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Group Leader






Prof. Jian Zhen YU


Ph.D. University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, 1996

M.S. University of Montana, Missoula, 1992

B. Sc. Nanjing University, 1989


Curriculum Vitae

Professor

Department of Chemistry, HKUST

Division of Environment and Sustainability, HKUST

Director

Environment Central Facility, HKUST

Director

Atmospheric Research Center, Guangzhou HKUST Fok Ying Tung Research Institute




Postdoctoral Fellows





Qiongqiong Wang
Qiongqiong WANG
Postdoctoral Fellow
Department of Chemistry
PhD in Chemistry, HKUST, 2018
B.Sc. in Chemistry, Beijing Institute of Technology, 2013

qqwang[at]ust.hk
Research Interests
  • Real-time measurement of molecular organic markers in atmospheric organic aerosol
  • Source apportionment and atmospheric aging of organic aerosols



Yu Xu
Xu YU
Postdoctoral Fellow
Division of Environment and Sustainability
PhD in Environmental Science and Engineering, CAS, 2019
B.Sc. in Environmental Science and Engineering, Anhui Normal University, 2014
yuxu[at]ust.hk
Research Interests
  • Regional nitrogen cycle
  • Aerosol Chemistry
  • Source apportionment
  • Environmental instrumentation



Yee Ka Wong
Yee Ka WONG
Postdoctoral Fellow
Division of Environment and Sustainability
PhD in Environmental Science, Policy & Management, HKUST, 2020
MPhil in Atmospheric Environmental Science, HKUST, 2016
B.Sc. in Chemistry, HKUST, 2014
envrykwong[at]ust.hk
Research Interests
  • Characterization of chemical composition in fine and coarse particulate matter
  • Quantification of source contributions to particulate matter pollution
  • Analysis of air quality data



Tao Li
Tao Li
Postdoctoral Fellow
Division of Environment and Sustainability
PhD in Environmental Science and Engineering, Shandong University, 2018
M.Eng in Environmental Engineering, Shandong University, 2014
B.Sc. in Environmental Science and Engineering, Shandong University, 2011
envrlitao[at]ust.hk
Research Interests
  • Chemical characterization, source apportionment and oxidative potential of aerosols
  • Cloud/fog chemistry and gas-cloud-aerosol interactions of organics and inorganics
  • Tropospheric multiphase chemistry of mercury by field observation and modelling



lijinjian
Jinjian LI
Postdoctoral Fellow
Division of Environment and Sustainability
PhD in Environmental Science, Policy & Management, HKUST, 2021
B.Sc. in Environmental Science, Beijing Normal University, 2016
jlics[at]connect.ust.hk
Research Interests
  • The aging characteristics of submicron aerosols using the potential aerosol mass chamber (PAM) coupled with Aerosol Mass Spectrometer (AMS)
  • Quantitative analysis of the urban-suburban gradient in PM2.5 nitrate and the nitrate aerosol formation mechanisms
  • Online measurement of organic and inorganic nitrogen



Graduate Students




Kezheng Liao
CoCo Kezheng LIAO
PhD Student
Department of Chemistry
B.Sc. in Chemistry, Nankai University, 2017
kliaoaa[at]connect.ust.hk
Research Interests
  • Hybrid models combining observation data with source apporotionment results from CTMs
  • Data analysis for atmospheric data using R
  • Applied statistics in atmospheric science



Stefanie Cheng
Stephanie Yuk Ying CHENG
PhD Student
Department of Chemistry
MPhil in Chemistry, HKUST, 2018
B.Sc. in Chemistry, HKUST, 2016
yychengac[at]connect.ust.hk
Research Interests
  • To study characteristics and/or formation mechanisms of polar organic compounds (i.e. cooking related compounds and hydroxy diacids) measured by GC-MS/TAG with derivatization
  • To develop online PILS-IC-PAD to detect levoglucosan in particulate matter



