Lai, Senchao

Title:Professor

Gender:Male

Info:http://www2.scut.edu.cn/sclai

E-mail:sclai@scut.edu.cn

Admissions Major

Master's admissions major:

  • Master of academic degree: 083000| Environmental science and engineering.

  • Master of professional degree: 085700| Resources and environment.

Doctoral admissions major:

  • Doctor of academic degree: 083000| Environmental science and engineering.

  • Doctor of professional degree: 085700| Resources and environment.

Working experience

  • October 2004 - September 2005: Research assistant, Department of civil and structural engineering, Hong Kong Polytechnic University

  • October 2008 - July 2010: postdoctoral, Marple Institute of chemistry, Germany

  • From August 2010 to now: associate professor and professor of South China University of Technology

Educational experience

  • September 1997-August 2001: Bachelor of Science., School of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, Sun Yat-sen University

  • September 2001 to August 2004: Master of Science, School of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, Sun Yat-sen University

  • October 2005 to September 2008: PhD in Natural Sciences, University of Mainz, Germany

Social, Society and Academic Affiliations

  • The deputy director of the Key Laboratory of pollution control and ecological restoration of industrial agglomeration;

  • The director of Guangdong Association for sustainable development;

  • A member of ozone pollution control committee of Chinese society of Environmental Sciences

Field of research

  • Characteristics of marine aerosol and its influence on environment and climate

  • Detection, characteristics and influence of bioaerosol

  • Pollution source emission and environmental health risk assessment and management

Recent research projects

  1. Cooperation and exchange project between National Natural Science Foundation of China and Russian foundation for basic research, 41911530110: Characteristics of fungal aerosols in coastal areas: Taking the Far East coasts of Russia and South China coasts as examples, January 2019 to December 2021, Project leader

  2. Central University basic research and operation fund cultivation project: land source characteristics and environmental effects of atmospheric organic aerosols in the South China Sea, January 2019 to December 2020, Project leader

  3. Sub project of national key R & D program, 2017yfc0212004: environmental health risk assessment method and management system of key risk sources, 2017 / 07-2020 / 12

  4. Cooperation and exchange project between National Natural Science Foundation of China and Japan Society for the promotion of science, 41711540028: research on characteristics of organic markers of fungal aerosols in middle and low latitude waters of western North Pacific, 2017 / 04-2019 / 12, Project leader

  5. General program of National Natural Science Foundation of China, 41575115: identification and source of fungal aerosols in the South China Sea Based on chemical markers and genotype analysis, 2016 / 01-2019 / 12, Project leader

  6. Key project of basic scientific research business expenses of Central University, 2014zz0054: characteristics and impact of atmospheric volatile organic compounds emitted by phytoplankton in the northeast of South China Sea, 2014 / 01-2015 / 12, Project leader

  7. General project of National Natural Science Foundation of China, 41275130: research on marine organic matter emission and its impact on atmospheric aerosol characteristics, 2013 / 01-2016 / 12, Project leader

  8. Project of National Natural Science Foundation of China Youth Science Foundation, 41105083: characteristics and effects of marine aerosols in coastal areas of South China, 2012 / 01-2014 / 12, Project leader

  9. General project of Guangdong Natural Science Foundation, s2012010009824: characteristics of marine source organic aerosol in Guangdong coastal waters, 2012 / 10-2014 / 10, Project leader

  10. General project of basic scientific research business expenses of Central University, 2011zm0050: research on characteristic components of marine aerosol in coastal areas, 2011 / 01-2012 / 12, Project leader

  11. Key project of National Natural Science Foundation of China Guangdong joint fund, u1033301: comprehensive study on characteristics, formation and migration mechanism and control measures of secondary organic aerosols in Pearl River Delta, 2011 / 01-2014 / 12, Project member

  12. Research on the detection methods, influencing factors and migration patterns of heavy metal emissions from cement kiln flue gas, project entrusted by enterprises and institutions, Project leader

