Invited Plenary Speakers

Merete Bilde

Merete Bilde

University of Aarhus

Title of lecture
Aerosol particles in the marine environment

Monday, September 2

Merete Bilde is professor at the Department of Chemistry, Aarhus University, Denmark. Her main research interests are atmospheric aerosols and atmospheric and physical chemistry. She is president of NOSA (Nordic Society for Aerosol Research). Merete Bilde performed her PhD studies on atmospheric chemistry at Risø National Laboratory, Denmark and obtained the PhD degree from University of Copenhagen (1997). She has been Post Doctoral researcher in the US (University of Pittsburgh and Carnegie Mellon University) and professor at the Department of Chemistry, University of Copenhagen.


Ruprecht Jaenicke

Ruprecht Jaenicke

Johannes Gutenberg - University Mainz

Title of lecture
Primary Biological Atmospheric Aerosols

Tuesday, September 3


1959-1964 Meteorology and Geophysics, University Mainz, Germany
1964 Diploma Meteorology, University Mainz, Germany
1970 PhD, Faculty of Natural Science University Mainz, Germany

Professional Career:

1964-1969 Assistant Professor, Institute for Meteorology and Geophysics, University Mainz, Germany
1969-1979 Senior Scientist, Max-Planck-Institute for Chemistry Mainz, Department Atmospheric Chemistry, Germany
1979- Professor for Meteorology, University Mainz, Germany

Foreign Activities:

1965 Visiting Scientist, California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, California USA
1970-1971 Scientist, National Center for Atmospheric Research, Boulder, Colorado USA
1971 Visiting Scientist, Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minnesota USA
1990 Lectures in Russia and PR China
2002-2008 Chairman Scientific Advisory Board "Nordic Centers of Excellence" Program Scandinavian countries
2008-2013 Chairman Scientific Advisory Board "Finish Center of Excellence Program in Physics, Chemistry, Biology and Meteorology of Atmospheric Composition and Climate Change"


Physics, biology, and chemistry of atmospheric aerosols, Development of instruments and measuring strategies, Worldwide atmospheric observations, Holography of cloud and precipitation elements, Ice Nuclei Counter.


General Meteorology, Climatology, Aerosol Physics and Chemistry, Atmospheric Optics, Statistics.


1977-1980 Secretary General Gesellschaft für Aerosolforschung (GAeF)
1995-1996 President European Aerosol Association (EAA)
1995-1998 President Gesellschaft für Aerosolforschung (GAeF)


Lidia Morawska

Lidia Morawska

Queensland University of Technology

Title of lecture
The Dynamics of Indoor Aerosol: what is important, where, when and why?

Wednesday, September 4

Lidia Morawska is a Professor at the Science and Engineering Faculty, Queensland University of Technology (QUT) in Brisbane, Australia, and the Director of the International Laboratory for Air Quality and Health (ILAQH) at QUT, which is a Collaborating Centre of the World Health Organization on Research and Training in the field of Air Quality and Health. She conducts fundamental and applied research in the interdisciplinary field of air quality and its impact on human health and the environment, with a specific focus on science of airborne particulate matter (ultrafine and nanoparticles). Professor Morawska is a physicist and received her doctorate at the Jagiellonian University, Krakow, Poland for research on radon and its progeny. Prior to joining QUT she spent several years in Canada conducting research first at McMaster University in Hamilton as a Fellow of the International Atomic Energy Agency, and later at the University of Toronto. Dr Morawska is an author of over three hundred journal papers, book chapters and conference papers. She has also been involved at the executive level with a number of relevant national and international professional bodies and has been acting as an advisor to the World Health Organization. She is a past President of the International Society of Indoor Air Quality and Climate.


Imre Salma

Imre Salma

Eötvös University, Budapest

Title of lecture
Urban aerosol: tendencies and challenges

Friday, September 6

Imre Salma is professor at the Eötvös University, Institute of Chemistry, Budapest. He leads the Budapest platform for Aerosol Research and Training (BpART).

He graduated as nuclear chemist with excellence from the Czech Technical University, Prague (1986), obtained his Ph.D. in chemistry from the Eötvös University (1992), doctor of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences degree (2007) and habilitation from the Eötvös University (2008). He obtained the Rector’s Award of the Czech Technical University (1985, 1986), postdoctoral fellowship at the Ghent University (with Willy Maenhaut, 1992–93), Bolyai János Research Fellowship of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences (2000–03), Széchenyi István Fellowship, Ministry of Education, Hungary (2003–06). He was selected as the researcher of the month (for October 2007) at the Hungarian Scientific Research Fund. He is currently elected secretary general of the Hungarian Aerosol Society, elected president of the Environmental Chemistry Working Group of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences, member of the Association for Aerosol Research (GAeF, Germany). He was secretary of the European Aerosol Assembly (200810). He is elected member of the councils of the Chemistry Doctorate School and of the Environmental Sciences Doctorate School at the Eötvös University, and participates in the Ph.D. evaluation processes for the Budapest University of Technology and Economics, University of Pannonia, Szent István University, University of Helsinki, and Queensland University of Technology (Brisbane). He is invited speaker of the Summer School: Basic Aerosol Science Applied to Atmospheric Aerosols organized at the University of Vienna, and invited professor of the Doctorate School of Chemical Sciences and Technologies of the University of Milan.

Imre Salma has 23 years of experience in the academic research. His scientific interests cover all aspects and implications of atmospheric aerosol on climate, human health and built environment, especially studies on urban-type aerosol comprising the relationships among the aerosol constituents, markers and signatures, carbonaceous aerosol including organic carbon, elemental carbon, black carbon, water-soluble organic carbon, secondary organic aerosol, and their emission and formation processes, chemical, physicochemical properties of atmospheric humic-like substances, size distributions and statistics of aerosol particles and their constituents for aerodynamic and electrical mobility diameter ranges, properties, formation and effects of atmospheric ultra fine aerosol particles, health effects of aerosols in specific (mainly traffic and indoor) micro-environments, modelling respiratory deposition, aerosol sampling and sampling artifacts, evaluation and modelling methods, and comparisons across Europe. He is co-author of more than 100 scientific publications including 50 refereed full articles in international journals, 6 book chapters and 3 textbooks, and obtained about 900 independent citations. His Hirsch index is 20.

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Paul E. Wagner

Paul E. Wagner

University of Vienna

Title of lecture
Nucleation of vapours - molecular content of critical clusters and activation of nanoparticles

Thursday, September 5

Dr. Paul Wagner is currently Ao. Professor at the Fakultät für Physik, Universität Wien, Austria. Previously, he held academic positions as Max Kade Scholar at Clarkson University, USA (1975-76), Visiting Scientist at Max Planck Institut für Biophysikalische Chemie, Göttingen, Germany (1979), Guest Scholar at Kyoto University, Japan (1989), Visiting Professor at the University of Helsinki, Finland (1991, 2004), and Visiting Fellow at Doshisha University, Japan (2010). Dr. Wagner has received several awards for his work in the field of nucleation and condensation phenomena, including the Smoluchowski Award for Aerosol Research (1986), Fellow of the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (1989), Honorary Member of the Committee on Nucleation and Atmospheric Aerosols (1996), Honorary Degree of the University of Helsinki (2007), and Honorary Member of the Finnish Association for Aerosol Research (2008). He has served as Editorial Board Member of two scientific journals, Vice President of the Gesellschaft für Aerosolforschung (1995-96), Chairman of the Committee on Nucleation and Atmospheric Aerosols (1988-96), and Co-Chairman of five International Conferences. Dr. Wagner has authored ten books and about 180 publications in scientific journals.