On Aug 15-18, The 2019 National Conference of Environmental Chemistry was held in Tianjin, organized by Nankai University as part of the celebration of the University’s 100 anniversary. It was a huge conference with about 8,000 attendants. Gan gave two keynote talks on two sessions, respectively. The titles of the talks were ‘Source-sink processes of POPs in Asia’ (POPs session) and ‘POPs in the urban atmosphere of China’ (Emerging Contaminants session). Gan was very happy to meet Prof Mei Surong (梅素容）of Central China University of S&T (华中科技大学同济医学院）who is a member of the ATMSYC project. he was also happy to see a PhD student, Gong Xinying（龚新颖）, of whom Zhao Zhen was one of the supervisors, in Nankai University. Former group members, Zhao Zhen, Zhang Yanlin etc also attended the Conference. Of course I met Kevin and Zhang Hao, again, and Kevin and I had an afternoon chat with coffee followed by drinks with Professor Liu Congqiang of Tainjin-U. Kevin was also invited to gave a keynote talk on the POPs session. And it was amazing that his and my talk fit extremely well and were highly supplementary with each other on the topic of global fate of POPs, although we did not know that both of us will be attending and same session ! Buddy no doubt!
With Professor Mei Surong, a member of the ATMSYC team.
Gong Xinying of Nankai-U who worked with Zhao Zhen.
Giving talks, and chairing the EC session.
Kevin was also invited to gave a keynote talk on the POPs session. I was happy to Chair part of the POP session.
On May 18-20, a group of us (Jin Biao, Haoyu, Jibing, Liu Xin, Shizhen, Zhang Gan) joined the 4th International Conference on Environmental Pollution and Health which was held in Tianjing, hosted by Nankai University ( 南开大学）。Haoyu, Jin Biao both presented their posters, and Jibin gave a nice oral presentation. I also visited Tianjing University for a quick view of the newly-established Institute of Surface Earth System led by Professor Liu Congqiang (刘丛强）. On the conference we met many good friends, including particularly former group members Zhao Zhen (赵祯）, Promita, Li Qilu ( 李琦路）and Tang Jianhui (唐建辉）. I was very happy to see a student of Li Qilu, Cheng Xianghui (程相会) giving an oral presentation in my session.
A night expenditure on the campus.
A very warm opening ceremony.
Haoyu manned her nice poster.
Zhao Zhen gave an oral presentation.
Qilu’s student, Cheng Xianghui (程相会), made a nice presentation on CPs in Huanghe (黄河). Derek Muir highly appraised her talk, to me after the session.
With ‘old’ friends Cai Minghong ( 蔡明宏）of China Polar Institute （极地所） and Wang Xiaoping (王小萍）of ITP (青藏所）.
Paromita came. Shown also former GIG students Meng Xiangzhou （孟祥周）, Tang Jianhui and Li Qilu.
There were you.
A collection of GOE members.
A glimpse of the newly established institute in Tianjing University. Shown Professors Qin Boqiang (秦伯强）of Nanjing Institute of Limnology and Geography (南京湖泊地理所）and Liu Congqiang (刘丛强院士) of TJU.
On July 26-29, several former group members and Drs Tian Chongguo, Tang Jianhui gathered in Guiyang for a workshop on writing together a book named ‘Geochemistry of POPs’. We agreed with the contents and divided the jobs. Xu Yue act as a host of the workshop. We went out to visit Zunyi (遵义) the famous historical site for the Red Army. Of course we had many local foods of great and spicy flavor.
Front row (L to R): 赵祯，唐建辉，张干，赵时真，林一朵，郑芊; Back row: (L to R): 徐玥，钟广财，王琰，田崇国，林田.
The workshop was held in GYIG.
It was in the house…
In the courtyard.
The Great Turn.
Who he/she passed Zunyi, in 1935.
Singing with Lin Yiduo（林一朵）.
Lin Yiduo’s father, Lin Tian, singing with Zheng Qian.
Wang Yan enjoys his favorite song.