Keynote Speaker

Chong “Q” Qiu, PhD

"What’s Up in the Air? Potential Impacts of Trace Ambient Components on Environment and Climate"

Chong “Q” Qiu , PhD

Dr. Chong “Q” Qiu earned his BS in Chemistry at Tsinghua University (Beijing, China) in 2007. He continued his studies at Texas A&M University, College Station focusing on the transformation of ambient aerosol by heterogeneous chemical processes and completed his PhD in 2013, when he moved to University of North Alabama as an Assistant Professor of Chemistry. In 2016, Q joined Tagliatale College of Engineering at University of New Haven (UNH) and was promoted to Associate Professor in 2020. Q was the recipient of a National Science Foundation (NSF) Faculty Early CAREER award and holds the Buckman Endowed Professorship at UNH since 2019.

Q’s research focuses on atmospheric chemistry and aerosol microphysics using interdisciplinary approaches of laboratory experiments, instrumentation, field measurements and theoretical simulations. In particular, he is interested in the role of amines in the atmospheric processes and novel approaches for air quality monitoring. His research program invites students with diverse backgrounds in math, physics, chemistry, environmental science, and engineering. He is also actively looking for collaborative, interdisciplinary research projects with faculty, students and entities within our communities.

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