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
NEWS AND UPDATES
PRODUCTION OF FORMATE VIA OXIDATION OF GLYOXAL PROMOTED BY PARTICULATE NITRATE PHOTOLYSIS
19 April 2021
Prof. Chak Chan recently published a paper entitled "Production of Formate via Oxidation of Glyoxal Promoted by Particulate Nitrate Photolysis" on ACS Publications.
NITRATE PHOTOLYSIS IN MIXED SUCROSE–NITRATE–SULFATE PARTICLES AT DIFFERENT RELATIVE HUMIDITIES
The Journal of Physical Chemistry A
Zhancong Liang, Ruifeng Zhang, Masao Gen, Yangxi Chu, Chak K. Chan
MULTIPHASE PHOTOCHEMISTRY OF IRON-CHLORIDE CONTAINING PARTICLES AS A
SOURCE OF AQUEOUS CHLORINE RADICALS AND ITS EFFECT ON SULFATE PRODUCTION
Environmental Science & Technology
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
Environmental Science and Technology
Masao GEN et al. (2019)
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.
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.