Aerosol and Particle Measurement Short Course

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  • Dates: August 20–22, 2018
  • Location: University of Minnesota East Bank Campus
  • For: Anyone entering the aerosol and particle field. It is also a good refresher course, providing updated information for those already in the field

Aerosol and Particle Measurement Short Course

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Get hands-on laboratory experiences at both the TSI laboratory and the University of Minnesota laboratory, where participants will be able to discuss their own projects with the instructors and other attendees.

What You Will Learn

Gain a fundamental understanding of aerosol properties and behavior. With laboratory experiments, you will receive practical training on skills to sample, measure, and characterize airborne particulate matter in a variety of applications, including PM2.5 air pollution measurements, industrial hygiene sampling, nanoparticle exposure measurements, and contamination controls in microelectronics and pharmaceutical cleanrooms.

Who Should Attend 

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Scientists, engineers, and other technical personnel with an interest in the properties and behavior of airborne particles; individuals involved in product design and development with particulate matter problems; individuals working in industrial hygiene, air pollution, cleanrooms, contamination control, and those dealing with particle-related problems; individuals who are working in microelectronics, aerospace, automotive, pharmaceutical, biotechnology, pollution control, nanoparticle technology, and other industries with particle-related problems or issues.

Organized and Offered by

Particle Technology Laboratory
Mechanical Engineering Department
College of Science and Engineering
University of Minnesota

In Cooperation with

TSI Incorporated

Facilitated by

College of Continuing and Professional Studies, University of Minnesota


Registration Fee:

$2,600 (valid through August 3, 2018)
$2,900 (valid after August 3, 2018)

The course fee includes instruction, course materials, continental breakfast, refreshment breaks, lunches, and a TSI-sponsored dinner on Monday, August 20, 2018.

Online Registration

Use the online registration when registering a single person and paying with a credit card. After registering online you will receive “Registration Confirmation” and “Receipt” emails from (you may want to check your Spam folder if you don’t see these emails in your Inbox).

Paper Registration

Use the paper registration form when registering multiple people, registering someone other than yourself, or if you need to have the registration fee billed to your organization.


Cancellation Policy

A refund, minus $50, will be issued for registration cancellations received by August 6, 2018. If you cancel after this date, you will not be eligible for a refund. A full refund will be issued if the University of Minnesota cancels the course.

Join TSI

Following the short course, please join TSI Incorporated for a FREE day of additional hands-on training with a variety of TSI instruments. This year, the full day workshop will kick off with a presentation by U of M Professor Emeritus, Dr. Peter McMurry, on instrument calibrations pertinent to atmospheric aerosol measurements and will offer opportunities to lay hands on the new real-time mass measurement QCM-MOUDI, the new Butanol-CPCs and the 3938.

Location, Accommodations, and Getting Here


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Course Location

Lectures will be held in:

Mechanical Engineering, Room 1130
111 Church Street SE
Minneapolis, MN 55455
University of Minnesota, East Bank


The University of Minnesota is an urban campus. There is public parking on campus for a charge, but space is limited.

If you are driving locally, daily parking is available in various public parking lots/ramps on the East Bank campus. The least expensive parking is in Flat Lot 37 on Fifth Street SE ($4 per day). Parking is also available in the University Avenue Ramp next to the McNamara Alumni Center ($12 per day) or the Washington Avenue Ramp next to Graduate Minneapolis ($12 per day). A special all-day parking rate of $6 is offered at the Oak Street Ramp, if you enter before 7 a.m. 

Light-rail service is available to the University of Minnesota’s East Bank campus. View information and route map.


A block of sleeping rooms is available at Graduate Minneapolis (formerly The Commons Hotel), 615 Washington Avenue SE, on the University of Minnesota’s East Bank campus. Book a hotel room online or by calling 800-822-6757 (Minneapolis) or 612-379-8888, press one for reservations, and ask for the 2018 Aerosol and Particle Measurement Short Course special rate of $160 per night, plus tax.

The deadline to book a sleeping room at the short course rate is July 20, 2018.

Getting Here

Information on ground transportation from the airport is available at the Minneapolis/St. Paul International Airport website. Available ground transportation includes the following:

Taxi Service

Terminal 1-Lindbergh
Taxi service at Terminal 1-Lindbergh is accessible via the Tram Level (Level T). Signs direct passengers one level up to the taxi starter booth, where airport staff will assist passengers in obtaining a taxi.

Terminal 2-Humphrey
At Terminal 2-Humphrey, taxi service is available at the Ground Transport Center, located on the ground level of the Purple parking ramp directly across from the terminal building.


SuperShuttle offers convenient shuttle service to area locations. Call 800-BlueVan or visit the SuperShuttle website to reserve your transportation. Shuttle service is available for approximately $14 each way.

Light-Rail Service

Light-rail service will be available in 2014 to the University of Minnesota from the Minneapolis/St. Paul airport. View information and route map.  

Additional Travel Options

Catch a train


Express double-decker bus service from Chicago


University of Minnesota Continuing Education Units (CEUs)

Course attendees will receive 2.1 University of Minnesota Continuing Education Units (CEUs) signifying 21 hours of course participation. A CEU certificate will be mailed to attendees after the course. Application has been submitted for Industrial Hygiene Credit and will be available for attendees. A course completion certificate will be issued to each attendee at the conclusion of the course.

One CEU is defined as 10 contact hours of participation in an organized continuing education experience under responsible sponsorship, capable leadership, and qualified instruction. Participants who wish to receive CEUs are expected to attend all scheduled sessions of the course.

Aerosol Short Course Material Guidelines

The absolute deadline for materials is Friday, August 3, 2018!

As in the past, spiral-bound notebooks will be printed double-sided with two slides per page in black and white. Materials submitted after the deadline will be provided as loose handouts to the students. Submission instructions for your materials are listed below.

Can I Submit a PDF of My PowerPoint Slides?

NO. Presentation slides should be submitted as PPTs that have been made print-ready by following the instructions below. The only exception is when submitting something other than presentation slides, such as course notes and glossaries.

How Do I Make My Presentation Print-Ready?

Color presentation slides DO NOT make readable black-and-white handouts and notebooks—especially since they are being printed two slides per page. For materials to be considered print-ready, certain edits must be done to your presentation while in Grayscale View (see list below). Please reference our simple PDF tutorial for help on making edits in grayscale.

  1. Remove all movie clips
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  2. Update all graphs, figures, pictures, and charts so they are still readable
  3. Remove phantom borders, shapes or other objects
  4. Update all text so it is still visible and readable
  5. Remove slide page numbers and unnecessary header/footer information that takes away from the readability of the notebooks as a whole
  6. If your slide is too busy, consider providing the materials as a notes page instead

Where Do I Send My Materials?

Please send your materials to Jennifer Dahal. You can email in numerous parts if necessary.

Whom Can I Contact with Questions?

Feel free to contact Jennifer Dahal at 612-626-8111 should you have questions.

Remember that materials destined for the notebooks should be simple and easy to read in black and white. Save all the flashy designs and colors for your live presentations.

Contact Us

Technical Questions 
David Pui, Course Director, University of Minnesota
612-625-2537 |

Registration Questions

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