Included in Issue: Winter 2024

Message From the President

Dear Colleagues,

As we wrap up 2023, I am happy to reflect on another great year for aerosol research and for AAAR. Our 2023 Annual Meeting in Portland, OR in October was a great success, with 815 attendees. Highlights included a plenary lecture from Prof. Lidia Morawska on the role of aerosol science in minimizing the transmission of respiratory infections. The Portland meeting also featured a special program on science communication featuring science journalist Andrew Revkin, as part of an initiative to support and inspire AAAR members to get the word out about their important research to those it impacts the most. Huge thanks to the 2023 Conference Chair, Prof. Andy Grieshop, for orchestrating this exciting meeting that brought our community together. I also want to extend special thanks to Dr. Leah Williams, immediate past president of AAAR, and the entire Board of Directors for guiding the Association through the past year.

Center for Aerosol Science and Engineering

Our next Annual meeting is quickly approaching, in a new location for AAAR: Albuquerque, New Mexico! 2024 Conference Chair Dr. Shanna Ratnesar-Shumate is busy planning an outstanding meeting. In addition to the technical programming, outreach activities with local universities are being planned as part of a special initiative by Vice President Dr. Amy Sullivan. Mark your calendars for Oct. 21-25, 2024 (note the updated dates).

Looking even further ahead to 2025, after an extensive search, we have secured Buffalo, NY as our newest conference location! We are especially excited about the proximity to big AAAR cities such as Toronto and Pittsburgh, and local attractions including Niagara Falls (waterfall spray aerosols anyone?). The AAAR events management team and 2025 Conference Chair, Prof. Jason Suratt, have already begun planning an amazing meeting for us. I will see you there Oct. 12-17, 2025.

As incoming president, I am excited for what is coming in the new year for AAAR. I look forward to working with Vice President Dr. Amy Sullivan, the new Board of Directors, and the AAAR management team to usher the Association through another successful year. Aerosol science and technology are central to many of the grand challenges facing society today, from public health to climate change. I am proud to be part of this community, pushing the boundaries of research in these important areas.

Wishing us all a peaceful holiday season.

V. Faye McNeill, Columbia University 

President, AAAR Board of Directors

This Issue’s Newsletter Committee:

Editor | Dong Gao, Yale UniversitySenior Assistant Editor | Sarah Petters, University of California, RiversideJunior Assistant Editor | Lindsay Yee, University of California, BerkeleyGuest Contributor | Qian Zhang, UL Research Institute