During 2nd~7th July, two visitors from Chulalongkorn University (Thailand), Prof. Wanida Jinsart and her Master student, Nareerat Punvitayakul (Neng), visited our group. This is the first time for them to visit our institution and they are very excited to walk through the SKLOG labs, with the companion of Dr. Zhong. Prof. Wanida also spoke highly on our well-equipped labs. During the visit, she gave a talk on “air pollution and health effects”, introducing the research progress on air quality and human health study in Thailand. Meanwhile, Jiaqi and Jiao Tang also presented their PhD projects to Prof. Wanida and had helpful discussions. In spare time, they also explored the city and visited some tourist sites, including Canton Tower, Chen Clan Temple and Beijing road.
Neng will stay with us for another month to analyze the PAHs and PCBs in passive air samples from Bangkok and Chiengmai, under the help of Lele. This is also the main part of her master thesis. We wish she had a great time here.
In front of the GIG logo.
Special gifts from Thailand.
Visit the lab.
Prof. Gan and beautiful ladies. Prof. Luo and Prof. Wanida had met in Bangkok last year.
Limited edition of SKLOG mug to Prof. Wanida.
Having Dim Sum in Ramada. Prof. Wanida and Neng love the Cantonese food very much and they cannot help saying “yummy”.
On November 18-23, upon the invitation from Chaipattana Foundation of Thailand, Lucy and Gan attend the International Conference on Environment, Livelihood and Service (ICELS 2018) which took place in CW Tower, Bangkok. Gan gave a keynote speak on ‘Fate of POPs in Asia and nexus’. The two acted as chairs in different sessions. They also visited Pasicha in Chulalongkorn University where they met Professor Wadina Jinsart, head of department of environmental sciences and discussed on future collaboration potentials. The trip ended with a visit to Lam Pak Bia wetland and Amphawa water market.
It was a nice talk.
The talk ended with a Chinese ‘Ci’ I wrote for Thailand 2 years ago. 【玉堂春·暹罗】四方佛地，纤指浓妆骚女。月印湄南，日抹宫玑，十万人家，沃野良田碧。几处唐音陌客羁。 缅甸高棉寮老，相拥何所依？问讯神州，莫道桑榆晚。海上丝绸半岛系。
On the Chao Phraya River （Mae Nam River，湄南河).
Meet Professor Wadina Jinsart, head of department of environmental sciences, Chulalongkorn University.
Meet Professor Kasem Chunko who is the pioneer of environmental science subject in Thailand, and made Lam Pak Bia. He is 86 years old now.
Amphawa water market.
A curry crab dinner.
In July 30th, just before the official summer holiday coming around, all the teachers, staffs and students held a closing meeting in 722. Every postdoctor and student presented their work results in this term, brought out some existing problems and working arrangement of next term. The meeting end with a warm research atmosphere and hopeful expectation.
Mr. Ma (Jiang Hongxing) hosted the meeting
Working lunch treated by Prof. (Tuhao) Zhang
Happy students enjoy the lunch in the middle of the meeting