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Meng Gao is currently a Professor in the Department of Geography at Hong Kong Baptist University. He received his Ph.D. degree in Chemical Engineering from the University of Iowa in 2015. Before joining Hong Kong Baptist University, he was a Postdoctoral Fellow at Harvard University. His research focuses on climate modeling, chemistry-climate interactions, and climate change impacts and mitigation. He has published >110 peer-reviewed papers in top-tier journals including Science Advances, PNAS, Nature Communications and Nature Food. He is a Fellow of the Royal Meteorological Society and receipt of multiple awards, such as the Xie Yibing Youth Meteorological Science and Technology Award and the European Geoscience Union Atmospheric Science Division Outstanding Young Scientist in 2020. He is an associate editor of the Urban Climate journal, Atmospheric Measurement Technique and Science of the Total Environment, and member of the World Meteorological Organization Global Air Quality Forecasting and Information System (GAFIS) Steering Committee. He is also a member of the Physical Sciences Panel of the Research Grants Council (RGC) of Hong Kong.

Research Interests

climate modeling, chemistry-climate interactions, and climate change impacts and mitigation

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 7 - Affordable and Clean Energy
  • SDG 8 - Decent Work and Economic Growth
  • SDG 9 - Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure
  • SDG 13 - Climate Action
  • SDG 17 - Partnerships for the Goals

Education/Academic qualification

PhD, Chemical Engineering

Award Date: 12 Dec 2015

Master, Chemical Engineering, The University of Iowa

Award Date: 1 May 2015

Bachelor, Atmospheric Physics, Nanjing University of Information Science & Technology

Award Date: 30 Jun 2012


  • GE Environmental Sciences
  • GB Physical geography


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