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RGC/GRF - Rise in summertime ozone levels in South China: Impacts of long-range transport of Southeast Asia emissions
RGC/CRF - Is the Usual Social Distance Sufficient to Avoid Airborne Infection of Expiratory Droplets in Indoor Environments?


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Personal profile

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Research Interests

Atmospheric Chemistry; Local and Regional Air Quality; Atmospheric Reactive Organics and Secondary Air Pollution; Volatile Organic Compounds; Tropospheric Ozone; Organic Aerosol Source and Chemistry


Dr. Lyu obtained his BSc at Zhejiang University of Technology (2012), MPhil at Wuhan University (2014), and PhD degree at The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU) in 2018, all in Environmental Engineering. Before joining HKBU, he had worked in PolyU between Sep 2017 and Jan 2023 as a Research Associate, Postdoc Fellow, Research Fellow, and Research Assistant Professor. He has been devoted to air quality research with a focus on atmospheric reactive organics and secondary air pollution. Till the present, Dr. Lyu has published >60 scientific papers in internationally renowned journals (Nature Communications, Environmental Science & Technology, Journal of Geophysical Research: Atmospheres, etc.) and won a total citation of 2,170 and an H-index of 24. He has been leading several competitive research grants, including RGC/GRF, RGC/CRF (co-PI), and NSFC/Young Scientist Fund. As a Youth Editor in journal The Innovation, an Editorial Board Member in journal Frontiers in Sustainable Cities, and a member of Australia-China Center for Air Quality Science and Management, Dr. Lyu actively serves the community.

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 11 - Sustainable Cities and Communities
  • SDG 13 - Climate Action
  • SDG 17 - Partnerships for the Goals

Education/Academic qualification

PhD, Environmental Engineering, The Hong Kong Polytechnic Uiversity

6 Jul 201430 Sept 2018

Award Date: 30 Sept 2018

Master, Environmental Engineering, Wuhan University

1 Sept 201230 Jun 2014

Award Date: 30 Jun 2014

Bachelor, Environmental Engineering, Zhejiang University of Technology

1 Sept 200830 Jun 2012

Award Date: 30 Jun 2012

External positions

The Hong Kong Polytechnic Uiversity

11 Sept 201731 Jan 2023


  • QD Chemistry
  • Atmospheric Chemistry
  • H Social Sciences (General)
  • Air Quality Research


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