Qianjie Chen, Ph.D.

Research Assistant Professor

Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering

The Hong Kong Polytechnic University

Office: Z104

Tel: +852-2766-6078

Email: qianjie.chen@polyu.edu.hk


Ph.D. 2017, Atmospheric Science, University of Washington, Seattle

M.Sc. 2013, Meteorology, Physical Oceanography and Climate, Utrecht University

B.Sc. 2011, Atmospheric Science, Sun Yat-sen University

Professional Experience

2020 – present   Research Assistant Professor, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University

2018 – 2020   Post-doctoral Research Fellow, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor

2013 – 2017    Research Assistant, University of Washington, Seattle

Awards and Honors

2020   CATCH (Cryosphere and Atmospheric Chemistry) Early Career Researcher profile

2019   Atmospheric Chemistry Colloquium for Emerging Senior Scientists (ACCESS XV)  

2019   Marie Sklodowska-Curie Actions Seal of Excellence, European Commission

2018   HHMI Teaching Postdoctoral Fellowship, University of Michigan, United States

2013   Cum Laude, graduate with honors, Utrecht University, Netherlands

2011-2013  Utrecht Excellence Scholarships, Utrecht University, Netherlands

2011-2013  Buys Ballot Graduate Scholarships, Utrecht University, Netherlands

2010  Sino-Environment Scholarship for Excellence in Undergraduate Research, SYSU

2007-2010  National Encouraging Scholarship, Ministry of Education, China

Research Grants

2023-2025 RGC GRF#15219722 (HK$929,000) (PI)

– Reactive halogen production via iron-induced photochemistry in the aerosols

2023-2025 NSFC#4220050457 (RMB$300,000) (PI)

– Field measurements and modeling of atmospheric reactive chlorine species in wintertime Northeast China

2022-2024 RGC GRF#15223221 (HK$911,000) (PI)

– Sulfate production from hypobromous acid (HOBr) oxidation

2021-2023 PolyU RAP Start-up (HK$250,000) (PI)

– Molecular chlorine production from aerosol photochemistry in the troposphere