(1.) Brief introduction

Zhenxing Shen Prof./Dr 
  Dr Zhenxing Shen is now working in the Department of Environmental Sciences and Engineering, Xi’an Jiaotong University, China. He got his PhD degree in 2004 from the Chinese Academy of Sciences. His research interesting include: Atmospheric Environment, Aerosol and air quality, wet deposition and acid rain, indoor air pollution, and clean biomass utilization. He had good international cooperation with the scientists in Environment Canada, New Mexico state University, CNRS of France, Keio University, Chinese University of Hong Kong, and other Universities in the world.
  Dr Zhenxing Shen is now the secretary-generalof China Section of International Air & Waste Management Association (AWMA; 2009-present), and also the secretary-general of Chinese Association of Aerosol Science and Technology (2010-present).
  For his outstanding contribution in aerosol science, he got the award of the 8th Young Scientist of Chinese Society of Particuology in 2014, and the 5th Young Scientist of China Association of Aerosol Science & Technology in 2013.
      Dr Zhenxing Shen has published over 80 peer review SCI papers, and total citations are over 2000 times. The h-index is 23 from the web of science.  
 
Address: Department of Environmental Science and Engineering, Xi’an Jiaotong University, XianNing West Road 28#, Xi’an, 710049, China
Research fields:  Atmospheric Environment; brown carbon and black; Wet Deposition; clean biomass utilization
 
Peer review papers:
1.        Shen, Z.X., Zhang, Q., Cao, J.J., et al. Optical properties and possible sources of brown carbon in PM2.5 over Xi'an, China. Atmos. Environ., 2017, 150, 322-330.
2.        Sun, J., Shen, Z., Cao, J., et al. Particulate matters emitted from maize straw burning for winter heating in rural areas in Guanzhong Plain, China: Current emission and future reduction. Atmos. Res., 2017, 184, 66-76.
3.        Shen, Z.X., Cao J.J., Zhang L.M., et al. Retrieving historical ambient PM2.5 concentrations using existing visibility measurements in Xi'an, Northwest China. Atmos. Environ. 2016,126 :15-20.
4.        Shen, Z.S, Sun, J., Cao, J.J., et al. Chemical profiles of urban fugitive dust PM2.5 samples in Northern Chinese cities. Science of the Total Environment, 2016, 569570, 619626.
5.        Wang, Z.Y., Huang, Y., Ho, W.K., Cao,J.J., Shen, Z.X., et al. Fabrication of Bi2O2CO3/g-C3N4 heterojunctions for efficiently photocatalytic NO in air removal: In-situ self-sacrificial synthesis, characterizations and mechanistic study. Applied Catalysis B: Environmental, 2016, doi:10.1016/j.apcatb.2016.06.027.
6.        Wang, J.J., Ho, S.S.H., Ma, S.X., Cao, J.J., Dai, W.T., Liu, S.X., Shen, Z.X., Huang, R.J., Wang, G.H., Han, Y.M. Characterization of PM2.5 in Guangzhou, China: uses of organic markers for supporting source apportionment. Science of the Total Environment, 2016, 550: 961-971.
7.        Wang, Q.Y., Huang, R.J., Cao, J.J., Tie, X.X., Shen, Z.X., Zhao, S.Y., Han,Y.M., Li, G.H., Li, Z.Q., Ni, H.Y., Zhou, Y.Q., Wang, M., Chen, Y., Su, X.L. Contribution of regional transport to the black carbon aerosol during winter haze period in Beijing[J]. Atmospheric Environment, 2016, 132: 11-18.
8.        Xu, H.M., Cao, J.J., Chow, J.C., Huang, R.J., Shen, Z.X., Chen, L.W.A., Ho, K.F., Watson, J.G. Inter-annual variability of wintertime PM2.5 chemical composition in Xi’an, China: Evidences of changing source emissions. Science of the Total Environment, 2016, 545: 546-555.
9.        Zheng, C. L., Fegn, S. S., Wang, Q. R., Liu, P.P., Shen, Z.X., Liu, H. X. Application of SPME-GC/MS to Study the Sorption of Organophosphate Esters on Peat Soil. Water, Air, & Soil Pollution, 2016, DOI: 10.1007/s11270-016-2913-0.
10.    Zheng, C. L., Fegn, S. S., Liu, P.P., Elke Fries, Wang, Q. R., Shen, Z.X., Liu, H., Zhang, T. C. Sorption of Organophosphate Flame Retardants on Pahokee Peat Soil. Clean Soil Air Water, 2016, Doi: 10.1002/clen.201500807.
