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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

Associate Director

Atmospheric Research Center, Guangzhou HKUST Fok Ying Tung Research Institute




Postdoctoral Fellows






Dr. Binyu KUANG
Postdoctoral Fellow
Ph.D. in Chemistry, HKUST, 2017
MPhil in Chemistry, HKUST, 2013
B.Sc. in Environmental Science, Peking University, 2011
bkuang[at]ust.hk
Research Interests

Source apportionment of HULIS in aerosols; analysis of chemical species in HULIS by ultrahigh resolution mass spectrometry



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Dr. Yanli ZHANG
Postdoctoral Fellow (2016 Hong Kong Scholars Award)
Department of Chemistry

cezhangyl[at]ust.hk
Research Professor in Guangzhou Institute of Geochemistry, Chinese Academy of Sciences
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Research Interests

Ambient measurement and source apportionment of trace levels of non-methane hydrocarbons and halogenated hydrocarbons; characterization of photochemical aging of pollutants from typical emission sources



Graduate Students





Qiongqiong WANG
PhD Student
Department of Chemistry
B.Sc. in Chemistry, Beijing Institute of Technology, 2013
qwangao[at]connect.ust.hk
Research Interests

Non-polar organic compounds measurement by TD-GC/MS and organic tracer based source apportionment using PMF




Manfei LIN
PhD Student
Department of Chemistry
B.Sc. in Chemistry, Nanjing University, 2014
mlinab[at]connect.ust.hk
Research Interests

Reactive oxygen species generation ability of humic-like substances in atmospheric aerosol; ability of humic-like substances to form complex with transition metals in atmospheric aerosols




Yuchen WANG
PhD Student
Environmental Sciences Program
B.Sc. in Chemistry, Peking University, 2014
ywangcx[at]connect.ust.hk
Research Interests

To synthesize organosulfate species used as authentic standards and quantify organosulfates in atmospheric particles using LC-MS; to study the formation mechanisms of organosulfates in airborne particles




Xiao HE
PhD Student
Division of Environment and Sustainability
MPhil in Environmental Science, Policy and Management, HKUST, 2016
B.Sc. in Chemistry, University of Sci & Tech of China, 2014

xheaj[at]connect.ust.hk
Research Interests

To quantify polar organic compounds in atmospheric particles using GCMS coupled with MSTFA derivatization; to study the SOA formation mechanisms




David Yee Ka WONG
PhD Student
Division of Environment and Sustainability

MPhil in Environmental Science, Policy and Management, HKUST, 2016
B.Sc. in Chemistry, HKUST, 2014
ykwangaf[at]connect.ust.hk

Research Interests

Receptor model source apportionment of PM and its carbonaceous constituents using hourly OC-EC and filter-based PM2.5 chemical speciation data; quantifying the contribution of vehicular emissions to PM2.5 pollution




Gene Yugen LI
PhD Student

Division of Environment and Sustainability
MPhil in Environmental Science, Policy and Management, HKUST, 2016
B.Sc. in Chemistry and Environment, Hong Kong Baptist University, 2014
ylidh[at]connect.ust.hk
Research Interests

Instrumental analysis of chemical species in the ambient aerosols; quantification of particulate matter involved in visibility degradation



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Jinjian LI
PhD Student, co-supervised with Prof. Alexis Lau
Division of Environment and Sustainability
B.Sc. in Environmental Science, Beijing Normal University, 2016
jlics[at]connect.ust.hk
Research Interests

To investigate the aging characteristics of submicron aerosols using the potential aerosol mass chamber (PAM) coupled with AMS



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Kezheng LIAO
PhD Student
Department of Chemistry
B.Sc. in Chemistry, Nankai University, 2017
kliaoaa[at]connect.ust.hk
Research Interests

To analyze the overall trends of PM2.5 major species in Hong Kong and the Pearl River Delta region; to explore a hybrid method to understand the mechanism of PM2.5 in Hong Kong and PRD



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Yuk Ying CHENG
MPhil Student
Department of Chemistry
B.Sc. in Chemistry, HKUST, 2017
yychengac[at]connect.ust.hk
Research Interests

To study and quantify polar organic compounds and SOA tracers by GC-MS with derivatization



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Chin Hung HO
MPhil Student
Division of Environment and Sustainability
B.Sc. in Chemistry, HKUST, 2017
chhoam[at]connect.ust.hk
Research Interests

Monitoring PM2.5 inorganic aerosols and water-soluble gases by MARGA; investigation of nitrate episodes and the formation mechanisms



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Yao GE
MPhil Student
Department of Chemistry
B.Sc. in Marine Chemistry, Ocean University of China, 2017
ygead[at]connect.ust.hk
Research Interests

To analyze nitrogenous species in airborne particles by a thermal evolution-chemiluminescence approach using a self-built system which is composed of an aerosol carbon analyzer and a NOx analyzer



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Ka Fung LEUNG
MPhil Student
Division of Environment and Sustainability
B.Sc. in Chemistry, HKUST, 2018
kfleungac[at]connect.ust.hk
Research Interests

Source apportionment of saccharides in the Pearl River Delta region




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
Yee Ka Wong, MPhil in Environmental Science, Policy and Management, 2016
Xiao He, MPhil in Environmental Science, Policy and Management, 2016
Binyu Kuang, PhD in Chemistry, 2017

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