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.
5 October 2017
On the 26th June 2017, the Environmental Protection Department (EPD) of the Hong Kong Government together with the Hong Kong City University (HK CityU) hosted a low-cost sensor workshop to establish a joint platform for the work and also to bring any other colleagues working on this. Professor Lidia Morawska from the Queensland University of Technology (QUT) gave a plenary presentation at the workshop titled, The use of advance portable Air Quality sensors, and had meetings with Dr. Peter Louie (Hong Kong EPD), Professors Jimmy Fung and Alexis Lau (Hong Kong University of Science and Technology), as well as Professor Zhi Ning and Dr. Dane Westerdahl (HK CiyU). Discussions in the meeting were related to the work being carried out by QUT, as well Professor Ning’s work on sensors and system development, and various applications in urban air quality settings, such as the International Marathon sensor network and bus platform based mobile air sensor network in Hong Kong.
These discussions and joint work lead to a new initiative: progress of low-cost sensor technologies and their applications across China and globally will be presented at a high level workshop organised in association with the 5th International Symposium on Regional Air Quality Management in Rapidly Developing Economic Regions (RAQM) to be held in Guangzhou, China from the 16-19th November 2017. The 5th RAQM is being organised by the Institute for Environmental and Climate Research, Jinan University. More information about the program and how to register, will soon be available on the conference website. We will keep members of the ACC-AQSM updated on this important event.
25 September 2017
Congratulations to the members of the ACC-AQSM on a successful Hong Kong Research Grants Council grant! Professor Tao Wang of the Hong Kong Polytechnic University (HK PolyU) was awarded more than HK $33 million for his collaborative five-year project entitled “Photochemical Air Pollution in Highly Urbanized Subtropical Regions: from Micro Environments to Urban-Terrestrial-Oceanic Interactions”. Co-principal investigators include:
Professor Guy Brasseur of the Max Planck Institute (also a distinguished chair professor at HKPU), Professor Hai Guo of HK PolyU, Dr Kin-fai Ho from the Chinese University of Hong Kong, Professor Alexis Lau from the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, Professor Shuncheng Lee of HK PolyU, Dr Chun-ho Liu from the University of Hong Kong, Dr Peter Louie from the Environment Protection Department (EPD) of the Hong Kong Government, Professor Xinming Wang of the Chinese Academy of Sciences, and Dr Zhe Wang of HK PolyU. Co-investigators are Dr Kenneth Leung of HK’s EPD and Dr Yingjun Liu of the University of California at Berkeley. Congratulations to the team!
18 September 2017
The 2017 Annual Conference of Atmospheric Environment, together with the Chinese Society for Atmospheric Environment, Chinese Society for Environmental Sciences, and the Chinese Research Academy of Environmental Sciences are pleased to present a two-day conference to be held on the 8-9th December 2017, in Beijing, and among the presenters will include members of the ACC-AQSM. The Conference aims at bringing together scientists from different fields, industry and representatives of local governments, to share research and discuss how to improve urban air quality and its specificities in East Asia.
Participants are invited to submit their abstracts as an oral or poster presentation, and submissions must be sent to the workshop’s local organizing committee by email (email@example.com) by the 31st October 2017. For more information on the conference and for registration.
8 September 2017
A preliminary program for the upcoming 3rd Annual Conference of the ACC-AQSM to be held at CRAES in Beijing from the 4 – 5th November 2017, has been prepared based on the inputs received from the members of the Centre. Please email any comments or suggestions to the preliminary program to Ms Chantal Labbe (firstname.lastname@example.org), by the 18 September 2017. Download the preliminary program.
1 September 2017
Just a reminder that the Application of Low Cost Sensors and Their Networks for Urban Air Quality Monitoring training course is taking place on the 19th October 2017, at the Queensland University of Technology in Brisbane, as part of the Clean Air Society of Australia and New Zealand (CASANZ) conference. Several members of the Centre are already involved in this. The conference program and registration is available on the CASANZ Website.
25 August 2017
On 30th July 2017, a delegation from Guangzhou arrived at the Queensland University of Technology in Brisbane, Australia for a workshop on air quality. The delegation consisted of: Associate Dean and Professor Xuemei WANG , Professor Jun ZHAO, and Dr. Shengzhen ZHOU, from the School of Atmospheric Sciences, Sun Yat-sen University; Professor Junyu ZHENG, from the School of Environment and Energy, South China University of Technology; and Professor Xinming WANG and Associate Professor Yanli ZHANG, from the Guangzhou Institute of Geochemistry, Chinese Academy of Sciences.
The visit was supported by a QUT Guangdong Science and Technology Commission (GDSTC) Collaborative Research Grant. A two day workshop on air quality issues in Guangzhou was followed by a visit to the Australian Research Vessel RV Investigator. The discussion was centred on the current GDSTC project and the coming measurement campaign in China.
