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 member from all over the world and encourages aerosol scientists to join the society.

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2019 - Gesellschaft für Aerosolforschung e.V.

EAA Working Groups


WG 1: Aerosol Technology


Chair: Einar Kruis

Aerosol technology includes the research and development fields ranging from conventional areas such as emission control, filtration and powder technology, to more recent ones such as advances in functional nanomaterials and Industry4.0 systems. Specific sub-topics could be but are not limited to: Material synthesis and structuring via aerosol/gas phase processes. Functional nanomaterials, e.g. coating and surface modification of nanoparticles. Nanostructured materials from aerosols including also films and coatings by aerosol deposition. Scaling-up: from lab-scale to industrial production via aerosol processing. Filtration and gas cleaning technologies. Electrical Phenomena. Charging and electrical effects. Electrosprays. Industrial and high temperature aerosols. Combustion aerosols and related emission control e.g. in the transport and energy sector.


  • Synthesis and structuring of functional nanoparticles by flame-based processes 

  • Synthesis and structuring of functional nanoparticles by electrical discharges / plasmas 

  • Coating and surface modification of nanoparticles

  • Modelling of formation, dynamics and deposition of engineered nanomaterials 

  • Process monitoring in synthesis and structuring 

  • Characterization and novel measurement techniques of aerosol-based nanomaterials

  • Chargers and charging - generation and applications 

  • Filtration for functional materials, combustion and industrial aerosols

  • Bio-electrostatic engineering 

  • Electrohydrodynamic effects and applications

  • Electrostatic discharges, non-thermal plasmas and related phenomena

  • Fundamentals of electrostatics 

  • Fundamental processes in combustion aerosol sources 

  • Transport related aerosols 

  • Industrial and high temperature aerosols 

  • Medium and large scale sources of combustion aerosols

  • Combustion of biomass and bio(renewable) fuels 

  • Patterned and stochastic aerosol deposition of functional particle films

  • Others topics related to combustion aerosols

WG chairs

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