Included in Issue: Winter 2023

Miscellaneous Items

Award Winner’s Summary

Susanne V. Hering Award

Recognizes outstanding contributions to aerosol science with a special emphasis on work that has had a significant impact on public health, the built environment, or the global ecosystem.

Lidia Morawska

Sheldon K. Friedlander Award

Recognizes an outstanding dissertation by an individual who has earned a doctoral degree. The dissertation can be in any discipline in the physical, biomedical or engineering sciences but has to be in the field of aerosol science and technology.

Mingyi Wang

Thomas T. Mercer Award

Recognizes excellence in the areas of pharmaceutical aerosols and inhalable materials.

David Cipolla

David Sinclair Award

Recognizes sustained excellence in aerosol research and technology by an established scientist still active in their career. The individual’s research must have a lasting impact in aerosol science.

Neil Donahue  

Kenneth T. Whitby Award

Recognizes outstanding technical contributions to aerosol science and technology by a young scientist.

Tran Nguyen

Juan Fernandez de la Mora Prize

Bryan R. Bzdek

Sarah Petters 

Aerosol Science & Technology Outstanding Publication Award

This award is bestowed annually to one article published in AS&T without regard to publication date. The award recognizes articles that have had a significant impact on the field.

Comparison of IMPROVE and NIOSH Carbon Measurements

Judith C. Chow, John G. Watson, Dale Crow, Douglas H. Lowenthal, Thomas Merrifield

Aerosol Science & Technology Outstanding Reviewer Awards

Recipients of the AS&T Outstanding Reviewer Award are chosen annually by the Editors of AS&T. The selections are based on both the frequency and quality of the Reviewers’ contributions.

Bangwoo Han

David R. Hanson

Juha Kangasluoma

Sergey Nizkorodov

Benjamin Sumlin

Xiaoliang Wang

Yang Wang

2022 Fellows

Hans Moosmuller, Desert Research Institute

Sergey Nizkorodov, University of California, Irvine

AAAR 2022 Conference Student Poster Competition Winners

Robert Alexander

Naomi Chang

Omar El. Hajj

Miguel Hilario

Joonwoo Kimm

Zhenli Lai

Chamari Mampage

Sripriya Nannu Shankar

Samuel O’Donnell

Drew Pronovost

Nagarajan Radhakrishnan

Felipe Rivera-Adorno

Adam Thomas

Cara Waters

AAAR 2022 Conference Student Oral Platform Competition Winners

Ashley Bittner

Shruti Choudhary

Madeline Cooke

Dishit Ghumra

Mariah Gnegy

Brianna Peterson

Haley Plaas

Brooke Smith

Michael Tawadrous

Lee Tiszenkel

AAAR 2022 Conference Fine Particle Art Microscopic Scale Competition

First Place
Microscopy Images from Cured-in-Place-Pipe Installation Particles by Brianna Peterson, Ana Morales, and Jay Tomlin

Second Place
Baby Elephant in Shades of Gray by Emma Tackman

Third Place
Size Dependent Morphology of Para-Aminophenol by Dewansh Rastogi and Kotiba Malek

AAAR 2022 Conference Fine Particle Art Non-Microscopic Scale Competition

First Place
Can You Guess My Name? by Traci Lersch

Second Place
A. Me and my dog by Shalinee Kavadiya, Yiming Xi, and Pratim Biswas
B. Convoluted Beauty by Shalinee Kavadiya, Sujit Modi, and Pratim Biswas

Fine Particle Art Video Competition

First Place
Aerosol Light Interactions by Shruti Choudhary, Shalinee Kavadiya, and Pratim Biswas

Second Place
E-cigarette Aerosol Dynamics in the Lung by Haoxuan Chen, Airi Harui, Yu Feng, Michael D. Roth, and Yifang Zhu

Third Place
Aerosol Particles and Their Morphology by Kotiba Malek and Dewansh Rastogi

Career Opportunities Link

Interested in a career in aerosol research? Check out job listings and opportunities here:

Key Dates/Reminders

The 2023 Annual Conference will be held in Portland, Oregon, October 2-6, 2023.

