Instrumentation Laboratory

Instrumentation Laboratory (established in early 2016): By integrating expertise in electronics engineering, material science, fluid dynamics and information technology, recent advances at the instrumentation lab have led to new possibilities in the development of miniaturized, lightweight and cost-effective instruments for measuring aerosol particles and gaseous pollutants. Novel manufacturing methods (e.g., using mold casting and 3D printing) are already employed by members of the Instrumentation laboratory for building integrated instruments for measuring the concentration and size of atmospheric aerosol particles and gas sensors. Such instruments are expected to lead the way into widespread use in ground and airborne monitoring using platforms such as balloons, UAVs, and combinations of the two. A weather simulation chamber has been built to test miniaturized sensors in real-world conditions (UAV flights in the upper troposphere).