The Finnish Association for Aerosol Research (FAAR) was founded in May 1983.
The number of members today is about 180. The main aim of the society is to act
as a link between researchers in various Finnish Institutes and Universities.
After the foundation of the European Aerosol Assembly, FAAR has taken an active
role also in international connections. FAAR is also a member society in International
FAAR acts most visibly by organizing meetings and conferences, many of them
international. The society has kept good contacts to well known scientists in
other countries. FAAR has its own publication "Report Series in Aerosol
Science", where several issues of conference abstracts
have appeared. In addition, doctoral theses written by several of the
society's members have reached a wider audience through the Report Series.
The chairman of FAAR in 2012 is Hanna Vehkamäki, vice
chairman Heikki Lihavainen,
and secretary Katrianne Lehtipalo.