Invitation to the 22nd Conference

22nd ETH-Conference on Combustion Generated Nanoparticles

June 18th - 21st, 2018 at ETH Zurich, Switzerland

Focus Event: Emissions of in-use vehicles: Quality and control


The ETH Conference on Combustion-Generated Nanoparticles serves as an interdisciplinary platform for expert discussions on all aspects of nanoparticles, freshly emitted from various sources, aged in ambient air, technical mitigation aspects, impact of particles on health, environment and climate and particle legislation. The conference brings together representatives from research, industry and legislation.

Conference Topics:

  • Aftertreatment quality control of in-use vehicles
  • Aircraft, marine and other non-road sources
  • Ambient air particles
  • Biomass combustion and biofuels
  • Emission control of diesel and gasoline engines
  • Environmental impact and global warming
  • Health effects
  • Legislation and enforcement
  • Nanoparticle formation and transformation
  • Particle filter and deNOx technologies
  • Particle metrology and chemical characterization
  • Secondary emissions

Opening and Key Notes

The conference will be opened by Tiana Angelina Moser, member of the Swiss parliament. Invited keynote speaker is Dr. Wolfgang Kreyling, Helmholtz Center Munich. His talk is entitled "Is there sufficient evidence of adverse effects of nanoparticles on neuro-degenerative diseases when compared to their cardiovascular and respiratory health effects?"

Focus Event: Emissions of in-use vehicles: Quality and control

Mission completed? One target of the ETH-NPC is the application of best-available-technology (BAT) filters for all combustion engines. We now have >100 million vehicles equipped with filters on our roads. But failures and manipulations might reach 10% of all vehicles – far too high and not all filters are BAT quality. Therefore, we need intelligent tools for failure analysis, preventive maintenance and failure detection in real life by periodic tests for the entire fleet.

Health Session

The session will provide new experimental and epidemiological results about health consequences of air pollution. Special emphasis will be on the exposome linking all ambient exposures of an individual with molecular, metabolic and systemic health effects.

Papers and Posters

  • Best Poster Awards, Winner 2017: Lukas Durdina, EMPA. Correlations of Nonvolatile Particulate Matter Mass and Number Emissions and Particle Size with Smoke Number Determined for Commercial Aircraft Jet Engines We invite you to submit abstracts for oral and poster presentations on line according to instructions given on the registration page (deadlines see below).
  • Abstracts must contain new information and results related to the above mentioned topics.
  • The three best poster presentations will be awarded.
  • The Trojan Horse Award is given for the best contribution on cell/ultrafine particle interactions.
  • Presenters at the conference will be invited to submit full length papers for publication after peer-review in the journal "Emission Control Science and Technology".
  • All contributions (including pdf copies of talks, posters and abstracts) will be published on the conference page. Submission of an abstract includes your agreement for publication on the conference website.

Best Poster Awards, winner in 2017: Lukas Durdina, EMPA

Scientific and Organizing Committee

See contacts page.


The exhibition on particle measurement instrumentation and emission control devices is an integral part of the conference.
Due to space limitations, we recommend early registration with the exhibitor application form for best booth positions. For further information contact Mr. V. Schemann, Phone: +49 7653 681 30 52,


  • Abstract submission for oral and poster presentations: March 23, 2018
  • Exhibition application: March 23, 2018
  • Information on paper/poster acceptance: April 20, 2018
  • Registration for participants: May 18, 2018

Social Events

The conference welcome party will take place on Monday, June 18, at 7 pm in the Alumni Pavilion.

On Tuesday, June 19, an exhibitor reception takes place.

All participants are cordially invited to join the sponsored conference dinner on Wednesday evening, June 20, at the ETH restaurant. Registration for the welcome party and the conference dinner is mandatory.
Registration for the welcome party and the conference dinner: Online registration page.

Registration and Conference Fee

Registration is required under the online registration page.
No participation fee will be charged. This is possible only thanks to the generous financial support of our sponsors.

For questions related to the online registration please contact
Anita Anselmi
Phone: +41 44 268 20 71

Travel information and Accommodations

Online hotel reservation is possible via the registration page.

Or contact
Zurich Tourism
Post Box
CH-8023 Zürich
Phone: +41 44 215 40 40

General information is also available on CH Tourism,

Further Information

Dr. Andreas Mayer, TTM
Phone: +41 56 496 64 14