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Company Information:

Company Name: Aerosol Dynamics Inc.
City: Berkeley
State: CA
Zip+4: 94710-2640
Woman-Owned: Yes
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
Website URL: http://www.aerosol.us
Phone: (510) 649-9360

Award Totals:

Program/Phase Award Amount ($) Number of Awards
SBIR Phase I $1,478,266.00 17
SBIR Phase II $3,903,653.00 7
STTR Phase I $699,202.00 7
STTR Phase II $3,053,943.00 4

Award List:

ON-LINE DETERMINATION OF SINGLE PARTICLE SIZE AND DENSITY IN THE 5 - 100NM DIAMETER RANGE

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1991 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NSF
Principal Investigator: Susanne V. Hering , President
Award Amount: $49,852.00
Abstract:
Proposed here is a diagnostic method for the on-line, semi-continuous determination of the size and density (g/cm(3)) of individual particles in the 5 nm to 100 nm sizerange. this is accomplished through a double size spectrometry system. particles are first sized by their stokes diameter, and then… More

ULTRAFINE CONDENSATION NUCLEUS COUNTER FOR STRATOSPHERIC PRESSURES

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1992 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NSF
Principal Investigator: Mark R. Stolzenburg
Award Amount: $50,000.00
Abstract:
The concentrations of airborne particles in the upper atmosphere and stratosphere are measured by low-pressure condensation nucleus counters wherein particles are grown insize by condensation from a supersaturated vapor and countedoptically. current instruments are limited by the smallest particle… More

Portable Unit to Remove Tubercle Bacilli From Room Air

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1995 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator: Susanne Hering
Award Amount: $91,153.00
Abstract:
We will design a unique device that would clean and recirculate indoor air for the purpose of contrtuberculosis bacilli and other micro-organisms. The device would be based on the principle of particimpaction, a well-understood mechanism which is very effective for particles greater than 1… More

Automated Optical and Chemical Characterization of Fine Airborne Particles by Size

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1998 / STTR / Phase I
Agency: DOE
Research Institution: University of Denver
Principal Investigator: Dr. Susanne Hering , President
Award Amount: $100,000.00
RI Contact: N/A
Abstract:
Automated Optical and Chemical Characterization of Fine Airborne Particles by Size DOE Grant No. DE-FG03-98ER86070 Amount: $100,000 Small Business Aerosol Dynamics, Inc. 2329 Fourth Street Berkeley, CA 94710-2401 Dr. Susanne Hering, Principal Investigator Dr. Susanne Hering, Business… More

N/A

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1999 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator:
Award Amount: $0.00

N/A

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1999 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator:
Award Amount: $577,994.00

Speciated Organic Composition of Atmospheric Aerosols: A New In-Situ Instrument

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2002 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Susanne V. Hering
Award Amount: $96,000.00
Abstract:
70753 Energy production and combustion of fossil fuels are sources of organic aerosols that have been linked to environmental degradation, human health problems, and changes in the radiative transfer properties of earth¿s atmosphere. New techniques are needed for the time-resolved in-situ… More

On-Line Determination of Organic Compounds in Atmospheric Aerosols by Direct Impaction Capillary Electrophoresis

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2002 / STTR / Phase I
Agency: DOE
Research Institution: Colorado State University
Principal Investigator: Susanne V. Hering
Award Amount: $99,205.00
RI Contact: Huesemann Michael
Abstract:
70589 Time-resolved, quantitative measurements of particulate organic compounds, which contribute to atmospheric pollution, are needed to identify their direct and precursor sources. Carboxcylic acids are an important component of the organic fraction. This project will develop an automated… More

Speciated Organic Composition of Atmospheric Aerosols: A New In-Situ Instrument

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2003 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Susanne V. Hering
Award Amount: $0.00
Abstract:
70753B02-II Energy production and the combustion of fossil fuels are sources of organic aerosols that have been linked to environmental degradation, human health problems, and changes in the radiative transfer properties of earth¿s atmosphere. New techniques are needed for the time-resolved… More

Speciated Organic Composition of Atmospheric Aerosols: A New In-Situ Instrument

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2003 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Susanne V. Hering
Award Amount: $545,000.00
Abstract:
70753B02-II Energy production and the combustion of fossil fuels are sources of organic aerosols that have been linked to environmental degradation, human health problems, and changes in the radiative transfer properties of earth¿s atmosphere. New techniques are needed for the time-resolved… More

Near Real-Time, Microchip Assay of Aerosol Chemical Composition

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2004 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Susanne Hering, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $69,999.00
Abstract:
A compact, autonomous and rugged instrument to measure the concentration of inorganic ions, and possibly organic acids, in atmospheric aerosols is proposed. This instrument will combine an innovative method for particle concentration and collection with emerging ?laboratory on a chip? analytical… More

