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.
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 suggesting that the format of the meeting be a bit different to the previous ones, and rather than based on presentations (a typically conference format), be focused on working together, and on outcomes. 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!
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.
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