Academic achievements

  1. Meng, Y., Song, J., Zeng, L., Zhang, Y., Zhao, Y., Liu, X., Guo, H., Zhong, L., Ou, Y., Zhou, Y., Zhang, T., Yue, D.*, Lai, S., 2021. Ambient volatile organic compounds at a receptor site in the Pearl River Delta region: Variations, source apportionment and effects on ozone formation, Journal of Environmental Sciences

  2. Liu, Y., Zhang, Y., Shi, Y., Shen, F., Yang, Y., Wang, M., Zhang, G., Deng, T., Lai, S.*, 2021. Characterization of fungal aerosol in a landfill and an incineration plants in Guangzhou, Southern China: The link to potential impacts. Science of the Total Environment, 764, 142908.

  3. Song, J., Zhang, Y., Zhang, Y., Yuan, Q., Zhao, Y., Wang, X., Zou, S., Xu, W., Lai, S.*, 2020. A case study on the characterization of non-methane hydrocarbons over the South China Sea: Implication of land-sea air exchange. Science of the Total Environment, 177, 134754.

  4. Wang, S., Song, T., Shiraiwa, M., Song, J., Ren, H., Ren, L., Wei, L., Sun, Y., Zhang, Y.*, Fu, P.*, Lai, S., 2019. Occurrence of Aerosol Proteinaceous Matter in Urban Beijing: An Investigation on Composition, Sources, and Atmospheric Processes During the APEC Blue Period. Environmental Science and Technology, 53, 7380-7390.

  5. Song, J., Zhao, Y., Zhang, Y., Fu, P., Zheng, L., Yuan, Q., Wang, S., Huang, X., Xu, W., Cao, Z., Gromov, S., Lai, S.*, 2018. Influence of biomass burning on atmospheric aerosols over the western South China Sea: Insights from ions, carbonaceous fractions and stable carbon isotope ratios. Environmental Pollution, 214, 1800-1809.

  6. Yuan, Q., Lai, S., Song, J., Ding, X., Zheng, L., Wang, X., Zhao, Y., Zheng, J., Yue, D., Zhong, L., Niu, X., Zhang, Y.*, 2018. Seasonal cycles of secondary organic aerosol tracers in rural Guangzhou, Southern China: The importance of atmospheric oxidants. Environmental Pollution, 240 884-893.

  7. Song, J., Zhang, Y., Huang, Y., Ho, K. F., Yuan, Z., Ling, Z., Niu, X., Gao, Y., Cui, L., Louie, P. K. K., Lee, S. C. *, Lai, S.*, 2018. Seasonal variations of C1-C4 alkyl nitrates at a coastal site in Hong Kong: Influence of photochemical formation and oceanic emissions. Chemosphere, 194 275-284.

  8. Song, T., Wang, S., Zhang, Y.*, Song, J., Liu, F., Fu, P., Shiraiwa, M., Xie, Z., Yue, D., Zhong, L., Zheng, J., Lai, S*, 2017. Proteins and Amino Acids in Fine Particulate Matter in Rural Guangzhou, Southern China: Seasonal Cycles, Sources, and Atmospheric Processes. Environmental Science and Technology, 51 (12), 6773-6781.

  9. Chen, X., Lai, S.*, Gao, Y., Zhang, Y.*, Zhao, Y., Chen, D., Zheng, J., Zhong, L., Lee, S.-C., Chen, B., 2016. Reconstructed Light Extinction Coefficients of Fine Particulate Matter in Rural Guangzhou, Southern China. Aerosol and Air Quality Research, 16 1981-1990.

  10. Lai, S.*, Song, J., Song, T., Huang, Z., Zhang, Y., Zhao, Y., Liu, G., Zheng, J., Mi, W., Tang, J., Zou, S., Ebinghaus, R., Xie, Z.*, 2016. Neutral polyfluoroalkyl substances in the atmosphere over the northern South China Sea. Environmental Pollution, 214 449-455.

  11. Zhao, Y., Zhang, Y.*, Fu, P. Q., Ho, S. S. H., Ho, K. F., Liu, F. B., Zou, S. C., Wang, S., and Lai, S.* (2016) Non-polar organic compounds in marine aerosols over the northern South China Sea: Influence of continental outflow, Chemosphere, in press.

