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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 / Aircraft Emissions Specialist

Expertise and research interests

Expert on particle emission measurement from aircraft turbine engines
Quantification of aviation particulate emissions
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
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.