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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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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.

Education/Academic qualification

PhD, The Hong Kong Polytechnic Uiversity

6 Jul 201430 Sep 2018

Award Date: 30 Sep 2018

Master, Wuhan University

1 Sep 201230 Jun 2014

Award Date: 30 Jun 2014

Bachelor, Zhejiang University of Technology

1 Sep 200830 Jun 2012

Award Date: 30 Jun 2012

External positions

The Hong Kong Polytechnic Uiversity

11 Sep 201731 Jan 2023


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


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