Tampere University of Technology (TUT) conducts research in the fields of technology and architecture and provides higher education based on this research. It has 10 500 under- and postgraduate students and ca. 200 employees, and its annual budget is ca. 160 M . Two of the TUT thematic research areas are relevant for CaLIBRAte: firstly, Energy and eco-efficiency, which aims to increasing global well-being by finding or optimizing new technologies that are cleaner, safer, and more efficient, and secondly, Industrial competitiveness, which focuses on efficiency and productivity while protecting the environment.
The Aerosol Physics laboratory is part of the Physics Department, and researches aerosols both in industrial settings and the atmosphere using modeling and experimental techniques. The laboratory has two main research areas: Instrumentation, Emissions, and Atmospheric Aerosols in which aerosol measurement and modeling methods are developed together with research in emissions and atmospheric aerosols, while in Aerosol Synthesis thermal synthesis methods are used to produce single and multicomponent nanoparticles and to develop nanostructured functional coatings.
Relevant for caLIBRAte, TUT will apply its knowledge of the microphysics and dynamics of various airborne nanoparticle types (engineered nanoparticles, particles from man-made sources, atmospheric particles) to evaluate various models for the release and exposure of airborne aerosol particles, especially from the viewpoint of modelling the physical transformations that the particles undergo during their lifetime. It is involved in WP2, WP3, and WP7, and its tasks focus on using state-of-the-art aerosol dynamics methods in modelling tasks.