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.
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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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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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
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
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.