Current projects

  • Secondary Organic Aerosol formation from monoterpenes: GAPS in our current understanding (SOAGAPS), supported by the Research Foundation – Flanders (FWO); period: 1 January 2011 – 31 December 2014; Promoters: M. Claeys and P. Van der Veken (UA).


  • Biogenic Influences on Oxidants and Secondary Organic Aerosol: theoretical, laboratory and modelling investigations (BIOSOA), supported by Belgian Federal Science Policy Office (Belspo) under the theme “Climate and Atmosphere” of the “Science for a Sustainable Development” (SSD) research programme;  period: 15 December 2010 – 15 December 2014; Coordinator: J.-F. Müller (Belgian Institute for Space Aeronomy, Brussels); Principal investigators: M. Claeys/W. Maenhaut (UA); J. Peeters/C. Shaun (Univ. of Leuven) and Y. Iinuma/H. Herrmann (Institute for Tropospheric Research, Leipzig, Germany).

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  • Research contracts, supported by the Flemish Environment Agency, to perform measurements on PM10 (particulate matter with an aerodynamic diameter less than 10 μm) samples, taken at various locations in Flanders, of the organic carbon (OC) and elemental carbon (EC) mass, and the biomass burning marker levoglucosan, and interpret the data in detail; period: 1 January 2011 –  31 December 2014; Promoters: M. Claeys/W. Maenhaut (UA).


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