11.    Zhang, Q., Shen, Z.X.*, Cao, J.J., et al. Variations in PM2.5, TSP, BC, and trace gases (NO2, SO2, and O3) between haze and non-haze episodes in winter over Xi'an, China. Atmos. Environ. 2015, 112: 64-71. (*Corresponding author).
12.    Zhu, C.S., Cao, J.J., Tsai, C.J., Shen, Z.X. et al. The rural carbonaceous aerosols in coarse, fine, and ultrafine particles during haze pollution in northwestern China. Environmental Science and Pollution Research, 2015: 1-7.
13.    Zhu, C.S., Cao, J.J., Xu, B.Q., Huang, R.J., Wang, P., Ho, K.F., Shen, Z.X., et al. Black carbon aerosols at Mt. Muztagh Ata, a high-altitude location in the western Tibetan Plateau. Aerosol and Air Quality Research, 2016, 16(3):752-763.
14.    Xu, H.M., Guinot, B., Shen, Z.X., Ho, K. F., Niu, X.Y., Xiao, S., Huang, R.J., Cao, J.J. Characteristics of organic and elemental carbon in PM2. 5 and PM0. 25 in indoor and outdoor environments of a middle school: Secondary formation of organic carbon and sources identification. Atmosphere, 2015, 6(3): 361-379.
15.    Zhu, C.S., Cao, J.J., Zhou, J.M., Liu, S.X., Dai, W.T., Zhang, T., Zhao, Z.Z., Shen, Z.X., Li, H., Wang, P. A case study of chemical characteristics of daytime and nighttime ambient particles in Shanghai, China. Atmosphere, 2015, 6(8): 1141-1153.
16.    Cao, J.J., Zhu, C.S., Ho, K.F., Han, Y.M., Shen, Z.X., Zhan, C.L., Zhang, J. Q. Light attenuation cross-section of black carbon in an urban atmosphere in northern China. Particuology, 2015, 18: 89-95.
17.    Chen, B., Jie, D.M., Shi, M.N., Gao, P., Shen, Z.X., Uchida, M., Zhou, L.P., Liu, K.X., Hu, K., Kitagawa, H. Characteristics of C14 and C13 of carbonate aerosols in dust storm events in China. Atmospheric Research, 2015, 164:297-303.
18.    Cheng, Y., Lee, S.C., Gao, Y., Cui, L., Deng, W.J., Cao, J.J., Shen, Z.X., Sun, J. Real-time measurements of PM2.5, PM 10–2.5, and BC in an urban street canyon. Particuology, 2015, 20: 134-140.
19.    Wang, J.Z., Ho, S.S.H., Cao, J.J., Huang, R.J., Zhou, J.M., Zhao, Y.Z., Xu, H.M., Liu, S.X., Wang, G.H., Shen, Z.X., Han, Y.M. Characteristics and major sources of carbonaceous aerosols in PM2.5 from Sanya, China. Science of The Total Environment, 2015, 530: 110-119.
20.    Wang, Q.Y.; Gao, R.S.; Cao, J.J., Schwarz, J.P., Fahey, D.W., Shen, Z.X., et al. Observations of high level of ozone at Qinghai Lake basin in the northeastern Qinghai-Tibetan Plateau, western China. Journal of Atmospheric Chemistry, 2015, 72(1): 19-26.
21.    Wang, P., Cao, J.J., Shen, Z.X.,  et al. Spatial and seasonal variations of PM2.5 mass and species during 2010 in Xi'an, China. Science of the Total Environment, 2015, 508: 477-487.
22.    Zhu, C.S., Cao, J.J., Ho, K.F., Chen, L.W.A., Huang, R.J., Wang, Y.C., Li, H., Shen, Z.X.,  et al. The optical properties of urban aerosol in northern China: A case study at Xi'an. Atmospheric Research, 2015, 160: 59-67.
23.    Zhang, Q., Shen, Z.X*., Cao, J.J., et al. Chemical profiles of urban fugitive dust over Xi’an in the south marginof the Loess Plateau, China. Atmospheric Pollution Research, 2014,5:421–430. (*Corresponding author).
24.    Chen, Y., Cao, J.J., Zhao, J., Xu, H.M., Arimoto, R., Wang, G.H., Han, Y.M., Shen, Z.X., Li, G.H. n-Alkanes and polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons in total suspended particulates from the southeastern Tibetan Plateau: concentrations, seasonal variations, and sources. Science of the Total Environment, 2014, 470: 9-18.