2017年7月30日，广州代表团抵达澳大利亚布里斯班昆士兰科技大学,举办了空气质量讲习班。 代表团包括：中山大学副校长王雪梅教授，中山大学大气科学学院赵军教授，周胜镇博士； 华南理工大学环境与能源学院郑俊宇教授；中国科学院广州地球化学研究所王新明教授和张艳丽副教授。
14 August 2017
The 3rd Annual Conference of the ACC-AQSM will be held in Beijing from the 4 – 5th November 2017, and will be hosted by the Chinese Research Academy of Environmental Sciences (CRAES). We are proposing a new format for the conference, namely focused on working together, and on outcomes. Let’s work together on a Special Issue of the journal of Science! We were successful in generating an impressive SI for STOTEN, so why not to attempt now to set the bar even higher? Of course, there is no guarantee that Science will publish all the papers, which we would prepare (none of us is an Editor of Science), but this would give us a big goal! You can find the venue address and more information on the Annual Conference on the Events Page, and further details and the program will be circulated soon!
ACC-AQSM第三届年会将于2017年11月4日至5日在北京举行，由中国环境科学研究院（CRAES）主办。 我们正在为会议提出一种新的形式，即集中在一起工作一起产出结果。 让我们一起为科学杂志的一期特刊努力！ 我们成功地为STOTEN创造了令人印象深刻的SI，所以为什么不尝试更高的目标？ 当然，我们不能保证科学杂志出版我们的所有论文（我们都不是科学的编辑者），但这将给我们一个更大的目标！ 您可以在年会活动页面上找到会场地址和更多信息，更多详情和节目将尽快发布！
21 July 2017
The 600th Session of the Xiangshan Science Conference took place in Beijing and was titled: Bioaerosols and Human Health, National Bio-security as well as Air Pollution. A number of ACC-AQSM Centre members attended and participated in it! You can spot them in the conference group photo below, including the Conference Executive Co-Chair Professor Maosheng Yao from the Peking University.
The Xiangshan Conferences are known to be of the highest level academic conferences in China, and the specific aspects of the 600th Session included:
- the sources, emissions, spreading and pathogenic mechanism of bioaerosols, and their influential factors and zoonoses;
- theoretical system underlying new methods for bioaerosol capture, biological sensing, decontamination and protection; and
- bioaerosols and the formation mechanism of atmospheric pollution and haze, toxicity monitoring and prediction of particulate matter and human health effects.
14 July 2017
The Clean Air Society of Australia and New Zealand (CASANZ), together with Queensland University of Technology are pleased to present a special training event: Application of Low Cost Sensors and Their Networks for Urban Air Quality Monitoring. The training course will be held on 19 October 2017, directly following the 23rd International Clean Air Conference in Brisbane, Australia, and among the presenters will include members of the ACC-AQSM. This exciting course pairs the principles of low cost sensor monitoring with practical sessions on building and operating low cost sensor networks for air quality applications. More information and registration is available on the CASANZ website.
The 23rd International Clean Air Conference runs from the 15th to 18th October 2017 with the theme, “The Critical Atmosphere”. The conference program includes Professor Jiming Hao, Tsinghua University, China, as one of the plenary presenters. The conference program and registration is available on the CASANZ website. The conference is the premier event for air quality professionals including a comprehensive paper program, large exhibition gallery, social events, networking sessions and pre-conference workshops. We hope to see you there!
10 July 2017
We are pleased to let you know that our recent article titled, “Role of Chinese cooking emissions on ambient air quality and human health” published in our STOTEN Special Issue: Air Quality in China: Current and Emerging Challenges, has been selected for inclusion in the China Elsevier Research Selection, and an e-newsletter for science journalists and reporters! Congratulations to corresponding author Dr. Lina Wang (ECUST) and co-authors of this paper, including Zhiyuan Xiang (ECUST), Svetlana Stevanovic (QUT), Zoran Ristovski (QUT), Jun Gao (Tongji U) Hongli Wang (SAES), Ly Li (SAES) A reminder that you can view the Special Issue on the STOTEN website, as well as on our website.
我们很高兴地通知您，我们最近在STOTEN特刊“中国空气质量：当前和新出现的挑战”中发表的题为“中国烹饪排放对环境空气质量和人体健康的作用”文章已被选中列入 “中国爱好者研究选择”，以及科学记者和记者电子通讯！ 恭贺相关作者王丽娜博士（ECUST）和本文的共同作者向志远（ECUST），Svetlana Stevanovic（QUT），Zoran Ristovski（QUT），高军（同济大学）王红丽（SAES） 李丽（SAES），您可以在STOTEN网站以及本网站上查看特刊。
23 June 2017
We are pleased to let you know that the Science of the Total Environment (STOTEN) Special Issue: Air Quality in China: Current and Emerging Challenges has now been published and is available online on the STOTEN website. You can also find the list of Special Issue papers under the Research section of our website. In addition to this, there is now also a list of our ACC-AQSM joint-publications!
