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August and September News

  • Sept 1 – YiMing Qin’s paper on “The role of traffic emissions in particulate organics and nitrate at a downwind site in the periphery of Guangzhou, China” was published in ACP. https://www.atmos-chem-phys.net/17/10245/2017/
  • Sept 1 – Welcome new members of the group: Beatrix Rosette Go Mabato and LiYuan Zhou. They are new PhD students in School of Energy and Environment.
  • Aug 23-25 – Masao Gen, Cherrie Liu and Chak Chak attended the “Photochemical Smog in China: Formation, transformation, impact and abatement strategies” in University of Gothenburg, hosted by Prof. Mattias Hallquist. They presented the following talks:
    • Masao Gen: Electrospray-Surface Enhanced Raman Spectroscopy (ES-SERS) of atmospherically relevant particles
    • Cherrie Liu: Real-time measurements of secondary organic aerosol formation and aging from ambient air using the GoPAM during the Changping Campaign
    • Chak Chan: Primary and Secondary Organic Aerosols from Cooking Emissions
  • Aug 21 – YiMing Qin left the group and started PhD study in Harvard University.
  • Aug 17 – Alex Hao Wang passed his MPhil thesis exam on Aug 17. Congratulations! He will start working in Sundart Engineering.
  • Aug 11 – Michael YangXi Chu passed his PhD thesis exam on Aug 11. Congratulations Dr. Chu!  He will stay as a Postdoc in the group.
  • Kikuo Okuyama gave a talk on “Aerosol Science and Technology for Industrial Applications -Measurements, dynamic behaviors, and materials synthesis” at CityU on Aug 14. He was also the external examiner of Michael’s PhD thesis exam.
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Berto Lee and Chak K. Chan interviewed by the American Geophysical Union

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Berto and Chak interviewed by American Geophysical Union (AGU) on the paper Lee et al. (2015) “Characteristics of submicron particulate matter at the urban roadside in downtown Hong Kong – overview of 4 months of continuous high-resolution aerosol mass spectrometer (HR-AMS) measurements” Please click here for more details about their findings of importance of cooking in organic aerosols in an urban environment in Hong Kong.

Reference:
Lee B.P., Li Y.J., Yu J., Louie P., and Chan C.K.* (2015) Characteristics of submicron particulate matter at the urban roadside in downtown Hong Kong – overview of 4 months of continuous high-resolution aerosol mass spectrometer (HR-AMS) measurements, J. Geophysical Research – Atmosphere, http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/2015JD023311/full