The Australia-China Centre for Air Quality Science and Management is hosted by three offices, the:
- Queensland University of Technology, in Brisbane, Australia;
- Chinese Research Academy of Environmental Sciences in Beijing, China;
- Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, in Hong Kong, China.
11 November 2019
11 November 2019
An international team of experts published a White Paper on “Ambient ultrafine particle evidence for policy makers”, which was led by Professor Lidia Morawska (ILAQH, QUT), Professor Annette Peters (Institute of Epidemiology, Helmholtz Center Munich – German Research Center for Environmental Health), and Professor Flemming R. Cassee (National Institute for Public Health and the Environment, and the Institute of Risk Assessment Sciences, Utrecht University), and was prepared by the ‘Thinking outside the box’ team. The White Paper has been published on the European Federation of Clean Air and Environmental Protection Associations (EFCA) website (https://efca.net/) and can now be downloaded here.
18 October 2019
Congratulations to Lidia and Wei; their comment paper titled, “Face masks could raise pollution risks” was published in Nature! This was generated as part of ACC-AQSM addressing Big Questions (we couldn’t include an acknowledgment to the Centre, due to the character limit for Nature’s Comments). The link to the article online.
27 August 2019
We are asking all members of the ACC-AQM to register your attendance for the 5th Annual Conference of the ACC-AQSM, to be held in Chengdu on the 18-19th November 2019. Please complete he registration form and send to Yan (firstname.lastname@example.org) and Jian (email@example.com). This will be a multi-faceted Annual Meeting, running along-side the 25th China Atmospheric Environment Science and Technology Conference, the theme of which will be: PM2.5 and ozone coordinated control, precise management. Experts and scholars from around in the world in the field of atmospheric environment, including members of the ACC-AQSM, will participate in this high level conference! For more information about the 25th China Annual Conference of the Atmospheric Environmental Society. AUSTRALIA | CHINA
19 August 2019
The 5th Annual Conference of the ACC-AQSM will be held in Chengdu, China from the 18-19 November 2019. This is a particularly exciting and important multi-facial Annual Meeting, because it will run alongside the alongside the Annual Conference of the Atmospheric Environmental Society, as well as Sino-Korea-Japan and Sino-France Conferences. The focus of our Annual Meeting will be on: ‘Changing atmosphere with the changing energy sources and changing climate’.
If you planning to attend the Annual Meeting, please register ASAP with Yang Yan (firstname.lastname@example.org).
26 July 2019
From the 23 June to the 7 July 2019, Professor Hao Wang from the Jinan University in Guangzhou, visited the International Laboratory for Air Quality and Health (ILAQH), at the Queensland University of Technology (QUT). The visit was part of the collaboration within the QUT-JNU Joint Laboratory for Air Quality Science and Management.
Professor Wang, as a co-supervisor of the first joint QUT-JNU student Johanna Horchler, has been involved in a joint measurement campaign studying the interaction of anthropogenic air (from Brisbane) with biogenic SOA precursors. The campaign has been conducted in the QUT’s Simulation Chamber for Atmospheric Transformation and Ageing and a similar one but this time with air from Guangzhou will be conducted later in the year in JNU.
3 July 2019
Following the visit of a QUT delegation to Guangzhou in November last year, where the renewal of a MOU was signed with the Guangdong Science and Technology Department for joint collaborative research projects, to continue these discussions on joint activities, a visit took place at the Queensland University of Technology (QUT), in Brisbane, Australia, in May 2019, by a delegation from the Jinan University (JNU).
The delegation included: Professors Song Xianzhong, President; Pu Ruoqian, Director, Office of International Exchange and Cooperation; Ding Ke, Dean, College of Pharmacy; Chen Zhenqiang, Dean, College of Science and Technology; Feng Shuaizhang, Dean, Institute for Economic and Social Research; and Wang Boguang, Deputy Dean, Institute for Environmental and Climate Research.
8 May 2019
18 March 2019
Over the past few years our work has generated many outputs, and it is very rewording to see that they are highly assessed. We have recently checked the citations of papers from our STOTEN Special Issue: Air Quality in China: Current and Emerging Challenges. It is about two years since we finished the SI, and numerous papers have been highly cited. Congratulations to the many authors from the Centre! As you know, the Centre is currently working on several ‘big papers’, addressing the Big Questions, which hopefully will not only repeat, but also exceed the success of this SI. View the top ten most cited STOTEN Special Issue papers!
7 March 2019
A course opportunity at the University of Cassino, for a Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering has been announced. The course is given in English and is for students possessing a Bachelor’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering or in Industrial Engineering. If you are interested in this, the contact person at the University of Cassino is Professor Fausto Arpino (email@example.com), and additional information is available on their website. Applications for 2019 – 2020 is open until June 2019.