25.    Shen, Z.X., Cao J.J., Zhang, L.M., et al. Day–night differences and seasonal variations of chemical species in PM10 over Xi’an, northwest China. Environ Sci Pollut Res, 2014, 21: 3697-3705.
26.    Shen, Z.X., Cao, J.J., Zhang, L.M., et al. Characteristics of surface O 3 over Qinghai Lake area in Northeast Tibetan Plateau, China. Science of the Total Environment, 2014, 500: 295-301. 
27.    Zhang, R., Cao, J.J., Tang, Y.R., Arimoto R., Shen Z.X., et al. Elemental profiles and signatures of fugitive dusts from Chinese deserts. Science of the Total Environment, 2014, 472: 1121-1129.
28.    Zhang, T., Cao, J.J., Chow, J.C., Shen, Z.X., et al. Characterization and seasonal variations of levoglucosan in fine particulate matter in Xi’an, China. Journal of the Air & Waste Management Association, 2014, 64(11): 1317-1327.
29.    Wang, Q.Y., Schwarz, J.P., Cao, J.J., Gao, R.S., Fahey, D.W., Hu, T.F., Huang, R.J., Han, Y.M., Shen, Z.X. Black carbon aerosol characterization in a remote area of Qinghai–Tibetan Plateau, western China. Science of the Total Environment, 2014, 479: 151-158.
30.    Wang, Q.Y., Cao,J.J., Tao, J., Shen Z.X., Tang, X.Y., Luo, L. Chemical characteristics of PM 2.5 during dust storms and air pollution events in Chengdu, China. Particuology, 2013, 11(1): 70-77.
31.    Zhao, Z.Z., Cao, J.J., Shen, Z.X., et al. Aerosol particles at a highaltitude site on the Southeast Tibetan Plateau, China: Implications for pollution transport from South Asia[J]. Journal of Geophysical Research: Atmospheres, 2013, 118(19). http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/jgrd.50599
32.    Cao, J.J., Tie, X.X., Dabberdt, W.F., Jie, T., Zhao, Z.Z., An, Z.S., Shen, Z.X., Feng, Y.C. On the potential high acid deposition in northeastern China[J]. Journal of Geophysical Research: Atmospheres, 2013, 118(10): 4834-4846.
33.    Wang, Q,Y., Cao, J.J., Tao, J., Li, N., Su, X.L., Chen, L.W.A., Wang, P., Shen, Z.X., Liu, S.X., Dai, W.T. Long-term trends in visibility and at Chengdu, China[J]. PloS one, 2013, 8(7): e68894.
34.    Zhang R., Jing, J., Tao, J., Hsu, S.C., Wang, G., Cao, J., Lee,C.S.L., Zhu,L., Chen,Z., Zhao, Y., Shen, Z. Chemical characterization and source apportionment of PM 2.5 in Beijing: seasonal perspective. Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics, 2013, 13(14): 7053-7074.
35.     Shen, Z.X., Zhang, L.M., Cao, J.J., et al. Chemical composition, sources, and deposition fluxes of water-soluble inorganic ions obtained from precipitation chemistry measurements collected at an urban site in northwest China. Journal of Environment Monitoring, 2012, 14:30003008. 
36.    Cao, J.J., Shen, Z.X., Chow, J.C., et al. Winter and summer PM2. 5 chemical compositions in fourteen Chinese cities. Journal of the Air & Waste Management Association, 2012, 62(10): 1214-1226. DOI: 10.1080/1 0962247.2012.701193. 
37.    Cao, J.J., Wang, Q.Y., Chow, J.C., Watson, J.C., Tie, X.X., Shen, Z.X., Wang, P., An, Z.S. Impacts of aerosol compositions on visibility impairment in Xi’an, China. Atmospheric Environment, 2012, 59:559–566. 
38.    Hu, T.F., Cao, J.J., Shen, Z.X., et al. Size-differentiated characterization of individual atmospheric aerosol particles during winter in Xi’an, China. Aerosol and Air Quality Research. 2012, 12: 951-960.
39.     Li, J.J., Wang, G.H., Zhou, B.H., Cheng C.L., Cao J.J., Shen Z.X., An Z.S. Airborne particulate organics at the summit (2060m, asl) of Mt. Hua in central China during winter: Implications for biofuel and coal combustion. Atmospheric Research, 2012, 106:108–119. 
40.    Tao, J., Shen, Z.X. *, Zhu, C.S., et al. Seasonal variations and chemical characteristics of sub-micrometer particles (PM1) in Guangzhou, China. Atmospheric Research, 2012, 118:222-231. (*Corresponding author)
41.    Wang, X., Shen, Z.X.,* Cao, JJ., et al. Characteristics of Surface Ozone at an Urban Site of Xi’an in Northwest China. Journal of Environment Monitoring, 2012, 14:116-126. (*Corresponding author).
