delhi, New Delhi, India have used Aerodyne’s ACSM instrument to measure chemical composition of nonrefractory PM1 (NR-PM1) in Delhi, India. Full article here: Abstract: Delhi, India, routinely experiences some of the world’s highest urban particulate matter concentrations.…

CIMS User Meeting at NOAA

April 23 2019 - 1:58pm

The Annual CIMS Meeting was hosted this year at NOAA in Boulder, CO (April 15-19) and attended by researchers from institutions and universities around the world. This creative group of researchers inspired new applications and improvements for Aerodyne’s chemical ionization instruments.

Aerodyne attended CIAAS 2019

March 27 2019 - 2:10pm

Aerodyne attended the 2019 conference of the China India Association of Atmospheric Scientists (CIAAS 2019), held between March 22-24 in Delhi, India. The CIAAS —The Association is a non-profit organization of the scientists fromor working in China and India that conduct researches in air pollution and atmospheric sciences. The union is to promote the connection,…

Aerodyne attended EGU 2019

March 05 2019 - 2:57pm

The General Assembly 2019 of the European Geosciences Union (EGU) was held at the Austria Center Vienna (ACV) in Vienna, Austria, from 7–12 April 2019. The assembly was open to the scientists of all nations.

Aerodyne Participates in Breathe London Campaign

February 19 2019 - 4:46pm

Aerodyne Research is participating in the Breathe London campaign by providing two monitors for the measurement of nitrogen dioxide, a major pollutant produced by diesel engines.  The fast response-CAPS NO2 monitors can measure concentrations at the sub-ppb level with 1-2 second time response and provide an accurate set of measurements compared with the traditional chemiluminescence-based…

ISIAQ Webinar - New Instrumentation/Monitoring Techniques for Faster Knowledge

February 12 2019 - 11:25am

ISIAQ (International Society of Indoor Air Quality and Climate) is presenting a webinar on “New instrumentation/monitoring techniques for faster knowledge” of indoor air quality on Wednesday Feb 13, 9-10am Eastern Standard Time.  This webinar will feature Demetrios Pagonis (CU Boulder) presenting “Time-resolved measurements of volatile organic compounds indoors using a VOCUS time-of-flight proton-transfer-reaction mass spectrometer”…

East Boston Air Quality Project

February 05 2019 - 2:27am

This short video provides an overview of a project being led by Senior Scientist, Eben Cross and a team of exceptional seniors from Olin College. Together Aerodyne and Olin are combining forces to build a proof-of-concept, low-cost AQ sensor network in East Boston and Winthrop, two communities adjacent to Logan International Airport. The team from…

Aerodyne attended ICIW 2019

January 23 2019 - 1:44pm

Aerodyne Research attended the seventh International Clumped Isotope Workshop January 25-28, 2019 on the Queen Mary, Long Beach Harbor, Los Angeles, CA. Every year and a half, the community of scientists working in the field of ‘clumped isotope’ geochemistry gathers for a workshop to discuss the latest advances in analytical technologies, fundamental chemistry, and applications…

Aerodyne attended China India Association of Atmospheric Scientists

January 23 2019 - 1:38am

Aerodyne Research attended the China India Association of Atmospheric Scientists – held March 22-24 2019 at the Indian Institute of Technology in Delhi India – CIAAS 2019 meeting. The Association is a non-profit organization of the scientists from or working in China and India that conduct researches in air pollution and atmospheric sciences. The union…

Aerodyne attended AGU 2018

December 19 2018 - 4:55pm

Aerodyne attended AGU 2018 from December 10-14. It was the first Fall Meeting held in Washington, D.C. It was focused on ethics, diversity and inclusion and exploration of the many dimensions of science’s impact on society.

