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Dr Jun He

Associate Professor, Department of Chemical and Environmental Engineering


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


  • Room 329, Science and Engineering Building
    The University of Nottingham Ningbo China
    199 Taikang East Road
    Ningbo 315100 

  • +86 574 8818 0000 (ext 9385)
  • +86 574 8818 0175


Research Interests

  • Atmospheric Chemistry/Air Quality
  • Air Pollution Control Technology
  • Hydrothermal Process Application in Environmental Engineering
  • Water Quality and Adsorbent Media Development

Awards of Honour

  • 2016 Postgraduate prize awarded to PhD student by UNNC Graduate School (main supervisor)
  • 2015 Best Oral Presentation Prize awarded to PhD student by the 12th National Aerosol Conference and the 13th Cross-strait Workshop for Aerosol Science & Technology, Oct 22-25 2015, Chongqing, China
  • 2012 Chancellor Award for Teaching Excellence conferred by University of Nottingham
  • 2012-2017 Selected into Ningbo Municipal Leading and Top Talent Program by Ningbo Municipal Bureau of Human Resource
  • 2010 World Future Foundation (WFF) PhD Prize in Environmental and Sustainability Research awarded by World Future Foundation (Headquartered in Singapore)
  • 2007 Researcher Exchange Program Award conferred by British Council

Research Grants

I have led and participated in over 10 research projects sponsored by various funding bodies. Currently four projects are on-going (as PI) funded by

  1. National Natural Science Foundation
  2. Zhejiang Provincial Department of Science and Technology
  3. Ningbo Municipal Bureau of Science and Technology
  4. Industrial partner (Ying-Shang Chemical Company)



Book chapters

  1. Jun He, Ke Chen, Jingsha Xu. “Urban Air Pollution Control”. In Encyclopedia of SustainableTechnologies, ed. M. Abraham, S. Silkdar, H. Jin, V. Strezov, S. Bandyopadhyay, W. Deng, J.M. Cawley, J. Zoeller. Elsevier.(In press)
  2. 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. Boca Raton, Florida: CRC Press, Taylor & Francis, 2009. 15 pp, pages: 475-489.
  3. 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, pages: 277-307.
  4. 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, pages: 127-144.

