ZHANG Yang  Ph.D

(MA student Adviser)
College of Resources and Environment,
University of the Chinese Academy of Sciences

Telephone: +86-10-6967 2963
Address:19A Yuquan Road, Beijing, P. R. China
Zipcode: 100049

Research Areas

1. Environmental Pollution and Control

(1)Urban and regional scale air pollution (PM2.5, VOCs, ozone);

(2)Atmospheric Reactions (such as SOA formation, aerosol-associated Heterogeneous Reactions,etc.) and their Environmental Health Effects (optical properties, oxidation potential, etc.);

(3)Free radical chemistry and its environmental health risks (EPFRs)

(4)Industrial exhaust gas treatment based on charged spray technology

2. Environmental Monitoring and Instrument Development

(1)Research and development of analytical methods or instruments (particulate matter, reactive oxygen species, etc.);

(2)Greenhouse gas monitoring and instrument development;



Work Experience

  • 2015.12-- Present, University of the Chinese Academy of Sciences, Associate Professor
  • 2013.9-- 2015.11, University of the Chinese Academy of Sciences, Lecturer
  • 2011.7--2013.9, University of the Chinese Academy of Sciences (Graduate University of the Chinese Academy of Sciences, GUCAS ) Lecturer/Postdoc. 

Teaching Experience
 Spring Semester of 2011-2012:   Air Pollution Chemistry


  • Bi’an Zhou, Tianyi Zhao, Ma Jian, Yuanxun Zhang, Lijia Zhang, Peng Huo, Yang Zhang*. Characterization of VOCs during Nonheating and Heating Periods in the Typical Suburban Area of Beijing, China: Sources and Health Assessment. Atmosphere2022, 13(4), 560;

  • Tianyi Zhao, YuYan, Bi’an Zhou, Xuezhen Zhong, Xiaoyu Hu, Lijia Zhang, Peng Huo, Kang Xiao, Yuanxun Zhang, Yang Zhang*. Insights into reactive oxygen species formation induced by water-soluble organic compounds and transition metals using spectroscopic method. Journal of Environmental Sciences2023, 124, 835-845.

  • Sulaymon ID, ZhangYX, Hopke PK, Hu JL, Rupakheti D, Xie XD, Zhang Y, Ajibadef FO, Hua JX, She YL. Influence of transboundary air pollution and meteorology on air quality in three major cities of Anhui Province, China. Journal of Cleaner Production2021, 329, 129641

  • Shujian Yang, Yang Zhang*, Jing Shang, Zhengqiang Li, Benjamin de Foy, James Jay Schauer, Yuanxun Zhang*. “Military Parade Blue Skies” in Beijing: Decisive Influence of Meteorological Factors on Transport Channel and Atmospheric Pollutant Concentration Level. Atmosphere. 2021, 12, 636.

  • Sulaymon ID, ZhangYX, Hu JL, Hopke PK, Zhang Y, Zhao B, Xing J, Li L, Mei XD. Evaluation of regional transport of PM2.5 during severe atmospheric pollution episodes in the western Yangtze River Delta, China. Journal of Environmental Management2021, 293, 112827

  • Sulaymon ID, ZhangYX, Hopke PK, Hu JL, Zhang Y, Li L, Mei XD, Gong KJ, Shi ZH, Zhao B, Zhao FX. Persistent high PM2.5 pollution driven by unfavorable meteorological conditions during the COVID-19 lockdown period in the BTH region, China. Environmental Research2021,198, 111186

  • Peng Huo, Yang Zhang, Lijia Zhang, Mei Yang, Wenjie Wei, Xin Zhang, Jianxiao Yang, Yuanxun Zhang. Insight into the Adsorption Process of Ethanol and Water on the Pore Structure and Surface Chemistry Properties Engineered Activated Carbon Fibers. Industrial & Engineering Chemical Research2021, 60(30), 11141–11150.

  • Hua JX, Zhang YX, de Foy B, Mei XD, Shang J, Zhang Y, Sulaymon ID, Zhou DD, Improved PM2.5 concentration estimates from low-cast sensors using calibration models categorized by relative humidity, Aerosol Science and Technology2021, DOI: 10.1080/02786826.2021.1873911

  • Sulaymon, ID; Zhang, YX; Hopke, PK; Zhang, Y; Hua, JX; Mei, XD, , COVID-19 pandemic in Wuhan: Ambient air quality and the relationships between criteria air pollutants and meteorological variables before, during, and after lockdown, Atmospheric Research2021, 250, 105362

  • Xinghua ZHANG, Zheng WANG, Peng HUO, Lijia ZHANG, Qincai CHEN, Yang ZHANG. Pollution characteristics of environmental persistent free radicals and coexisting health risk substances in PM2.5 in Huairou, Beijing. Environmental Chemistry. doi: 10.7524/j.issn.0254-6108.2020111901

  • Sulaymon Ishaq Dimeji, Zhang Yuanxun, Hopke Philip K, Zhang Yang, Hua, Jinxi, Mei, Xiaodong. COVID-19 pandemic in Wuhan: Ambient air quality and the relationships between criteria air pollutants and meteorological variables before, during, and after lockdown. Atmospheric research2020.26: 12435-124453.