42.     Zhang, R.J., Tao, J., Ho, K.F., Shen Z.X., Wang G.H., Cao J.J., Liu S.X., Zhang LM., Lee SC. Characterization of springtime atmospheric organic and elemental carbon of PM 2.5 in a typical semi-arid area of northeastern China. Aerosol & Air Quality Research, 2012, 12: 792–802. 
43.    Zhu, C.S., Cao, J.J., Shen, Z.X., et al. Indoor and outdoor chemical components of PM2.5 in the rural areas of northwestern China, Aerosol and Air Quality Research, 2012, 12: 1157–1165.
44.    Zhang, Y.W., Gu, Z.L., Cheng, Y., Shen, Z.X., Dong, J.G., Lee, S.C. Measurement of Diurnal Variations of PM2.5 Mass Concentrations and Factors Affecting Pollutant Dispersion in Urban Street Canyons under Weak-Wind Conditions in Xi’an. Aerosol and Air Quality Research, 2012, 12(6): 1261-1268.
45.    Shen Z.X., Wang, X., Zhang, R.J., et al. Chemical Composition of Water-soluble Ions and Carbonate Estimation in Spring Aerosol at a Semi-arid Site of Tongyu, China. Aerosol and Air Quality Research, 2011, 10: 360–368. 
46.    Shen, Z.X., Cao, J.J., Liu, S.X., et al. Chemical Composition of PM10 and PM2.5 Collected at Ground Level and 100 Meters during a Strong Winter-Time Pollution Episode in Xi’an, China. J. Air & Waste Manage. Assoc., 2011, 61:1150–1159. DOI: 10.1080/10473289.2011.608619.
47.    Ho, K.F., Zhang, R.J., Lee, S.C., Ho, S.S.H., Liu, S.X., Fung, K., Cao, J.J., Shen, Z.X., Xu, H.M. Characteristics of carbonate carbon in PM 2.5 in a typical semi-arid area of northeastern China. Atmospheric environment, 2011, 45(6): 1268-1274.
48.    Li, J.J., Wang, G.H., Zhou, B.H., Cheng, C.L., Cao, J.J., Shen, Z.X., An, Z.S. Chemical composition and size distribution of wintertime aerosols in the atmosphere of Mt. Hua in central China. Atmospheric Environment, 2011, 45(6): 1251-1258.
49.    Zhang, R.J., Shen, Z.X., Zhang, L.M., et al. Elemental composition of atmospheric particles during periods with and without traffic restriction in Beijing: The effectiveness of traffic restriction measure[J]. Sola, 2011, 7: 61-64.
50.    Zhang, T., Cao, J.J., Tie, X.X., Shen Z.X., et al. Water-soluble ions in atmospheric aerosols measured in Xi’an, China: Seasonal variations and sources. Atmospheric Research, 2011, 102:110–119.
51.    Shen, Z.X., Cao, J.J., Richard, A., et al. Chemical characteristics of fine particles (PM1) over Xi’an, China. Aerosol Science and Technology, 2010, 44: 461-472.
52.    Shen, Z.X., Han, Y.M., Cao, J.J., et al. Characteristics of Traffic-related Emissions: ACase Study in Roadside Ambient Air over Xi’an, China. Aerosol and Air Quality Research, 2010, 10: 292–300. 
53.    Zhang, R.J., Shen, Z.X., Cheng T.T., et al. The elemental composition of atmospheric particles at Beijing during Asian dust events in spring 2004. Aerosol and Air Quality Resarch, 2010, 10(1): 67-75.
54.    Zhu, C.S., Cao, J.J., Tsai, C.J., Shen, Z.X., Ho, K.F., Liu, S.X. The indoor and outdoor carbonaceous pollution during winter and summer in rural areas of Shaanxi, China. Aerosol and Air Quality Resarch, 2010, 10(6): 550-558.
55.    Okuda, T., Okamoto, K., Tanaka, S., Shen, Z.X., Han, Y.M., Huo, Z.Q. Measurement and source identification of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) in the aerosol in Xi'an, China, by using automated column chromatography and applying positive matrix factorization (PMF). Science of the Total Environment, 2010, 408(8): 1909-1914.
56.    Hu, T.F., Cao, J.J., Lee, S.C., Li, X.X., Shen, Z.X., Rong, B., An, Z.S. Microanalysis of Dust Deposition inside Emperor Qin's Terra-Cotta Warriors and Horses Museum. Aerosol Air Qual. Res, 2010, 10: 59-66.
