Dr. Gao Meng (高蒙博士)

Assistant Professor
Ph.D. University of Iowa (U.S.A.)

Office: AAB 1222
Tel: (852) 3411 7190
Fax: (852) 3411 5990
Email: mmgao2@hkbu.edu.hk


2012-2015, Ph.D., Chemical Engineering, University of Iowa, USA (Advisor: Gregory R. Carmichael)
2012-2015, M.Sc., Chemical Engineering, University of Iowa, USA
2008-2012, B.Sc., Atmospheric Physics, Nanjing University of Information Science and Technology, China


7/2019-present, Assistant Professor, Hong Kong Baptist University (HKBU)
8/2019-present, member, State Key Laboratory of Environmental and Biological Analysis, HKBU
2016-2019, Postdoctoral Fellow, Harvard University, USA (Advisor: Michael B. McElroy)
2012-2015, Research Assistant, University of Iowa, USA (Advisor: Gregory R. Carmichael)


Geography of Health and the Environment
Selected Topics in the Geography of China (Physical & Environmental Geography)


Air quality and atmospheric chemistry modeling
Chemistry-climate interactions
Environmental health
Climate change mitigation


[1] 排放与气候因素对近十多年北京冬季PM2.5浓度变化的影响, 环境模拟与污染控制国家重点联合实验室(清华大学)开放课题(19K03ESPCT),2019-2021.

[2] 中国与印度重污染区域臭氧的季节性与污染源特征, 中国气象局气溶胶与云降水重点开放实验室开放课题 (KDW1901),2019-2021.

[3] APEC期间多污染物减排对黑碳光吸收影响的模拟研究,江苏省大气环境监测与污染控制高技术研究重点实验室开放基金(KHK1902),2019-2021.

[4] 排放与气候因素对近十多年广东冬季PM2.5浓度变化的影响, 广东省自然科学基金-面上项目(2019A1515011633),2019-2022.



[43] Fu, P., Gao, M. and Yung, K. KL: Association of intestinal disorders with Parkinson’s disease and Alzheimer’s disease: A systematic review and meta-analysis, ACS Chemical Neuroscience, in press, 2020.

[42] Gao, M., Liu, Z., Zheng, B., Ji, D., Sherman, P., Song, S., Xin, J., Liu, C., Wang, Y., Zhang, Q., Wang, Z., Carmichael, G., and McElroy, M.: China’s Clean Air Action has suppressed unfavorable influences of climate on wintertime PM2.5 concentrations in Beijing since 2002, Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics, in press, 2020.

[41] Gao, M., Han, Z., Tao, Z., Li, J., Kang, J.-E., Huang, K., Dong, X., Zhuang, B., Li, S., Ge, B., Wu, Q., Lee, H.-J., Kim, C.-H., Fu, J. S., Wang, T., Chin, M., Li, M., Woo, J.-H., Zhang, Q., Cheng, Y., Wang, Z., and Carmichael, G. R.: Air Quality and Climate Change, Topic 3 of the Model Inter-Comparison Study for Asia Phase III (MICS-Asia III), Part II: aerosol radiative effects and aerosol feedbacks. Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics, in press, 2020.

[40] Xu, Y., Wu, X., Kumar, R., Barth, M., Diao, C., Gao, M., Lin, L., Jones, B., and Meehl, G. A.: Substantial increase in the joint occurrence and human exposure of Heatwave and High-PM Hazards (HHH) over South Asia in the mid-21st century, AGU Advances, in press, 2020.

[39] Yang, B.Y., Liu, K.K., Markevych, I., Knibbs, L.D., Bloom, M.S., Dharmage, S.C., Lin, S., Morawska, L., Heinrich, J., Jalaludin, B., Gao, M., Guo, Y., Zhou, Y., Huang, W., Yu, H., Zeng, X., Hu, L., Hu, Q., Dong, G.: Association between residential greenness and metabolic syndrome in Chinese adults. Environment International, 135, p.105388, 2020.


[38] Gao, M., Sherman, P., Song, S., Yu, Y., Wu, Z. and McElroy, M. B.: Seasonal Prediction of Indian Wintertime Aerosol Pollution using the Ocean Memory Effect. Science Advances, 5(7), eaav4157, 2019.

[37] Sherman, P., Gao, M., Song, S., Ohiomoba, P., Archibald, A., McElroy, M.: The Influence of Dynamics and Emissions Changes on China’s Wintertime Haze, Journal of Applied Meteorology and Climatology, https://doi.org/10.1175/JAMC-D-19-0035.1, 2019.