Student Chapter Highlights

AAAR at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign (UIUC) by Tessa Clarizio

Our student chapter has had a very busy fall semester. We started a monthly journal club, where one of our members leads a discussion on an important journal article in aerosol research. We also started weekly writing sessions, where members can receive or provide peer feedback on fellowship applications, manuscript drafts and upcoming presentations. Alternately, members can use this time to focus on writing. In August, we hosted the AS&T Lecture Series. In September, we organized a Student Research Symposium alongside the University of Florida AAAR Student Chapter. We had two keynote speakers, student oral and poster presentations, and a career panel. In October, we had a Fellowship Writing Advice Session with recent fellowship winners to hear their advice on writing applications. We also had a number of social events throughout the semester, including a scavenger hunt, an apple orchard/pumpkin patch trip and attending a local Oktoberfest. Several of our members presented their research at conferences, including AAAR 40th Annual Conference, AGU Fall Meeting 2022, WE22 (Society of Women Engineers) and 2023 AMS Annual Meeting. While we do not have a blog post up yet for November/December, we kept up with our weekly writing sessions, using this time to help prepare for the aforementioned conferences.

AAAR at the University of Florida (UF) by Sripriya Nannu Shankar

During the 2022 Fall semester, the UF student chapter collaborated with the student chapter at UIUC and co-hosted a 1-day virtual symposium. The event featured two keynote speakers: Dr. Christina McCluskey (National Center for Atmospheric Research) who presented her research about aerosol-cloud interactions in remote marine environments and Dr. Natassja Lewinski (Virginia Commonwealth University) who discussed the human and environmental health effects of aerosols. Undergraduate and graduate researchers gave oral and poster presentations. On the career panel, Drs. Nicole Reimer and Vishal Verma from UIUC, and Dr. Hongwan Li from The University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center shared interesting thoughts and the participants greatly appreciated the open discussions. Kudos to the winners of poster competition: Mariana Alifa Kassien (University of Notre Dame), Jonathan (Purdue University), Yuqiao Chen and Jiayi Chen (University of Florida).

AAAR at the University of Maryland (UMD) by Dewansh Rastogi, Kanishk Gohil, and Nahin Ferdousi-Rokib
The AAAR Student Chapter at UMD was established in August 2022. The First Look Fair platform at UMD was used to introduce our student chapter to the UMD community on September 8th, 2022. Graduate and undergraduate students visited our information stall to learn about aerosol science and the student chapter. A coffee hour was organized on November 9th to discuss the AAAR student chapter at UMD and spread awareness about aerosols and their implications for health and climate change. Informal discussions were promoted to inform people of the recent developments in aerosol science and their impacts on our lives.

National Academies Inductees

If you or one of your AAAR colleagues has been inducted into one of the National Academies this year, please share the news with

Other AAAR Member Award Winners

Congratulations to Juan de la Mora (Yale University) on being awarded the Nikolai Albertovich Fuchs Memorial Award at the 2022 International Aerosol Conference. Juan was recognized for one of the leading experts in aerosol science technology. More information about the award can be found here:

Congratulations to Kerry Kelly (University of Utah) and Cesunica Ivey (University of California Berkeley) for being awarded the Women In Science Incentive Prize from the Story Exchange. You can read more about the award here:

Congratulations to Linsey Marr (Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University) on being selected to be an AGU Fellow. The announcement of 2022 fellows can be found here:

Linsey is also received the Walter J. Weber, Jr. Association of Environmental Engineering and Science Professors Frontier in Research Award. Congratulations, Linsey! Information about this award is available here:

Congratulations to Krystal Pollitt (Yale University) for being awarded the Joan M. Daisey Outstanding Young Scientist Award from the International Society of Exposure Science. Details about the award can be found here:  

If you or one of your AAAR colleagues has received an award, please send this information to so that we can acknowledge the achievement.


This Issue’s Newsletter Committee:

Editor | Krystal Pollitt, Yale UniversitySenior Assistant Editor | Justice Archer, University of BristolJunior Assistant Editor | Dong Gao, Yale UniversityGuest Contributor | Sarah Petters, Aarhus University