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Professor Pingqing Fu Awarded “Newton Advanced Fellowship”

2019-04-03 117

Pinqging Fu, Ph. D, professor in the Institute of Surface-Earth System Science, has recently secured a three-year Newton Advanced Fellowship, from the National Natural Science Foundation of China (NSFC) and The Royal Society (UK), to work on a project entitled “Coupling of organic and inorganic aerosol systems in coastal atmosphere: impact on secondary organic aerosol formation (COIAS)”. The British partner is Prof. Roy Harrison from University of Birmingham. (http://bic.nsfc.gov.cn/Show.aspx?AI=1094)

The “Newton Advanced Fellowship”, a talent fund jointly funded by the National Natural Science Foundation of China (NSFC) and the Royal Society (RS) or the Academy of Medical Sciences, aims to encourage exchanges and cooperation between Chinese young scholars and British partners to promote long-term substantive cooperation between the two countries. The fund enjoys a high international reputation, and recipients are subject to rigorous international peer-review. This year, only twenty-two applications were funded after open call, international peer-review, and consultation by both agencies.

Prof. Pingqing Fu’s recent research interests include the study of organics in atmospheric aerosols, rain, snow, cloud and fog waters at a molecular level as it relates to long-range transport, photochemical degradation, and climate change. He has authored and co-authored more than 150 scientific papers in peer-reviewed international journals. Prof. Fu won the Fund for Distinguished Young Scholar of NSFC in 2016 and has been a continuous holder of the grants from CAS and NSF of China. He is also the Associate Editor of  npj Climate and Atmospheric Science and Science of the Total Environment.