Chaoyang Xue

Cheng Group
Minerva Research Group

Main Focus

I have a broad research interest in atmospheric chemistry, including but not limited to (a) sources, chemistry, and impacts of atmospheric reactive nitrogen; (b) the interaction between the biosphere and the atmosphere; and (c) wildfire emissions and their impact on regional air quality and global climate. My work involves ground and airborne (aircraft and balloon) measurements. I also employ model approaches to understand such observations.

Curriculum Vitae

As an atmospheric chemist, I am trying to understand the processes that cause air pollution and climate change utilizing laboratory experiments, field campaigns, and modeling. I am particularly focusing on the source of reactive nitrogen species (nitrogen oxides, nitrous acid, nitrate radical, etc.) and the way they regulate the atmospheric oxidizing capacity, which determines the lifetime of greenhouse gases (methane, etc.), the removal of primary pollutants (nitrogen oxides, sulfur dioxide, etc.) and the formation of secondary pollutants (aerosols, ozone, etc.). Another focus is biomass burning emissions. Through combining field measurements and modeling, I quantify greenhouse gas emissions and the impact on regional air quality of biomass burning events. Also, I have participated in and led many international collaborations between France, Germany, and China. 

Education and Working Experiences

2023.10-Present   Humboldt Research Fellow

Max Planck Institute for Chemistry, Mainz, Germany

2023.1-2023.9   Post-Doctoral Position

Max Planck Institute for Chemistry, Mainz, Germany 

2020.6-2022.12   Post-Doctoral Position

Laboratoire de Physique et Chimie de l’Environnement et de l’Espace (LPC2E), CNRS–Université Orléans–CNES, Orléans, France 

2014.9-2020.5   Master and International Dual Ph.D. Degrees in Atmospheric Chemistry

Laboratoire de Physique et Chimie de l’Environnement et de l’Espace (LPC2E, Orléans, France) & Research Center for Eco-Environmental Sciences (RCEES-CAS, Beijing, China)

2010.9-2014.6   Bachelor Degree in Environmental Sciences

China University of Petroleum, Beijing, China

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