On Sept 26-28, Jun, Shizhen and Gan visited Ningbo to investigate the current status of our field air station, NAEO, which was setup initially in 2008 and further furbished in 2011. We were very warmly welcome by two Shengongs （沈工，两兄弟）and had cordial talks with them. The station has been productive and we have decided to re-furbish once more for another 10 years! We also by the way enjoyed the nice seafood and visited the TianyiGe (天一阁）of Ningbo! Chen Yingjun（陈颖军）and Zhang Yanlin (章炎麟) also came and joined us for one night for nice discussion and talks.
Shengong (沈工, right）who insisted in sampling air samples for our group and looking after the NAEO station for the last 10 year!
Visiting TianyiGe, the ancient library tracked back to Ming dynasty.
On July 12, I was invited to visit Nanjing University of Information Technology and give a class on a summer school (SS) organized by Zhang Yanlin (章炎麟). I gave a class entitled ‘POPs: from Chemistry to Geochemistry’. During the 2 days in NUIT I met professors Tao Shu (陶澍), Liu Congqiang (刘丛强), Li Fangbai（李芳柏) etc who were also ‘teacher’ of the SS. We drank a lot and the trip was enjoyable thanks to Yanlin and his colleagues’ good organization. I also had a view on Yanlin and Cao Fang (曹芳)’s aerosol isotope lab which is well equipped and managed. I came to know that there were more than 20 research students working in his group, while realizing that I am ‘grand-teacher’. Attended the SS are also students from 俊文’s group (JNU) and 瑞杰’s group (GXU).
More than 140 students joined the SS.
Do my job.
‘Grand-teacher’ in white hairs. Students from Yanlin’s and Junwen’s group.
With students from Ruijie’s group.
System for N isotope analysis with a Mat 253+ MS and a Gas- Bench
Commercial TD (thermo-desorption) inlet system for direct aerosol organic composition analysis.
Former group member Dr Zhang Yanlin (章炎麟) with his colleague Dr Chang Yunhua (常运华）and a Thailand PhD student, Savaeng Kawichai (Tee), visited the group on Dec 3-4. Tee is working on biomass burning in Chiang Mai province of Thailand. Yunhua is working on nitrogen isotopes and source apportionment of nitrogen in the air. Yanlin is a professor of Nanjing University of Information Technology, formerly known as 南京气象学院。
Tee (center) and Yanlin.