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Faculty of Geosciences and Environmental Engineering

Southwest Jiaotong University

Research Interest

  • Atmospheric particle characterization (e.g., chemical composition and formation processes, size distributions, and particle morphology);
  • Aerosol related instruments. Instrument development and application for the study of fine particle and gas-phase chemistry;
  • Laboratory chamber study


  • Ph.D., Atmospheric Physics and Atmospheric Environment, University of Chinese Academy of Sciences, 2011-2014
  • M.S., Environmental Science, Southwest University, 2008-2011
  • B.S., Environmental Science, Northwest Normal University, 2004-2008

Doctoral dissertation title

  • Highly time-resolved physical and chemical characterization of submicron aerosol and the sources of organic aerosol in Beijing

Academic Research Experience

  • 2016.11~present: Postdoc., School of Energy and Environment, City University of Hong Kong.
  • 2016.05~present: Lecturer, Faculty of Geosciences and Environmental Engineering, Southwest Jiaotong University.
  • 2014.07~2016.04: Assistant Researcher, Institute of Atmospheric Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences.
  • 2011.09~2014.06: Ph.D. Institute of Atmospheric Physics, University of Chinese Academy of Sciences.

Honors and Awards

  • Outstanding graduates, University of Chinese Academy of Sciences, 2014
  • Outstanding graduates, Southwestern University, 2011

Invited Talks at Conferences and Workshops

  • National Atmospheric Sciences Doctoral Forum, September, 2013
  • Environmental Pollution and Public Health Special Track within iCBBE: (EPPH 2010), 2010


  • Zhang J. K., Sun Y., Liu Z. R., Ji D. S., Hu B., Liu Q., and Wang Y. S., 2014: Characterization of submicron aerosols during a month of serious pollution in Beijing, 2013, Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics, 14, 2887–2903, doi:10.5194/acp-14-2887-2014. (Has been recommended as the scientific highlight paper on the EGU website and the journal website and mentioned on the EGU newsletter)
  • Zhang J. K., Ji D. S., Liu Z. R., Hu B., Wang L. L., Huang X. J., Wang Y. S., 2015: New characteristics of submicron aerosols and factor analysis of combined organic and inorganic aerosol mass spectra during winter in Beijing. Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics Discussion, 15, 18537-18576, doi:10.5194/acpd-15-18537-2015.
  • Zhang J. K., Sun Y., Wu F. K., Sun J., Wang Y. S., 2014: The characteristics, seasonal variation and source apportionment of VOCs at Gongga Mountain, China, Atmospheric Environment, 88, 297-305.
  • Zhang J. K., Wang L. L., Wang Y. H., Wang Y. S., 2016: Submicron aerosols during the Beijing Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation conference in 2014.Atmospheric Environment,124, 224-231, doi: 10.1016/j.atmosenv.2015.06.049.
  • Zhang J. K., Wang Y. S., Huang X. J., Liu Z. R., Ji D. S., and Sun Y., 2015: Characterization of organic aerosols in Beijing using an aerodyne high-resolution aerosol mass spectrometer. Advance in Atmospheric Sciences, 32, 877-888, doi: 10.1007/s00376-014-4153-9.
  • Zhang J. K., Cheng M.T., Ji D. S., Liu Z. R., Hu B., Sun Y., and Wang Y. S. Characterization of submicron particles during biomass burning and coal combustion periods in Beijing, China. Science of the Total Environment, 2016, 562, 812-821, doi:10.1016/j.scitotenv.2016.04.015.
  • Wang Y. H., Liu Z. R., Zhang J. K., Hu B., Ji D. S., Yu Y. C., Wang Y. S., 2015: Aerosol physicochemical properties and implication for visibility during an intense haze episode during winter in Beijing. Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics, 15, 3205-3215, doi:10.5194/acp-15-3205-2015.
  • Sun Y., Zhang J. K., Pan Y. P., Wang Y. S., Liao T. T., Sun T., 2014, Observations of air quality on the outskirts of an urban agglomeration during the implementation of pollution reduction measures. Atmospheric Pollution Research, 5, 789-795.
  • Huang X. J., Liu Z. R., Zhang J. K., Wen T. X., Ji D. S., Wang Y. S.. Seasonal variation and secondary formation of size-segregated aerosol water-soluble inorganic ions during pollution episodes in Beijing. Atmospheric Research, 2016, 168,70–79.
  • Liu Z. R., Hu B., Zhang J. K., Yu Y. C., Wang Y. S.. Characteristics of aerosol size distributions and chemical compositions during wintertime pollution episodes in Beijing. Atmospheric Research, 2016, 168:1-12.
  • Pan Y. P., Wang, Y. S., Zhang J. K., Liu Z. R., Wang L. L., Tian S. L., Tang G. Q., Gao W. K., Ji D. S., Song T., Wang Y. H. 2016, Redefining the importance of nitrate during haze pollution to help optimize an emission control strategy. Atmospheric Environment, 141, 197-202, doi: 10.1016/j.atmosenv.2016.06.035
  • Guiqian Tang, Jinqiang Zhang, Xiaowan Zhu, Tao Song, Christoph Münkel, Bo Hu, Klaus Schäfer, Zirui Liu, Junke Zhang, LiliWang, Jinyuan Xin, Peter Suppan, and Yuesi Wang, 2016: Mixing layer height and its implications for air pollution over Beijing, China. Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics, 16, 2459-2475, doi:10.5194/acp-16-2459-2016.
  • Wang Y. S., Yao L., Wang L. L., Liu Z. R., Ji D. S., Tang G. Q., Zhang J. K., Sun Y., Hu B., and Xin J. Y., 2014: Mechanism for the formation of the January 2013 heavy haze pollution episode over central and eastern China. Science China: Earth Sciences, 57(1), 14–25, doi: 10.1007/s11430-013-4773-4.
  • Zhu, X., G. Tang, B. Hu, L. Wang, J. Xin, J.K. Zhang, Z. Liu, C. Münkel, and Y. Wang (2016), Regional pollution and its formation mechanism over North China Plain: A case study with ceilometer observations and model simulations, J. Geophys. Res. Atmos., 121, doi:10.1002/2016JD025730.

Conference Publications

  • Zhang Junke, Hao Qingju, Jiang Changsheng*, Wu Yan. Effect of Tillage Systems on Soil Organic Carbon and Soil Quality in a Purple Paddy Soil. Advanced Materials Research, 2011, 183-185: 1190-1194 . (EI: 20110713657965)
  • Changsheng Jiang, Qingju Hao, Junke Zhang, Qiwen Tang. Effect of marsh reclamation on heterotrophic soil respiration in Sanjiang Plain, Northeast China. 4th international conference on bioinformatics and biomedical engineering, iCBBE 2010, Chengdu, China, 21-23 June, 2010, vol. 7(Global Climate Changes and Human Health), pp350-1~3 (Dio: 10.1109/ICBBE.2010.5515334). (EI: 20103613206866)
  • Changsheng Jiang, Junke Zhang, Qingju Hao. Contribution of Root Respiration to Soil Respiration in a Maize Field in Southwest China. In: Giklkes R J, Prakongkep N, editors. Proceedings of the 19th World Congress of Soil Science; Soil Solutions for a Changing World; ISBN 978-0-646-53783-2; Published on DVD; http://www.iuss.org; Congress Symposium 4; Greenhouse gases from soils; 2010 Aug 1-6. Brisbane, Australia: IUSS; 2010, pp. 33-35. (ISTP)

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    Junke ZHANG
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