Course Syllabus for

Aerosol Technology

MAM242F, 7.5 credits

Valid from: Autumn 2023
Decided by: FN3/Per Tunestål
Date of establishment: 2015-09-30

General Information

Division: Ergonomics and Aerosol Technology
Course type: Third-cycle course
Teaching languages: English, Swedish


Students should acquire a basic knowledge about aerosols; systems in which particles are suspended in gas. The course should give an overview of the physics and chemistry of airborne particles, the measurement techniques used to characterize them, and their effects on the environment and human health. Our students should learn to discuss these topics as well as technological applications of aerosols. Aerosol science has clear and direct impacts on our efforts to reach the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), especially: health and well-being; sustainable cities and communities; decent work and economic growth; affordable and clean energy; industry, innovation and infrastructure; and climate action.


Knowledge and Understanding

For a passing grade the doctoral student must

Competences and Skills

For a passing grade the doctoral student must

Judgement and Approach

For a passing grade the doctoral student must

Course Contents

Aerosol physics, aerosol chemistry, emergence and occurrence of aerosols in indoor and outdoor environments, lung deposition, particle size distributions, sampling and measurement techniques. Aerosol properties and typical particle pollution in indoor and working environments as well as in ambient air. Overview of particle effects on human health and environment. Application of aerosol technology in nanotechnology and pharmaceuticals. Laboratories are compulsory as they provide opportunity to observe aerosol physical properties as well as give practical experience in measuring particles with various instruments, including data analysis. The lectures are given by researchers with different expertise areas, to ensure that given facts and discussed topics are up to date. During the course students will collect source material and make independent, critical interpretations of it.

Course Literature

Course literature is available on the internet.

Instruction Details

Types of instruction: Lectures, laboratory exercises, exercises, project

Examination Details

Examination formats: Written exam, written report, written assignments, seminars given by participants. All examination parts need to be approved to pass the course.
Grading scale: Failed, pass

Admission Details

Admission requirements: The course is open for PhD students.
Assumed prior knowledge: Good knowledge of natural science subjects.

Further Information

Course overlaps completely with MAMF55, TFRG10, TFRG11.

Course Occasion Information

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