Professional Experience

2012 – present: Group leader, Max Planck Institute for Chemistry, Mainz, Germany

                        Guest professor, University of Science and Technology of China, Hefei, China

2008 – 2012: Postdoctoral researcher, Max Planck Institute for Chemistry, Mainz, Germany

Research Interests

Aerosol-cloud-biosphere interactions 

  • Activation of cloud condensation nuclei (CCN) and ice nuclei (IN)
  • Hygroscopicity and chemical compositions of nano particles
  • Interactions and buffering effects between aerosols, clouds and the biosphere
  • Contrasts between polluted megacity and pristine rainforest environments


2003 – 2008: Ph.D., Peking University, Beijing, China

1999 – 2003: B. Sc., Fudan University, Shanghai, China 

 Professional service

Editor: Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics

Professional Societies: European Geophysical Union (EGU), American Geophysical Union (AGU)


  • EU 7th Framework Programme - PEGASOS
  • EU 7th Framework Programme - BACCHUS
  • NSFC Program Sources and conversion of key carbonaceous species in the atmosphere

 Awards & Honors (selected) 

  • EGU Union Award: Arne Richter Award for Outstanding Young Scientists, European Geosciences Union, 2012 
  • EGU Union OSP Awards, EGU, 2009