Aijun DING


Career Overview

Dr. Aijun Ding, is professor of atmospheric environment and atmospheric physics and the Dean of School of Atmospheric Sciences at Nanjing University. He received his B.S. in atmospheric physics and atmospheric environment and Ph.D in meteorology from Nanjing University. He had about 8-year research experiences in the Hong Kong Polytechnic University during 2011-2009, as research assistant, post-doc and research fellow, and became a fully professor at Nanjing University since 2009. Dr. Ding has involved in field measurement, data analysis, and numerical modeling for air pollution, including fine particulate matter (PM2.5), ozone (O3) and their precursors as well as their integration with planetary boundary layer (PBL), weather and regional climate in Asia. He coordinated several field experiments based on ground-based, aircraft and tethered airship platforms for national level projects on PM2.5, ozone and acid rain in China. As one of the founders of the Station for Observing Regional Processes of the Earth System (SORPES), he has been leading the measurement program on the interactions between air pollution, PBL and weather/climate in Nanjing since 2011. He is coordinating one of the largest Research and Develop Projects on Air pollution in China, the Integrated Multi-Platform Observation Study for Air Pollution complex in East China (iMAPEC), funded by the Ministry of Science and Technology (MOST). Dr. Ding has published over 120 peer-reviewed papers on international journals, and owns a citation over 5300 times and H-Index as 41. He currently serves as Scientific Steering Committee member for iLEAPS and TOAR, and co-editor for Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics. He received the 2015 ICTP award and the 2017 Distinguished Young Scholars from National Natural Science Foundation of China (NSFC).

 2004Ph.D. in Meteorology, Nanjing University
 1999B.Sc. in Atmospheric Physics and Atmospheric Environment, Nanjing University
Work Experience
 2009-currentNanjing University, Professor
 2009The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (HKPU), Research Fellow
 2007-2009HKPU (HKPU Postdoc Fellowship), Post-Doctoral Fellow
 2004-2007HKPU, Post-Doctoral Fellow
 2001-2004HKPU, Research Assistant
Research Interests

   Air pollution-weather/climate interactions
   Tropospheric ozone
   Chemical transport modeling
   Lagrangian dispersion modeling

Teaching Interests

   Atmospheric Chemistry
   Air Pollution Meteorology
   Atmospheric Dispersion: Theory and Modeling
   Introduction to Air Pollution
   Aerosol science

Selected Publications
 1.A. Ding, X. Huang, C. Fu, Air pollution and Weather Interaction in East Asia  ,  Oxford Research Encyclopedias: Environmental Science, DOI:10.1093/acrefore/ 9780199389414.013.536, 2017.
 2.A. Ding, X. Huang, W. Nie, J. Sun, V.-M. Kerminen, T. Petaja, H. Su, Y. Cheng, X. Yang, M. Wang, X. Chi, J. Wang, A. Virkkula, W. Guo, J. Yuan, S. Wang, R. Zhang, Y. Wu, Y. Song, T. Zhu, S. Zilitinkevich, M. Kulmala, C. Fu,Enhanced haze pollution by black carbon in megacities in China, Geophys. Res. Lett., doi:10.1002/2016GL067745, 2016.
 3.A. Ding*, W. Nie, X. Huang, X. Chi, J. Sun, V.-M. Kerminen, Z. Xu, W. Guo, T. Petaja, X. Yang, M. Kulmala, C. Fu,  Long-term observation of air pollution-weather/climate interactions at the SORPES station: a review and outlook, Front. Environ. Sci. Eng.,10 (5): 15, 2016.
 4.A. Ding, C. Fu, X. Yang, J. Sun, T. Peteja, V. Kerminen, T. Wang, Y. Xie., E. Herrmann, L. Zheng, W. Nie, Q. Liu, X. Wei and M. Kulmala: Intense atmospheric pollution modifies weather: a case of mixed biomass burning wither fossil fuel combustion pollution in the eastern China, Atmos. Chem. Phys. ,13,10545-10554, 2013.
 5.A. Ding, T. Wang, C. Fu, Transport characteristics and origins of carbon monoxide and ozone in Hong Kong, South China, J. Geophys. Res. , 118,DOI: 10.1002/jgrd.50714,2013.
 6.A. Ding, C. Fu, et al., Ozone and fine particle in the western Yangtze River Delta: an overview of 1 yr data at the SORPES station, Atmos. Chem. Phys. , 13,11, 5813-5830,2013. 
 7.A. Ding, T. Wang, L. Xue, J. Gao, A. Stohl, H. Lei, D. Jin, Y. Ren, X. Wang, X. Wei, Y. Qi, J. Liu, and X. Zhang, Transport of north China air pollution by mid-latitude cyclones: Case study of aircraft measurements in summer 2007, J. Geophys. Res. , 114, D08304, 2009.
 8.A. Ding, T. Wang, V. Thouret, J.-P. Cammas, and P. Nedelec, Tropospheric ozone climatology over Beijing: Analysis of aircraft data from the MOZAIC program, Atmos. Chem. Phys. , 8, 1-13, 2008.
 9.A. Ding and T. Wang, Influence of Stratosphere-to-troposphere exchange on the seasonal cycle of surface ozone at Mt Waliguan in western China, Geophys. Res. Lett.  , 33(3), L03803, 2006.
 10.A. Ding, T. Wang, M. Zhao, T. Wang and Z. Li, Simulation of sea-land breezes and a discussion of their implications on the transport of air pollution during a multi-day ozone episode in the Pearl River Delta of China  . Atmos. Environ. , 38, 39, 6737-6750, 2004.
Awards, Honors, Positions and Services

   Dean, School of Atmospheric Sciences, Nanjing University (2018-present)

   Distinguished Young Scholars of National Natural Science Foundation of China (2017)

   Co-Editor, Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics (2016-present) (2017)

   Winner of the ICTP Prize, The Abdus Salam International Centre for Theoretical Physics (2015)

   Scientific Steering Committee member, Tropospheric Ozone Assessment Reports (TOAR), IGAC/WMO (2015-present)

   Top 10 Best Young Meteorologist in China, Chinese Meteorological Society (2014)

   Excellent Young Scholars, National Natural Science Foundation of China (2014)

   Distinguished Young Scholars, Jiangsu Provincial Science Foundation (2014)

   Scientific Steering Committee member, Integrated Land-Ecosystem Atmosphere Processes Studies (iLEAPS) (2010-present)

   Co-Chair, iLEAPS-China Committee (2013-present)

Research Projects

   2016-2020 PI, Integrated Multi-Platform Observation Study for Air Pollution complex in East China (iMAPEC), State Key Research and Development Project, Ministry of Science and Technology (MOST), China.

   2016-2019 PI, Study of air pollution-boundary layer interactions in typical cites of Yangtze River Delta, China, National Natural Science Foundation (NSFC) Key Project.

   2015-2017 PI, Air pollution Meteorology, Excellent Young Scholars Project by NSFC.

   2014-2016 PI, Fine particle and ozone in Yangtze River Delta, Outstanding Young Scientist Fund, Jiangsu Provincial Science Foundation.

   2013-2016 PI, Study of ozone formation mechanisms of fireworks, NSFC.

   2010-2013 PI, Study of inter-annual variation and long-trend trend of ozone in South China during 1994-1999, NSFC.

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