Popular press article examining hugs and the impacts from aerosols. Not the most scientifice, but at least interviewed scientists on the subject. https://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/entry/hugging-pandemic_uk_5f574715c5b62b3add4553fa?guccounter=1&guce_referrer=aHR0cHM6Ly93d3cuZ29vZ2xlLmNvbS8&guce_referrer_sig=AQAAABWPFw_mbCCLMcxmEcfGIpoGZz3TbC1STRRJWAHg97Or7AYeZvK4l3SouAfZ4Y7YnpgfUGrbO8veqmJ-Cg6jnr3jxur4R-MIGXrlZh1lxfDyrBzmldNT7-pCBttTT0-u-bdDRrGoQrdoGyEFfG3yx3NpGYmmyJro0GMai4EtzUvc
Our recent study Scientific Reports with lead authors Brian Graves, Tyler Johnson and Robert Nishida has shown that marijuana smoke is strikingly similar to tobacco smoke with similar quantities of solid particles, tar and carcinogens. Surprisingly few studies have examined the similarities between the two.
Molly Haugen passed her drone (UAV) training and becomes the first female licensed pilot at Cambridge University. She will be using this work to measure air quality and shipping emissions in association with the Boies and Mastorakos groups for a project funded by the Cambridge-Singapore project, CARES . Way to go Molly!
Congratulations to Robert Nishida for winning the 2019 doctoral thesis prize from the UK Aerosol Society for his dissertation on “Measuring aerosol nanoparticles by ultraviolet photoionisation”.
Integrated Research Observation System for Clean Air (OSCA) is a project funded by Natural Environment Research Council working in conjunction with international organizations on measuring particle emissions from brake and tyre-wear. This specific role will create a searchable database of brake and tyre wear emissions by chemical and morphological structure from laboratory generated and publicly available data. Given the emerging large focus on brake and tyre wear this role will coordinate efforts with other leading academic, government and industrial groups to assemble the database.
The projects specific objectives are to:-
- Assemble data from current brake and tyre-wear emissions studies.
- Develop links with partnering organizations to collect and analyse existing datasets.
- Identify gaps in existing data of brake and tyre wear emissions and plan experimental campaigns to collect new data.
- Coordinate international efforts to measure and report new emissions data relevant to speciation and source apportionment of emissions.
- Monitor and participate in new regulatory standards on non-exhaust particle emissions.
- Link to partnering organizations running supersite measurement campaigns to ensure efficient uptake of data.
The post-holder will develop methods for characterisation of emissions of non-exhaust (brake and tyre) emission factors (mass, composition). The work will be housed within the Department of Engineering at the University of Cambridge and will report to Dr. Adam Boies.
To apply see link here: http://www.jobs.cam.ac.uk/job/20996/
First Winter School on Aerosol Technology with the Bergmann group at TU Graz and University of Cambridge.