24 January 2019
A very successful 3rd Mini ACC-AQSM Symposium took place on the 15 January 2019, at the Fudan University in Shanghai. The Symposium focused on a new topic, Discussion on air pollution in a broader context of urbanization, and continued reviewing the progress on addressing the seven Big Questions. For more information, please visit the Events page.
14 January 2019
Our first activity for the New Year, the 3rd Mini ACC-AQSM Symposium titled, Air pollution in a broader context of urbanization, is to be held on Tuesday, 15th January 2019. The Mini Symposium will take place in a beautiful venue of the Jiangwan Campus at the Fudan University, in Shanghai. To view the Program.
28 November 2018
A very successful event took place in Perth last week, the 4th Annual Meeting of our Centre! A big thanks to Professor Ben Mullins and his team for organising such a wonderful conference, and to the Curtin University for hosting it! For more photos.
21 November 2018
Our Centre has extended its collaboration to Guangzhou, China, with the Jinan University (JNU), officially joining the ACC-AQSM as a new member! On Monday, 12th November, the agreement was signed at JNU by the Deputy Vice-Chancellor and President of JNU Professor Hong Zhang, and the Deputy Vice-Chancellor and President of QUT Professor Scott Sheppard. The Vice-Chancellor and President of QUT, Professor Margaret Sheil, was also part of the QUT delegation that visited The Institute for Environment and Climate Research (ECI), JNU. To read more information about the JNU and its involvement with the Centre.
21 November 2018
1 November 2018
19 September 2018
The 3rd Mini ACC-AQSM Symposium is set to take place on the 15 January 2019, and is to be held at the Fudan University in Shanghai, and is hosted by Professor Jianmin Chen! This mini symposium will build on and extend the work of the mini symposiums held in Beijing in April and in Guangzhou in July, and will provide an opportunity for more members to participate in addressing the seven Big Questions. More details about the symposium will come soon.
31 August 2018
The program for the fourth Annual Conference of the ACC-AQSM to be held in Perth, Western Australia is shaping to be very interesting as we already have a large number of attendees from China and Australia! For more information
20 July 2018
The preliminary program for the fourth Annual Conference of the ACC-AQSM to be held in Perth, Western Australia from the 22 – 24 November 2018, and hosted by Curtin University, is now available.
9 July 2018
The 2nd Mini ACC-AQSM Symposium took place on the 3 July, and was hosted by the Jinan University in Guangzhou, at which several members of Centre participated. The Symposium was held primarily to continue working on addressing the seven Big Questions. For more information about the Jinan University and the Symposium, please visit the Events Page.
29 June 2018
The 2nd Mini ACC-AQSM Symposium is set to take place on Tuesday, 3 July 2018 at The Institute for Environmental and Climate Research (ECI), Jinan University in Guangzhou, where we will continue working on addressing the seven Big Questions. To view the agenda and for further information, please visit the Events Page of our Centre website.
11 June 2018
The fourth Annual Conference of the ACC-AQSM will be held in Perth, Western Australia from the 22 – 24 November 2018, and hosted by Curtin University. We are preparing an exciting program for the conference, with application of sensors and utilisation of big data they generate as one of the major foci, as well as some exciting study trips to the Defence Science and Technology (DST) air quality monitoring facility at the Garden Island Naval Base (Rockingham), and for marine air monitoring at Point Peron and Rottnest Island. Further information and the preliminary program is to come soon.
ACC-AQSM第四届年会将于2018年11月22日至24日在西澳大利亚州珀斯举行，由科廷大学主办。 我们正在准备一个激动人心的会议计划，以传感器应用和利用他们产生的大数据作为主要焦点之一，以及一些令人兴奋的研究之旅，包括在花园岛海军基地（罗金厄姆）设置国防科学和技术（DST）空气质量监测设施，以及Point Peron和Rottnest Island的海洋空气监测。 更多信息和初步计划即将推出。
28 May 2018
From the 20-23rd March 2018, a three day Sino-German Symposium on “Bridging Aerosol Chemistry and Health Effects: Challenges and Opportunities for Analytical Chemistry“, was held at Jinan University, in Guangzhou. The symposium was organised exceptionally well by the host Prof. Li Xue, from Jinan University and Prof. Ralf Zimmerman from the University of Rostock, Germany. In addition to scientists from Germany and China, there were invited presenters from USA, Finland, Sweden, Luxembourg and Australia. A number of ACC-AQSM members participated and presented, such as Professors: Zoran Ristovski (ILAQH, QUT), Chak Chan (City University of HK), Hai Guo (HK PolyU), Hai-Dong Kan (FDU), and Maosheng Yao (PKU). This was an excellent opportunity for air-pollution scientists from China and Germany to get together, present their latest findings and exchange ideas. Current status of international research on aerosol chemistry and environmental health was discussed. A total of 54 experts presented their findings on aerosol chemistry and health effects. A group photo of the participants is shown below. For more information, please visit the Symposium website.
