On May 23, Jiaqi（王嘉琦）, Hongxin（姜鸿兴）and Buqing （徐 步青） successfully did their PhD viva. The assessment panel included Professors Chen Yingjun（陈颖军）, Tian Chongguo（田崇国）, Zhang Yanlin（章炎麟）, Chen Duohong（陈多宏）, Ding Xiang（丁翔） and Hu Weiwei（胡伟伟）.
Together, in the group we had also Li Qiqian (李启虔，PhD), Hu Beibei (胡蓓蓓，PhD), Xu Wenli (许文丽，MSc) and Zhang Qing (张庆，MSc) passed their viva these days.
Congratulations to the new doctors and masters!
On May 25, Jiaqi published her first paper in AE. She setup the ROS protocol in the lab with the help from Dr Ma Shexia （马社霞） of South China Academy of Environmental Sciences, and looked at the contributions from different sources to ROS in aerosol in Bangkok, Thailand. The sampler was setup in the air station on Kasetsart University（泰国农业大学） campus in urban Bangkok, by Haoyu. Students in Kasetsart University helped in sample collection which last for a round year. The original idea was to skip the ROS-related mechanism but using statistic tools to apportion the contributions. She made it. Congratulations!
As a gift to the National Day, Haoyu published an important paper in ES&T entitled ‘Using Polyurethane Foam-Based Passive Air Sampling Technique to Monitor Monosaccharides at a Regional Scale’. This is her first ES&T paper. Congratulations!
To be No 1! I am sure that it will be a benchmark of regional monitoring of biomass burning across the earth planet.
It was a team work . Of the study, Haoyu did the experiment, wrote the manuscript; Guangcai supervised the chemical analysis; Tian Congguo of YIC coded the computer program/model for counting fire spots within 50 km of each sampling point, based on MODIS fire products; Yu Zhiqiang helped in managing the field sampling campaign; Li Jun joined discussions and managed the field sampling; Jiaqi, Hongxin, Shizhen helped with the experiment and joined the discussions; Lidia Morawska of QUT joined the discussion and polished the text. Gan Zhang inspired and designed the study.