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AEROSOL SCIENCE

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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.

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NEWS AND UPDATES

 

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Production of Formate via Oxidation of G

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.

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SELECTED NEW PUBLICATIONS

 
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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

Production of Formate via Oxidation of G

PRODUCTION OF FORMATE VIA OXIDATION OF GLYOXAL PROMOTED BY PARTICULATE NITRATE PHOTOLYSIS

Environmental Science & Technology

Ruifeng Zhang, Masao Gen, Tzung-May Fu, Chak Keung Chan

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CONCLUDING REMARKS: FARADAY DISCUSSION ON AIR QUALITY IN MEGACITIES

Faraday Discussions

Masao Gen, Liyuan Zhou, Ruifeng Zhang and Chak K. Chan

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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

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

Environmental Science and Technology

Ruifeng ZHANG et al. (2020)

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

Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics

Liyuan ZHOU et al. (2019)

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

Atmospheric Environment: X

Liu et al. (2019)

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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)

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HETEROGENEOUS SO2 OXIDATION IN SULFATE FORMATION BY PHOTOLYSIS OF PARTICULATE NITRATE

Environmental Science and Technology Letters

Masao GEN et al. (2019)

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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

 
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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

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PREVIOUS MEMBERS

 
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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