※Introduction of Nanoparticle and Air Quality Laboratory: Prof. Chuen-Jinn Tsai's team at Yang Ming Chiao Tung University (NYCU) has a long history of the aerosol sampling and monitoring researches. Our research results, Personal Nanoparticle Sampler (PENs) and NCTU micro-orifice cascade impactor (NMCI), are used for workplaces and ambient PM0.1 sampling. The recently developed device, Nanoparticle Inertial Classifier (NIC), can combine with scientific instruments to achieve real-time PM0.1 monitoring.

※Collaboration purpose and target: Ultrafine particles or PM0.1 have recently become a critical concern because of their greater health effect than larger particles due to high penetration capability to human respiratory tracts, high number concentration and large surface area. So far, the Air Quality Guidelines (AQG) for PM0.1 has not been established because of insufficient studies on PM0.1. Therefore, WHO encourages scientists to use emerging science and technology to advance approaches for the exposure assessment to PM0.1 to formulate management strategy. One of the key factors for the PM0.1 assessment is the monitoring devices. Development of real-time PM0.1 monitoring system is important and necessary for preventing the adverse human health effect and facilitate air quality management. However, the development of robust real-time PM0.1 monitoring devices is very limited. Therefore, affordable real-time PM0.1 measurement techniques are necessary. To achieve such development, collaboration among expert scientists in this field would expedite the process. By sending graduate students to our laboratory to get training on FRM and FEM equipment and calibration methods. This will enhance talent exchange and share knowledge and technology. The real-time PM0.1 sensors will be co-developed using several techniques for continuous atmospheric PM0.1 monitoring purpose. The sensors will combine the PNS technology and QCM and EC techniques. Prof. Tsai's team also has extensive experience in aerosol chargers and EC measurement and has published a number of relevant journal articles. Therefore, it is expected the project goals can be reached with the full support and collaboration of the bilateral project team members. A large spatial scale and accurate PM0.1 data can be provided by the widely-deployed PM0.1 sensors. Ultimately, this evidence can be used to inform legislation and policy, then decrease the enormous health burden resulting from exposure to air pollution worldwide. Finally, it is expected the collaboration will bring not only proposed outcome but long-term collaboration by younger generation from both institutes.

※Others: 1. Scholarship : NT$15,000/per month, six-months maximum. 2. Your visa validity: 180 days. 3. The dormitory fee of NYCU is about 8,000~12,000 per semester. 4. If you want to join, please mail your cv to (Professor Tsai) and copy to (Assistant, Irene).

  • Field: Engineering
  • School: National Yang Ming Chiao Tung University
  • Organizer: Institute of Environmental Engineering
  • Period of Apply: 2023/01/01~2023/02/28 (Stop when the amount if full)
  • Term: Contact us and discuss
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  • Contact Person:Prof. Chuen-Jinn Tsai
  • Phone:+886-3-5731880, +886-3-5712121 Ext.55549