3D Printing – a New Route to Scientific Aerosol Instruments: From Fast Prototyping to Instruments for Routine Measurements

When: Tue, Feb 22, 2022 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM (EET)

Where: Youtube Live

In her talk Anne Maisser will provide an overview of how 3D printing has proven itself to be an asset for the development of scientific instruments. 3D printing enables fast prototyping and cost-efficient manufacturing of otherwise very expensive instruments. In the field of air quality and aerosol measurements this carries great potential towards more readily available instrumentation and thus wider application and a tighter global network of monitoring devices. Data from such measurements could be crucial in improving air quality in heavily polluted areas but also for fighting climate change. Anne Maisser will present recent developments and results from her work at the Cyprus Institute on applying 3D printing for building instruments capable of measuring size distributions of airborne nanoparticles.

Dr. Anne Maisser

Anne Maisser is a Research Associate Scientist at The Cyprus Institute, where she works at the Instrumentation for Nanoparticle Synthesis and Characterisation Laboratory of the Climate and Atmosphere Research Centre. Her research interests are the development of lightweight and cost-efficient aerosol instrumentation, and aerosol based nanotechnology. Anne Maisser holds a PhD degree in Physics from the University of Vienna, Austria. After her PhD studies she has worked as a postdoctoral researcher at the TU Delft, The Netherlands. In 2014 Anne earned a Schrodinger Fellowship, awarded by the Austrian Science Fund to work as a research fellow at both the University of Minnesota, USA, and the University of Vienna