TAMU Global Air Pollution (GAP) Research Lab

Our research has covered a variety of areas in atmospheric, chemical, environmental, and climate sciences, including (i) Photochemical oxidation of hydrocarbons emitted from anthropogenic and biogenic sources; (ii) Nucleation, growth, and transformation of aerosols; (iii) Development of state-of-the-art instrumentation to measure trace gases and aerosols in the atmosphere; and (vi) Assessments of aerosol-cloud-climate interaction and air pollution on human health. Our scientific endeavors have not only made breakthrough discoveries in these areas but have also provided insights into the impacts of anthropogenic activities on human health, ecosystems, and climate, which are critical to policy-making and mitigation for environmental and climate protections.

Our Scientific Findings on COVID-19 Transmission

(Zhang et al. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA, 2020; Li et al. Sci. Total Environ. 2020)

Airborne Particulate Matter and Children’s Health

(Zhang et al. Thorax, 2021; Rychlik et al. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA, 2019; Wu et al. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA, 2019)

Air Pollution and Hurricane Harvey

(Pan et al. Geophy. Res. Lett., 2020)


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– Researchers shall not claim their authority by labeling their specialty but shall make convincing arguments by presenting scientific evidence. “Scientists may depict the problems that will affect the environment based on available evidence, but their solution is not the responsibility of scientists but of society as a whole – Mario J. Molina, 1995 Chemistry Nobel Laureate