Our full-scale burn chamber

Students working in front of our newest addition to our laboratory: a walk-in burn chamber for conducting combustion experiments. Sampling ports on the side allow for a myriad of potential equipment for soot and air analysis.

Our Novel Photoacoustic Device

This innovative, novel photoacoustic device is a practical tool for trace detection and characterization of all phases of matter by measuring and quantifying the light absorption by gases and aerosols.

SEM images of TG1 and TG2

(a) and (c) SEM images of TG1 particles at different magnifications. (b) and (d) SEM images of TG2 particles at different magnifications.

Photographs of Flame at Various Conditions

Inverted flames made with various oxygen flow rates by changing the co-flow from 0 to 30 lpm in 5 lpm increments

Welcome to the Aerosol Impacts & Research Lab


The Aerosol Impacts Research Lab is operated by Dr. Rajan Chakrabarty located at Brauer Hall 3049 at Washington University in St. Louis. Dr. Chakrabarty’s research focuses on two distinct themes:

(i) Investigating the role of atmospheric aerosols in earth’s energy balance using novel instrumentation and diagnostic techniques, and numerical models; and

(ii) Understanding aerosol formation in combustion systems toward synthesis of high porosity and surface-area materials for energy applications.


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Rajan Chakrabarty Receives CAREER Award from National Science Foundation

Aerosol CASE Workshop 2015
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EECE Friday Seminar Series
Every Fridays, 11:00 a.m.
Brauer Hall 012

AIR Lab Individual Schedule
July—December, 2015