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Dr Jun He

Associate Professor in Atmospheric Chemistry and Air Pollution Control , Department of Chemical and Environmental Engineering

Qualifications

PhD, National University of Singapore
MEng, Nankai University, Tianjin, China
BSc, Nankai University, Tianjin, China 

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Biography

Previous appointments

2011.10-2014.07 The University of Nottingham Ningbo China, Lecturer

2010.06-2011.09 Siemens Global Water R & D Centre, Technology Scientist and IP Executive Officer

2009.06-2010.05 Singapore-Delft Water Alliance, Research Fellow

Research interests

  • Atmospheric Chemistry/Air Quality; Air Pollution Control Technology
  • Fate and Transfer of Pollutants in A Multiple-media Environment
  • Haze and PM2.5 Formation Mechanism; Persistent Organic Pollutants and Aerosol Biomarkers
  • Water Quality and Adsorbent Media Development

Awards and honours

  • Chancellor Award for Teaching Excellence, University of Nottingham, 2012
  • Ningbo Leading and Top Talents Training Program, Ningbo Municipal Bureau of Human Resource, 2012-2017
  • World Future Foundation (WFF) PhD Prize in Environmental and Sustainability Research, World Future Foundation (Headquartered in Singapore), 2010
  • Researcher Exchange Program Award, British Council, 2007

On-going research grants

  1. 2014-2016 Development of simultaneous measurement technique of organic tracers from various sources in PM2.5 and its application. Principle Investigator. Funded by Ningbo Municipal Bureau of Science and Technology.
  2. 2014-2016 Study on physical and chemical properties of precursors of aerosol haze in Yangtze River Delta region. Principal Investigator. Funded by the Chinese Academy of Sciences Strategic Research Program.
  3. 2014-2016 New analytical method for one-step simultaneous measurement of multiple organic aerosol tracers. Principal Investigator. Funded by National Natural Science Foundation for Young Scientist.
  4. 2012-2015 Development of microwave irradiation enhanced process for coal flue gas treatment. Zhejiang Provincial Innovation Team Sub-Theme. Principal Investigator. Funded by Zhejiang Provincial Department of Science and Technology.

Publications

Book chapters

  1. Rajasekhar Balasubramanian, Jun He and Lawrence K. Wang. “Control, Management, and Treatment of Metal Emissions from Motor Vehicles”. In Heavy Metals in the Environment, ed. L.K.Wang, J.P. Chen, Y.-T. Hung, N.K. Shammas, 475-489. Boca Raton, Florida: CRC Press, Taylor & Francis, 2009. 15 pp.
  2. Rajasekhar Balasubramanian and Jun He. “Fate and Transfer of SVOCs in a Multimedia Environment”. In Urban Airborne Particulate Matter: Origins, Chemistry, Fate and Health Impacts, ed. Fathi Zereini and Clare Wiseman. Springer, 2010. 19pp.
  3. Rajasekhar Balasubramanian and Jun He. “Trace Analysis of Persistent Organic Pollutants in the Air Using Accelerated Solvent Extraction”, In Urban Airborne Particulate Matter: Origins, Chemistry, Fate and Health Impacts, ed. Fathi Zereini and Clare Wiseman. Springer, 2010. 16pp.

