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Collett Research Group

Atmospheric Chemistry / Air Quality Program
Department of Atmospheric Science
Colorado State University
Fort Collins, Colorado USA

Qijing (Emily) Bian
Postdoc Department of Chemistry 2011-2013, The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology(HKUST)
Ph.D. Atmospheric Environmental Science 2011, The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
B.S. Material Chemistry 2005, Nankai University

Postdoctoral Fellow
bianqj (at) atmos.colostate.edu

Data analysis of aerosol composition at Riyadh Saudi Arabia


My current project is to analyze the aerosol composition at Riyadh Saudi Arabia using PMF model. I may also be involved in other projects associated with source apportionment.

During my study in HKUST, I focused on the analysis of the relationship between aerosol characteristic and visibility using PMF model and theoretical Mie calculation. In the aspect of lab work, I assisted to collect aerosol samples and perform routine chemical measurements including major ions, EC/OC and PAHs. I also get involved in the OC apportionment project using measured SOA tracers. After graduation, I work at Dr. Jianzhen Yu's group at HKUST to study the formation of secondary inorganic aerosols at the coastal suburban site in HK through analyzing MOUDI and gaseous precursor data.


Yu, J. Z., X. H. H. Huang, S. S. H. Ho, Q. J. Bian, Nonpolar organic compounds in fine particles: Quantification by thermal desorption-GC/MS and evidence for their significant oxidation in ambient aerosols in Hong Kong, Anal. Bioanal. Chem.,401, 3125-3139, 2011.

Huang, X.F., Q.B. Zhao, L.Y. He, M. Hu, Q.J. Bian, L. Xue, Y.H. Zhang, Identification of secondary organic aerosols based on aerosol mass spectrometry, Science China, Chemistry, 53, No.12: 2593-2599, 2010.

Hu, D., Q. J. Bian, A. K. H. Lau, J. Z. Yu, Source apportioning of primary and secondary organic carbon in summer PM2.5 in Hong Kong using Positive Matrix Factorization of secondary and primary organic tracer data, J. Geophys. Res.-Atmosphere, 15, D16204, 2010.

Hu, D., Q.J. Bian, T. W. Y. Li, A. K. H. Lau,J. Z. Yu, Contributions of isoprene, monoterpenes, β-caryophyllene, and toluene to secondary organic aerosols in Hong Kong during the summer of 2006, J. Geophys. Res.-Atmosphere, 113, D22206, 2008.

Last updated:
Apr. 22, 2013