2nd Conference 2011: Program Overview

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Scientific Program

The scientific program of the 2nd Conference will comprise a keynote address and a set of plenary talks followed by oral and poster sessions. The aim is to create a forum giving opportunities for participants to gain from cross fertilisation between the various aerosol themes that cross a broad set of related fields. The BAAR working groups will offer a set of Poster Prizes to encourage and recognize excellence in poster presentation. Guidance on the criteria considered will be provided.  In addition to the talks and posters, we are excited to offer a special discussion session covering future campaigns and experiments related to aerosol research in Amazonia and in São Paulo as well as various tutorial sessions.

Keynote Speaker

  • Dr. Pratim Biswas, Washington University, USA, Professor and Chairman, Department of Energy, Environmental & Chemical Engineering.

Plenary Speakers

  • Dr. Andrew Allen, Universidade Estadual Paulista, Araraquara, São Paulo, Brasil, Senior Scholar, Chemistry Institute, Department of Analytical Chemistry
  • Dr. Maria de Fatima Andrade, University of São Paulo, São Paulo, Brasil Professor, Institute of Astronomy, Geophysics and Atmospheric Sciences
  • Dr. Paulo Artaxo, University of São Paulo, São Paulo, Brasil Professor of Environmental Physics
  • Dr. Renato P. Camata, Centro de Engenharia, Modelagem e Ciências Sociais Aplicadas, Universidade Federal do ABC, Santo André, SP and Department of Physics, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, AL, USA.
  • Dr. Sulekha Chattopadhyay, Independent Air Quality Professional, Pasadena, CA, USA.
  • Dr. Donald Dabdub, University of California, Irvine, USA 
Professor, Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
  • Dr. Arantzazu Eiguren-Fernandez, Aerosol Dynamics, Inc. Berkeley, California, USA.
 Senior Chemist
  • Dr. William A. Goddard III, California Institute of Technology,  USA, Professor of Chemistry, Materials Science, and Applied Physics
  • Dr. Richard C. Flagan, California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, California, USA. Professor of Chemical Engineering and Environmental Science and Engineering
  • Dr. Adalgiza Fornaro, University of São Paulo, São Paulo , Brasil Professor, Institute of Astronomy, Geophysics and Atmospheric Sciences
  • Dr. Saulo Ribeiro de Freitas, National Institute for Space Research (INPE), São Paulo, Brasil Centro de Previsão de Tempo e Estudos Climaticos (CPTEC)
  • Dr. Jose Marcos Godoy, Pontificia Universidade Catolica do Rio de Janeiro, Brasil Professor, Dept. of Chemistry
  • Dr. Allen Goldstein, University of California, Berkeley, USA 
Professor, Department of Environmental Science, Policy and Management
  • Dr. Nelson Gouveia, Faculdade de Medicina da Universidade de São Paulo, Brasil Dept. de Medicina Preventiva
  • Dr. Susanne Hering, Aerosol Dynamics, Inc. Berkeley, California, USA. 
Researcher, President and Founder
  • Dr. Ning Li, Department of Medicine, Division of NanoMedicine, University of California Los Angeles
    Los Angeles, CA, USA
  • Dr. Peter McMurry, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, USA 
Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering.
Editor: Aerosol Science & Technology (AAAR Journal)
  • Dr. Antonio H. Miguel, The Huntington Botanical Gardens, San Marino, California, USA
  • Dr. Simone Miraglia, Universidade Federal de São Paulo - UNIFESP, Brasil Professor
  • Dr. Allen Robinson, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburg, Pennsylvania, USA. Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering and Engineering and Public Policy
  • Dr. Marcia Yamasoe, Universidade de São Paulo, Brasil Department of Atmospheric Sciences

Special Presentation

  • Dr. João Candido Portinari, Fundador e Diretor-Geral do Projeto Portinari, Pontifícia Universidade Católica do Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

    War and peace

    The cover of this week’s Lancet theme issue reproduces the War and Peace panels of Brazilian artist, Cândido Portinari (1903–62). The home of these murals, when they are not on tour as they are currently, is the UN headquarters in New York City. They are a moving and appropriate symbol of the events that took place in that city 10 years ago, together with many of the global consequences that have happened since.

Discussion Session

  • Future campaigns and experiments related to aerosol research in Amazonia

    From 2011 to 2015 a series of interesting experiments are being planned in Amazonia, involving research groups from USA, Germany, Sweden and other countries. The US DoE is funding an ARM experiment in Amazonia in 2014 that will bring extensive aerosol physical and chemical measurements in addition to the G1 aircraft instrumented for aerosol and cloud droplet measurements. The LBA/CLAIRE 2011 experiment will investigate secondary aerosol formation (SOA) and photochemistry at the proposed 320 meters tall tower site in Amazonia.  The SAMBBA experiment, in partnership with British groups, will bring the research aircraft from Met Office to study biomass burning aerosols in 2014. Other experiments are in planning phase and will be discussed in this special discussion.

  • Recent and Future Campaigns in São Paulo

    In the perspective of joint collaboration, experimental campaigns are being carried on in Sao Paulo in order to study the impact of the mega-city to air quality and the effect of climate change on the atmospheric chemistry of the city. Air Quality modeling associated with  epidemiological studies are being developed in the same platform. Vehicular emissions factors are being calculated by means of traffic tunnel measurements. Field campaigns will also be performed to characterize sources of gas- and aerosol-phase pollutants in the region, to study transport and evolution of these pollutants, and the effect that they have on air quality and climate. Surface and airplane platform measurements are being planned for 2012 and 2013.

Tutorial Sessions

In addition to regular sessions, tutorial sessions with particular focus will be facilitated by leaders in the field of aerosol science and engineering.



We would like to thank the following supporters of the 2nd BAAR Conference 2011!

Petrobras TSI Incorporated
Droplet Measurement Technologies MSP Corporation Almont do Brasil
Governo do Rio de Janeiro INEA - Instituto Estadual do Ambiente
JCTM e Ecotech BGI