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Dr. Lukas Durdina

Dr. Lukas Durdina

Dr. Lukas Durdina

ZHAW School of Engineering
Forschungsschwerpunkt Meteorologie und Luftverkehr
Technikumstrasse 71
8400 Winterthur

+41 (0) 58 934 75 24

Personal profile

Position at the ZHAW

Senior Research Associate

Expertise and research interests

Jet engine emissions and emissions testing
Quantification and modeling of aviation emissions
Sustainable aviation fuels (SAF)
Aircraft engine performance modeling
Aerosol measurement
Emission measurement

Educational background

2007-2012 MSc in mechanical engineering (specialization experimental fluid mechanics), Brno University of Technology (CZ)
2012-2016 PhD in environmental engineering (aircraft engine emissions), ETH Zurich (CH)

Professional milestones

2019- Senior research associate, Center for Aviation, ZHAW, Winterthur
2016-2018 Postdoctoral researcher, Empa, Dübendorf
2014 Visiting research scholar, Missouri University of Science and Technol., Rolla, MO (USA)
2012-2016 PhD student, Empa, Dübendorf
2010-2012 Junior Researcher, Brno University of Technology, Brno (CZ)
2010 Student Engineer, Honeywell, Brno (CZ)

Membership of networks



Articles in scientific journal, peer-reviewed
Conference contributions, peer-reviewed
Other publications
Oral conference contributions and abstracts

Publications before appointment at the ZHAW

Elser, Miriam; Brem, Benjamin T.; Durdina, Lukas; Schönenberger, David; Siegerist, Frithjof; Fischer, Andrea; Wang, Jing (2018): Chemical composition, optical properties and radiative forcing efficiency of nascent particulate matter emitted by an aircraft turbofan burning conventional and alternative fuels. In: Atmos. Chem. Phys. Discuss., S. 1–19. DOI: 10.5194/acp-2018-1171.

Kilic, Dogushan; El Haddad, Imad; Brem, Benjamin T.; Bruns, Emily; Bozetti, Carlo; Corbin, Joel et al. (2018): Identification of secondary aerosol precursors emitted by an aircraft turbofan. In: Atmos. Chem. Phys. 18 (10), S. 7379–7391. DOI: 10.5194/acp-18-7379-2018.

Durdina, Lukas; Brem, Benjamin T.; Setyan, Ari; Siegerist, Frithjof; Rindlisbacher, Theo; Wang, Jing (2017): Assessment of Particle Pollution from Jetliners: from Smoke Visibility to Nanoparticle Counting. In: Environmental science & technology 51 (6), S. 3534–3541. DOI: 10.1021/acs.est.6b05801.

Kilic, Dogushan; Brem, Benjamin T.; Klein, Felix; El-Haddad, Imad; Durdina, Lukas; Rindlisbacher, Theo et al. (2017): Characterization of Gas-Phase Organics Using Proton Transfer Reaction Time-of-Flight Mass Spectrometry: Aircraft Turbine Engines. In: Environmental science & technology 51 (7), S. 3621–3629. DOI: 10.1021/acs.est.6b04077.

Saffaripour, Meghdad; Tay, Li-Lin; Thomson, Kevin A.; Smallwood, Gregory J.; Brem, Benjamin T.; Durdina, Lukas; Johnson, Mark (2017): Raman spectroscopy and TEM characterization of solid particulate matter emitted from soot generators and aircraft turbine engines. In: Aerosol Science and Technology 51 (4), S. 518–531. DOI: 10.1080/02786826.2016.1274368.

Durdina, Lukas; Lobo, Prem; Trueblood, Max B.; Black, Elizabeth A.; Achterberg, Steven; Hagen, Donald E. et al. (2016): Response of real-time black carbon mass instruments to mini-CAST soot. In: Aerosol Science and Technology 50 (9), S. 906–918. DOI: 10.1080/02786826.2016.1204423.

Abegglen, Manuel; Brem, B. T.; Ellenrieder, M.; Durdina, L.; Rindlisbacher, T.; Wang, J. et al. (2016): Chemical characterization of freshly emitted particulate matter from aircraft exhaust using single particle mass spectrometry. In: Atmospheric Environment 134, S. 181–197. DOI: 10.1016/j.atmosenv.2016.03.051.

Brem, Benjamin T.; Durdina, Lukas; Siegerist, Frithjof; Beyerle, Peter; Bruderer, Kevin; Rindlisbacher, Theo et al. (2015): Effects of Fuel Aromatic Content on Nonvolatile Particulate Emissions of an In-Production Aircraft Gas Turbine. In: Environmental science & technology 49 (22), S. 13149–13157. DOI: 10.1021/acs.est.5b04167.

Abegglen, M.; Durdina, L.; Brem, B. T.; Wang, J.; Rindlisbacher, T.; Corbin, J. C. et al. (2015): Effective density and mass–mobility exponents of particulate matter in aircraft turbine exhaust: Dependence on engine thrust and particle size. In: Journal of Aerosol Science 88, S. 135–147. DOI: 10.1016/j.jaerosci.2015.06.003.

Johnson, Tyler J.; Olfert, Jason S.; Symonds, Jonathan P. R.; Johnson, Mark; Rindlisbacher, Theo; Swanson, Jacob J. et al. (2015): Effective Density and Mass-Mobility Exponent of Aircraft Turbine Particulate Matter. In: Journal of Propulsion and Power 31 (2), S. 573–582. DOI: 10.2514/1.B35367.

Lobo, Prem; Durdina, Lukas; Smallwood, Gregory J.; Rindlisbacher, Theodor; Siegerist, Frithjof; Black, Elizabeth A. et al. (2015): Measurement of Aircraft Engine Non-Volatile PM Emissions: Results of the Aviation-Particle Regulatory Instrumentation Demonstration Experiment (A-PRIDE) 4 Campaign. In: Aerosol Science and Technology 49 (7), S. 472–484. DOI: 10.1080/02786826.2015.1047012.

Durdina, L.; Brem, B. T.; Abegglen, M.; Lobo, P.; Rindlisbacher, T.; Thomson, K. A. et al. (2014): Determination of PM mass emissions from an aircraft turbine engine using particle effective density. In: Atmospheric Environment 99, S. 500–507. DOI: 10.1016/j.atmosenv.2014.10.018.

Durdina, Lukas; Jedelsky, Jan; Jicha, Miroslav (2014): Investigation and comparison of spray characteristics of pressure-swirl atomizers for a small-sized aircraft turbine engine. In: International Journal of Heat and Mass Transfer 78, S. 892–900. DOI: 10.1016/j.ijheatmasstransfer.2014.07.066.

Liati, Anthi; Brem, Benjamin T.; Durdina, Lukas; Vögtli, Melanie; Dasilva, Yadira Arroyo Rojas; Eggenschwiler, Panayotis Dimopoulos; Wang, Jing (2014): Electron microscopic study of soot particulate matter emissions from aircraft turbine engines. In: Environmental science & technology 48 (18), S. 10975–10983. DOI: 10.1021/es501809b.

Durdina, Lukas; Jedelsky, Jan; Jicha, Miroslav (2012): Spray structure of a pressure-swirl atomizer for combustion applications. In: EPJ Web of Conferences 25, S. 1010. DOI: 10.1051/epjconf/20122501010.