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Research Group "Aerosolphysik und Umweltphysik, Univ. Wien"
(Ao.Univ.Prof. Dr. Wladyslaw Szymanski)

Head of the research group:
Last name:Szymanski
First name(s):Wladyslaw
Title (leading):Ao.Univ.Prof. Dr.
Institution:University of Vienna
Organizational unit:Arbeitsgruppe: Aerosolphysik und Umweltphysik an der Fakultät für Physik
Street address:Boltzmanngasse 5
Postal code:1090
Assignments to Research Areas:
Research area(s):
  • Medical, Environmental and Bio-Physics
Assignments to Fields of Work According to the Austrian System of Science Areas:
Field(s) of work:
  • Applied physics (1203)
  • Biophysics (106006)
Data Acquisition:
Date of the data acquisition:30.05.2011
Data acquisition period:from: 2005   up to including: 2009
Research Group at the Time of the Data Acquisition:
Scientific group members:
5 Persons
Mag. Nayla Sabbagh/PhD
Mag. Anne Maißer/PhD
David Dannhauser/Dplmd.
Peter Kallinger/Dplmd.
Johannes Rosner/Dplmd.
Scientific Output in the Above Data Acquisition Period:
Five most important publications:
  1. C. Laschober, S.L. Kaufmann, G. Reischl, G. Allmaier and W.W. Szymanski "Comparison between an Unipolar Corona Charger and a Polonium-based Bipolar Neutralizer for the Analysis of Nanosized Particles and Biopolymers". Journal of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology 6, (5), 1474-1481 (2006)
  2. R. Müller, C. Laschober, W.W. Szymanski and G. Allmaier "Determination of Molecular Weight, Particle Size, and Density of High number Generation PAMAM Dendrimers using MALDI-TOF-MS and nES-GEMMA", Macromolecules 40, 5599-5605, (2007)
  3. G. Allmaier, C. Laschober and W.W. Szymanski "Nano ES GEMMA and PDMA, New tools for the Analysis of Nanoparticles - Protein complex, Lipoparticles and Virus", Journal of American Society for Mass Spectrometry 2008, published by Elsevier, ID 1858927 (2008)
  4. C. Laschober, J. Wruss, D. Blass, W.W. Szymanski, G. Allmaier "Gas phase Electrophoretic Molecular Mobility Analysis of Size and Stoichiometry of Complexes of a Common Cold Virus with Antibody and Soluble Receptor Molecules" Analytical Chemistry 80, (6), 2261-2264, (2008)
  5. W.W. Szymanski, A. Nagy and A. Czitrovszky "Review Optical Particle Spectrometry - Problems and Prospects" Journal of Quantitative Spectrometry & Radiative Transfer 110, 918-929, (2009)
  • W.W. Szymanski, G. Allmaier, G. Reischl and C. Laschober "Verfahren zur Klassifizierung und Trennen von Teilchen sowie Vorrichtung zur Durchführung dieses Verfahrens", Austrian Patent Nr. AT 502207A1 (2007)
  • G. Allmaier, W.W. Szymanski and M. Zehl "Verfahren und Vorrichtung zum Reduzieren von Mehrfachladungen", Austrian Patent Nr. AT 505611A1 (2009)
Five most important talks:
  1. W.W. Szymanski "New possiblities in Optical Aerosol Measurement - Elastic Light Scattering as a Tool for Assessment of Optical Properties of Single Aerosol Particles in the Nano- and Micrometer Size range" held at the Washington University, St. Louis, USA, October 2005
  2. W.W. Szymanski "Nanoparticles within the Particulate Matter PM 2.5 fraction: Air Quality Measurement Strategies and Techniques" held at the POWTEX 2006, Makuhari, Japan, December 2006
  3. W.W. Szymanski "Virtual Impactor vs. Real Impactor and vs. Cyclone - in Search of Best Strategies for in Situ Flue Gas Pollution Measurement" held at the Meeting of Japanese ISO Chapter, Tokyo, Japan, December 2007
  4. W.W. Szymanski "Optical Particle Spectrometry - Problems & Prospects" held at the GAeF Conference on Light Scattering: Mie and More, Karlsruhe, Germany, July 2008
  5. W.W. Szymanski "Modern Characterization Techniques for Airbone Nanoparticles" Keynote Speaker, held at the International Conference on the Characterization and Control of Interfaces for High Quality Advanced Materials (ICCCI 2009), Kurashiki, Japan, September 2009
Other scientific output:
  • G. Allmaier, A. Maißer, C. Laschober, P. Messner and W.W. Szymanski "Characterization and Manipulation of Nanoparticles and Viruses", Journal Trends to Analytical Chemistry, doi 10.1016/J. track 2010
  • W.W. Szymanski "Scattered Light and Electrical Mobility - Eyes and hands of an Aerosol Scientist" Founders Day Lecture, held at the University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, U.S.A., April 2010
Projects and Funding Granted in the Above Data Acquisition Period:
Competitive projects:
  • FWF P 16185:
    Biopolymers as Nanoaerosols
    Laufzeit: 2003 - 2007; Mittel: EUR 215.754,-
Research Topics:
Current research topics:
  • Umweltphysik
  • Aerosoltechnologie
  • Nanopartikel
Future topics (next 5 years):
  • Nanobioaerosole
  • Industrielle Aerosole
Teaching and Research Mobility in the Above Data Acquisition Period:
Doctor's theses:
1 doctor's thesis
  1. Christian Laschober: Characterizationen of biopolymers with nano-aerosol techniques (Februar 2007)
Diploma and master theses:
5 theses
  1. Artur Golczewski: Simultaneous determination of refractive indices and sizes of aerosol particles with innovative particle spectrometry technique (Januar 2006)
  2. Anne Maißer: Generation characterization and electrostatic sampling method for nano-aerosols (Januar 2008)
  3. David Dannhauser: Single optical particle spectrometry of irregular aerosol particles (September 2009)
  4. Johannes Rosner: Determination of physical, optical and aerosdynamic characteristics of micro-particles in aerosols (September 2010)
  5. Peter Kallinger: Experimental investigation of biopolar diffusion charging of aerosols by means of soft-x-rays (Dezember 2010)
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