[36] Ji, D., Gao, M., Maenhaut, W., He, J., Wu, C., Cheng, L., Gao, W., Sun, Y., Sun, J., Xin, J., Wang, L., Wang, Y.: The Carbonaceous Aerosol Levels still Remain A Challenge in the Beijing-Tianjin-Hebei region of China: insights from continuous high temporal resolution measurements in multiple cities. Environmental International, 126, 171-183, 2019.

[35] Song, S., Gao, M., Xu, W., Sun, Y., Worsnop, D., Jayne, J., Zhang, Y., Zhu, L., Li, M., Zhou, Z., Cheng, C., Lv, Y., Wang, Y., Peng, W., Xu, X., Lin, N., Wang, Y., Wang, S., Munger, J. W., Jacob, D., McElroy, M.B.: Possible Heterogeneous Hydroxymethanesulfonate (HMS) Chemistry in Northern China Winter Haze and Implications for Rapid Sulfate Formation. Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics, 19, 1357-1371, 2019.

[34] Yue, S., Bikkina, S., Gao, M., Barrie, L.A., Kawamura, K. and Fu, P.: Sources and Radiative Absorption of Water‐Soluble Brown Carbon in the High Arctic Atmosphere. Geophysical Research Letters, https://doi.org/10.1029/2019GL085318, 2019.

[33] Shan, Y., Wilcox, E.M., Gao, L., Lin, L., Mitchell, D.L., Yin, Y., Zhao, T., Zhang, L., Shi, H. and Gao, M.: Evaluating Errors in Gamma Function Representations of the Rain Drop Size Distribution: A method for determining the optimal parameter set for use in bulk microphysics schemes. Journal of the Atmospheric Sciences, https://doi.org/10.1175/JAS-D-18-0259.1, 2019.

[32] Song, S., Nenes, A., Gao, M., Zhang, Y., Liu, P., Shao, J., Ye, D., Xu, W., Lei, L., Sun, Y. and Liu, B.: Thermodynamic Modeling Suggests Declines in Water Uptake and Acidity of Inorganic Aerosols in Beijing Winter Haze Events during 2014/2015–2018/2019. Environmental Science & Technology Letters, 6(12), pp.752-760, 2019.

[31] Zhou, W., Gao, M., He, Y., Wang, Q., Xie, C., Xu, W., Zhao, J., Du, W., Qiu,Y., Lei, L., Fu, P., Wang, Z., Worsnop, D.R., Zhang, Q., Sun, Y.: Response of Aerosol Chemistry to Clean Air Action in Beijing, China: Insights from two-year ACSM measurements and model simulations, Environmental Pollution, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.envpol.2019.113345, 2019.

[30] Cui, Y., Ji, D., Chen, H., Gao, M., Maenhaut, W., He, J. and Wang, Y.: Characteristics and Sources of Hourly Trace Elements in Airborne Fine Particles in Urban Beijing, China. Journal of Geophysical Research: Atmospheres, https://doi.org/10.1029/2019JD030881, 2019.

[29] Liu, Z., Hu, B., Ji, D., Cheng, M., Gao, W., Shi, S., Xie, Y., Yang, S., Gao, M., Fu, H. and Chen, J.: Characteristics of Fine Particle Explosive Growth Events in Beijing, China: seasonal variation, chemical evolution pattern and formation mechanism. Science of The Total Environment, 687, 1073-1086, 2019.

[28] Goldberg, D., Saide, P., Lamsal, L., de Foy, B., Lu, Z., Woo, J., Kim, Y., Kim, J., Gao, M., Carmichael, G. R. and Streets, D.: A Top-down Assessment using OMI NO2 Suggests an Underestimate in the NOx Emissions Inventory in Seoul, South Korea during KORUS-AQ. Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics, 19(3), 1801-1818, 2019.

[27] Zhou, M., Zhang, L., Chen, D., Gu, Y., Fu, T., Gao, M., Zhao, Y., Lu, X. and Zhao, B.: The Impact of Aerosol-Radiation Interactions on the Effectiveness of Emission Control Measures. Environmental Research Letters, 14, 024002, 2019.