29 May 2017
We are very pleased to let you know that the annual conference of our Centre will take place from 4-6th November in Beijing and will be hosted by the Chinese Research Academy of Environmental Sciences! In the coming weeks we will provide information on the program. This will be the third Annual Meeting of the ACC-AQSM (the first was held in Brisbane and the second in Shanghai), and we have no doubts that like the previous ones, it will be an interesting, productive and stimulating event. We counting on having you with us at the conference!
我们非常高兴地通知您，我们中心的年会将于11月4-6日在北京举行，由中国环境科学研究院主办！ 在接下来的几周内，我们将提供有关该计划的信息。 这是ACC-AQSM的第三届年会（第一届在布里斯班，第二次在上海举办），我们相信一如既往，这将是一个有趣，具有挑战并富有成效的事件。 希望在会议中与你相会！
27 April 2017
Earlier this month, Professor Hai Guo from the Hong Kong Polytechnic University visited the Queensland University of Technology to continue discussions on the Centre’s awarded joint Asian Universities Cluster (AUC) Center of Excellence in Civil Engineering project titled, Impacts of Megacities on Regional Atmospheric Environment – A comparative study of emission, transformation and effects of urban pollution from Australia, Singapore, Shanghai, and Hong Kong. There are further meetings planned in May, together with members from Tongji University and National University of Singapore, to start planning the arrangements of the concurrent 2018 field sampling campaign in four cities in four different countries/regions.
The visit also led to discussions on a new potential collaborative Centre project on using unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV)’s to monitor particle number (PN). Hai’s group is developing chemical sensors for conducting measurements of CO, SO2, CO2, PM2.5, O3 and PN plus temperature, relative humidity, which will be used for the measurement of vertical profiles of air pollutants in street canyon in Hong Kong.
12 April 2017
A joint PhD agreement has been signed between the Fudan University and the Queensland University of Technology! The agreement was finalised following QUT’s Vice-Chancellor Professor Peter Coaldrake, Deputy Vice-Chancellor Professor Scott Sheppard, Professor Ian Mackinnon and Ms Jacqueline Yuan’s visit to Shanghai in December last year.
复旦大学与昆士兰科技大学签署了联培博士生协议！ 去年12月QUT副校长Peter Coaldrake教授，代理副校长Scott Sheppard教授，Ian Mackinnon教授和Jacqueline Yuan女士访问上海之后，该协议确定签署。
10 March 2017
Applications for the 2017 Australia-APEC Women in Research Fellowship round is now open for high-achieving post-doctorate and early career female researchers from China to pursue research opportunities in partnership with Australian education and research institutions! This Fellowship is designed to assist with the particular challenges female researchers face in undertaking cross-border research activities such as lack of flexibility and extra financial support for child care. There is no restriction on eligible fields of study – this is entirely open! To find out more about eligibility requirements, please read the Guidelines and FAQ’s for this scheme. Full details can be found on the Australia-APEC Women in Research Fellowship webpage.
6 February 2017
An exciting new measurement campaign! The Shanghai Cooking Emissions Campaign was carried out at the Tongji University from December 2016 to January 2017, led by Professor Zoran Ristovski and Dr. Svetlana Stevanovic from the Queensland University of Technology, Associate Professor Lina Wang from the East China University of Science and Technology, Professor Jun Gao from the Tongji University, Professor Lin Wang from Fudan University, and Dr. Li Li and Dr. Hongli Wang from the Shanghai Academy of Environment Sciences. This joint project was funded by a National Natural Science Foundation of China (NSFC) Grant, with Svetlana and Lina as the Chief Investigators. The project focuses on the measurement of the physical and chemical properties of cooking aerosols, as well as their ROS profiles and cell toxicity. Read more
一个激动人心的新测量实验！ 上海烹饪排放实验于2016年12月至2017年1月在同济大学进行，由昆山理工大学Zoran Ristovski教授和Svetlana Stevanovic博士华东理工大学（ECUST）王丽娜副教授，同济大学高军教授，复旦大学王林教授和上海环境科学研究院（ SAES）的李丽博士和王红丽博士领衔。该项目由国家自然科学基金委（NSFC）资助，Svetlana Stevanovic博士和王丽娜副教授为首席研究员。该项目侧重于测量烹饪气溶胶的物理化学性质，以及它们的ROS水平和细胞毒性。 阅读更多