  12. Lai, S.*, Zhao, Y., Ding, A., Zhang, Y.*, Song, T., Zheng, J., Ho, K. F., Lee, S.-c., and Zhong, L. (2016) Characterization of PM 2.5 and the major chemical components during a 1-year campaign in rural Guangzhou, Southern China, Atmospheric Research 167, 208-215.

  13. Lai, S.*, Xie, Z.*, Song, T., Tang, J., Zhang, Y., Mi, W., Peng, J., Zhao, Y., Zou, S., and Ebinghaus, R. (2015) Occurrence and dry deposition of organophosphate esters in atmospheric particles over the northern South China Sea, Chemosphere 127, 195-200.

  14. Zhang, Y., Lai, S.*, Zhao, Z., Liu, F. B., Chen, H. W., Zou, S. C., Xie, Z. Y., and Ebinghaus, R. (2013) Spatial distribution of perfluoroalkyl acids in the Pearl River of Southern China, Chemosphere 93, 1519–1525.

  15. Lai, S., Williams, J., Arnold, S. R., Atlas, E. L., Gebhardt, S., and Hoffmann, T.* (2011) Iodine containing species in the remote marine boundary layer: A link to oceanic phytoplankton, Geophysical Research Letters 38, L20801.

  16. Lai, S., Baker, A. K.*, Schuck, T. J., Slemr, F., Brenninkmeijer, C. A. M., van Velthoven, P., Oram, D. E., Zahn, A., and Ziereis, H. (2011) Characterization and source regions of 51 high-CO events observed during Civil Aircraft for the Regular Investigation of the Atmosphere Based on an Instrument Container (CARIBIC) flights between south China and the Philippines, 2005-2008, Journal of Geophysical Research-Atmospheres 116, D20308.

  17. Lai, S., Ho, K. F., Zhang, Y., Lee, S. C.*, Huang, Y., and Zou, S. C. (2010) Characteristics of Residential Indoor Carbonaceous Aerosols: A Case Study in Guangzhou, Pearl River Delta Region, Aerosol and Air Quality Research 10, 472-478.

  18. Lai, S.*, Baker, A. K., Schuck, T. J., van Velthoven, P., Oram, D. E., Zahn, A., Hermann, M., Weigelt, A., Slemr, F., Brenninkmeijer, C. A. M., and Ziereis, H. (2010) Pollution events observed during CARIBIC flights in the upper troposphere between South China and the Philippines, Atmospheric Chemistry Physics 10, 1649-1660.

  19. Lai, S., Hoffmann, T.*, and Xie, Z. Q. (2008) Iodine speciation in marine aerosols along a 30,000 km round-trip cruise path from Shanghai, China to Prydz Bay, Antarctica, Geophysical Research Letters 35, L21803.

  20. Lai, S., Zou, S. C.*, Cao, J. J., Lee, S. C., and Ho, K. F. (2007) Characterizing ionic species in PM2.5 and PM10 in four Pearl River Delta cities, South China, Journal of Environmental Sciences-China 19, 939-947.

Curriculum Vitae

Prof.Lai is currently majoring in atmospheric chemistry and environmental analytical chemistry. The research interests include the detection, characteristics of air pollutants and their environmental and health impacts . In recent years, he has presided over many scientific research projects, including 5 projects of National Natural Science Foundation of China, 1 sub project of national key R & D plan, 1 project of Guangdong Natural Science Foundation, 3 projects of basic scientific research business expenses of Central Universities and 2 projects entrusted by enterprises. He also participated in and undertook lots of research projects including key projects of National Natural Science Foundation of China Guangdong joint fund. He has published more than 50 SCI papers in domestic and foreign academic journals, including more than 20 research papers published as the first author or corresponding author in Environmental Science & technology, Journal of geophysical research atmosphere, geophysical research letters, atmospheric chemistry and physics, etc. He is in charge of the courses of 'Introduction to environmental science' and 'English for environmental science and Engineering' for undergraduates and 'atmospheric environment and simulation' for postgraduates.