Indian Aerosol Science and Technology Association (IASTA)


The Indian Aerosol Science and Technology Association (IASTA) is a professional organization for scientists and engineers endeavoring to advance aerosol research in the Indian context. The association provides a platform for exchanging knowledge, know-how, resources, and information among researchers, member organizations, industrial counterparts, and related disciplines by organizing conferences, technical meetings, lectures, and publications.

IASTA addresses various interests spanning Environmental Sciences, Occupational Safety and Public Health, Industrial and Medical Applications, and Nuclear Safety and includes the disciplines relevant to the Indian context like Pollution, Indoor Air Quality, and Filtration/Separation.

IASTA is a member of the International Aerosol Research Assembly (IARA) and Asian Aerosol Research Association (AARA). It has maintained an active liaison between institutions in India and abroad. IASTA brackets a valuable spread of expertise with its over 600 members encompassing scientific, medical, industrial, and academic domains.


As an association IASTA provides a means for the exchange of scientific knowledge and resources for the advancement of aerosol science. Its main objectives are:

  • To promote, encourage and develop the growth of aerosol science and technology disciplines and their applications in the country.
  • To disseminate information concerning the developments in the field through publications such as bulletins, reports, newsletters and journals.
  • To organize workshops, symposia, seminars, courses etc. in various parts of the country, so as to offer a platform for reporting and discussing new developments.
  • To organize regional chapters of the Association in different parts of the country as and when need arises.
  • To promote international co-operation through affiliation with similar bodies abroad, exchange information, joint symposia and meetings etc., in the field of aerosol science and technology.


IASTA is committed to finding new ways and promoting the existing functionary towards the advancement in the field of aerosol research. The future plans of IASTA include:

  • Promoting interactions among different national laboratories (DOS, DST, DAE etc).
  • Promoting international participation.
  • Widening participation from industries.
  • Creating interest in the universities.
  • Opening new chapters.
  • Conducting aerosol workshops and courses at different places.
  • Raising the bulletin to the level of a journal.


Indian Aerosol Science and Technology Association (IASTA) was constituted under the aegis of the Environmental Assessment Division, Bhabha Atomic Research Centre, Mumbai, India, in 1988. The association is registered under the Bombay Public Trust Act, 1950, vide the registration number F-12433(BOM).

The Association is at liberty to establish bylaws and make rules and regulations deemed appropriate for the management of affairs so long as such bylaws and regulations are not inconsistent with the laws of the State and Central Governments.

A copy of the complete listing of IASTA bylaws can be download here