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Jan Pettersson


Jan Pettersson
+46 31 786 9072

Room number: 4234
Postal Address: Kemigården 4, 412 96 Göteborg
Visiting Address: Kemigården 4 , 412 96 Göteborg

Department of Chemistry & Molecular Biology (More Information)
Box 462
405 30 Göteborg
Fax: +46 31 786 2599
Visiting Address: Medicinaregatan 9 C , 413 90 Göteborg

About Jan Pettersson


Airborne particles affect human health and play an important role in weather and climate change processes. We need a better understanding of the action of aerosol particles and clouds in the Earth system to improve our predictions of future climate.

We also need to reduce the environmental impact of air pollution on urban and regional scales. The research interests of Jan Pettersson include heterogeneous processes on aerosol particles, cloud droplet processes, and the chemical analysis of single aerosol particles. The methods used range from detailed laboratory experiments and computer simulations to field studies of aerosol and cloud processes.

The fundamental laboratory-based and theoretical studies aim at an improved conceptual understanding of key aerosol processes, including formation of particles, formation of cloud droplets and ice particles, and heterogeneous chemistry taking place on these particles. New types of aerosol mass spectrometers are being developed and applied in field studies.

The aim is to improve our understanding of major aerosol components in the atmosphere, including particles from biomass burning and other combustions processes and primary aerosol particles in the marine environment. JP has also been involved in several biomass combustion and gasification projects concerning emissions, combustion chemistry, conversion technology, and the development of novel instrumentation for industrial high temperature applications.


Teacher in chemistry, environmental science and atmospheric sciences at all levels from first year undergraduate to graduate level.

Latest publications

Chemical-looping combustion in a 100 kW unit using a mixture of synthetic and natural oxygen carriers - Operational results and fate of biomass fuel alkali
I. Gogolev, C. Linderholm, D. Gall, M. Schmitz, T. Mattisson et al.
International Journal of Greenhouse Gas Control, Journal article 2019
Journal article

Interactions between the atmosphere, cryosphere, and ecosystems at northern high latitudes
M. Boy, Erik S Thomson, J. C. A. Navarro, O. Arnalds, E. Batchvarova et al.
Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics, Journal article 2019
Journal article

Theoretical and Experimental Study on the Reaction of tert-Butylamine with OH Radicals in the Atmosphere
Wen Tan, Liang Zhu, Tomáš Mikoviny, Claus J. Nielsen, Armin Wisthaler et al.
Journal of Physical Chemistry A, Journal article 2018
Journal article

Rapid Water Transport through Organic Layers on Ice
Xiangrui Kong, Céline Toubin, Alena Habartova, Eva Pluharova, Martina Roeselova et al.
Journal of Physical Chemistry A, Journal article 2018
Journal article

Intensification of ice nucleation observed in ocean ship emissions
Erik S Thomson, D. Weber, H. G. Bingemer, Jukka Tuomi, M. Ebert et al.
Scientific Reports, Journal article 2018
Journal article

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Measurement of the size distribution, volume fraction and optical properties of soot in an 80 kW propane flame
D. Backstrom, A. Gunnarsson, Dan Gall, Xiangyu Pei, Robert Johansson et al.
Combustion and Flame, Journal article 2017
Journal article


Photochemical smog in China: scientific challenges and implications for air-quality policies
Mattias Hallquist, John Munthe, Min Hu, Tao Wang, Chak K. Chan et al.
National Science Review, Journal article 2016
Journal article

The immersion freezing behavior of ash particles from wood and brown coal burning
S. Grawe, S. Augustin-Bauditz, S. Hartmann, L. Hellner, Jan B. C. Pettersson et al.
Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics, Journal article 2016
Journal article


Particle composition and size distribution in coal flames - The influence on radiative heat transfer
Daniel Bäckström, Dan Gall, M. Pushp, Robert Johansson, Klas Andersson et al.
Experimental Thermal and Fluid Science, Journal article 2015
Journal article

Deposition-mode ice nucleation reexamined at temperatures below 200 K
Erik S Thomson, Xiangrui Kong, Panos Papagiannakopoulos, Jan B. C. Pettersson
Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics, Journal article 2015
Journal article


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