Professor Yunhua Chang

Areas of interest

Dr. Yunhua Chang has a wide range of interests on air pollution research, with particularly rich experience of non-agricultural ammonia monitoring and their impact on air quality.  Now he is working with Prof. Yanlin Zhang to develop new analytical methods to isotopically (15N and 18O) probe the sources and formation mechanisms of nitrogen-containing particles and their precursors. He has been also active in informing policy-makers through examining the effectiveness of short-term emission control strategies and/or assessing the drivers of criteria pollutants (including carbonaceous aerosols and ozone) evolution in a long-term perspective.

Education Background

2013.09 - 2016.06: PhD degree of Atmospheric Chemistry, Department of Environmental Science and Engineering, Fudan University.

2010.09 - 2013.06: Master degree of Environmental Science, University of Chinese Academy of Sciences.

2006.09 - 2010.06: Bachelor degree of Physical Geography, Northwest Normal University.

Work experience

2016.10 - present: Specially-Appointed College Professor, Nanjing University of Information Science and Technology.

2016.07 - 2016.09: Associate Professor, Shanxi University of Science and Technology.

2015.02 - 2015.03: Research Assistant, City University of Hong Kong (Prof. Zhi NING group).

Representative publications

Chang, Y., Liu, X., Deng, C., Dore, A. J., and Zhuang, G.: Source apportionment of atmospheric ammonia before, during, and after the 2014 APEC summit in Beijing using stable nitrogen isotope signatures[J]. Atmospheric Chemistry & Physics, 2016, 16(18): 11635-11647.

Chang, Y., Zou, Z., Deng, C., et al. The importance of vehicle emissions as a source of atmospheric ammonia in the megacity of Shanghai[J]. Atmospheric Chemistry & Physics, 2016, 16(5): 3577-3594.

Song, W.*, Chang, Y.*, Liu, X., et al., A multi-year assessment of air quality benefits from China’s emerging shale gas revolution: Urumqi as a case study[J]. Environmental Science & Technology, 2015, 49: 2066−2072. (*Co-first author) 

Chang, Y., Non-agricultural ammonia emissions in urban China[J]. Atmospheric Chemistry & Physics Discussions, 2014, 14: 8495-8531. 

Chang, Y., Liu, X., Dore, A. J., et al., Stemming PM2.5 pollution in China: Re-evaluating the role of ammonia, aviation and non-exhaust road traffic emissions[J]. Environmental Science & Technology, 2012, 46(24): 13035-13036.