Bio

Bergische University Wuppertal, Germany

Dr. rer. nat

02/91

Physical Chemistry

PekingUniversity, Beijing, P.R. China

M.S.

07/86

Environmental Chemistry

PekingUniversity, Beijing, P.R. China

B.A.

07/83

Chemistry

My research in atmospheric/environmental/physical chemistry has following aspects: health effects of environmental pollution, transport and transformation of air pollutants in megacities and surrounding region, megacity air pollution control, kinetics and mechanisms of gas-phase and heterogeneous reactions in the atmosphere, air-surface exchange of air pollutants and greenhouse gases, atmospheric degradation and transport of persistent organic pollutants. I have been the principle investigator of more than 20 research projects and published more than 280 papers in peer-reviewed journals with more than 9900 citations and h-index of 52. In particular, I initiated and organized an international collaborative research project CAREBeijing (Campaigns of Air Quality Research in Beijing and Surrounding Region) with more than 200 scientist and students participated in it. I led a team to formulate air pollution controlling measures to improve air quality for 2008 Olympics and the measures have been adapted by the Chinese central government and successfully implemented. In 2007 I established the Center for Environment and Health at Peking University and was appointed as the director of the center.

Positions

2019 - present   Member, American Geophysical Union Board of Directors

2019 - present   Vice-president, International Committee of Atmospheric Chemistry and Global Pollution

2018 - present   Chair, Monsoon Asia Integrated Research for Sustainability - Future Earth Scientific   Steering Committee (SSC)

2018 – present   Member, WMO Environmental Pollution and Atmospheric Chemistry SSC

2017 – present   Member, AGU Governance Committee

2017 – 2019       Member, AGU Centennial Committee

2015 – present   Chair: Panel of experts for the Major Research Program of the National Natural Science Foundation of China “Fundamental researches on the formation and response mechanism of air pollution complex in China”, 200 million RMB,

2012 – present   Dean, College of Environmental Sciences and Engineering, Peking University

2012 – present   Associate Editor, Environmental Health Perspective

2012 – 2012       Chair, Organizing Committee of the 12th IGAC Science Conference, Beijing, China,

2009 – 2012       Co-Chair, International Global Atmospheric Chemistry  (IGAC) SSC

2008 – 2011       Associate Editor, Journal of Geophysical Research – Atmospheres

2007 – 2018       Director, Center for Environment and Health, Peking University

2006 – 2012       Member: International Global Atmospheric Chemistry (IGAC) SSC

2002 – 2010       Member, International Committee of Atmospheric Chemistry and Global Pollution

2000 - present    Cheung Kong Chair Professor, College of Environmental Sciences and Engineering, Peking University,

1999 - present    Professor, College of Environmental Sciences and Engineering, Peking University,

1993 - 1999         Postdoctoral Fellow and Research Scientist on contract, CLBRR/ECORC, Agriculture and Agri-food Canada, Ottawa, Canada

1991 – 1992        Postdoctoral Fellow, Center for Atmospheric Chemistry, York University, Toronto, Canada

 

Honors

2019                  Fellow, American Geophysical Union

2015                  Award for Environmental Protection in the Capital, Beijing Municipal Government

2015                  1st  Prize Award for Natural Science, 2015, Chinese Ministry of Education

2014                  1st  Prize Award for Advance in Science and Technology, 2014, Chinese Ministry of Education

2014 – 2018      The most highly cited Chinese researcher in Environmental Science, Elsevier     

2012 – 2015      Princeton Global Scholar, Princeton University

2008 – 2013      Honorary Professor in Atmospheric Chemistry, Department of Chemistry, University of Copenhagen, Denmark

2011                  1st  Prize Award for Advance in Science and Technology, 2011, Chinese Ministry of Environmental Protection

2011                  Team of Innovation, National Natural Science Foundation of China, renewed in 2014

2008                  Award for "Outstanding Contribution to the Science and Technology in Olympics", 2008, Chinese Ministry of Science and Technology

2008                  Award for "Outstanding Contribution to Ensure the Environmental Quality during Beijing Olympics and Paralympics", 2008, Chinese Ministry of Environmental Protection

2007                  Contribution to the Nobel Peace Price of IPCC group, 2007, WMO/UNEP

2000 – present  Holder of Cheung Kong Chair Professor

1999 – present  Outstanding Young Scientist (career award), National Natural Science Committee of China

1993 – 1994      Canadian Government Visiting Fellowship