Our Technical Program Committee has been working to create sessions that can be the most beneficial to our attendees. Below is the preliminary agenda for the IAMA Conference. These Speakers will be be giving presentations about their experiences, research and knowledge with you. 

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Preliminary Agenda


7:30 AM ...... Registration Opens

8:30 AM ...... Opening Remarks

8:35 AM ...... Molecular to Single Particle

Photochemical reaction and diffusion (PRAD) model: The influence of viscosity on photochemistry in single aerosol particles -  Jing Dou, ETH Zurich

Improved parameterizations for neutral and ion-induced H2SO4-H2O particle formation - Anni Määttänen, LATMOS/IPSL, UVSQ Université Paris-Saclay, Sorbonne Université, CNRS

Efficient model-based retrieval of aerosol properties from composition-resolved thermal desorption measurements - Siegfried Schobesberger, University of Eastern Finland

Impacts of phase state on multiphase reactivity and partitioning of secondary organic aerosols - Manabu Shiraiwa, University of California, Irvine

Towards understanding heterogeneous ice nucleation on realistic silver iodide surfaces from atomistic simulation - Bernhard Reischel, Institute for Atmospheric and Earth System Research / Physics, University of Helsinki, Finland

10:20 AM ...... Break

10:50 AM ...... Single Particle to Box Model

Probing the Volatility of α-Pinene SOA: From Molecular Composition to Bulk Volatility - David Bell, Paul Scherrer Institute

A predictive group-contribution model for the viscosity of aqueous organic aerosol - Andreas Zuend, McGill University

SOA formation in a low NOx biogenic environment perturbed by an urban plume: an explicit modeling study of the GoAmazon 2014/5 field campaign - Camille Mouchel-Vallon, National Center for Atmospheric Research

Kinetic modelling of secondary organic aerosol (SOA) formation: connecting the data points - Thomas Berkemeier, Max Planck Institute for Chemistry, Mainz, Germany

Molecular scale insights into aerosol formation and reactivity - Celine Toubin, Université de Lille

12:35 PM ...... Lunch by Magpie Caterers

1:45 PM ...... Plenary Presentation

The State of Acidity in the Atmosphere: Particles and Clouds - Havala Pye, US Environmental Protection Agency

2:50 PM ...... Minute Madness Presentations & Poster Review

4:10 PM ...... Regional to Global Scale Modeling of Aerosol

Trends in Organic Matter and Functional Groups from 2009 to 2016 in the Southeastern Aerosol Research and Characterization (SEARCH) Network - Ann Dillner, UC Davis Air Quality Research Center

Heterogeneous production of nitrate in extreme haze - Becky Alexander, University of Washington

5:00 PM ...... Welcome Reception


7:30 AM ...... Registration Opens

8:30 AM ...... Regional to Global Scale Modeling of Aerosol Continued...

VIRTUAL PRESENTATION: How do we represent secondary organic aerosols in Earth System Models? - Cat Scott, University of Leeds

Urban pollution greatly enhances formation of natural aerosols over the pristine Amazon - Manish Shrivastava, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory

Benchmarking aerosol models on the regional scale using a stochastic particle-resolved approach - Jeffrey Curtis, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Heterogeneous cloud and aerosol chemistry in the tropospheric NOy cycle - Christopher Holmes, Department of Earth, Ocean, and Atmospheric Science, Florida State University

9:55 AM ...... Break

10:25 AM ...... Emerging Modelling Techniques

A Mass-Conserving Machine Learning Algorithm for Atmospheric Chemistry - Anthony Wexler, UC Davis

Trimming the Iterative Fat of Equilibrium Thermodynamic Models Using Neural Networks - Kyle Gorkowski, McGill University

Coarse-Graining of Aerosol Mixing State Metrics Empowered by Machine Learning - Zhonghua Zheng, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

ISORROPIA-MCX: Implementation of the Multicomplex Variable Method into the Aerosol Thermodynamic Model, ISORROPIA -  Bryan Berman, Drexel University

11:50 PM ...... Lunch 

1:00 PM ...... New frontiers in Aerosol Sources: Beyond Mobile Emissions and Biogenics

Representing sub-grid biomass burning processes in regional and global models - Jeffrey Pierce, Colorado State University

Dilution impacts on aerosol aging in biomass burning plumes: using a novel coupled aerosol, chemistry and large-eddy simulation model to learn about the impacts of dilution rates and cross-plume concentration gradients on smoke aging  - Anna Hodshire, Colorado State University

Modeling Impacts on Secondary Organic Aerosol Formation from Volatile Chemical Products - Brian McDonald, NOAA/CIRES

Appraisal of real-time bioaerosol detection techniques and classification algorithms - Ian Crawford, University of Manchester

Beyond traffic and biogenics: Importance of cooking and volatile chemical products in the urban atmosphere - Albert Presto, CMU

2:45 PM ...... Break

3:15 PM ......  New frontiers in Aerosol Sources: Beyond Mobile Emissions and Biogenics Continued...

Inferring aerosol sources using multi-pollutant, low-cost air quality sensors - David Hagan, MIT

 Modeling indoor ultrafine particle dynamics Donghyun Rim, Pennsylvania State University

3:55 PM ...... Plenary Presentation

Air Pollution Toxicology: My Struggle for Realistic Exposures - Anthony Wexler, UC Davis


7:30 AM ...... Registration Opens

8:30 AM ...... Air Quality Modeling for Health and Regulatory Assessments

Comparison of multiple PM2.5 exposure products for estimating health benefits of emission controls - Xiaomeng Jin, Columbia University

Development and Applications of “Air Benefit and Cost and Attainment Assessment System” (ABaCAS) - Carey Jang, EPA/OAQPS

Projecting PM2.5 concentration fields to correspond to just meeting National Ambient Air Quality Standards - James Kelly, US Environmental Protection Agency

The effectiveness of the Air Pollution Prevention and Control Action Plan on the air quality and human health during 2013-2017 in China - Jia Xing, Tsinghua University

9:55 AM ...... Break

10:20 AM ...... Air Quality Modeling for Health and Regulatory Assessments Continued

Predicted Ultrafine Particulate Matter Source Contribution across the Continental United States during Summer Time Air Pollution Events - Michael Kleeman, UC Davis

 Regulatory Modeling in California- Ajith Kaduwela, California Air Resources Board

Closing Remarks - Ajith Kaduwela, California Air Resources Board

11:20 PM ...... Conference Concludes