Course syllabus

Aerosol Technology

MAMF55, 7,5 credits, G2 (First Cycle)

Valid for: 2022/23
Faculty: Faculty of Engineering, LTH
Decided by: PLED C/D
Date of Decision: 2022-02-17

General Information

Main field: Nanoscience.
Elective for: F4, K4, M4, MNAV2, N4-m, W4, MLAK2, R4
Language of instruction: The course will be given in English on demand


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 wellbeing, sustainable cities, healthy indoor and work environments, clean energy, clean transportation, and climate action.

Learning outcomes

Knowledge and understanding
For a passing grade the student must

Competences and skills
For a passing grade the student must

Judgement and approach
For a passing grade the student must


Aerosol physics, aerosol chemistry, sources and sinks of aerosols in indoor and outdoor environments, lung deposition, particles size distribution, sampling and measurement techniques. Aerosol properties and typical particle pollution in indoor and working environments as well as in ambient air. Particles effects on human health and environment. Application of aerosol technology in clean room technology, electronics and pharmaceutical industry. Laboratories are compulsory as they provide opportunity to observe aerosol physical properties as well as give practical experience in measuring particles with various instruments. The lectures are given by researchers from the division and by invited guest researchers, to ensure that given facts and discussed topics are up to date. During the course, students will be given newly published scientific results and will practice making critical interpretations of these.

Examination details

Grading scale: TH - (U,3,4,5) - (Fail, Three, Four, Five)
Assessment: Individual written examination, which counts towards 50% of the course grade. Laboratory exercises with written reports, carried out in groups (10% of course grade). Calculation exercises handed in individually (15%). Project with written and oral report, carried out in groups (25%). For passed course, the student needs to pass each assessment.

The examiner, in consultation with Disability Support Services, may deviate from the regular form of examination in order to provide a permanently disabled student with a form of examination equivalent to that of a student without a disability.


Assumed prior knowledge: Basic science.
The number of participants is limited to: No
The course overlaps following course/s: MAM242

Reading list

Contact and other information

Examinator: Christina Isaxon,
Course coordinator: Axel Eriksson,
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Further information: More information regarding the Departments policy regarding first-cycle education that is linked to research you will find here: