Lin Du, professor of environmental sciences at Environment Research Institute in Shandong University. He got his PhD in 2008, at Institute of Chemistry, Chinese Academy of Sciences, and then he worked as postdoctoral fellow at University of Leuven in Belgium. In 2010, he moved to University of Copenhagen in Denmark and worked as postdoctoral researcher until 2013. He then took an assistant professor position at University of Copenhagen. In 2014, he became a professor at Shandong University. His research interest is environmental impacts of marine aerosol, reaction mechanism of atmospheric volatile organic compounds and secondary organic aerosol, He was awarded Outstanding Young Investigator of Shandong Province in 2017. He was also selected as Emerging Investigator of RSC environmental science journals in 2018, and Outstanding Reviewer for the journal of Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics in 2019.

  • 2003/09/01-2008/07/01
    Chinese Academy of Science
    Physical Chemistry Ph.D
  • 1999/09/01-2003/07/30
    Ocean University of China
    Marine Chemistry Bachelor
Professional Experience
  • 2014-7 — Now
     Shandong University, China 
  • 2013-9 — 2014-6
     University of Copenhagen, Denmark 
    Assistant Professor
  • 2010-9 — 2013-8
     University of Copenhagen, Denmark 
    Postdoctoral reseacher
  • 2008-8 — 2010-8
     University of Leuven, Belgium 
    Postdoctoral fellow

Media reports


1.Selected as Emerging Investigator in the environmental chemical sciences by Royal Society of Chemistry in 2018:

2. Scientific Chinese

3. The progress report of Du Group 

4. Environmental protection

Presentation and International Academic Conference

1. Exploring the surface properties of aqueous organic aerosol, ACS Fall 2019 National Meeting, August 25 - 29, 2019, San Diego, USA. (Invited)

2. The reactions between organic and inorganic pollutants on aerosol surface, 11th Asian Aerosol Conference (AAC 2019), May 27-30, 2019, Hong Kong.

3. Spectroscopic investigation of multiple reactions on the aqueous organic aerosol surface, The General Assembly 2019 of the European Geosciences Union (EGU), April 7-12, 2019, Vienna, Austria.

4. The reactions between organic and inorganic pollutants on aerosol surface, International Workshop on Heterogeneous Kinetics Related to Atmospheric Aerosols, Sept. 24, 2018, Takamatsu, Japan. (Invited)

5. Aqueous-phase aerosols on the air-water interface: response of fatty acid Langmuir monolayers to atmospheric inorganic ions,14th Annual Meeting Asia Oceania Geosciences Society, August 6-11, 2017, Singapore. (Invited)

6. Intermolecular interactions in the atmospheric clusters, The13th Informal Conference on Atmospheric and Molecular Science, June13-14, 2016, Lund, Sweden. (Invited plenary lecture)

7. Gas phase infrared and near infrared spectroscopy of a medium strength hydrogen bond molecular complex at room temperature, The 22nd International Conference on High Resolution Molecular Spectroscopy, September 4-8, 2012, Prague, Czech Republic.

8. FTIR spectroscopy of binary complexes, Danish Chemical Society – Annual Meeting2012, June 7, 2012, Odense, Denmark.

9. Identification of amine complexes in the gas phase, The Tenth Informal Conference on Atmospheric and Molecular Science, June 9-10, 2011, Copenhagen, Denmark.


(1) 李坤. Uncovering the dominant contribution of intermediate volatility compounds in secondary organic aerosol formation from biomass-burning emissions .National Science Review .2024 (3)

(2) Lily, Makroni. New insights into the mechanism and kinetics of the addition reaction of unsaturated Criegee intermediates to CF3COOH and tropospheric implications .Environmental Science-Processes & Impacts .2024

(3) Liang, Yi-Bo. Adsorption of NOx Molecules on the Hematite Surface: Isolated Versus Paired .J. Phys. Chem. C .2024 ,128 (8):3167-3179

(4) Li, Fenghua. Aqueous-phase chemistry of atmospheric phenolic compounds: A critical review of laboratory studies .Science of The Total Environment .2023 ,856

(5) Ning, An. The critical role of dimethylamine in the rapid formation of iodic acid particles in marine areas .NPJ CLIMATE AND ATMOSPHERIC SCIENCE .2022 ,5 (1)

(6) Duan, Jian-Lu. Bubbles Expand the Dissemination of Antibiotic Resistance in the Aquatic Environment .Environmental Science & Technology .2023

(7)  Lin Du*, Li Xu*, Kun Li, Christian George, Maofa Ge. NH3 Weakens the Enhancing Effect of SO2 on Biogenic Secondary Organic Aerosol Formation. Environ. Sci. Technol. Lett., 2023, 10, 145−151. (封面)

(8)  Zhaomin Yang, Kun Li, Narcisse T. Tsona, Xin Luo, and Lin Du*.SO2 enhances aerosol formation from anthropogenic volatile organic compound ozonolysis by producing sulfur-containing compounds. Atmos. Chem. Phys., 2023, 23, 417–430.

(9)  Ruixue Wang, Kun Li*, Narcisse Tsona Tchinda, Wenxing Wang, Lin Du*. Nitrate formation and iron dissolution in the heterogeneous reactions of NH3 on nano α-Fe2O3. Environ. Sci.: Nano,2023,10,3184–3196.

(10)  Makroni Lily, Shemphang Hynniewta, Xiaofan Lv, Asit K. Chandra*, Narcisse Tsona Tchinda*, and Lin Du*.Assessing the Isomerization of a Primary Intermediate (CH3SCH2O2• Radical) in Dimethyl Sulfide Degradation in the Marine Boundary Layer.ACS Earth Space Chem. 2023, 7, 10, 2129–2138.

(11)  Shan Zhang, Lin Du*, Zhaomin Yang, Narcisse Tsona Tchinda, Jianlong Li, and Kun Li*. Contrasting impacts of humidity on the ozonolysis of monoterpenes: insights into the multi-generation chemical mechanism. Atmos. Chem. Phys., 2023, 23, 10809–10822.

(12)  Minglan Xu, Narcisse Tsona Tchinda, Jianlong Li, and Lin Du*. Insoluble lipid film mediates transfer of soluble saccharides from the seato the atmosphere: the role of hydrogen bonding.Atmos. Chem. Phys., 2023, 23, 2235–2249.

(13)  Jianlong Li, Xing Zhai*, Lin Du*. Effect of Nitrate on the Photochemical Production of Carbonyl Sulfide From Surface Seawater. Geophys. Res. Lett., 2022, 49, e2021GL097051.

(14)  Yaru Song, Jianlong Li, Narcisse T. Tsona, Lingrui Liu, Lin Du*.Enrichment of short-chain organic acids transferred to submicron sea spray aerosols. Sci. Total Environ., 2022, 851, 158122.

(15)  Zhaomin Yang, Lin Du*, Yongjie Li, Xinlei Ge. Nitrogen-Containing Compounds Enhance Light Absorption of Aromatic-Derived Brown Carbon. Environ. Sci. Technol., 2022, 56, 4005-4016. (封面)

(16)  Narcisse T. Tsona, Lin Du*, Ling Liu, Xiuhui Zhang. Pyruvic Acid, an Efficient Catalyst in SO3 Hydrolysis and Effective Clustering Agent in Sulfuric-Acid-Based New Particle Formation. Atmos. Chem. Phys., 2022, 22, 1951-1963.

(17)  Li Xu, Narcisse T. Tsona, Lin Du*. Relative Humidity Changes the Role of SO2 in Biogenic Secondary Organic Aerosol Formation. J. Phys. Chem. Lett. 2021, 7365-7372.(Supplementary Cover)

(18)  Li Xu, Zhaomin Yang, Narcisse T. Tsona, Xinke Wang, Christian George, Lin Du*. Anthropogenic-biogenic interactions at night: enhanced formation of secondary aerosols, particulate nitrogen- and sulfur-containing organics from β-pinene oxidation. Environ. Sci. Technol., 2021, 55, 7794-7807. (Front cover)

(19)  Jianlong Li, Xing Zhai, Lin Du*. Photosensitized formation of sulfate and volatile sulfur gases from dissolved organic sulfur: Roles of pH, dissolved oxygen, and salinity. Sci. Total Environ., 2021, 786, 147449.

(20)  Shuyan Wang, Narcisse T. Tsona, Lin Du*. Effect of NOx on secondary organic aerosol formation from the photochemical transformation of allyl acetate. Atmos. Environ., 2021, 255, 118426.

(21)  Zhaomin Yang, Li Xu, Narcisse T. Tsona, Jianlong Li, Xin Luo, Lin Du*. SO2 and NH3 emissions enhance organosulfur compounds and fine particle formation from the photooxidation of a typical aromatic hydrocarbon. Atmos. Chem. Phys., 2021, 21, 7963-7981.

(22)  Minglan Xu, Narcisse T. Tsona, Shumin Cheng, Jianlong Li, Lin Du*. Unraveling interfacial properties of organic-coated marine aerosol with lipase incorporation. Sci. Total Environ., 2021, 782, 146893.

(23)  Li Xu, Lin Du*, Narcisse T. Tsona, Maofa Ge. Anthropogenic Effects on Biogenic Secondary Organic Aerosol Formation. Adv. Atmos. Sci., 2021, 38, 1053-1084.

(24)  Shumin Cheng, Lin Du*, Xiuhui Zhang, Maofa Ge. Application of Langmuir Monolayers in the Investigation of Surface Properties of Sea Spray Aerosols. Progress in Chemistry, 2021, in press.

(25)  Xiaotong Jiang, Chen Lv, Bo You, Zhiyi Liu, Xinfeng Wang, Lin Du*. Joint impacts of atmospheric SO2 and NH3 on the formation of nanoparticles from photooxidation of a typical biomass burning compound. Environ. Sci.: Nano, 2020, 7, 2532-2545. (Front Inside Cover)

(26)  Shumin Cheng, Lin Du*, Christian George. Understanding the Interfacial Behavior of Typical Perfluorocarboxylic Acids at Surfactant-Coated Aqueous Interfaces. J. Geophys. Res.: Atmospheres, 2020, 125, e2019JD032182. (Front Cover)

(27)  Fenghua Li, Shanshan Tang, Narcisse T. Tsona, Lin Du*. Kinetics and mechanism of OH-induced α-terpineol oxidation in the atmospheric aqueous phase. Atmos. Environ., 2020, 237, 117650.

(28)  Shanshan Tang, Fenghua Li, Narcisse T. Tsona, Chunying Lu, Xinfeng Wang, Lin Du*. Aqueous-Phase Photooxidation of Vanillic Acid: A Potential Source of Humic-Like Substances (HULIS). ACS Earth Space Chem., 2020, 4, 862-872. (Supplementary Cover)

(29)  Chen Lv, Narcisse T. Tsona, Lin Du*. Sea spray aerosol formation: results on the role of different parameters and organic concentrations from bubble bursting experiments. Chemosphere, 2020, 252, 126456.

(30)  Bo You, Siyang Li, Narcisse T. Tsona, Jianlong Li, Li Xu, Zhaomin Yang, Shumin Cheng, Qingcai Chen, Christian George, Maofa Ge, Lin Du*. Environmental Processing of Short-Chain Fatty Alcohols Induced by Photosensitized Chemistry of Brown Carbons. ACS Earth Space Chem., 2020, 4, 631-640.

(31)  Xiaotong Jiang, Narcisse T. Tsona, Long Jia, Shijie Liu, Hailiang Zhang, Yongfu Xu, Lin Du*. Secondary organic aerosol formation from photooxidation of furan: effects of NOx and humidity. Atmos. Chem. Phys., 2019, 19, 13591-13609.

(32)  Siyang Li, Xiaotong Jiang, Marie Roveretto, Christian George, Ling Liu, Wei Jiang, Qingzhu Zhang, Wenxing Wang, Maofa Ge, Lin Du*. Photochemical aging of atmospherically reactive organic compounds involving brown carbon at the air–aqueous interface. Atmos. Chem. Phys., 2019, 19, 9887-9902.

(33)  Shumin Cheng, Siyang Li, Narcisse T. Tsona, Christian George, Lin Du*. Insights into the head-group and chain-length dependence of surface characteristics of organic-coated sea spray aerosols. ACS Earth Space Chem., 2019, 3, 571-580.

(34)  Narcisse T. Tsona, Lin Du*. A potential source of atmospheric sulfate from O2--induced SO2 oxidation by ozone. Atmos. Chem. Phys., 2019, 19, 649-661.

Research Projects

1. 关键大气活性含碳成分的分子转化机制-1, 2023/12/01-2027/11/30

2. 海洋气溶胶对陆源大气污染物的响应机制研究, 2023/08/24-2027/12/31

3. 大气有机过氧自由基在线测量质谱系统, 2022/01/01-2024/12/31

4. National Natural Science Foundation of China, Effects of marine bioactive substances on the physical and chemical properties of marine aerosol, 640,000 RMB.

5. Seed Fund for International Scientific Research of Shandong University, International Joint Research Center for Marine Aerosols of Shandong University, 2020.01-2024.12, 1,500,000RMB.

6. Youth Fundation for Cross-Science Innovation group of Shandong University, Interfacial chemical reaction mechanism of environmental ultrafine particles, 2020.01-2023.12, 7000, 000 RMB.

7. Youth Innovation and Technology Plan of Universities in Shandong Province, Innovative team on the principle and control technology of atmospheric VOCs pollution, 2019.12-2022.11, 200, 000RMB.

8. The Exchange Program of Outstanding Young Scientific Researchers Between China and French, the Ministry of Science and Technology, 2019, 80, 000RMB.

9. National Natural Science Foundation of China, Laboratory study of the atmospheric transformation processes of sea spray aerosol, 660,000 RMB.

10. National Natural Science Foundation of China, Surface reaction of secondary organic aerosol and its influences on haze formation, 2,200,000 RMB.

11. Shandong Natural Science Fund for Distinguished Young Scholars, Atmospheric reactions of volatile organic compounds, 600,000 RMB.

12. National Natural Science Foundation of China, Experimental identification and theoretical study of reactive halogen radical complexes, 800,000 RMB.

13. National Natural Science Foundation of China, Study of important physicochemical properties of atmospheric molecular complexes, 280,000 RMB.

14. Key Research and Development Plan of Shandong Province, Research on the control technology of volatile odorous organic pollutants, 2018.01-2019.12,150, 000RMB.

15. Shandong Provincial Natural Science Foundation, China, Study of atmospheric nucleation process of hydrazine fuels and their oxidized derivatives, 120,000 RMB.

16. Fundamental Research Fund in Shenzhen, VOCs pollution control technique on the basis of atmospheric self-cleaning mechanism, 100,000 RMB.

17. Talents in the Western Economic Uplift Belt of Shandong Province and the Key Areas of Poverty Alleviation and Development, "Nature" air purification technology, 2017.10-2018.09, 750, 000RMB.

18. Leading Talents in Yuandu, Weifang, Innovation in strategic emerging industries, 2018.01-2020.12, 1, 000, 000RMB.

19. Open Research of Beijing National Laboratory for Molecular Sciences, Mechanism of interfacial photooxidation of organic aerosols, 2018.09-2020.08, 60, 000RMB.

Honors & Awards
Student Information
  • Narcisse Tsona (Associate professor, 2020-)  2021/08/07 Hits:[] Times
  • Li Jianlong (Post-doctor, 2019-)  2021/07/22 Hits:[] Times
  • Yang Zhaomin (Ph.D student, 2018-)  2020/07/21 Hits:[] Times
  • Xu Minglan (Ph.D student, 2019-)  2021/08/07 Hits:[] Times
  • Song Yaru (Master student, 2020-)  2021/08/07 Hits:[] Times
  • Zhang Shan (Master student, 2020-)  2021/08/07 Hits:[] Times
  • 胡杰(博士生,2021-)  2022/06/23 Hits:[] Times
  • 陈晓文(博士生,2021-)  2022/06/23 Hits:[] Times
  • 吕霄凡(硕士生,2021-)  2022/06/23 Hits:[] Times
  • 宋爱静(硕士生,2022-)  2023/03/14 Hits:[] Times
  • 马雪琦(硕士生,2022-)  2023/03/15 Hits:[] Times
  • 胡宽运(硕士生,2022-)  2023/03/15 Hits:[] Times
  • 孙迎红(硕士生,2023-)  2023/09/23 Hits:[] Times
  • 孙慧(硕士生,2023-)  2023/09/23 Hits:[] Times
  • 张舒颖(硕士生,2023-)  2023/09/23 Hits:[] Times
  • Narcisse Tsona (Post-doctor, 2017-2020 )  2021/08/07 Hits:[] Times
  • 李建龙 (博士后,2019-2022,毕业去向:山东大学副研究员)  2022/06/23 Hits:[] Times
  • Zhao Hailiang (Post-docotor, 2015-2017)  2021/08/07 Hits:[] Times
  • Liu Shijie (Ph.D student, 2015-2019)  2021/08/07 Hits:[] Times
  • Li Siyang (Ph.D student, 2014-2019)  2021/08/07 Hits:[] Times
  • Wang Shuyan (Ph.D student, 2016-2020)  2021/08/07 Hits:[] Times
  • Jiang Xiaotong (Ph.D student, 2015-2020)  2021/08/07 Hits:[] Times
  • Lv Chen (Ph.D student, 2015-2020)  2021/08/07 Hits:[] Times
  • Tang Shanshan (Ph.D student, 2015-2020)  2021/08/07 Hits:[] Times
  • Cheng Shumin (Ph.D student, 2016-2021)  2021/08/07 Hits:[] Times
  • Xu Li (Ph.D student, 2017-)  2021/08/07 Hits:[] Times
  • Wang Ruixue (Ph.D student, 2018-)  2021/08/07 Hits:[] Times
  • Zhang Qun ( Master student, 2014-2017 )  2021/08/07 Hits:[] Times
  • Li Junyao (Master student, 2016-2019)  2021/08/07 Hits:[] Times
  • Zhu Jianqiang (Master student, 2016-2019)  2021/08/07 Hits:[] Times
  • You Bo (Master student, 2017-2020)  2021/08/07 Hits:[] Times
  • Yang Ning (Master student, 2017-2020)  2021/08/07 Hits:[] Times
  • Li Fenghua (Master student, 2018-2021)  2021/08/07 Hits:[] Times
  • Zhan Yanan (Master student, 2019-)  2021/08/07 Hits:[] Times
  • Liu Lingrui (Master student, 2019-)  2021/08/07 Hits:[] Times
  • Chang Jiamin (Bachelor student, 2014-2015)  2021/08/07 Hits:[] Times
  • Xu Kun (Bachelor student, 2014-2015)  2021/08/07 Hits:[] Times
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