Prof. Kun Li's research interests are atmospheric physical and chemical processes influenced by human activities. The main research topics are: 1) secondary organic aerosol (SOA) formation from anthropogenic emissions, including single and complex precursors; 2) characterizing SOA chemical composition and optical properties; 3) field measurements of volatile organic compounds regarding their emission, transformation, and the impacts of human activities.

He has published more than 30 papers in peer-reviewed journals including Nature, Environ. Sci. Technol., Atmos. Chem. Phys., Environ. Sci. Technol. Lett., etc.

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Selected publication:

1. Wang, R.; Li, K.; Li, J.; Tsona, N. T.; Wang, W.; Du, L., Interaction of Acrylic Acid and SO2 on the Surface of Mineral Dust AerosolACS Earth and Space Chemistry, 2023, 7, 548-558 (Front Cover).

2. Li, K.; Wentzell, J.; Liu, Q.; Leithead, A.; Moussa, S. G.; Wheeler, M.; Han, C.; Lee, P.; Li, S.-M.; Liggio, J., Evolution of atmospheric total organic carbon from petrochemical mixturesEnvironmental Science & Technology, 2021, 55, 12841-12851.

3. Liu, Q.; Li, L.; Zhang, X.; Saini, A.; Li, W.; Hung, H.; Hao, C.; Li, K.; Lee, P.; Wentzell, J.; Huo, C.; Li, S.-M.; Harner, T.; Liggio, J., Uncovering global-scale risks from commercial chemicals in airNature, 2021, 600, 456-461.

4. Li, J.; Li, H.; Li, K.; Chen, Y.; Zhang, H.; Zhang, X.; Wu, Z.; Liu, Y.; Wang, X.; Wang, W.; Ge, M., Enhanced secondary organic aerosol formation from the photo-oxidation of mixed anthropogenic volatile organic compoundsAtmospheric Chemistry and Physics, 2021, 21, 7773-7789.

5. Li, K.; Liggio, J.; Han, C.; Liu, Q.; Moussa, S. G.; Lee, P.; Li, S.-M., Understanding the impact of high-NOx conditions on the formation of secondary organic aerosol in the photooxidation of oil sands-related precursorsEnvironmental Science & Technology, 2019, 53, 14420-14429.

6. Li, K.; Liggio, J.; Lee, P.; Han, C.; Liu, Q.; Li, S.-M., Secondary organic aerosol formation from α-pinene, alkanes and oil-sands-related precursors in a new oxidation flow reactorAtmospheric Chemistry and Physics, 2019, 19, 9715-9731.

7. Li, K.; Li, J.; Tong, S.; Wang, W.; Huang, R.-J.; Ge, M., Characteristics of wintertime VOCs in suburban and urban Beijing: concentrations, emission ratios, and festival effectsAtmospheric Chemistry and Physics, 2019, 19, 8021-8036.

8. Li, K.; Li, J.; Wang, W.; Tong, S.; Liggio, J.; Ge, M., Evaluating the effectiveness of joint emission control policies on the reduction of ambient VOCs: implications from observation during the 2014 APEC summit in suburban BeijingAtmospheric Environment, 2017, 164, 117-127.

9. Li, J.; Li, K.; Wang, W.; Wang, J.; Peng, C.; Ge, M., Optical properties of secondary organic aerosols derived from long-chain alkanes under various NOx and seed conditionsScience of the Total Environment, 2017, 579, 1699-1705.

10. Li, K.; Li, J.; Liggio, J.; Wang, W.; Ge, M.; Liu, Q.; Guo, Y.; Tong, S.; Li, J.; Peng, C.; Jing, B.; Wang, D.; Fu, P., Enhanced light scattering of secondary organic aerosols by multiphase reactionsEnvironmental Science & Technology, 2017, 51, 1285-1292.

  • 2011/09/01-2016/07/03
    University of Chinese Academy of Sciences
    Physical Chemistry, PhD
  • 2007/09/17-2011/06/20
    Beijing Institute of Technology
    Chemistry, BSc
Professional Experience
  • 2022-4 — Now
     Professor, Shandong University 
  • 2020-1 — 2022-4
     Scientist, Paul Scherrer Institute 
  • 2016-10 — 2019-10
     NSERC Visiting Fellow, Environment and Climate Change Canada 
Research direction
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  • Chen Xiaowen (PhD student, 2023-)  2023/01/10 Hits:[] Times
  • Zhang Shan (PhD student, 2022-)  2022/07/01 Hits:[] Times
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