Chao Yan

Associate Professor


Phone: +86 13439932987


Ph.D. - 2018 - University of Helsinki

M.Sc. - 2012 - Shandong University

B.Sc. - 2009 - Shandong University
 2022 - present Associate Professor, School of Atmospheric Sciences, Nanjing University
 2018 - 2021Postdoctoral research, University of Helsinki
 2012 - 2013Research assistant, Hong Kong Polytechnic University
Research Interests

  Atmospheric New Particle Formation
  Formation mechanism of (Highly) Oxygenated Organic Molecules
  Measurement Techniques of Chemical Ionization Mass Spectrometry

Selected Publications
1.Wei Nie†, Chao Yan†, Dandan Huang†, Zhe Wang†, … Jingkun Jiang*, Aijun Ding*, Secondary organic aerosol formed by condensing anthropogenic vapours over China’s megacities, Nature Geosciences, 2022, 15 (4), 255-261.
2.Chao Yan, … Markku Kulmala*, The synergistic role of sulfuric acid, bases, and oxidized organics governing new‐particle formation in Beijing, 2021, Geophysical Research Letters, 48 (7) e2020GL091944.
3.Xiaohui Qiao, Chao Yan*, … Jingkun Jiang*, Contribution of Atmospheric Oxygenated Organic Compounds to Particle Growth in an Urban Environment, Environmental Science and Technology, 2021, 55 (20), 13646-13656.
4.Yishuo Guo, Chao Yan* et al., Formation of nighttime sulfuric acid from the ozonolysis of alkenes in Beijing, Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics, 2021, 21 (7), 5499-5511.
5.Chao Yan†,*, Wei Nie†, et al., Size-dependent influence of NOx on the growth rates of organic aerosol particles, Science Advances, 2020, 6 (22), eaay4945.
6.Chao Yan, … Tao Wang*, Fast heterogeneous loss of N2O5 leads to significant nighttime NOx removal and nitrate aerosol formation at a coastal background environment of southern China, Science of the Total Environment, 2019, 677, 637-647.
7.Yanjun Zhang†,*, … Chao Yan* et al., A novel approach for simple statistical analysis of high-resolution mass spectra, Atmospheric Measurement Techniques, 2019, 12 (7), 3761-3776.
8.Chao Yan* et al., The role of H2SO4-NH3 anion clusters in ion-induced aerosol nucleation mechanisms in the boreal forest, Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics, 2018, 18 (17), 13231-13243.
9.Katrianne Lehtipalo†,*, Chao Yan†, et al., Multicomponent new particle formation from sulfuric acid, ammonia, and biogenic vapors, Science Advances, 2018, 4 (12), eaau5363.
10.Chao Yan*, Wei Nie*, et al., Source characterization of highly oxidized multifunctional compounds in a boreal forest environment using positive matrix factorization, 2016, Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics, 16 (19), 12715-12731.

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