Prof. Xuan WANG

BEng (Nankai), MSc (Tsinghua), PhD (MIT)
Staff title
Assistant Professor

Prof. Xuan Wang received his B.Eng. (Environmental Engineering) in 2009 from Nankai University and M.Sc. (Environmental Science) in 2012 from Tsinghua University. He obtained his Ph.D. in Environmental Chemistry from Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 2017. Prior to joining CityU, he was a postdoctoral researcher at Harvard University.
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Research Interests

Prof. Wang's research focuses on understanding the chemical composition of the atmosphere and their impacts on air quality and climate change. The group uses global and regional models (e.g. GEOS-Chem) with observations (from all scales: ground, drone, aircraft, satellite, etc.) to study the complex interactions between atmospheric chemistry, meteorology, human activities, biological processes, air pollution and climate. Current topics of interest includes:

  • Atmospheric halogen chemistry
  • Aerosol optical properties and their impacts on climate
  • Secondary aerosol formation
  • Marine effects on atmospheric chemistry
  • Understanding sources and chemistry of atmospheric pollutants in heavily polluted environment

Positions Available

There may be openings for graduate students, research assistants and postdoctoral fellows from time to time.

Prospective Students interested in studying atmospheric chemistry and earth system modeling are welcomed to contact Prof. Xuan Wang. Atmospheric science is interdisciplinary so there is no specific degree requirement for admission. Postdoc candidates should have a Ph.D degree with experiments on atmospheric modeling and/or interpreting atmospheric composition measurements.

Detail information for applying can be found at


City University of Hong Kong is an equal opportunity employer and we are committed to the principle of diversity. We encourage applications from all qualified candidates, especially applicants who will enhance the diversity of our staff.

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Xuan Wang
Contact Information
Office: YEUNG-G5711
Phone: +(852)-3442-2483
Fax: +(852)-3442-0688

Time slots for consultation

Research Interests
  • Atmospheric Composition
  • Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics
  • Air Pollution
  • Earth System Modeling
  • Chemistry-Climate Interaction