2020 International Graduate Summer School on Atmospheric Environmental Sciences

Organizer: Shanghai Jiao Tong University; University of Leeds

Time: July 19th-24th, 2020

Venue: Minhang Campus, Shanghai Jiao Tong University

Theme: Atmospheric Environmental Sciences

Program Overview


The 2020 International Graduate Summer School on Atmospheric Environmental Sciences will be jointly organized by the School of Environmental Science and Engineering of Shanghai Jiao Tong University and the School of Chemistry and School of Earth and Environment at the University of Leeds. The summer school offers a valuable opportunity for graduate students to expand their knowledge and deepen their understanding of atmospheric environmental sciences, especially fundamental air pollution chemistry, the health and economic impacts of air pollution, and the interactions between the biosphere and the atmosphere. By arranging a mixture of activities including lectures, seminars, interactive discussions, projects/demonstrations, and study tours, the Summer School aims to facilitate academic exchanges among students, enhance their scientific research abilities, and encourage research innovations.

About the Faculty

Dwayne Heard (Professor at the University of Leeds) is an expert in measuring OH, HO2 and other species with laser-induced fluorescence spectroscopy at low pressure using the FAGE (fluorescence assay by gas expansion) technique. He will lecture on the importance of understanding the oxidation capacity of the atmosphere and measurement methods to quantify radicals.

Dominick Spracklen (Professor at the University of Leeds) is an expert in atmosphere-biosphere-climate interactions and how ecosystem changes affect the composition of the atmosphere. He will lecture on how the biosphere affects Earth’s atmospheric composition.

Stephen Arnold (Professor at the University of Leeds) is an expert in modelling the transport and chemistry of key atmospheric components. He will lecture on the inputs and outputs of different kinds of models used in atmospheric science and provide an interactive exercise on using WRF-Chem, a regional chemical transport model.

Lisa Whalley (Research Scientist at the University of Leeds) is an expert in measuring the oxidation capacity of the atmosphere (OH, HO2) and comparison to model calculations. She will provide an interactive exercise of running the Master Chemical Mechanism on a kinetic box model, demonstrating how this is essential for understanding radical chemistry.

Carly Reddington (Research Scientist at the University of Leeds) is an expert in modelling PM2.5 in China with the WRF-Chem model. She will lecture about the impacts of PM2.5 on public health and the economy.

Lin Wang (Professor at Fudan University) is an expert in atmospheric new particle formation and growth and heterogeneous/multiphase chemistry. He will lecture on the chemical mechanisms driving atmospheric new particle formation and growth in China.

Keding Lu (Tenured Associate Professor at Peking University) is an expert in measuring OH and HO2 and the oxidation capacity of the atmosphere. He will discuss the importance of laboratory studies in exploring radical production and uptake on aerosol surfaces.

Jack Ye (Assistant Professor at Peking University) is an expert in reactive nitrogen species in the atmosphere. He will lecture on the importance of HONO and heterogeneous chemistry in haze episodes.

Wei Nie (Associate Professor at Nanjing University) is an expert in measuring atmospheric reactive nitrogen, including aerosol nitrate, HONO and gas phase highly oxygenated organic nitrate. He will lecture on the measurement techniques on the above-mentioned reactive nitrogen species, and discuss their roles in atmospheric chemistry.

Xin Huang (Associate Professor at Nanjing University) mainly works on improving the understanding of the physics and chemistry of atmospheric aerosols. She will lecture on aerosols’ impact on air quality, weather conditions, as well as regional climate.

Huijuan Dong (Associate Professor at Shanghai Jiao Tong University) mainly works on low carbon, air pollution and health impact in China using CGE and GAINS models. She will lecture on the combination of CGE, GAINS and WRF-Chem models to reveal the economic and health impact of air pollution in China.

Zhen Cheng (Associate Professor at Shanghai Jiao Tong University) mainly works on the application of artificial Intelligence in atmospheric environment, especially for chemical transport modelling of atmospheric components. He will lecture on the deep learning framework of atmospheric chemistry modelling and its application.

Yue Zhao (Associate Professor at Shanghai Jiao Tong University) mainly works on the fundamental kinetics and mechanisms of the formation, growth, and aging of atmospheric secondary organic aerosol. He will lecture on the multiphase chemistry of secondary organic aerosol in the atmosphere.

Activities

Arrival and registration (Day 1)

Lectures and Discussions (Day 2-4)

Seminar (Day 5)

Study tour (Day 6)

Eligibility

The summer school is open to senior undergraduate and graduate students in related fields all over the world. We will take in 30-35 students, including 10-15 overseas students. The applicants should submit their CV including a short statement of their research interest.

Application Deadline

May 31st, 2020

Fees

The summer school will cover the cost of lunch, dinner, local transportation, and a part of local lodging (no more than 200 RMB per person per day) during the summer school period. The participants will need to cover the cost of their travel to and from Shanghai.

Scholarship

The Shanghai Jiao Tong University will provide scholarships for a certain number of students from universities in Eastern Europe, Russia, South America, and “One Belt One Road” region. The scholarship will cover their airfare and local lodging expenses during the summer school.

Contacts

Wenyu Deng (Email: dengwenyu@sjtu.edu.cn; Tel: +86-21-54743292)

Yue Zhao (Email: yuezhao20@sjtu.edu.cn)

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