A Compact, In-Situ Instrument for Organic Acids

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2004 / STTR / Phase I
Agency: DOE
Research Institution: Colorado State University
Principal Investigator: Susanne Hering, Dr.
Award Amount: $100,000.00
RI Contact: Millie Still
Abstract:
76023-Among the contributors to atmospheric pollution, carboxylic acids (including mono- and dicarboxylic acids, aliphatic ketoacids, and aromatic acids) are an important class of oxygenated, organic compounds in atmospheric aerosols. To better understand their sources and atmospheric… More

Microchip Capillary Electrophoresis for On-Line Monitoring of Inorganic Aerosols

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2004 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: EPA
Principal Investigator: Susanne Herring, President
Award Amount: $69,520.00
Abstract:
A compact and affordable, microchip-based system for the automated, in situ analysis of inorganic ions in atmospheric aerosols will be develop and verified against traditional, filter-based methods. Our approach combines tow new technologies: (1) a growth tube impactor for particle collection and… More

A Carrier for Quantitative Shipment of Coarse Particle Filter Samples

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2004 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: EPA
Principal Investigator: Susanne Hering, President
Award Amount: $69,520.00
Abstract:
Concern for the potential health effects of inhaled particulates led to a federal standard governing coarse particles, or PM10, for particles below 10 ¿m and subsequently to a fine particle (PM2.5) standard in 1997, for particles below 2.5 ¿m. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)… More

Microchip Capillary Electrophoresis for On-Line Monitoring of Inorganic Aerosols

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2005 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: EPA
Principal Investigator: Susanne Herring, President
Award Amount: $219,136.00
Abstract:
A compact and affordable, microchip-based system for the automated, in situ analysis of inorganic ions in atmospheric aerosols will be develop and verified against traditional, filter-based methods. Our approach combines tow new technologies: (1) a growth tube impactor for particle collection and… More

A Couette-Taylor Size Classifier for Coarse, Airborne Particles

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2005 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Suzanne V. Herring, Dr.
Award Amount: $87,600.00
Abstract:
78167S05 Airborne particles significantly influence the radiative budget of the earth's atmosphere through direct scattering and absorption of solar and thermal infrared radiation, and through modification of the earth's cloud cover. Important to these effects is the aerosol size distribution and… More

Two Dimensional Chromatography of Atmosheric Aerosols: A New In-Situ Instrument

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2005 / STTR / Phase I
Agency: DOE
Research Institution: The Regents University of California
Principal Investigator: Susanne V. Hering, Dr.
Award Amount: $99,997.00
RI Contact: Pat Sullivan
Abstract:
79160 Organic matter is a major constituent of airborne particles, comprising 20-50% of the PM2.5 mass in many regions; yet, its characterization is difficult. Especially important is the real-time characterization of organic matter at the molecular level. To better understand the effects of… More

Two Dimensional Chromatography of Atmospheric Aerosols: A New In-Situ Instrument

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2006 / STTR / Phase II
Agency: DOE
Research Institution: The Regents of the University of California
Principal Investigator: Susanne V. Hering, Dr.
Award Amount: $749,995.00
RI Contact: Megan McKay
Abstract:
Organic matter is a major constituent of airborne particles, comprising 20-50% of their mass. Identification of its components is critical for tracing sources, elucidating transformation and formation processes, assessing affects on human health, and assessing affects on global climate. Therefore,… More

A Miniature Monitor for Time-Resolved Airborne Particle Chemistry

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2006 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator: Susanne V. Hering
Award Amount: $97,768.00
Abstract:
DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): A miniature "growth tube collector" will be developed to provide the concentrated collection of multiple, sequential airborne particle samples directly onto a "collection wafer". This instrument will encapsulate individual particles within micrometer-diameter… More

Aerosol Collection into Small Liquid Volumes for Biological Assays

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2006 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DHS
Principal Investigator: Susanne V. Hering, President
Award Amount: $99,996.00
Abstract:
Detection systems for aeropathogens require the concentration of airborne particles from large volumes of air into small volumes of liquid. This proposal addresses this need through droplet encapsulation of airborne particles, with subsequent capture into a microliter-sized collection reservoir.… More

Aerosol Collection into Low Analysis Volumes

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2007 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: DHS
Principal Investigator: Susanne V. Hering, President – (510) 649-9360
Award Amount: $720,000.00
Abstract:
Detection systems for aeropathogens require the concentration of airborne particles from large volumes of air into small volumes of liquid. This proposal addresses this need through droplet encapsulation of airborne particles, with subsequent capture into a microliter-sized collection reservoir.… More

An In-Situ Instrument to Assess the Concentration and Phase Partitioning of Atmospheric Semi-Volatile Organic Compounds

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2008 / STTR / Phase I
Agency: DOE
Research Institution: University of California, Berkeley
Principal Investigator: Susanne Hering, Dr
Award Amount: $100,000.00
RI Contact: Allen H. Goldstein
Abstract:
Semivolatile organic matter is pervasive in the atmosphere. Its effect on the radiation balance of the earth depends on how this material is partitioned between the vapor and particle phases. Yet, no currently available instrumentation provides simultaneous, quantitative measurement of… More