Beryl Chow
Beryl Wing Sze CHOW
PhD Student
Department of Chemistry
M.Sc. in Analytical Chemistry, HKUST, 2017
B.Sc. in Chemistry, HKUST, 2013
wschow[at]connect.ust.hk
Research Interests
  • To perform source apportionment of fine particulate matter in six sites in Hong Kong and explore the importance of organic tracers in the receptor modelling
  • To identify the emission sources of fine particulate matter by PMF analysis for a ten-year dataset
  • To study the long term temporal and spatial variations of finr particulate matter in PRD



Yuhuang Cheng
Yuhuang CHENG
PhD Student
Department of Chemistry
B.Sc. in Chemistry, Nanjing University, 2018
ychengbn[at]connect.ust.hk
Research Interests
  • To identify and quantify nitro-aromatic compounds and organosulfates using LC-Orbitrap MS
  • To study organosulfate formation mechanisms in atmospheric aerosols



Shuhui Zhu
Shuhui ZHU
PhD Student
Division of Environment and Sustainability
M.Eng in Environmental Engineering, University of Southern California, 2014
B.Sc. in Resources and Environmental Science, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, 2012
szhuao[at]connect.ust.hk
Research Interests
  • Source apportionment of PM2.5 based on PMF model coupled with online measurements of organic molecular markers
  • To explore variations of primary and secondary source contributions on aerosol formation influenced by emission reductions
  • Nonlinear linkages among precursors, oxidants and secondary organic compounds



Shan Wang
Shan WANG
PhD Student
Division of Environment and Sustainability
M.Eng in Environmental Engineering, South China University Technology, 2019
B.Sc. in Environmental Science, South China University of Technology, 2016
swangdt[at]connect.ust.hk
Research Interests

Online measurement of molecular organic compounds in atmospheric PM2.5 using thermal desorption aerosol gas chromatography system (TAG)



Yumin Li
Yumin LI
PhD Student, co-supervised with Prof. May Fu
Division of Environment and Sustainability
B.Sc. in Environmental Science and Engineering, Southern University of Science and Technology, 2019
ylijo[at]connect.ust.hk
Research Interets

Organic aerosol formation, evolution and impacts on air quality



Hanzhe Chen
Hanzhe CHEN
PhD Student
Division of Environment and Sustainability
B.Sc. in Environmental Science, Xiamen University, 2020
hz.chen[at]connect.ust.hk
Research Interests
  • Online monitoring of inorganic and organic aerosols by MARGA, XRF and TAG
  • High time resolution source apportionment based on PMF



Zijing Zhang
Zijing ZHANG
PhD Student
Division of Environment and Sustainability
B.Sc. in Environmental Science, Peking University, 2020
zzhangfi[at]connect.ust.hk
Research Interests
  • Online measurement of PM components
  • Source apportionment of PM based on receptor model



Mark Duffield
Mark DUFFIELD
MPhil Student
Deparment of Chemistry
PGCE in Secondary Science (Chemistry), University of Cambridge, 2012
B.Sc. in Forensic Science, Anglia Ruskin University, 2009
mbduffield[at]connect.ust.hk
Research Interests

Identification and quantification of nitrated polyaromatic hydrocarbons in ambient aerosol samples



shuminliang
Shumin LIANG
MPhil Student
Department of Chemistry
M.Sc. in Analytical Chemistry, HKUST, 2021
B.Sc. in Applied Chemistry, Jinan University, 2020
sliangam[at]connect.ust.hk
Research Interests
  • Identification of unknown nitrated polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (nitro-PAHs) in air samples
  • Characterization of the chemical composition of organic components in atmospheric aerosols by ultra high-resolution mass spectrometry (UHRMS)



suishingyea
David Sui Shing YEA
MPhil Student
Division of Environment and Sustainability
B.Sc. in Earth System Science, Chinese University of Hong Kong, 2021
ssyeaaa[at]connect.ust.hk
Research Interests
  • Online monitoring of black carbon and brown carbon in PM
  • Source apportionment of light-absorbing aerosols based on receptor model