Aerodyne attended AGU JING

October 15 2018 - 12:33pm

Aerodyne attended the AGU JING 2018 meeting about atmospheric PM2.5 on October 16-20, 2018 in Xi’an, China. The meeting consisted of a series of plenary sessions, regular sessions, and poster sessions. The objective of the meeting was to advance the state of sciences on PM2.5 as well as increase public awareness and knowledge about its…

First paper on VOCUS PTR-TOF published

September 19 2018 - 1:04pm

Our first paper on our VOCUS PTR-TOF is being published through Analytical Chemistry. Check it out here

Aerodyne to attended FLAIR 2018 and ICOS 2018

September 07 2018 - 2:51pm

Aerodyne attended FLAIR 2018 – Field Laser Applications in Industry and Research conference September 10-14, 2018 in Assisi, Italy. FLAIR 2018 is the 6th edition of the international conference series Field Laser Applications in Industry and Research, initiated in 2007 by Francesco D’Amato and Peter Werle. It aims to bring together researchers from both industrial…

Aerodyne Research, Inc. to attend IAC 2018

August 30 2018 - 1:24am

Aerodyne Research will attend the10th International Aerosol Conference (IAC 2018) to be held September 2-7, 2018 at the America’s Center in St. Louis, Missouri. Come visit us at booth 19!

Aerodyne Research Inc. attended Goldschmidt 2018

August 06 2018 - 11:45am

Aerodyne attended Goldschmidt 2018. Goldschmidt is the foremost annual, international conference on geochemistry and related subjects, organized by the Geochemical Society and the European Association of Geochemistry. The Exhibition was open Monday 13th to Thursday 16th August from 10.00 – 19.30, and on Friday 17th August between 10:00 – 14:00 in the John B. Hynes…

Methane emissions in the Netherlands: The Groningen field

August 03 2018 - 12:16pm

Aerodyne Research published a research article: Methane emissions in the Netherlands: The Groningen field in research journal Elementa. Abstract: The Groningen natural gas field in the Netherlands – one of Europe’s major gas fields – deploys a “production cluster” infrastructure with extraction, some processing and storage in a single facility. This region is also the site…

Aerodyne Research, Inc. hosted the CIMS Users Meeting 2018

June 11 2018 - 12:40pm

The Annual CIMS Meeting was hosted this year by Professor Joel Thornton at the University of Washington in Seattle.  The meeting was attended by researchers from institutions and universities around the world.  Close to 60 scientists met June 7 through 9, 2018  for discussions on chemical ionization mass spectrometry topics which include instrument development, experimental and sampling methods,…

East Boston Launching Novel Neighborhood-scale Air Quality Monitoring Network

June 11 2018 - 12:34pm

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:

TKK Young Scientist Award Winner

June 01 2018 - 2:39am

Yele SUN has won a very prestigious TTK Young Scientist Chinese national award for his outstanding contributions to the understanding of chemical properties of atmospheric aerosol and the origin of haze in China.  Dr. SUN is a Thousand Young Talent professor at the Institute of Atmospheric Physics – Chinese Academy of Sciences in Beijing and…

Laboratory evaluation of species-dependent relative ionization efficiencies in the Aerodyne Aerosol Mass Spectrometer

May 31 2018 - 1:18pm

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…

Thirdhand smoke uptake to aerosol particles in the indoor environment

May 14 2018 - 10:19am

Think you can avoid cigarette smoke residue in non-smoking spaces? Think again! Join us Thursday 5/17 at 3:00 PM EST for a Facebook Live discussion about “thirdhand smoke”. … Read the article about it here: You can also view the online study here:

Monitoring Trace VOCs in Human Breath Emissions with PTR-MS

April 17 2018 - 1:24am

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:

Aerodyne attended EGU 2018

April 02 2018 - 1:32am

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…

Aerodyne measures methane emissions in Gulf of Mexico

March 01 2018 - 4:10pm

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.

