European Aerosol Assembly

Welcome to the website of the European Aerosol Assembly (EAA).

Aerosol science deals with solid or liquid particles suspended in a gas. The study of aerosols physical-chemical properties, formation and transformation processes, emission sources and effects on human health and the environment claims for a collaborative interdisciplinary approach. Indeed, topics of interest are related to atmospheric aerosol studies, aerosol technology, aerosol measurement techniques, aerosol and health effects, and basic aerosol processes.

The European Aerosol Assembly is composed of representatives from twelve Aerosol Societies aiming at:

  • providing a forum for co-operation between National Aerosol Societies

  • establishing a common policy on the running of the European Aerosol Conference

  • coordinating the timetable of national meetings

  • acting as the point of contact for non-European organisations

  • facilitating the flow of information between the European societies

  • encouraging the development of education in the field of aerosol science

  • assisting the formation of specialist working groups

  • acting as a focus in lobbying the E.U. and other funding bodies to encourage the growth of research in the field of aerosol science and technology

The Journal of Aerosol Science should be adopted as the Journal of all the member societies.

The Council should, as appropriate, negotiate with the owners of the Journal the terms and conditions for the sale of the Journal to individual members of the participating societies.

Five Working Groups are currently active inside EAA, covering a wide range of research interests: aerosol technology, atmospheric aerosol studies, aerosol measurement techniques, aerosol and health, and basic aerosol processes. Speakers of the working groups are Birgit Wehner (birgit[at] and Ulas Im (ulas[at]








EAA holds an annual European Aerosol Conference (EAC) with the participation of research groups from all over the world. Every four years EAC is discontinued due to the coincidence with the International Aerosol Conference (IAC) organized by the International Aerosol Research Assembly (IARA). IAC switches between Asia, US and Europe.

Next EAC&IAC meetings will be:

  • EAC 2020, Aachen (Germany), August 30-September 4, 2020

  • EAC 2021, Birmingham (UK), August 30-September 3 , 2021

  • IAC 2022, Athens (Greece), September 4-9, 2022

Moreover, EAA Member Societies organize also their own national/international meetings. Please check their webpages for further information.

Researchers, agencies and companies interested in aerosol related topics are welcome to join the National Member Societies.

Helmuth Horvath
University of Vienna
Faculty of Physics, Aerosol Physics and Environmental Physics
Vienna, Austria
President, EAA

Birgit Wehner
Leibniz Institute for Tropospheric Research (TROPOS)
Leipzig , Germany
General Secretary, EAA

About GAeF

The "Gesellschaft für Aerosolforschung e.V." (GAeF) was founded in 1972 in order to promote all areas of aerosol research, to provide information on an interdisciplinary basis amongst members and the public, to provide an international forum for collaboration and support scientific education and teaching at all levels. GAeF has members from all over the world and encourages aerosol scientists to join the society.

Contact GAeF

Gesellschaft für Aerosolforschung e.V.

Postfach 45 04 05

50879 Köln



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