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Welcome to the second edition of the Aerosol Society’s occasional newsletter. We hope that you enjoy reading the articles, catching up on members’ news and finding out about the latest aerosol science conferences and events.



The Aerosol Train 2010


To register your interest, please contact:


hanna.vehkamaki@helsinki.fi or ilona.riipinen@helsinki.fi



8th June 2010


10th June 2010


11th June 2010


International Aerosol Conference

Helsinki, Finland

29th August – 3rd September 2010


ISAM and IPAC-RS 2-day Workshop on Approaches to Determining Bioequivalence in Orally Inhaled Products

Frankfurt, Germany

12th -13th October 2010


Introduction to Aerosol Science Course

University College London

15th October 2010


DDL21 – Drug Delivery to the Lungs Conference


8th – 10th December 2010


European Aerosol Conference

University of Manchester

4 - 9th September 2011





The aerosol society sponsors a number of educational training and student awards. For further information please refer to the website.


Society News


The 2009 Drug Delivery to the Lungs meeting was held from 9th to 11th of December; once again at the Edinburgh International Conference Centre. This year DDL celebrated its 20th year, over which time it has grown from a small meeting into the very successful format that it is today, with over 400 attendees and a large exhibition from pharmaceutical companies and many instrument and equipment makers. The conference attracted papers of a very high quality. To highlight the 20th anniversary, the DDL sessions were organised to reflect partly on the history and developments in pharmaceutical science, techniques and drug delivery devices, and to look forward to technologies and challenges for the next 20 years. A gala dinner was also held this year to celebrate the anniversary. Many thanks to all of the presenters, attendees, organisers and sponsors for their support.


The Annual Aerosol Society Conference was held at the University of Southampton in April this year. The event was a great success, with a full programme of stimulating talks over two days and many posters. Suwan Jayasinghe, University College London provided a fascinating talk that showed the impact of cell engineering and aerosol science at the micro scale in the field of healthcare. Many thanks to Rob Kinnersley who stood in for Barbara Maher, University of Lancaster at short notice to give an insight into the use on magnetic properties of deposited aerosol particles to provide information on the sources of air pollution. Thanks to everyone for making the conference a success.


Alan Cussens, a founding member of the Aerosol Society, has been on, or co-opted onto, the Committee almost continuously since the Society was formed in 1986. He has now decided to retire from the committee. Alan played a major role in organising the 1992 European Aerosol Conference and the 1998 International Aerosol Conference. Alan has always been a very active member of the Society and has contributed in many areas. We are grateful for all of his work and he will be much missed. We wish him a happy retirement.


Membership Renewal. Just a reminder that the membership renewal process is now entirely electronic. If your membership has lapsed please use the website to renew your membership here.


Congratulations to Noor Yahaya who, along with other University of Leeds staff, attended the Queen’s Anniversary Award ceremony in Buckingham Palace. The award was won by The Institute for Transport Studies. In addition to receiving the prize, Noor had an opportunity to explain the work to the Queen, the Duke of Edinburgh, Princess Anne and other Royal Anniversary Trust council members.


Please let us know of any news items related to members of the Aerosol Society that you would like to share with the rest of the society.



Aerosols in the News


The impact of volcanic ash on air travel has seen aerosols receiving unprecedented international attention. There are no shortage of news stories about the ash, but here are some relating to aerosol science in the UK:

Volcano puts academics to the fore

Modelling of the ash cloud

Aerosurf ® clinical trial published

Results of a clinical trial of aerosolised surfactant respiratory treatment for new born babies published in Journal of Aerosol Medicine and Pulmonary Drug Delivery


Influenza transmission risk contours

A recent study published in Virology Journal has reviewed indoor environmental conditions (T & RH) in areas commonly visited by travellers. The results were used to draw up contours of influenza transmission risk.


Please let us know if you have any stories you would like us to feature. We would also consider including links to academic job opportunities relevant to aerosol science.



Secretary Sheila Coates, The Aerosol Society, PO Box 34, Portishead, North Somerset, BS20 7FE,
Tel: 01275 849019, Fax: 01275 844877, www.aerosol-soc.org.uk, email: admin@aerosol-soc.org.uk


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