From September 18 to 24, He Kun visited the University of Dhaka in Bangladesh at the invitation of Professor Ahsan Habib, as part of the Research Project of the Alliance of International Scientific Organization (ANSO) – Monitoring and Risk Assessment of Air Toxicants (MORATOXA). The purpose of this visit was to repair the medium flow sampler placed at the University of Dhaka, transfer and bring back 55 sets of atmospheric samples, 42 sets of dust and 24 sets of human-haired samples collected, clean the sampling container and refill with clean sampling material, discuss existing research progress and further sampling plans, and promote substantive exchanges and cooperation between the two sides. During the visit, Kun had the opportunity to experience local traditions and cuisine. Kun also met with Professor Ahsan Habib’s research group and other colleagues, gaining valuable insights and knowledge.
Professor Ahsan Habib is having lunch.
Kun is replacing the motor for the sampler.
Kun is transferring PUF-XAD-PUF samples.
55 sets of PUF-XAD-PUF samples.
Kun and Professor Ahsan Habib’s team had dinner together.
Kun had dinner with Professor Ahsan Habib and his good friends.
Kun had dinner with Professor Ahsan Habib, his friend and his friend’s family.
Kun and Professor Ahsan Habib enjoy local traditional music together.
On June 25th-July 2nd, the team of four, Shizhen, Jun, Guangcai and Gan, restarted international travels after the long-lasting COVID-19. We first visited Sri Lanka to promote our ANSO MOROTOXA program. We left via Shanghai therefore we were able to pay a short visit to Lin Tian (林田、赵祯）et al. at Shanghai Ocean University where we also met Yingjun (陈颖军） and Prof Guo Zhigang （郭志刚）of Fudan University who joined thegathering. We arrived at Colombo in the evening of June the 26th, returned to Kunming on July 2 morning. In Kandy, We met Professor Karu and his colleagues with great pleasure; and visited the Postgraduate Institute of Sciences (PGIS) and the Sino-Sri Lankan Joint Centre for Research and Education at Peradeniya University. Shizhen and Jun demonstrated setting up the active sampler. Gan delivered presentations on the CKDu water tank sediment core study results, which attracted great attention, and the background of our ANSO MORATOXA program, of which Peradeniya University has been a partner. We had chance of cause to visit at the weekend several historic and natural attractions of Sri Lanka; and celebrated cheerfully at Trincomalee Shizhen’s birthday. A wonderful trip!
Formal meeting at China-Sri Lankan Joint Centre @Peradeniya University. shown here are Dr Suragong (left 2), Professor Shameen (left 3), and Professor Karu (right 4).
Demonstrating the operation of the hi-vol sampler dedicated to MORATOXA Program.
Formal visit to PGIS. Shown here are Professors Pitawala (left 4), Karu (left 5), and Dr Suragong (right 2).
An ad-hoc visit to Shanghai Ocean University before departure for Sri Lanka.
See the elephants @Pinnawara.
The @Dambulla rock temple is a world cultural heritage site.
Cheerful Shizhen @Sigiria (Lion Rock).
Weekend visit to @Trincomalee.
Birthday greetings at the Blue Sand Beach @Trincomalee.
Visiting a tea factory and buying gift tea. @Kandy
We enjoyed a lot the King coconut.
On May 13, William Arko had his PhD confirmation defense in GIG. The assessment panel included Profs Lee Sun-chueng of HKPolyU, Zou Sichun of SYSU, Qi Shihua of CUG (Wuhan), Shizhen, Jun Li and Gan Zhong of GIG. William will be working on POPs in the air of Ghana with specific concern on the influence from e-waste recycling activities in Accra and Kumasi. Hope he good luck with his PhD study!