Alberto Baldelli

Project: Raman and Electron Microscopy of Soot Particles from Flares and Engines  

Alberto Baldelli is a PostDoctoral Fellow in mechanical engineering at the University of British Columbia. He is currently developing new methods of characterizing aerosols. He uses and interprets Raman spectra of soot aerosols generated by flares at different operating conditions. In addition, he investigates the use of electron tomography for the 3-D imaging of soot aggregates and the determination of the chemical elements contained in soot aerosols. Furthermore, he collaborates with a few companies in the validation of indoor particulate matter and gas sensors, characterization of indoor air aerosols, and detection of silica content in mining dust.

He holds a PhD in Mechanical Engineering, obtained at the University of Alberta. His main research area was Particle Engineering and his research thesis was “Development of a monodisperse droplet chain and production of optimal particles for pulmonary drug delivery of therapeutics”. In his first year of PhD, he developed a “Superhydrophobic and Electrically Conductive (SECCO) multi-functional coating”. In his Master degree, obtained with a collaboration between the Universita’ degli studi di Brescia, Universite’ Louis Pasteur, and Indiana University of Pennsylvania, he developed a computational model for the multiscale analysis of fracture propagation in brittle solids


  1. Mehdi Azhaderzadeh, Farzin M. Shemirani, Conor A. Ruzycki, Alberto Baldelli, James Ivey, David Barona, Tanya Church, David Lewis, Jason S. Olfert, Warren H. Finlay and Reinhard Vehring, “An Atomizer to Generate Monodisperse Droplets from High Vapor Pressure Liquids”, Journal of Atomization and Spray, 2015, Issue 10, Vol 25;
  2. Alberto Baldelli, Mohammed A. Boraey, David S. Nobes, Reinhard Vehring, “Analysis of the Particle Formation Process of Structured Microparticles”, Molecular Pharmaceutics, 2015, 12 (8), pp 2562-2573;
  3. Alberto Baldelli, Rachael Miles, Rory M. Power, Jonathan Reid, Reinhard Vehring, “Effect of the Crystallization Kinetics on the Properties of Spray Dried Microparticles”, Journal of Aerosol Science and Technology, 2016, 50 (7), pp 693-704;
  4. Alberto Baldelli, Reinhard Vehring, “Analysis of cohesion forces between monodisperse microparticles with rough surfaces.” Colloids and Surfaces A: Physicochemical and Engineering Aspects 506 (2016): 179-189;
  5. Alberto Baldelli, Reinhard Vehring, “Control of the radial distribution of chemical components in spray-dried crystalline microparticles.” Aerosol Science and Technology 50.10 (2016): 1130-1142;
  6. Luis A. Ferraz Albani, Alberto Baldelli, Chrissy J. Knapp, Wolfgang Jäger, Reinhard Vehring, David S. Nobes, Larry Kostiuk, “Enhanced Evaporation of Micro-Scale Droplets with an Infrared Laser”, Journal of Heat Transfer 139.1 (2017): 011503;
  7. Mohsen Kazemimanesh, Ramin Dastanpour, Alberto Baldelli, Alireza Moallemi, Kevin A. Thomson, Melina A. Jefferson, Matthew R. Johnson, Steven N. Rogak, Jason S. Olfert, “Size, effective density, morphology, and nano-structure of soot particles generated from buoyant turbulent diffusion flames”, Journal of Aerosol Science, Submitted, 2018;