Research Fellows Directory
Professor Lin Wang
University of Manchester
Dr. Wang’ research focuses on atmospheric chemistry, spanning from atmospheric homogeneous chemistry, to heterogeneous chemistry, and to aerosol chemistry and physics. He is currently investigating the mechanisms on the formation and growth of atmospheric new particles under urban environments by examining the identity of gas-phase precursors and clusters and the chemical composition of nanoparticles with High Resolution Time of Flight - Chemical Ionization Mass Spectrometry (HRToF-CIMS) techniques. Another ongoing research theme in Dr. Wang’s laboratory is development of analytical methodologies for identification of chemical tracers in secondary organic aerosols (SOAs) and hence the formation mechanisms for SOAs through heterogeneous reactions and aqueous-phase reactions. The project - Chemical analysis and precursor identification of SOAs using a HRToF-CIMS equipped with a Filter Inlet for Gases and AEROsols (FIGAERO), currently supported by the Royal Society through the Newton Advanced Fellowship, aims at promoting our scientific understanding on speciation and formation mechanisms of SOAs produced from gas-phase homogeneous reactions of selected biogenic and anthropogenic precursors. Furthermore, Dr. Wang is also interested in studying the atmospheric aging processes of aerosol particles that modify the chemical and physical properties of atmospheric particles, including optical properties, hygroscopicity, and cloud condensation nuclei activity.
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