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Principal Investigator

Maosheng Yao, PhD (要茂盛 博士)

"百人计划“ 特聘研究员、博士生导师

”100 Scholar Program" Professor


2006-2007: Postdoctoral associate, Department of Chemical and Environmental Engineering, Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut, USA

2003-2006: PhD. in Environmental Science, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, New Brunswick, New Jersey, USA,

1999-2001: Master of Environmental Engineering, The University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, Alabama, USA

1994-1998: Bachelor of Engineering, Central South University, Changsha, Hunan, China

Professional Appointments

2007/8-present: "100 Scholar Program" Professor, College of Environmental Sciences and Engineering, Peking University, China

Selected Awards/Honors

2014 Kenneth T. Whitby Award (outstanding technical contributions to aerosol science and technology by a young scientist) from American Association for Aerosol Research

2014 Peking University Outstanding Graduate Mentor Award

2014 Special Award for Contribution to Indoor Environment and Health Activities(Chinese Society of Environmental Sciences)

2013 Asian Young Aerosol Scientist Award (recogonition for outstanding contributions to aerosol science & technology) by AARA

2013 Marian Smoluchowski Award (recognition for significant research contribution to aerosol science by a young researcher) by GAeF

2012 Second Prize for “People’s Liberation Army Science and Technology Progress Award”

2009 “Fastest Research Progress” Award, College of Environmental Sciences and Engineering, Peking University

2006 Honorable Mention for Graduate School Dean’s Research Excellence, Rutgers University

Editorial positions

2014/01-  : Editorial Board Member of Journal of Aerosol Science

2013/11-present: Editorial Advisory Board member of Atmospheric Environment

2014/04-present: Academic Editor, PLoS ONE

2014/07: Guest Editor for Special Issue “Air Pollution in the Beijing – Tianjin – Hebei (BTH) region, China”, Atmospheric Environment

PhD Students

Fangxia Shen


Research: bioaerosol, nanotechnology and health

Wei Kai


Research: bioaerosol & atmospheric environment

Li Jing


Research: bioaerosol & exposure assessment

Master Students

Mingzhen Li



Zhuanglei Zou



Zheng Yunhao



Undergraduate students

current undergraduate students


Ye Na

Undergraduate student


Li Yijing

Undergraduate student

Former Members

Minghui Diao

Undergraduate student (graduated in 2008) now at Princeton University

Thesis: Minghui Diao and Maosheng Yao* (2009), Use of Zero-Valent Iron Nanoparticles in Inactivating Microbes, Water Research, 43:5243-5251

Shuofei Dong

Undergraduate student (graduated in 2008) now at Imperial College London

Thesis: Shuofei Dong and Maosheng Yao* (2010), Exposure Assessment in Beijing: Biological Agents, Ultrafine Particles and Heavy Metals , Enviornmental Monitoring and Assessment, 170: 331-343.

Xie Chengqi

Undergraduate student (graduated in 2009), now attending Johns Hopkins University

Thesis: Chenqi Xie, Fangxia Shen and Maosheng Yao* (2010), A Novel Method for Measuring the Charge Distribution of Airborne Microbes, Aerobiologia, 27:135-145

Guan Tianjia

Undergraduate student( graduated in 2009 ),now at Peking University for PhD study

Thesis: Tianjia Guan and Maosheng Yao* (2010), Use of Carbon Nanotube Filter in Removing Bioaerosols, Journal of Aerosol Science, 6: 611-620 (Top 10 hottest articles)


He qishuang (graduated in 2009) , now attending Peking University for PhD study

Thesis: Qishuang He and Maosheng Yao* (2011), Integration of High Volume Portable Aerosol-to-Hydrosol Sampling and qPCR in Monitoring Bioaerosols, Journal of Environmental Monitoring, 13:706-712.

Tan Miaomiao, postdoc (June 2008-June 2010)

Miaomiao Tan, Fangxia Shen and Maosheng Yao* (2011),Use of a Novel Conductance-Based Technology for Realtime Environmental Bacterial Sensing, Journal of Electrostatics, In Review.

Miaomiao Tan, Fangxia Shen,Maosheng Yao* , and Tong Zhu(2011), Development of an Automated Electrostatic Sampler (AES) For Bioaerosol Sensing, Aerosol Science & Technology, 45: 1154-1160 (Special Issue).

Xu Zhenqiang, PhD student (2009-2012), published 7 first-author papers, now at Chinese Soceity for Urban Studies

Wu Yan, PhD student (2008-2013), published 5 first-author papers, and 1 under review, and two in preparation, leaving for a post doc position at SinBerBEST (http://crest.berkeley.edu/sinberbest.html)

Chen Qi, Master student (2010-2013), published 2 papers (ES&T and RSC Advances), now as a Research Associate at Beijing Municipal Research Institute of Environmental Protection (http://www.cee.cn/)