Upcoming Events

CleanAir4V Seminar-Date and Time Soon

Date: Postponed 

Time: Postponed

Speaker: Dr Li Liu from Tsinghua University

Over the last 18 months Dr Liu has focused on indoor transmission of Covid-19. His work has included using environmental monitoring techniques (most commonly CO2 and PM2.5) to monitor transmission and infection control, as well as investigating ventilation strategies across different settings. Notable papers include:

Lu, Y., et al., 2020. Environmnetal monitoring and infection control of fever clinics in genral hospitals during COVID-19 pandemic. Chinese Science Bulletin, 66(4-5), pp.475-485. 

Liu, L., et al., 2021. Real-time monitoring and controlling stratagies of indoor environmnet in the frontline hospitals during COVID-19 pandemic. Chinese Science Bulletin, 66(4-5), pp424-432.

Location: Online via Zoom

Title: "Occupational expsoure risk of healthcare workers and patients during the COVID-19 pandemic"

Abstract: Since the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) outbreak, the nosocomial infection rate worldwide has been reported high. It’s urgent to figure out an affordable way to understand, monitor and alarm nosocomial infection. Traditional epidemiology tools including hand hygiene, masking, quarantine and vaccination demand high social compliance. They are significantly challenged due to lack of evidences, when a new disease emerges. In this talk, we share our experience on engineering control of SARS-CoV-2 transmission in Chinese hospitals. Multi-disciplinary methods outside the bio-medical box, including sensors & samplers, breathing thermal manikins(BTM), Computer Fluid Dynamics(CFD) and computer vision(CV), help frontline healthcare workers understand the infection risk beyond the recommendations from WHO.


Past Events


CleanAir4V Seminar 15th September

Date: 15th September 2021

Time: 12-1pm

Speaker: Professor Zhuohui Zhao from Fudan University

 Professor Zhaos' research interests particularly focus on indoor air pollution, environmental exposure and health and childhood environmental exposure. She has publications on topics covering PM2.5 and PM1 to bioaerosols and microorganisms. Much of the work links air pollutants to health impacts such as sick building syndrome and chronic respiratory diseases. Notable papers include: 

Zhang, A. et al., 2021. Indoor PM2.5 concentrations in China: A concise review of the literature published in the past 40 years. Building and Environment, 198, p.107898.

Chen, T. et al., 2021. Acute respiratory response to individual particle exposure (PM1.0, PM2.5 AND PM10) in the elderly with and without chronic respiratory diseases. Environmental Pollution, 271, p.116329.

Location: Online Via Zoom

Title: "Intervention Studies on Air pollution and health in China"

Communicating Clean Air Research-Clean Air Day Event 2021

Date: 17th June 2021

Time: 12:00-13:00

Location: Meeting on Zoom

Speakers: Charlotte Zamboni, Global Action PlanLukasz Walasek, Warwick University; Mike Morrision, Michigan State University


As part of Clean Air Day 2021, we ask how the research community can 'translate' air quality science into messaging, media stories and social media campaigns that cut through to the public, and enable them to join the conversation and take action.

Clean Air Day is focused on improving public understanding of air pollution and building awareness of how air pollution impacts our health. This event is organised jointly by the the six SPF-Clean Air funded air quality networks.

The event will be hosted by Prof Cath Noakes, Professor of Environmental Engineering for Buildings at the University of Leeds.

Speakers as follows:

Charlotte Zamboni, Marketing Director, Global Action Plan: Playing on the positive - Turning clean air research into compelling communications

Lukasz Walasek, University of Warwick: How do we turn communications into action? Insights from behavioural science.

Mike Morrison, Michigan State University: Learn some user-experience design principles to help you get your science out there!

There will be plenty of time for discussion and to explore ideas with the panel.

CleanAir4V Research Seminar

Date: 30th April 2021

Time: 14:30-15:30

Speaker: Dr Manabu Shiraiwa from University of California, Irvine 

Location: Online Via Zoom

Title: "Modeling consortium for chemistry of indoor environments (MOCCIE): integrating chemical processes from molecular to room scales"

Abstract: I present on the development of the MOCCIE that connects models over a range of spatial and temporal scales, from molecular to room scales and from sub-nanosecond to days, respectively. Our modeling approaches include molecular dynamics simulations, kinetic process modeling, gas-phase chemistry modeling, organic aerosol modeling, and computational fluid dynamics simulations. These models are applied to investigate ozone reactions with skin and clothing, oxidation of volatile organic compounds and formation of secondary organic aerosols, and mass transport and partitioning of indoor species to surfaces. This development establishes a framework to integrate different modeling tools and experimental measurements, opening up an avenue for development of comprehensive and integrated models with representations of various chemistry in indoor environments.

Launch Event

Date: 15th December 2020

Time: 10:30-12:00

Location: Online Via Zoom

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