[26] Lu, X., Zhang, L., Zhao, Y., Jacob, D.J., Hu, Y., Hu, L., Gao, M., Liu, X., Petropavlovskikh, I., McClure-Begley, A. and Querel, R.: Surface and Tropospheric Ozone Trends in the Southern Hemisphere since 1990: Possible Linkages to Poleward Expansion of the Hadley Circulation. Science Bulletin, 64(6), 400-409, 2019.


[25] Gao, M., Ding, Y., Song, S., Lu, X., Chen, X. and McElroy, M. B.: Secular Changes in Wind Energy Potential in India Associated with Warming Indian Ocean. Science Advances, 4(12), p.eaat5256, 2018.

[24] Gao, M., Beig, G., Song, S., Zhang, H., Hu, J., Ying, Q., Liang, F., Liu, Y., Wang, H., Lu, X., Zhu, T., Carmichael, G. R., Nielsen, C. P. and McElroy, M. B.: The Impact of Power Generation Emissions on Ambient PM2.5 Pollution and Human Health in China and India. Environmental International, 121, 250-259, 2018.

[23] Gao, M., Ji, D., Liang, F. and Liu, Y.: Attribution of Aerosol Direct Radiative Forcing in China and India to Emitting Sectors. Atmospheric Environment, 190, 35-42, 2018.

[22] Gao, M., Han, Z., Liu, Z., Li, M., Xin, J., Tao, Z., Li, J., Kang, J.E., Huang, K., Dong, X. and Zhuang, B., Li, S., Ge, B., Wu, Q., Cheng, Y., Wang, Y., Lee, H.-J., Kim, C.-H., Fu, J. S., Wang, T., Chin, M., Woo, J.-H., Zhang, Q., Wang, Z. and Carmichael, G. R.: Air Quality and Climate Change, Topic 3 of the Model Inter-Comparison Study for Asia Phase III (MICS-Asia III) Part 1: Overview and Model Evaluation. Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics, 18, 4859-4884, 2018.

[21] Song, S., Gao, M., Xu, W., Shao, J., Shi, G., Wang, S., Wang, Y., Sun, Y. and McElroy, M. B.: Fine Particle pH for Beijing Winter Haze as Inferred from Different Thermodynamic Equilibrium Models. Atmospheric Chemistry Physics, 18, 7423-7438, 2018 (co-first author). (ESI Highly Cited Paper)

[20] Lennartson, E., Wang, J., Garcia, L., Ge, C., Carmichael, G. R., Gao, M., Kim, J. and Scott, J.: Diurnal Variation of Aerosol Optical Depth and PM2.5 in South Korea: A Synthesis from AERONET, Satellite (GOCI), KORUS-AQ Observation, and WRF-Chem model. Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics, 18, 15125-15144, 2018.

[19] Lu, X., Hong, J., Zhang, L., Cooper, O. R., Schultz, M. G., Xu, X., Wang, T., Gao, M., Zhao, Y. and Zhang, Y.: Severe Surface Ozone Pollution in China: A Global Perspective. Environmental Science & Technology Letters, 5(8), 487-494, 2018.

[18] Pan, Y., Tian, S., Liu, D., Fang, Y., Zhu, X., Gao, M., Gao, J., Wentworth, G., Michalski, G. and Wang, Y.: Source Apportionment of Aerosol Ammonium in an Ammonia Rich Atmosphere: An Isotopic Study of Summer Clean and Hazy Days in Urban Beijing. Journal of Geophysical Research: Atmospheres, 123(10), 5681-5689, 2018.

[17] Pan, Y., Tian, S., Liu, D., Fang, Y., Zhu, X., Gao, M., Gao, J., Michalski, G. and Wang, Y.: Isotopic Evidence for Enhanced Fossil Fuel Sources of Aerosol Ammonium in the Urban Atmosphere. Environmental Pollution, 238, 942-947, 2018.

[16] Lu, X., Zhang, L., Liu, X., Gao, M., Zhao, Y. and Shao, J.: Lower Tropospheric Ozone over India and Its Linkage to the South Asian Monsoon. Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics, 18, 3101-3118, 2018.

[15] Ji, D., Yan, Y., Wang, Z., He, J., Liu, B., Sun, Y., Gao, M., Li, Y., Cao, W., Cui, Y. and Hu, B.: Two-year Continuous Measurements of Carbonaceous Aerosols in Urban Beijing, China: Temporal Variations, Characteristics and Source Analyses. Chemosphere, 200, 191-200, 2018.