A Miniature Monitor for Time-Resolved Airborne Particle Chemistry

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2009 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator: Susanne V. Hering
Award Amount: $0.00
Abstract:
DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): Our parent project aims to develop a small, lightweight, battery-powered collector suitable for time-resolved personal and micro-environmental monitoring of the chemical constituents of airborne particles. This revision submission aims to enhance that technology… More

Extending Measurements of Atmospheric Nano-Particle Chemistry to 2 nm

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2010 / STTR / Phase I
Agency: DOE
Research Institution: University of Minesota
Principal Investigator: Susanne Hering, Dr.
Award Amount: $100,000.00
RI Contact: Amy Rollinger
Abstract:
Atmospheric aerosols influence the global radiation balance through direct scattering, and perhaps more importantly, through modification of the earth

To Separate Particulate and Gaseous Constituents of Atmospheric Aerosols

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2010 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Nathan Kreisberg, Dr.
Award Amount: $99,967.00
Abstract:
Semi-volatile organic compounds play an important role in the atmosphere. These constituents are involved atmospheric transformation processes, and are an important source of secondary organic aerosols and may play a significant role in the formation of cloud condensation nuclei. Unanswered… More

An Aerosol Mobility Imager for Rapid Size Distribution Measurement

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2011 / STTR / Phase I
Agency: DOE
Research Institution: Brookhaven National Laboratory
Principal Investigator: Susanne Hering, Dr.
Award Amount: $100,000.00
RI Contact:
Abstract:
Atmospheric aerosols influence the earths radiation balance through direct scattering and absorption of radiation, and through alteration in the formation, brightness and extent of clouds. The concentrations and size distribution of aerosols aloft is important to these effects. Needed is a method to… More

To Separate Particulate and Gaseous Constituents of Atmospheric Aerosols

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2011 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Nathan M. Kreisberg, Dr.
Award Amount: $911,090.00
Abstract:
Secondary and oxygenated organic compounds play an important role in the atmosphere. These constituents are involved in atmospheric transformation processes, and may play a significant role in the formation of cloud condensation nuclei. Unanswered questions include the relative importance of… More

Aerosol Mobility Imager for Rapid Size Distribution Measurement

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2012 / STTR / Phase II
Agency: DOE
Research Institution: Brookhaven National Laboratory
Principal Investigator: Susanne Hering, Dr. – 510-649-9360
Award Amount: $960,005.00
RI Contact:
Abstract:
Atmospheric aerosols influence the earths radiation balance through direct scattering and absorption of radiation, and through alteration in the formation, brightness and extent of clouds. The concentrations and size distribution of aerosols aloft is important to these effects. Needed is a method to… More

Size-Resolved Chemistry of Newly-Formed Atmospheric Particles

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2013 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Susanne Hering, Dr.
Award Amount: $149,301.00
Abstract:
Atmospheric nucleation processes produce large numbers of particles. Once formed, these particles grow rapidly and may alter the formation and lifetime of clouds, and thereby influence the earths radiation balance. Rapid growth of newly formed particles has been observed in many locations, but it is… More

Portable Sensor for Airborne Nano-Materials

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2013 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Susanne Hering, President – (510) 649-9360
Award Amount: $149,889.00
Abstract:
ABSTRACT: Proposed is a miniature sensor for real time measurement of nano-particle number concentration, surface area and size distributions, and for time- and size-resolved collection of these particles for off-line analysis. This instrument combines two novel technologies: (1) a self-sustaining… More

An instrument for direct exposure of cell cultures to airborne particulate matter

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2013 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator: Arantzazu Eiguren-ferna – 310-794-0102
Award Amount: $149,758.00
Abstract:
DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): Cell culture studies allow air pollution researchers to assess toxicological outcomes that can be later used in human exposure models and risk assessment studies. However, there are only a few collection systems that allow direct cellular exposure to ambient… More

Size-Resolved Measurement of Ultrafine and Nanometer Particle Concentrations

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2013 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator: .. V. . – 510-649-9360
Award Amount: $147,943.00
Abstract:
ABSTRACT Size-Resolved Measurement of Ultrafine and Nanometer Particle Concentrations This proposal addresses the need to assess worker and community exposure to engineered nanomaterials and other ultrafine particles. The ultimate aim is the development ofa compact, battery powered instrument for… More

Size-Resolved Chemistry of Newly-Formed Atmospheric Particles

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2014 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Susanne Hering, Ms.
Award Amount: $930,433.00
Abstract:
Atmospheric nucleation processes produce large numbers of particles. Once formed, these particles grow rapidly and may alter the formation and lifetime of clouds, and thereby influence the earths radiation balance. Rapid growth of newly formed particles has been observed in many locations, but it… More