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AEROSOL SCIENCE
&
AIR POLLUTION

 
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BIOGRAPHY

Professor Chan obtained BSc in Chemical Engineering from the University of Texas at Austin in 1986 and PhD in Chemical Engineering from the California Institute of Technology in 1992. He is currently Dean and Chair Professor in School of Energy and Environment at City University of Hong Kong.  Before that, he was at the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology.



Professor Chan has over 30 years of research experience in air pollution and aerosol science.  He specializes in aerosol water uptake and phase transformation, gas-aerosol interactions, the formation of secondary aerosols in the atmosphere, and laser spectroscopy of aerosols.




Professor Chan received the Haagen Smit Award of Atmospheric Environment in 2015, Second Prize of the State Natural Science Award in 2010, and First Prize of the Natural Science Award in 2007. He was the first winner of the Asian Young Aerosol Scientists Award.  He was an Editor-in-Chief of Atmospheric Environment in 2008-2019.

 
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BEST PAPER AWARD IN

ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY LETTERS IN 2019

Heterogeneous SO2 Oxidation in Sulfate Formation by Photolysis of Particulate Nitrate

Masao Gen, Ruifeng Zhang, Dan Dan Huang, Yongjie Li, and Chak K. Chan

 
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We are very honored to receive this award and are grateful to the ESTL editors.  We also like to thank the reviewers of the paper who have given us many insightful comments and suggestions.

NEWS AND UPDATES

 

ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY JOURNAL REVIEWER AWARDS

2 March 2021

Prof. Chak Chan is recently awarded the 2020 Excellence in Review on his consistent contributions to the journal review by the Environmental Science and Technology.

SEE FACULTY MEMBERS ARE LISTED AMONG THE TOP 2% OF THE WORLD'S MOST HIGHLY CITED SCIENTISTS

23 Feb 2021

I am honored to be in the Top 2% researcher list, together with my colleagues in School of Energy and Environment at CityU

MEMBER OF THE EDITORIAL ADVISORY COMMITTEE OF ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY

25 November 2020

Professor Chan is appointed as a member of the Editorial Advisory Committee of Environmental Science and Technology (an ACS journal) starting 1 January 2021.

WEBINAR: APPLICATIONS OF SINGLE PARTICLE RAMAN SPECTROSCOPY IN STUDIES OF ATMOSPHERIC PARTICLES

17 December 2020

Professor Chan delivered a webinar titled “Applications of Single Particle Raman Spectroscopy in Studies of Atmospheric Particles ” at the Centre for Doctoral Training (CDT) in Aerosol Science of Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC).

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SELECTED NEW PUBLICATIONS

 

CONCLUDING REMARKS: FARADAY DISCUSSION ON AIR QUALITY IN MEGACITIES

MULTIPHASE PHOTOCHEMISTRY OF IRON-CHLORIDE CONTAINING PARTICLES AS A
SOURCE OF AQUEOUS CHLORINE RADICALS AND ITS EFFECT ON SULFATE PRODUCTION

Masao Gen, Ruifeng Zhang, Yong Jie Li, and Chak Keung Chan

ENHANCED SULFATE PRODUCTION BY NITRATE PHOTOLYSIS IN THE PRESENCE OF HALIDE IONS IN ATMOSPHERIC PARTICLES

Ruifeng ZHANG et al. (2020)

Environmental Science and Technology

A TRANSITION OF ATMOSPHERIC EMISSIONS OF PARTICLES AND GASES FROM ON-ROAD HEAVY-DUTY TRUCKS

Liyuan ZHOU et al. (2019)

Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics

 ROADSIDE ASSESSMENT OF A MODERN CITY BUS FLEET: GASEOUS AND PARTICLE EMISSIONS

Liu et al. (2019) Atmospheric Environment

HETEROGENEOUS OXIDATION OF SO2 IN SULFATE PRODUCTION DURING NITRATE PHOTOLYSIS AT 300 NM: EFFECT OF PH, RELATIVE HUMIDITY, IRRADIATION INTENSITY, AND THE PRESENCE OF ORGANIC COMPOUNDS

Masao GEN et al. (2019) 

Environmental Science and Technology

HETEROGENEOUS SO2 OXIDATION IN SULFATE FORMATION BY PHOTOLYSIS OF PARTICULATE NITRATE

Masao GEN et al. (2019) 

Environmental Science and Technology Letters

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CURRENT MEMBERS

 
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DR LIU YANG YANG

Postdoctoral Fellow at CityU

PhD in Environmental Science, Fudan University

Current focus would be the heterogeneous reaction over dust or black carbon aerosol and I am looking into the nitrate photolysis chemistry and sulfate formation using in situ Raman spectra techniques, which can provide a detailed picture of atmospheric SO2 oxidation processes over aerosol particles of concern and a way to elucidate the unconsidered reaction channel in the atmosphere.

DR. QIANYUN (CHERRIE) LIU

Postdoctoral Fellow at City University of Hong Kong Shenzhen Research Institute


PhD in Environmental Science and Management, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology

My work is mainly focused on the experimental aerosol study. I look into the chemical reaction and Secondary Organic Aerosol (SOA) formation using a Potential Aerosol Mass (PAM) chamber.

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PHD STUDENTS

 

BEATRIX ROSETTE GO MABATO

PhD Student in Energy and Environment

MSc and BSc in Chemistry, University of Santo Tomas (Manila, PH)


Set currently focuses on the field of aerosol chemistry and air pollution. Among Set’s research interests are aerosol uptake experiments, brown carbon formation, and atmospheric aging processes.

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ASSISTANT

 

JO JO

Emotional Support Specialist

Joined in April 2019

7-8 years old

Specializing in emotional support

Adopted from House of Joy and Mercy (阿棍屋), Yuen Long, Hong Kong

PREVIOUS MEMBERS

 

DR. MASAO GEN

Assistant Professor
Faculty of Frontier Engineering,
Institute of Science and Engineering, Kanazawa University

Postdoc at CKC's lab: April 2016 - Jan 2020

©2019 by Chak K. Chan.

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