[14] Gao, M., Liu, Z., Wang, Y., Lu, X., Ji, D., Wang, L., Li, M., Wang, Z., Zhang, Q. and Carmichael, G. R.: Distinguishing the Roles of Meteorology, Emission Control Measures, Regional Transport, and Co-benefits of Reduced Aerosol Feedbacks in APEC Blue. Atmospheric Environment, 167, 476-486, 2017.

[13] Gao, M., Saide, P. E., Xin, J., Wang, Y., Liu, Z., Wang, Y., Wang, Z., Pagowski, M., Guttikunda, S. K. and Carmichael, G. R.: Estimates of Health Impacts and Radiative Forcing in Winter Haze in Eastern China through Constraints of Surface PM2.5 Predictions. Environmental Science and Technology, 51(4), 2178-2185, 2017.

[12] Gao, M., Carmichael, G., Wang, Y., Saide, P., Liu, Z., Xin, J., Shan, Y. and Wang., Z.: “Chemical and Meteorological Feedbacks in the Formation of Intense Haze Events” in Air Pollution in Eastern Asia: An Integrated Perspective (ISSI Scientific Report Series), Springer, 1st ed. 2017 edition.

[11] Liang, F., Gao, M., Xiao, Q., Carmichael, G. R., Pan, X. and Liu, Y.: Evaluation of a Data Fusion Approach to Estimate Daily PM2.5 Levels in North China. Environmental Research, 158, 54-60, 2017.

[10] Liao, Z., Gao, M., Sun, J. and Fan, S.: The Impact of Synoptic Circulation on Air Quality and Pollution-related Human Health in the Yangtze River Delta Region. Science of the Total Environment, 607, 838-846, 2017.

[9] Wang, L., Ji, D., Li, Y., Gao, M., Tian, S., Wen, T., Liu, Z., Wang, L., Xu, P., Jiang, C. and Wang, Y.: The Impact of Relative Humidity on the Size Distribution and Chemical Processes of Major Water-soluble Inorganic Ions in the Megacity of Chongqing, China. Atmospheric Research, 192, 19-29, 2017.


[8] Gao, M., Carmichael, G. R., Wang, Y., Ji, D., Liu, Z. and Wang, Z.: Improving Simulations of Sulfate Aerosols during Winter Haze over Northern China: The Impacts of Heterogeneous Oxidation by NO2. Frontiers of Environmental Science and Engineering, 10(5), 16, 2016.

[7] Gao, M., Carmichael, G. R., Saide, P. E., Lu, Z., Yu, M., Streets, D. G. and Wang, Z., Response of Winter Fine Particulate Matter Concentrations to Emission and Meteorology Changes in North China. Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics, 16(18), 11837, 2016.

[6] Gao, M., Carmichael, G. R., Wang, Y., Saide, P. E., Yu, M., Xin, J., Liu, Z. and Wang, Z.: Modeling Study of the 2010 Regional Haze Event in the North China Plain. Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics, 16(3), 1673-1691, 2016.

[5] Cheng, Y., Zheng, G., Wei, C., Mu, Q., Zheng, B., Wang, Z., Gao, M., Zhang, Q., He, K., Carmichael, G. R. and Pschl, U.: Reactive Nitrogen Chemistry in Aerosol Water as a Source of Sulfate during Haze Events in China. Science Advances, 2(12), e1601530, 2016. (ESI Top 0.1% Hot Paper and Highly Cited Paper)

Before 2016

[4] Gao, M., Guttikunda, S. K., Carmichael, G. R., Wang, Y., Liu, Z., Stanier, C. O., Saide, P. E. and Yu, M.: Health Impacts and Economic Losses Assessment of the 2013 Severe Haze Event in Beijing Area. Science of the Total Environment, 511, 553-561, 2015. (ESI Highly Cited Paper)

[3] Gao, M., An, J., Hang, Y. and Li, Y.: Comparison of PMF and PCA/APCS for VOCs Source Apportionment in North Suburb of Nanjing. Journal of Meteorology and Environment, 30, 43-50, 2014.

[2] Lei, D., Jin, L., Zhu, Z. and Gao, M.: Advances in the Study of Water Vapor Vertical Transport into Stratosphere by Deep Convections. Journal of NUIST: Natural Science Edition, 4, 241-247, 2012.

[1] Yang, S., Ma, J., Hu, Z., Jin, L., Xu, X. and Gao, M.: Influence of Aerosols Mixing State on the Microphysics of Warm Clouds in North China. Transactions of Atmospheric Sciences, 34, 606-613, 2011.