Refereed journal publications

  1. Gao, J., Thai, P.K., He, J., Lai, F.Y., O’Brien, J., Muller, J., Xu, J. Sewage chemical information mining-could it be a useful tool in China: A literature review. JOURNAL OF ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE. In press. (IF=1.544) (SCI)
  2. Engling, G., He, J., Betha, R., Balasubramanian, R. Assessing the regional impact of Indonesian biomass burning emissions based on organic molecular tracers and chemical mass balance modeling. ATMOSPHERIC CHEMISTRY AND PHYSICS. 2014, 14: 8043-8054. (IF=5.298) (SCI)
  3. Pu, J., Xu, H., He, J., Fang, S., Zhou, L. Estimation of regional background concentration of CO2 at Lin’an station in Yangtze River Delta, China. ATMOSPHERIC ENVIRONMENT. 2014,94:402-408. (IF=3.062) (SCI)
  4. Zhu, H., Chen, W., Li, Z., He, J., Tang, X., Wang, C. Extraction of natural estrogens in environmental waters by dispersive multiwalled carbon nanotube-based agitation-assisted adsorption and ultrasound-assisted desorption. ANALYTICAL METHODS. 2014, 6:1235-1241. (IF=1.855) (SCI)
  5. He, J., Xu, H., Balasubramanian, R., Chan, C-Y., Wang, C. Comparison of NO2 and SO2 measurements using different passive samplers in tropical environment. AEROSOL AND AIR QUALITY RESEARCH, 2014, 14:355-363. (IF=2.664) (SCI)
  6. Zhang, Z.S., Engling, G., Chan, C.Y., Yang, Y.H., Lin, M., Shi, S., He, J., Li, Y.D., Wang, X.M. Determination of isoprene-derived secondary organic aerosol tracers (2-methyltetrols) by HPAEC-PAD: results from size-resolved aerosols in a tropical rainforest. ATMOSPHERIC ENVIRONMENT, 2013, 70:468-476. (IF=3.062) (SCI & EI)
  7. Zhao, H., Wu, T., He, J., Kingman, S. Shi, K., Shen, D., Zhang, Y. Simultaneous Removal of SOx and NOx in Flue Gas at Power Stations over a Cu/Na-13X Zeolite Catalyst; ADVANCED MATERIALS RESEARCH, 2013,  650 : 125-129 (EI)
  8. He, J; Balasubramanian, R. Passive sampling of gaseous persistent organic pollutants in the atmosphere. ENERGY PROCEDIA. 2012, 16, 494-500 (SCI)
  9. He, J., Balasubramanian, R., Burger, D., Hicks, K., Kuylenstierna, J., Palani, S. Dry and wet atmospheric deposition of nitrogen and phosphorus in Singapore. ATMOSPHERIC ENVIRONMENT, 2011, 45(16): 2760-2768. (IF=3.062) (SCI & EI)
  10. He, J., Zielinska, B., Balasubramanian. Composition of semi-volatile organic compounds in the urban atmosphere of Singapore: Influence of Biomass Burning. ATMOSPHERIC CHEMISTRY AND PHYSICS, 2010, 10(23): 11401-11413. (IF=5.298) (SCI)
  11. He, J., Balasubramanian.The exchange of SVOCs across the air-sea interface in Singapore’s coastal environment. ATMOSPHERIC CHEMISTRY AND PHYSICS, 2010, 10(4), 1837-1852.(IF=5.298) (SCI)
  12. Palani, S., Balasubramanian, R., Tkalich, P., He, J. Impact of biomass burning on surface water quality in Southeast Asia through atmospheric deposition: field observations. ATMOSPHERIC CHEMISTRY AND PHYSICS, 2010, 10(23): 11323-11336. (IF=5.298) (SCI)
  13. He, J., Balasubramanian, R. Semi-volatile organic compounds (SVOCs) in ambient air and rainwater in a tropical environment: Concentrations and temporal and seasonal trends. CHEMOSPHERE, 2010, 78(6), 742-751. (IF=3.499) (SCI & EI)
  14. He, J., Balasubramanian, R. A comparative evaluation of passive and active samplers for measurements of gaseous semi-volatile organic compounds in the tropical atmosphere. ATMOSPHERIC ENVIRONMENT, 2010, 44 (7), 884-891. (IF=3.062) (SCI & EI)
  15. He, J., Balasubramanian, R. A study of gas-particle partitioning of SVOCs in the tropical atmosphere of Southeast Asia. ATMOSPHERIC ENVIRONMENT, 2009, 43(29), 4375-4383. (IF=3.062) (SCI & EI)
  16. He, J., Balasubramanian, R. A study of precipitation scavenging of semi-volatile organic compounds (SVOCs) in a tropical area. JOURNAL OF GEOPHYSICAL RESEARCH, 2009, 114, D12201, doi:10.1029/2008JD011685. (IF=3.174) (SCI)
  17. He, J., Balasubramanian, R., Karthikeyan, S., Joshi, U.M. Determination of semi-volatile organochlorine compounds in the atmosphere of Singapore using accelerated solvent extraction. CHEMOSPHERE, 2009, 75(5), 640-648. (IF=3.499) (SCI & EI)
  18. He, J., Balasubramanian, R. Determination of atmospheric polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons using accelerated solvent extraction. ANALYTICAL LETTERS, 2009, 42(11), 1603-1619. (IF=0.965) (SCI)
  19. Karthikeyan, S., He, J., Palani, S., Balasubramanian, R., Burger, D. Determination of total nitrogen in atmospheric wet and dry deposition samples. TALANTA, 2009, 77, 979-984. (IF=3.498) (SCI & EI)
  20. Karthikeyan, S., He, J., Joshi, U.M., Balasubramanian, R. Determination of total nitrogen in environmental samples: validation by comparison of techniques and intralaboratory studies. ANALYTICAL LETTERS, 2009, 42 (7):948-957. (IF=0.982) (SCI)
  21. Karthikeyan, S., Balasubramanian, R., He, J. Inter-laboratory study to improve the quality of the analysis of nutrients in rainwater chemistry. ATMOSPHERIC ENVIRONMENT, 2009, 43(21), 3424-3430. (IF=3.062) (SCI & EI)
  22. He, J., Balasubramanian, R. Rain-aerosol coupling in the tropical atmosphere of Southeast Asia: distribution and scavenging ratios of major ionic species. JOURNAL OF ATMOSPHERIC CHEMISTRY, 2008, 60(3), 205-220. (IF=1.632) (SCI & EI)  

