Full Moon

FULL BIOGRAPHY

CHAK K. CHAN 陳澤強教授
PhD in Chemical Engineering, California Institute of Technology
Dean of School of Energy and Environment
Chair Professor of Atmospheric Environment


EDUCATION:
1992     Ph.D., Chemical Engineering, California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, USA
1986     B.S., Chemical Engineering, University of Texas, Austin, TX, USA


WORKING EXPERIENCE:

  • 2015.12 – Present
    Dean of School of Energy and Environment; Chair Professor of Atmospheric Environment, City University of Hong Kong (CityU)

  • 2015.12 – Present
    Adjunct Professor, Division of Environment, HKUST

  • 2009.9 – 2015.12
    Professor, Division of Environment, HKUST

  • 2014.2 – 2015.1
    Science Advisor, Environment Bureau, HKSAR (On sabbatical)

  • 2010.12 – 2013.12
    Founding Head, Division of Environment, HKUST

  • 2009.9 – 2010.11
    Acting Head, Division of Environment, HKUST

  • 2009.9 – 2013.12
    Director, Institute of Environment, HKUST

  • 1992 – 2015.12
    Assistant/Associate/Full Professor, Department of Chemical Engineering, HKUST

  • 1991 – 1992
    Process Engineer, Ralph M. Parsons Company, Pasadena, CA 91124, USA


RESEARCH INTERESTS:
His major research interests include aerosol chemistry and air pollution. His current research interest focuses on gas – particle interactions, in particular, the thermodynamics and hygroscopic properties of atmospheric aerosols, as well as heterogeneous reactions related to the formation of secondary air pollutants. His research involves both field studies (e.g. mechanisms of sampling artifacts of semi-volatile species in aerosols, size distributions of ionic (inorganic and organic) species, aerosol acidity) and laboratory experiments using single particle levitation technique, an oxidation flow reactor, aerosol laser spectroscopy and mass spectrometry. He was the Project Manager of the HKUST Air Quality Research Supersite for real time characterization of ambient aerosols in 2009 to 2015.  More recently, he works on primary emissions and the formation of secondary organic aerosols of cooking emissions, reactive uptake of organics, and heterogeneous reactions in the formation of secondary aerosols.

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AWARDS:

  • 2015 – Haagen Smit Award

  • 2010 – Second Prize in State Natural Science Award by the National Office of Science and Technology Awards on “大气颗粒物及其前体物排放与复合污染特征 The characteristics of emission and complex pollution of particulate matter and its precursors”

  • 2007 – First Prize in Natural Science Award by the Ministry of Education of China on the project “大气颗粒物及其前体物排放与复合污染特征 The characteristics of emission and complex pollution of particulate matter and its precursors”

  • 2005 – Asian Young Aerosol Scientist Award, Asian Aerosol Research Assembly

  • 1999 – Top Ten Lecturers award, HKUST



PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES:
Journal Editorial Services

  • Editor in Chief, Atmospheric Environment, 2008 to 2019

  • Member, Editorial Advisory Board, Aerosol Science and Technology, May 2008 to July 2018

  • Member, Editorial Advisory Board, Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics, Oct 2007 to Dec 2018.

  • Member, Editorial Advisory Board, Atmospheric and Climatic Sciences, June 2011 to present

  • Member, Editorial Advisory Board, Aerosol and Air Quality Research, 2005 to 2008, 2011 to present

  • Aerosol Science and Technology, May 2008 to April 2017

  • Member, Editorial Advisory Board, Atmospheric Environment, 2006 to 2008