Aerodyne now developing drone assisted gas sampling methods

January 29 2018 - 10:47am

To characterize vertical concentration gradients Aerodyne has been using commercially available drones to loft gas sampling inlets.  The DJI Matrice 600 is now routinely being deployed in our field measurement campaigns to suspend a 3/16″OD teflon sampling line to altitudes as high as 200 feet.  Coupled with our fast response TILDAS instruments, vertical concentration gradients…

Aerodyne Research participates in ND-MAX campaign

January 15 2018 - 10:45am

Aerodyne Research is participating in the ND-MAX campaign sponsored by NASA to gather aircraft emissions data to help understand emissions over flight profiles. Read full article here:

Snapshots in Time: Using fire and logging to recreate a century of forest history at the U-M Biological Station

November 27 2017 - 12:00am

Snapshots in Time: Using fire and logging to recreate a century of forest history at the U-M Biological Station  In Pellston, Michigan researchers and firefighters work to establish the sixth “burn plot” in a long-running experiment that seeks to approximate, on a tiny scale, the epic lumbering and wildfire disturbances that transformed the forest—at the…

Aerosol Formation Study with California Sage Plants

November 15 2017 - 1:16am

In cooperation with Professor Celia Faiola of the University of California Irvine, Aerodyne researchers are studying aerosol formation from live California sage plants. For three weeks, California-grown Salvia mellifera are living in a miniature environmental chamber. Plant emissions are passed through an oxidation flow reactor, after which the aerosol and gas-phase products are measured with…

ARI instruments, SP-AMS and a PAM, help Los Alamos National Labs learn more about the chemical properties of aerosols from fires

September 20 2017 - 2:43pm

Keeping an eye on smokey skies Los Alamos scientists have spent over a decade investigating airborne particle distribution and properties from fires. September 12, 2017 Spurred by acquiring a soot-particle time-of-flight aerosol mass spectrometer and a special reactor for mimicking the photochemistry the particles’ experience as they age in the atmospheres, Los Alamos is now…

Aerodyne Research and Air Force Small Business Innovation Research Videos

August 01 2017 - 1:06pm

The following videos have been added to the Aerodyne Research Youtube Channel at Seeding The Future: Aerodyne Research, Inc. With assistance from the Air Force Small Business Innovation Research/Small Business Technology Transfer Program, Aerodyne Research, a small business located in Boston, Massachusetts, developed a means of providing a measurement of the amount of soot…

AMS and CIMS Users Meetings

July 07 2017 - 10:30am

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 GGMT-2017

July 07 2017 - 10:26am

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.

Aerodyne Research authored paper voted Best of the Best in 2016

April 11 2017 - 3:25pm

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

Aerodyne ToF-CIMS Users Meeting June 2017

February 10 2017 - 3:40am

On Monday, June 12 through Thursday, June 15, 2017 there will be an Aerodyne ToF-CIMS Users Meeting in Helsinki, Finland. The meeting will be jointly hosted by the University of Helsinki and Aerodyne Research, Inc.

ACS 2017 National Award Recipient Dr. Douglas Worsnop

January 18 2017 - 1:08pm

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 will attend EGU 2017

January 18 2017 - 12:55am

Aerodyne Research will attend the European Geosciences Union (EGU) General Assembly 2017 in Vienna, Austria the week of April 23-28, 2017. 

EGU 2016 Talks and Posters

March 10 2016 - 10:11am

Dr. David Nelson had a poster on Thursday afternoon entitled “”Ultra High Precision Laser Monitor for Oxygen Eddy Flux Measurements” BG4.5/AS4.38, Stable Isotopes and novel tracers in biogeochemical and atmospheric research posters, 17:30-19:00 Dr. Andrew Freedman had a talk on Friday morning entitled “Measurements of Soot Mass Absorption Coefficients from  300 to 660nm” AS3.7/CL2.06, Radiative…

Chuck Kolb and Cameron Martin brief MA Sixth District Congressman Seth Moulton and his Legislative Aide Margo Brown on the scientific and financial impact of Aerodyne’s advanced atmospheric instrumentation products largely developed with SBIR/STTR funding

December 10 2015 - 3:03pm

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. Chuck Kolb and Cameron Martin spoke with Congress members and their staff, as well as SBA staff and agency…

ARI announces the acquisition of a next generation mobile laboratory

November 19 2015 - 11:32am

  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!

