Invitation to the 23rd Conference

23rd ETH-Conference on Combustion Generated Nanoparticles

June 17th - 20th, 2019 at ETH Zurich, Switzerland
Focus Event: Not just Soot and Diesel alone – Detox of all Combustion Engines has to be the Goal


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:

  • Aircraft, marine and other non-road sources
  • Ambient air particles
  • Biomass combustion and biofuels
  • Emission control of diesel and gasoline vehicles (PTI)
  • Emission up-grade for in-use vehicles
  • Enforcement and post-Euro-6 legislation
  • Environmental impact and global warming
  • Health effects
  • Nanoparticle formation and transformation
  • Particle filter and deNOx technologies
  • Particle metrology and chemical characterization
  • Secondary emissions

Opening Ceremony

The conference will be opened by Prof. Dr. Gian-Luca Bona, CEO of Empa, the Swiss Federal Laboratories for Materials Science and Technologies. The key note lecture will be given by Prof. em. Dr. Wolfgang Lienemann, University of Bern, sharing environmental-ethical considerations on the conference topic with us.

Focus Event: Not just Soot and Diesel alone – Detox of all Combustion Engines has to be the Goal

Combustion engine (CE) production is at all-time highs. With ~100 million new vehicles produced per year and an in-use fleet of >1 billion vehicles worldwide, CE exhausts are a major source of air pollution. On-going urbanization and ever increasing traffic add to air pollution problems in cities. Thus, due to their complex physics, chemistry and toxicity, engine generated aerosols remain as a major target for research, technological development and refined legislation.

Health Session

The session will provide new experimental and epidemiological results about health consequences of air pollution. Special emphasis will be on the effects of ultrafine particles and on organs outside of the respiratory tract.

Papers and Posters

  • Agenda (pdf)
  • Book of Abstracts: Paper (pdf), Book of Abstracts: Poster (pdf)
  • Best poster presentations will be awarded, with price money and certificates.
  • 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.

Scientific and Organizing Committee

See contacts page.


The exhibition on particle measurement instrumentation (PMI) and emission control devices (ECDs) is an important part of the conference.


Social Events

The conference welcome party will take place on Monday, June 17, at 7 pm in the Faculty Restaurant on top the ETH main building (see map).

On Tuesday, June 18, an exhibitor reception takes place.

All participants are cordially invited to join the free conference dinner on Wednesday evening, June 19, at the ETH restaurant, which is paid for by our sponsors.

Registration for the welcome party and the conference dinner is mandatory: 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