Conference presentations

  1. He, J. Biomass burning impact on the air quality in Yangtze River Delta region. 2014 International Aerosol Conference. Aug 27-Sept 2, 2014. Busan, Korea.
  2. He, J. The impact of biomass burning emissions on the regional air quality in Southeast Asia. 2014 7th World Congress on Particle Technology (WCPT7). May 18-22, 2014. Beijing, China.
  3. Xu, H., He, J., Liu, J., Pu, J. Characterization of atmospheric aerosols in the background area of Yangtz River Delta: concentration, size distribution and sources. 2013 International Conference on Atmospheric Science & Air Pollution Control. October 09-11, 2013. Ningbo, China.
  4. Xu, J., He, J., Balasubramanian, R. Comparison of physical and chemical properties of ambient aerosols during the 2009 pre-haze, haze and post-haze periods in Southeast Asia. 2013 International Conference on Atmospheric Science & Air Pollution Control. October 09-11, 2013. Ningbo, China.
  5. Long, L., Xu, H., He, J., Wang, Y. Characteristics of water-soluble ions and metallic elements of size-segregated aerosols at the summit of Mount Tai during summertime. 2013 International Conference on Atmospheric Science & Air Pollution Control. October 09-11, 2013. Ningbo, China.
  6. Zhao, H., He, J. Wu, T. Simultaneous removal of SO2, NO and CO from flue gas to mitigate the formation of secondary particulate matter. 2013 International Conference on Atmospheric Science & Air Pollution Control. October 09-11, 2013. Ningbo, China.
  7. Zhao, H., Wu, T., He, J., Kingman, S., Shi, K., Shen, D., Zhang, Y. Simultaneous Removal of SOx and NOx in Flue Gas at Power Stations over a Cu/Na-13X Zeolite Catalyst. 2012 International conference on Advances in Materials Science and Engineering. December 9-10, 2012. Seoul, Korea.
  8. Zhao, H., Wu, T., He, J., Kingman, S., Shi, K., Yan, J. Microwave-enhanced simultaneous catalytic reduction (MSCR) of SO2 and NOx by CO over zeolite-based catalysts for coal-firing power stations.2012 International Conference on Materials for Renewable Energy & Environment, May 20-23, 2012,Beijing. China.
  9. He, J; Balasubramanian, R. Passive sampling of gaseous persistent organic pollutants in the atmosphere. 2012 International Conference on Future Energy, Environment, and Materials. 11-12 April, 2012, Hong Kong. ENERGY PROCEDIA. 2012, 16, 494-500
  10. He, J.; Balasubramanian, R. Estimates of air-sea exchange of SVOCs in Singapore’s coastal area. 2010 International Aerosol Conference, 29 Aug - 3 Sept, 2010, Helsinki, Finland.
  11. He, J.; Palani, S.; Balasubramanian, R. Atmospheric nutrients in Southeast Asia: Identification, Quantification and Impact Assessment. A & WMA International Specialty Conference: Leapfrogging Opportunities for Air Quality Improvement. May 10-14, 2010. Xi’an, Shanxi Province, China
  12. He, J.; Balasubramanian, R. The exchange of SVOCs across the air-sea interface in a tropical environment. Invited for presentation at American Association for Aerosol Research (AAAR) 2009 Annual Conference (28th), Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA, 26-30 Oct 2009
  13. Palani, S., Balasubramanian, R. Tkalich, P., He, J. Biomass burning in Southeast Asia and its impact on aquatic systems. Presented at American Association for Aerosol Research (AAAR) 2009 Annual Conference (28th), Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA, 26-30 Oct 2009
  14. Katsura, H; Saito, W; Sasaki, Y; Takebayashi, Y; Wakabayashi, K; You, M; Balasubramanian, R; He, J.; Fang, Y. Study on variation in anion concentration and nitrogen and oxygen stable isotope ratio regarding intense rain fall in Singapore. Presented at Regional Scientific Workshop on Acid Deposition in East Asia 2009, Tsukuba, Japan, 12-13 October 2009.
  15. He, J.; Balasubramanian, R. The exchange of SVOCs across the air-sea interface in Singapore's coastal environment. Invited for presentation at the Young Water Talents Symposium, Suntec Singapore, 22 June 2009
  16. He, J.; Balasubramanian, R. Rain-aerosol coupling in the tropical atmosphere of Southeast Asia. Invited for presentation at American Association for Aerosol Research (AAAR) 2008 Annual Conference (27th), Orlando, Florida, USA, October 20-24, 2008
  17. He, J; Zielinska, B; Balasubramanian, R. The organic composition of ambient atmosphere in Southeast Asia during the 2006 haze episode. Presented at American Geophysical Union (AGU) 2007 Meeting, San Francisco, California, USA, December 10-14, 2007