EAA Working Groups

WG 5: Basic Aerosol Processes (BAP)


Chair: Jonas Elm 


The lack of fundamental understanding of the processes that govern aerosol formation and growth causes tremendous uncertainties in the predictions of macroscopic aerosol behavior, such as nanoparticle characteristics, optical properties, aerosol-cloud interactions, and the effect of atmospheric aerosols on global climate estimations. These uncertainties in aerosol chemistry and dynamics may be addressed by modelling and/or simulations at various length and time scales from the atomistic (quantum chemistry, molecular dynamics) all the way up to the continuum level (computational fluid dynamics, population balance equations). The basic aerosol processes working group is targeting these processes as well as focusing on a broader fundamental understanding of aerosol properties and dynamics that would have impact in other areas such as aerosol technology.


The BAP working group welcome all contributions to basic aerosol science that relate to aerosol physics and chemistry, modelling, simulations and fundamental research into aerosol and material properties.


Subtopics (responsible person)

  1. Smog chamber and flowtube simulations and experiments (Jonas Elm)

  2. Quantum chemical calculation of aerosol formation and gas-phase kinetics (Jonas Elm, Nanna Myllys)

  3. Molecular dynamics (Ian Ford/Eirini Goudeli)

  4. Nucleation and growth (Ian Ford, Nanna Myllys)

  5. Aerosol growth and evaporation, agglomeration, fragmentation, material synthesis  and filtration (Eirini Goudeli/Yannis Drossinos)

  6. Interaction between aerosols and surfaces, coatings (Eirini Goudeli)

  7. Aerosol transport properties and fluid dynamics (Yannis Drossinos /Ian Ford)

  8. Aerosol optical properties (Yannis Drossinos)

WG members

Topics of main interest
(chair) Jonas Elm
Quantum chemistry, cluster formation, atmospheric chemistry.
Eirini Goudeli
Aerosol dynamics, nanoparticle technology, soot formation, multiscale design of aerosol reactors.
Ian Ford
Nucleation, aerosol physics, nonequilibrium thermodynamics.
Nanna Myllys
Yannis Drossinos
Fundamental aerosol processes.

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