从2018年3月20日至23日，为期三天的中德“气溶胶化学与健康效应：分析化学的挑战与机遇”研讨会在广州暨南大学举行。来自暨南大学的李雪教授作为主持人，和德国罗斯托克大学的Ralf Zimmerman教授共同组织该研讨会，非常的成功。除了来自德国和中国的学者外，还邀请了来自美国，芬兰，瑞典，卢森堡和澳大利亚的发言人。 AQSM成员参加并出席了会议，如Zoran Ristovski教授（空气质量与健康国际实验室，昆士兰科技大学），Chak Chan（香港城市大学），郭海（香港理工大学），阚海东（复旦大学）和要茂盛（北京大学）。来自中国和德国的空气污染科学家聚集在一起，展示他们的最新发现和思想交流，这是一个绝佳的机会。讨论了气溶胶化学和环境健康国际研究的现状。共有54位专家介绍他们对气溶胶化学和健康影响的发现。参与者的合影如下所示。有关更多信息，请访问研讨会网站
11 May 2018
The next Mini ACC-AQSM Symposium is set to take place on Tuesday, 3 July 2018 at The Institute for Environmental and Climate Research (ECI), Jinan University in Guangzhou, where we will continue working on addressing the seven Big Questions. This mini symposium will build on and extend the work of the mini symposium held in Beijing last month, and will provide an opportunity for more members to participate. Everyone is invited and for more information, please contact Ms. Chantal Labbe (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Dr. Hao Wang (email@example.com). For further information and to read more about the ECI and JNU, please visit the Events Page of our Centre website.
下一届小型ACCAQSM研讨会定于2018年7月3日星期二在广州暨南大学环境与气候研究所（ECI）举行，我们将持续致力于解决七大问题。本次小型研讨会将继续延续上个月在北京举行的小型研讨会的工作，并为更多成员参与提供机会。欢迎所有人参加并了解更多信息，请联系Chantal Labbe女士（firstname.lastname@example.org）或王浩博士（email@example.com）。 欲了解更多信息和更多关于ECI和JNU的信息，请访问我们中心网站的活动页面。
18 April 2018
A Mini ACC-AQSM Symposium took place in Beijing on 12-13 April, following the WHO Beijing Policy Roundtable for Clean Household Air and Health in China held on the 10 April, at which several members of Centre participated. On 12 April, it was hosted by the School of Environment, Tsinghua University, and on the 13 April, by the World Health Organisation (WHO) Office in Beijing. The Symposium was held primarily to continue working on addressing the seven Big Questions. Please find below a group photo of Day 1 (Thursday, 12 April, focus on Big Questions 1, 2, 6 and 7) and Day 2 (Friday, 13 April, focus on Big Questions 3, 4, and 5).
继4月10日举行的世界卫生组织北京清洁家居空气与健康政策圆桌会议之后，4月12日和13日在北京召开了MINI ACC-AQSM研讨会，会上多位中心成员参加。 4月12日，会议由清华大学环境学院主办，4月13日会议由世界卫生组织驻北京办事处主办。 此次研讨会致力于继续解决七大问题。 具体问题请参阅下方内容：第1天（4月12日星期四，专注于重大问题1,2,6和7），第2天（4月13日星期五，集中讨论重大问题3,4和5）。
6 April 2018
Following months of preparation, the sensor network at the Gold Coast is now operational and showing air quality data during the Gold Coast 2018 XXI Commonwealth Games. This is a project in which several members of the ACC-AQSM have been involved in. For more information, please see the link to the map and the link to the project website.
19 March 2018
From November 2017 to early February 2018, the Hong Kong and Shanghai Winter Sampling Campaign was carried out simultaneously in Shanghai and Hong Kong, led by Professor Hai Guo from the Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Professor Lidia Morawska from the Queensland University of Technology, Professor Yingjun Chen from the Tongji University, and Professor Rajasekhar Balasubramanian from the National University of Singapore. The project is a comparative study of emission, transformation and effects of urban pollution from Australia, Singapore, Shanghai and Hong Kong, and is funded by the Asian Universities Cluster (AUC) Center of Excellence in Civil Engineering. To read more about the campaign.
从2017年11月至2018年2月初，由香港理工大学海郭教授，昆士兰科技大学Lidia Morawska教授、陈颖军教授以及新加坡国立大学的Rajasekhar Balasubramanian教授领导的香港和上海冬季采样活动在上海和香港同步进行。该项目是澳大利亚，新加坡，上海和香港城市污染排放，转化和影响的比较研究，由亚洲大学集群（AUC）土木工程卓越中心资助。 去详细了解该活动。
Happy Spring Festival to ACC-AQSM Members! May the Year of the Dog be happy, prosperous and professional fulfilling to all members of the Centre.