A Portable, Tippable Airborne Particle Counter

Aerosol Dynamics Inc.
2012 – 2013
  • Thomas D Donnelly
Brianna Leilani Thielen (’14)
Jacob (Jake) J. Leonardis (’13)
Tracey Deborah Luke (’13)
Bennett Saar Naden (’13)
Bradley (Brad) H. Perfect (’13)

Aerosol Dynamics has patented a novel process called diffusive mixing that could be used to grow water droplets around airborne nanoscale particles and improve the efficiency of aerosol counters.  The Clinic team’s project is to develop computational models to simulate diffusive mixing, and then design and build a prototype aerosol counter which implements the diffusive mixing technique.

The Physics Clinic program presents opportunities for students to work on practical projects relevant to industrial work. Students work on teams of 3–5 on a sponsored research or development project.