Educational Background

  • B.Sc., Peking University, China
  • Ph.D., University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, USA
  • Postdoctoral: Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, Hong Kong

Current Research Interests

  • Atmospheric chemistry; Characterization and source apportionment of organic aerosols and PM-associated toxicity.

Position available for Ph.D. Student and Research Assistant

Selected Publications

  1. C. W. Leung, X. Wang, D. Hu*, “Characteristics and source apportionment of water-soluble organic nitrogen (WSON) in PM2.5 in Hong Kong: with focus on amines, urea, and nitroaromatic compounds”, Journal of Hazardous Materials, 469, 133899 (2024).
  2. X. Wang, C. W. Leung, Z. Cai, D. Hu*, “PM2.5-bound organophosphate flame retardants in Hong Kong: occurrence, origins, and source-specific health risks”, Environmental Science and Technology, 57, 14289-14298, (2023).
  3. G. Cao, W. Wang, J. Zhang, X. Zhao, Z. Yang, D. Hu, Z. Cai*, “New evidence of rubber-derived quinones in water, air, and soil”, Environmental Science and Technology, 56(7), 4142-4150, (2022).
  4. Y. Cheng, Y. Ma, D. Hu*, “Tracer-based source apportioning of atmospheric organic carbon and the influence of anthropogenic emissions on secondary organic aerosol formation in Hong Kong”, Atmospheric Chemistry & Physics, 21, 10589-10608, (2021).
  5. Y. Cheng, Y. Ma, B. Dong, X. Qiu, D. Hu*, “Pollutants from primary sources dominate the oxidative potential of water-soluble PM2.5 in Hong Kong in terms of dithiothreitol (DTT) consumption and hydroxyl radical production”, Journal of Hazardous Materials, 405, 124218, doi:10.1016/j.jhazmat.2020.124218 (2021).
  6. Y. Ma, Y. Cheng, G. Cao, J. Z. Yu, D. Hu*, “Speciation of carboxylic components in humic-like substances (HULIS) and source apportionment of HULIS in ambient fine aerosols (PM2.5) collected in Hong Kong”, Environmental Science and Pollution Research, 27, 23172-23180, doi:10.1007/s11356-020-08915-w (2020).
  7. F. Xu, X. Shi, X. Qiu*, X. Jiang, Y. Fang, J. Yang, D. Hu, T. Zhu, “Investigation of the chemical components of ambient fine particulate matter (PM2.5) associated with in vitro cellular responses to oxidative stress and inflammation”, Environmental International, 136, 105475, doi:10.1016/j.envint.2020.105475 (2020).
  8. Y. Ma, Y. Cheng, X. Qiu, G. Cao, B. Kuang, J. Z, Yu, D. Hu*, “Optical properties, source apportionment and redox activity of humic-like substances (HULIS) in airborne fine particulates in Hong Kong”, Environmental Pollution, 25(1), 113087, doi:10.1016/j.envpol.2019.113087 (2019).
  9. J. L. Wu, F. Ji, H. Zhang, C. Hu, M. H. Wong, D. Hu*, Z. Cai*, “Formation of dioxins from triclosan with active chlorine: A potential risk assessment”, Journal of Hazardous Materials, 367, 128-136 (2019).
  10. Y. Ma, Y. Cheng, X. Qiu*, G. Cao, Y. Fang, J. Wang, T. Zhu, J. Yu, D. Hu*, “Sources and oxidative potential of water-soluble humic-like substances (HULISWS) in fine particulate matter (PM2.5) in Beijing”, Atmos. Chem. Phys., 18, 5607-5617 (2018).
  11. Y. Ma, Y. Cheng, X. Qiu*, Y. Lin, J. Cao, D. Hu*, “A Quantitative Assessment of Source Contributions to Fine Particulate Matter (PM2.5)-bound Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons (PAHs) and their Nitrated and Hydroxylated Derivatives in Hong Kong”, Environ. Pollut., 219, 742-749 (2016).
  12. Y. Lin, Y. Ma, X. Qiu*, R. Li, Y. Fang, J. Wang, Y. Zhu, D. Hu*, “Sources, Transformation, and Health Implications of Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons (PAHs) and their Nitrated, Hydroxylated, and Oxygenated Derivatives in Fine Particulate Matter (PM2.5) in Beijing”, J. Geophys. Res. Atmos., 120, 7219-7228 (2015).