Aerodyne Research is exhibiting at AAAR 2015

October 14 2015 - 3:46pm

ARI is exhibiting our instruments at the 34th Annual Conference of the American Association for Aerosol Research (AAAR) October 12-16, 2015 at the Hyatt Regency Minneapolis, Minnesota. Related Page: Gas Measurement

Dr. David Nelson invited to speak at SCIX 2015

September 29 2015 - 3:31pm

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 treasurer-elect of AAAR

September 01 2015 - 5:49pm

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…

Aerodyne Mass Spectrometer featured

August 26 2015 - 2:20pm

  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. More information on this study is…

Opening ceremony of ARI-PKU Joint Research Center for Atmospheric Research

July 30 2015 - 3:05pm

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. Kolb, President, Aerodyne Research; Prof. Jie Wang, Vice President of PKU, Dr. Douglas Worsnop, ARI Vice President; Prof. Min…

Lindsay Renbaum-Wolff has been awarded the Roger Daley Postdoctoral Publication Award

July 22 2015 - 2:29pm

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…

European Geosciences Union General Assembly 2015

March 11 2015 - 1:04pm

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!

Volunteer aircraft needed for general aviation research.

February 13 2015 - 3:06pm

Aerodyne is studying general aviation engine emissions through the Airport Cooperative Research Program (ACRP) at the Transportation Board.  Our Mobile Laboratory is testing emissions from small aircraft with piston or small turbine engines (see video).  Contact Tara Yacovitch, Senior Scientist at or 978-663-9500×228.

Aerodyne Instruments part of NSF/NCAR Winter Campaign

February 10 2015 - 5:00pm

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. The payload of the NSF/NCAR C-130 for the WINTER campaign includes two Aerodyne chemical ionization mass spectrometers (ToF-CIMS) for the…

John Conant named President of the Inter-Society Color Council

January 14 2015 - 9:58am

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.

Dr. Doug Worsnop recognized with 2014 Fuchs Award

September 23 2014 - 4:36pm

  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. It is considered the highest honor for researchers in the field.  Administered by…

Aerodyne awarded the Department of Energy 2013 SBIR/STTR Small Business of the Year Award

July 12 2014 - 8:40am

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 among top cited 1% by Thomson Reuters

June 24 2014 - 3:27pm

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…

Aerodyne presents Thermal Battery Replacement technology

June 17 2014 - 7:20am

ARI presented its Thermal Battery Replacement technology and its MICE generator technology at the Navy Opportunity Forum on June 2 – 4, 2014.  Contact Kurt Annen or Jim Woodroffe for further information

ARI at EGU 2014

April 15 2014 - 3:02pm

28 April through 2 May, 2014, Vienna, Austria – ARI exhibited at the 2014 meeting of the European Geophysical Union, Vienna, Austria.

Annual CIMS Mtg - 2014

March 25 2014 - 5:23pm

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 instrument.

Aerodyne awarded $300,000 EPA grant

August 21 2013 - 9:21am

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.

Announcing the 14th Annual AMS Users Meeting

July 23 2013 - 5:46am

The 14th Annual AMS Users Meeting will be held in Prague on September 7-9, 2013, immediately following the European Aerosol Conference. All users of Aerodyne mass spectrometers (AMS, ACSM, and CIMS) are invited to participate in this casual meeting.  This is a great chance to interact with Aerodyne employees and other researchers who use Aerodyne…

Dr. Leah Williams appointed to AAAR Board of Directors

January 10 2013 - 1:00am

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.

ARI exhibits at 45th annual fall AGU meeting

December 19 2012 - 2:13pm

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.

New light shed on role of urban soot particles

September 26 2012 - 4:58pm

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 &…

Dr. David Lewis named among the American Chemical Society 2012 National Award Winners

September 14 2011 - 2:35pm

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…

Aerodyne authors Dr. Manjula Canagaratna and Dr. Nga Lee Ng are interviewed by Thomson Reuters Essential Science Indicators Science Watch for highly cited paper in the field of geoscience.