Refereed journal publications

  1. Jing-Sha Xu, Hong-Hui Xu, Hang Xiao, Lei Tong, Colin Snape, Cheng-Jun Wang, Jun He. Aerosol composition and sources during high and low pollution periods in Ningbo, China. ATMOSPHERIC RESEARCH. 2016, 178-179: 559-569.
  2. Hong-Hui Xu, Jing-Jiao Pu, Jun He, Jie Liu, Bing Qi, Rong-Guang Du. Characteristics of Atmospheric Compositions in the Background Area of Yangtze River Delta during Heavy Air Pollution Episode. ADVANCES IN METEOROLOGY. 2016, Article ID 7240486, 13 pages, doi: 10.1155/2016/7240486.
  3. Marco Tomatis, Honghui Xu, Jun He, Xiaodong Zhang. Recent development of catalysts for removal of volatile organic compounds in flue gas by combustion: a review. JOURNAL OF CHEMISTRY. 2016, article ID 8324826, 15 pages, doi:10.1155/2016/8324826.
  4. Dongsheng Ji, Junke Zhang, Jun He, Xiaoju Wang, Bo Pang, Zirui Liu, Lili Wang, Yuesi Wang. Characteristics of atmospheric organic and elemental carbon aerosols in urban Beijing, China. ATMOSPHERIC ENVIRONMENT. 2016, 125: 293-306.
  5. Haitao Zhao, Xiang Luo, Jun He, Chuang Peng, Tao Wu. Recovery of elemental sulphur via selective catalytic reduction of SO2 over sulfide CoMo/γ-Al2O3 catalysts. FUEL, 2015, 147:67-75.
  6. Jingsha Xu, Xuhong Tai, Raghu Betha, Jun He, Rajasekhar Balasubramanian. Comparison of physical and chemical properties of ambient aerosols during the 2009 haze and non-haze periods in Southeast Asia. ENVIRONMENTAL GEOCHEMISTRY AND HEALTH.2015, 37: 831-841.
  7. Manting Wang, Bin Zhu, Honglei Wang, Guoqiang Xue, Jun He, Honghui Xu, Jinfei Cao. Composition and Regional Characteristics of Atmosphere Aerosol and Its Water Soluble Ions over the Yangtze River Delta Region in a Winter Haze Period. ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE, 2015, 36(7): 2337-2345. (In Chinese, CNKI indexed)
  8. Jianfa Gao, Jake O’Brien, Foon Yin Lai, Alexander L.N. van Nuijs, Jun He, Jochen F. Mueller, Jingsha Xu, Phong K. Thai. Could wastewater analysis be a useful tool for China?-A review. JOURNAL OF ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES. 2015, 27: 70-79.
  9. Guenter Engling, Jun He, Betha Raghu, Rajasekhar Balasubramanian. 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.
  10. Jingjiao Pu, Honghui Xu, Jun He, Shuangxi Fang, Lingxi Zhou. Estimation of regional background concentration of CO2 at Lin’an station in Yangtze River Delta, China. ATMOSPHERIC ENVIRONMENT. 2014,94:402-408.
  11. Hangcui Zhu, Wanxin Chen, Zhiling Li, Jun He, Xuejiao Tang, Chengjun Wang. 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.
  12. Jun He, Honghui Xu, Rajasekhar Balasubramanian, Chuen Yu Chan, Chengjun Wang. Comparison of NO2 and SO2 measurements using different passive samplers in tropical environment. AEROSOL AND AIR QUALITY RESEARCH, 2014, 14:355-363.
  13. Zhisheng Zhang, Guenter Engling, Chuen Yu Chan, Yihong Yang, Mang Lin, Si Shi, Jun He, Yide Li, Xuemei Wang. 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.
  14. Haitao Zhao, Tao Wu, Jun He, Sam Kingman, Kaiqi Shi, Di Shen, Yiyun Zhang. 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.
  15. Rongguang Du, Bin Qi, Honghui Xu, Jun He. Pollution characteristics of PM­2.5 carbonaceous aerosols in Hangzhou. ENVIRONMENTAL CHEMISTRY, 2013, 32(12): 2400-2401. (In Chinese, CNKI Indexed)
  16. Jun He, Rajasekhar Balasubramanian. Passive sampling of gaseous persistent organic pollutants in the atmosphere. ENERGY PROCEDIA. 2012, 16, 494-500
  17. Jun He, Rajasekhar Balasubramanian, David F. Burger, Kevin Hicks, Johan C.I. Kuylenstierna, Sundarambal Palani. Dry and wet atmospheric deposition of nitrogen and phosphorus in Singapore. ATMOSPHERIC ENVIRONMENT, 2011, 45(16): 2760-2768.
  18. Jun He, Barbara Zielinska, Rajasekhar 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.
  19. Jun He, Rajasekhar Balasubramanian. The exchange of SVOCs across the air-sea interface in Singapore’s coastal environment. ATMOSPHERIC CHEMISTRY AND PHYSICS, 2010, 10(4), 1837-1852.
  20. Palani Sundarambal, Rajasekhar Balasubramanian, R., Pavel Tkalich, Jun He. 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.
  21. Jun He, Rajasekhar Balasubramanian. 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.
  22. Jun He, Rajasekhar Balasubramanian. 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.
  23. Jun He, Rajasekhar Balasubramanian. A study of gas/particle partitioning of SVOCs in the tropical atmosphere of Southeast Asia. ATMOSPHERIC ENVIRONMENT, 2009, 43(29), 4375-4383.
  24. Jun He, Rajasekhar Balasubramanian. A study of precipitation scavenging of semivolatile organic compounds in a tropical area. JOURNAL OF GEOPHYSICAL RESEARCH, 2009, 114, D12201, doi:10.1029/2008JD011685.
  25. Jun He, Rajasekhar Balasubramanian, Sathrugnan Karthikeyan, Umid Man Joshi. Determination of semi-volatile organochlorine compounds in the atmosphere of Singapore using accelerated solvent extraction. CHEMOSPHERE, 2009, 75(5), 640-648.
  26. Jun He, Rajasekhar Balasubramanian. Determination of atmospheric polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons using accelerated solvent extraction. ANALYTICAL LETTERS, 2009, 42(11), 1603-1619.
  27. Sathrugnan Karthikeyan, Jun He, Palani Sundarambal, Rajasekhar Balasubramanian, David Burger. Determination of total nitrogen in atmospheric wet and dry deposition samples. TALANTA, 2009, 77, 979-984.
  28. Sathrugnan Karthikeyan, Jun He, Umid Man Joshi, Rajasekhar Balasubramanian. Determination of total nitrogen in environmental samples: validation by comparison of techniques and intralaboratory studies. ANALYTICAL LETTERS, 2009, 42 (7):948-957.
  29. Sathrugnan Karthikeyan, Rajasekhar Balasubramanian, Jun He. Inter-laboratory study to improve the quality of the analysis of nutrients in rainwater chemistry. ATMOSPHERIC ENVIRONMENT, 2009, 43(21), 3424-3430.
  30. Jun He, Rajasekhar Balasubramanian. 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.


  • Simultaneous measurement of biomass burning aerosol organic tracers including levoglocusan, mannason and galactosan by LC-MS/MS. Chinese patent. Application No.:2016107127021.


Membership, Editorial and Refereeing Responsibilities

Membership and Editorial Service


The Higher Education Academy, Associate Fellow


Frontiers in Environmental Science: Air Pollution, Editorial board member


Chinese Society of Particuology, Committee   Executive Member


Journal of Environmental Geochemistry and   Health, Guest Editor


Institution of Chemical Engineers, Affiliate   Member


American Chemical Society, Member


American Geophysical Union, Member

External Research Project Application/Closure Reviewer


National Geographic Society


Chinese National Natural Science Foundation

2015 Oct

Ningbo Municipal Centre for Disease Control, Perceptive assessment of   health risks caused by climate change, air pollution and health co-benefits   of low carbon transition in China, Project code: 15LCI1


Ningbo Municipal Air Pollution Control Technology Development   Innovation Team (Tier 2), Project closure reviewer


Zhejiang Provincial Natural Science Foundation


Ningbo Municipal Bureau of Science and Technology

2014 Aug

Fujian Province Fuzhou Municipal Natural Science Foundation

2013 Mar

Zhejiang Meteorological Science Institute.   Study on greenhouse gas emissions sources and sinks in Zhejiang Province.   Project closure reviewer

Ad hoc Journal Reviews

  • Environmental Science and Technology,
  • Journal of Geographical Research-Atmosphere,
  • Atmospheric Environment,
  • Chemosphere,
  • Atmospheric Research,
  • Environmental Geochemistry and Health,
  • Science of the Total Environment,
  • Journal of Atmospheric Chemistry,
  • Talanta,
  • Analytical Letters,
  • Aerosol and Air Quality Research,
  • Atmosphere, etc..

Ad hoc Book Chapter Review

Book chapter: Role of Atmospheric Deposition in Coastal Eutrophication. Invited by the editor Dr Tan Koh Siang, Tropical Marine Science Institute, National University of Singapore. 2012 June.