  • Wang YQ, Zhang YX, Schauer JJ, de Foy B; Cai TQ, Zhang Y. Impacts of Sources on PM2.5 Oxidation Potential during and after the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation Conference in Huairou, Beijing. Environmental Science & Technology2020, 54(5):2585-2594

  • Sulaymon ID, Mei XD, Yang SJ, Chen SM, Zhang Y, Hopke PK, Schauer JJ, Zhang YX. PM2.5 in Abuja, Nigeria: Chemical characterization, source apportionment, temporal variations, transport pathways and the health risks assessment, Atmospheric Research2020, 237, 104833

  • Dongqing Fang, Wei Huang, Dagmara S. Antkiewicz, Yuqin Wang, Reza Bashiri Khuzestani, Yang Zhang, Jing Shang, Martin M. Shafer, Lingyan He, James J. Schauer, Yuanxun Zhang, Shuo Zhao. Chemical composition and health risk indices associated with size-resolved particulate matter in Pearl River Delta (PRD) region, China. Environmental Science and Pollution Research2019(26): 12435-124453.

  • Shang Jing, Khuzestani, Reza Bashiri, Tian Jingyu, Schauer James J., Hua, Jinxi, Zhang, Yang, Cai Tianqi, Fang Dongqing, An Jianxiong, Zhang Yuanxun. Chemical characterization and source apportionment of PM2.5 personal exposure of two cohorts living in urban and suburban Beijing. Environmental Pollution2019 (246): 225-236

  • Zhang Lijia*, Huo Peng, Zhang Yang*, Valuation of urban water eco-system service functions. IOP Conference Series: Earth and Environmental Science Earth and Environmental Science2019.

  • Huang W, Fang DQ, Shang J, Li ZQ, Zhang Y, Huo P, Liu ZY, Schauer JJ, Zhang YX. Relative impact of short-term emissions controls on gas and particle-phase oxidative potential during the 2015 China Victory Day Parade in Beijing, China, Atmospheric Environment. 2018,183, 49–56

ZHANG Yang, ZHANG Yuanxun, WANG Yuqin, LIU Hongjie and DENG Jianguo. Atmospheric Particulate Matter Sampler. Patent NO. 201210159425.8

ZHANG Yang, ZHANG Yuanxun, WANG Yuqin and LIU Qingyang. Atmospheric Reactive Oxygen Species (ROS) On-line Monitor. Patent NO. 201210159432.8  

◇ Shu Jinian, Meng Junwang, Gao Shaokai and Zhang Yang. High Flux Electrode Free Vacuum Ultraviolet Light Source. Patent NO. 2008101051217


Zhang Yang and Da-ren Chen. Experimental Investigation of a Multi‐notched Electrospray. AAAR  36th  Annual Conference. October 16-20, 2017. Raleigh, NC, USA.

Zhang Yang, Zhang Yuanxun, Liu Hongjie, Wang Yuqin, and Deng Jianguo. Design and Application of the Novel Atmospheric Particulate Sampler. 4th Postdoctoral Annual Conference of Chinese Academy of  Sciences. June 10-11, 2012. Hangzhou, China.

Zhang Yang, Zhang Yuanxun and Wang Yuqin. The Concentration of Elemental and Organic Carbon in PM2.5 during and after the 2011 Shenzhen UNIVERSIADE. 12th IGAC Open Science Conference. September 17-21, 2012. Beijing, China.  

◇ Liu Qingyang, Zhang Yuanxun, and Zhang Yang. Personal exposure of carbonyl compounds and BTEXs and their source characteristics in residential dwellings of Beijing city, China. 12th IGAC Open Science Conference. September 17-21, 2012. Beijing, China. 

Zhang Yang, Yang Bo, Gao Shaokai, Meng Junwang, and Shu Jinian. Investigation on heterogeneous reactions of particle-phase polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) with ozone utilizing a vacuum ultraviolet photoionization aerosol time of flight mass spectromter. The 6th International conference on Interface Against Pollutant. 16-19 May 2010, Beijing, China. 


Peking University (PKU) 
Chinese Research Academy of Environmental Sciences (CRAES)
Institute of Remote Sensing Application, Chinese Academy of Sciences 
Research Center for Eco-Environmental Sciences, Chinese Academy of Sciences (RCEES)
Chinese Academy of Medical sciences & Peking Union Medical College
University of Wisconsin-Madison
University of Minnesota-Twin Cities
Clarkson University



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