July 16 2011 - 12:17pm

  Dr. Canagaratna, Dr Ng and other authors are recognized by Science Watch for co-authoring one of the most-cited papers in the field of Geosciences during the past two years..       Aerodyne authors were also recognized by Science Watch in October 2010 for the paper: Evolution of organic aerosols in the atmosphere, J.…

Aerodyne aerosol mass spectrometers and their role in atmospheric research is highlighted in C&EN.

February 08 2011 - 12:07pm

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… Full Article Related Page: Aerosol Mass…

Dr. Douglas Worsnop named to the AAAR Board of Directors for 2010-2011

November 01 2009 - 1:00pm

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. Association membership represents all areas of aerosol science including:…

Dr. Douglas Worsnop named to the AAAR Board of Directors for 2010-2011

November 01 2009 - 12:00pm

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. Association membership represents all areas of aerosol science including:…

Global Sources of Local Pollution

October 01 2009 - 1:00pm

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. The report examines four types of air pollutants:…

Urban Metabolism Model of Megacities

August 15 2009 - 1:00pm

Dr. Charles E. Kolb presents the urban metabolism model of megacities at the 238th National Meeting of the American Chemical Society.

Dr. David D. Nelson elected fellow of the Optical Society of America

July 15 2009 - 12:00pm

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…

ARI featured in a new video entitled "Air Pollution"

January 30 2008 - 12:00pm

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;…

Department of the Navy SBIR/STTR Success stories

August 01 2007 - 1:00pm

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.

Department of Energy Firm of the Year Award

June 01 2007 - 1:00pm

Dr. Douglas Worsnop accepts the Aerodyne Research Inc. Department of Energy Firm of the Year Award for our contributions to the Office of Science Atmospheric Science Program (ASP) in the Office of Biological and Environmental Research. Aerodyne’s Phase II SBIR project, “Development of a Versatile Aircraft Aerosol Mass Spectrometer (AMS) for Organic Aerosol Analysis,” produced…

Dr. Richard Miake-Lye accepts the 2007 EPA Climate Protection Award

May 01 2007 - 1:00pm

Dr. Richard Miake-Lye accepts the 2007 EPA Climate Protection Award for work with the Joint Strike Fighter Emission Test Team. The team developed a test that allows scientists to gauge the contribution of jet aircraft particulate emissions to global climate change. The Climate Protection Partnership Division of the EPA recognizes exceptional leadership, outstanding innovation, personal…

Dr. Douglas R. Worsnop recognized as a Fellow of The American Geophysical Union

February 01 2007 - 1:00pm

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%…

Dr. Barry McManus elevated to rank of Fellow

February 02 2006 - 12:00pm

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.

Dr. Dougas R. Worsnop awarded a distinguished professor position with the Academy of Finland

February 01 2006 - 1:00pm

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…

AAAS and Aerodyne Research, Inc. Announce 2005 Fellow

October 27 2005 - 1:00pm

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. This year 376 members have been awarded this honor by AAAS because of their scientifically or socially distinguished efforts to advance science…

Dr. Charles E. Kolb awarded Henry A. Hill Memorial Award

October 20 2005 - 1:00pm

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

May 16 2005 - 1:00pm

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. This award is given in recognition by one’s peers for focusing on producing the best product…

Benjamin Y. H. Liu Award recipients

October 08 2004 - 1:00pm

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…

Ammonia Monitor EPA/ETV verified for ambient ammonia monitoring

July 15 2004 - 1:00pm

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. A complete description of the technology, verification method and procedures, and detailed results of the test on the Aerodyne…

Aerodyne Research, Inc. Honored by American Meteorological Society

January 15 2004 - 12:00pm

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…

Mobile Laboratory

October 01 2003 - 1:00pm

ARI Mobile Laboratory in Mexico City described in MIT’s Technology Review

MIT's Mexico City Metropolitan Area (MCMA) Project

November 01 2002 - 12:00pm

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.

Air Quality Monitoring

July 15 2002 - 1:00pm

Dr. Charles E. Kolb, President, discusses improved air quality monitoring for the AIP Inside Science News Service.


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