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Shixian is currently a postdoc working with Prof. Daniel J. Jacob in the Harvard Atmospheric Chemistry Modeling Group (ACMG). Shixian’s work focuses on understanding the impacts of meteorology and emissions on air quality.
 

Research Highlights

  • Zhai, S.; Jacob, D. J. et al. Control of particulate nitrate air pollution in China, Nature Geoscience (2021). Link
  • Zhai, S.; Jacob, D. J. et al. Fine particulate matter (PM2.5) trends in China, 2013-2018: separating contributions from anthropogenic emissions and meteorology. Atmos. Chem. Phys. (2019). Highly cited paper (top 1% in geoscience). Link
  • Zhai, S.; Jacob, D. J. et al. Relating geostationary satellite measurements of aerosol optical depth (AOD) over East Asia to fine particulate matter (PM2.5): insights from the KORUS-AQ aircraft campaign and GEOS-Chem model simulations, Atmos. Chem. Phys. (2021). Published on 18 Nov. 2021Link
 

Education/Research Experience

  • 07/2019 - present:  postdoc, Harvard
  • 04/2018 - 06/2019: visiting graduate student, Harvard
  • 09/2015 - 06/2019: Ph.D., Atmospheric Physics & Atmospheric Environment, Nanjing University of Information Science and Technology
  • 09/2012 - 06/2015: Master, Atmospheric Science, Chinese Academy of Meteorological Sciences
  • 09/2008 - 06/2012: Bachelor, Lightning Protection Science & Technology, Nanjing University of Information Science and Technology
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