David Chow
David Ka Shing CHOW
PhD Student (part-time)
Environmental Sciences Program
MPhil in Atmospheric Environmental Science, HKUST, 2015
B.Sc. in Chemistry, HKUST, 2013
kschowab[at]connect.ust.hk
Research Interests
  • Characterization of polar organic compounds in airborne particles using LC-MS based approaches
  • Investigation of secondary organic aerosol formation mechanisms





Group Alumni
Wai Shing Wu, MPhil in Chemistry, 2003
Steven Sai Hang Ho, PhD in Chemistry, 2004
Kaman Lam, MPhil in Chemistry, 2005
Xiaofeng Huang, PhD in Atmospheric Environmental Science, 2006
Eric Chun Hong Wan, PhD in Chemistry, 2006
Doris Xi Chen, MPhil in Atmospheric Environmental Science, 2006
Elber Hoi Leung Sit, MPhil in Chemistry, 2008
Yunchun Li, PhD in Chemistry, 2008
Huan Yu, PhD in Atmospheric Environmental Science, 2009
Teresa Wing Yan Li, MPhil in Chemistry, 2010
X. H. Hilda Huang, PhD in Atmospheric Environmental Science, 2010
Ho Sai Simon Ip, PhD in Chemistry, 2010
Qijing Emily Bian, PhD in Atmospheric Environmental Science, 2011 (co-supervised with Prof. Alexis Lau)
Peng Lin, PhD in Atmospheric Environmental Science, 2011
Tony Chun In So, MPhil in Chemistry, 2011
Jian Eric Xue, PhD in Atmospheric Environmental Science, 2012 (co-supervised with Prof. Alexis Lau)
Eunice Wing Yi Wong, MPhil in Atmospheric Environmental Science, 2014
Siyuan Wang, PhD in Chemistry, 2015
Cheng Wu, PhD in Atmospheric Environmental Science, 2015
Jing Dou, MPhil in Environmental Science, Policy and Management, 2015
Nijing Wang, MPhil in Innovative Technologies Leadership, 2015
Ka Shing Chow, MPhil in Atmospheric Environmental Science, 2015
Binyu Kuang, PhD in Chemistry, 2017
Qiongqiong Wang, PhD in Chemistry, 2018
Chin Hung Ho, MPhil in Environmental Science, Policy & Management, 2018
Stephanie Yuk Ying Cheng, MPhil in Chemistry, 2018
Yuchen Wang, PhD in Atmospheric Environmental Science, 2019
Manfei Lin, PhD in Chemistry, 2019
Yao Ge, MPhil in Chemistry, 2019
Tracy Ka Fung Leung, MPhil in Environmental Science, Policy & Management, 2020
Xiao He, MPhil (2016) and PhD (2020) in Environmental Science, Policy & Management
Yee Ka Wong, MPhil (2016) and PhD (2020) in Environmental Science, Policy & Management
Gene Yugen Li, PhD in Environmental Science, Policy & Management, 2020
Rico Ka Yuen Cheung, MPhil in Environmental Science, Policy & Management, 2020
Zhong Ren, MPhil in Chemistry, 2020
Jinjian Li, PhD in Environmental Science, Policy & Management, 2021

Hong Yang, Research Associate
Hongyi Zhang, Postdoctoral Research Associate
Qianfeng Li, Postdoctoral Research Associate
Joanne W. T. Tung, Postdoctoral Research Associate
Di Hu, Postdoctoral Fellow
Yang Zhou, Postdoctoral Fellow
Yunzhu Zhao, Postdoctoral Fellow
Stephen M. Griffith, Postdoctoral Fellow
Yanli Zhang, Postdoctoral Fellow in Hong Kong Scholars Program