57.    Shen, Z.X., Cao, J.J., Richard, A., et al. Ionic composition of TSP and PM2.5 during dust storms and air pollution episodes at Xi'an, China. Atmospheric Environment, 2009, 43: 2911-2918. 
58.    Shen, Z.X., Cao, J.J., Tong, Z., et al. Chemical characteristics of submicron particles in winter in Xi’an. Aerosol and Air Quality Research, 2009, 9(1): 80-93. 
59.    Shen, Z.X., Sandrine, C., Cao,J.J., et al. Mineralogical characteristics of soil dust from source regions in northern China. Particuology, 2009, 7507-512.
60.    Shen, Z.X., Caquineau, S., Cao, J.J., et al. Mineralogical characteristics of soil dust from source regions in northern China. Particuology, 2009, 7(6): 507-512.
61.    Cao, J.J., Shen, Z.X., Chow, J.C., et al. Seasonal variations and sources of mass and chemical composition for PM10 aerosol in Hangzhou, China. Particuology, 2009, 7(3): 161-168.
62.    Cao, J.J., Zhu, C.S., Chow, J.C., Watson, J.C., Han, Y.M., Wang, G.H., Shen, Z.X., An, Z.S. Black carbon relationships with emissions and meteorology in Xi'an, China[J]. Atmospheric Research, 2009, 94(2): 194-202.
63.    Zhang, R.J., Shen, Z.X., Zou, H. Atmospheric Pb levels over Mount Qomolangma region. Particuology, 2009, 7(3): 211-214.
64.    Shen, Z.X., Richard, A., Cao, J.J., et al. Seasonal variations and evidence for the effectiveness of pollution controls on water-soluble inorganic species in total suspended particulates and fine particulate matter from Xi'an, China. Journal of Air and Waste Management Association, 2008, 58: 1560–1570 .
65.    Cao J.J., Chow J.C., Watson J.G., Wu F., Han Y.M., Jin Z.D., Shen Z.X., An Z.S. Size-differentiated Source Profiles for Fugitive Dust in the Chinese Loess Plateau. Atmos. Environ., 10.1016/j.atmosenv.2007.12.041, 2008.
66.    Zhang, R.J., Shen, Z.X., Zou, H. Study of elemental mass size distributions of aerosol in Lijiang, a background site in Southwest China. Aerosol Air Qual. Res, 2008, 8: 339-347.
67.    Zhang, R.J., Han Z.W., Shen, Z.X., Cao, J.J. Continuous Measurement of Number Concentrations and Elemental Composition of Aerosol Particles for a Dust Storm Event in Beijing. Advances in Atmospheric Sciences, 2008, 25(1), 89-95. 
68.    Balsam, W., Arimoto, R., Ji, J.F., Shen, Z.X., Chen, J. Aeolian dust in sediment: a re-examination of methods for identification and dispersal assessed by diffuse reflectance spectrophotometry. International Journal of Environment and Health, 2007, 1(3): 374-402.
69.    Cao, J. J., S. C. Lee, J. C. Chow, J. G. Watson, K. F. Ho, R. J. Zhang, Z. D. Jin, Z. X. Shen, G. C. Chen, Y. M. Kang, S. C. Zou, L. Z. Zhang, S. H. Qi, M. H. Dai, Y. Cheng, and K. Hu. (2007), Spatial and seasonal distributions of carbonaceous aerosols over China, J. Geophys. Res., 112, D22S11, doi:10.1029/2006JD008205. 
70.    Zhang, R. J., Cao, J.J., Lee, S. C., Shen, Z.X., Ho, K.F. Carbonaceous aerosols in PM10 and pollution gases in winter in Beijing. Journal of Environmental Sciences. 2007, 19(4): 564- 571.
71.    Shen, Z.X., Cao, J.J., Arimoto, R, et al. Chemical composition and source characterization of spring aerosol over Horqin sand land in northeastern China. Journal of Geophysical Research: Atmospheres (1984–2012), 2007, 112(D14).
72.    Shen, Z. X., Cao, J. J., Zhang, X.Y., et al. Spectroscopy analysis of iron-oxide minerals in aerosol particles and its environmental significance in North China. Science of the Total Environment, 2006, 367: 899-907. 
73.    Shen, Z.X., Cao, J.J, Li, X.X, et al. Chemical characteristics of aerosol particles (PM2.5) at a site of Horqin Sand-land in Northeast China. Journal of Environmental Sciences. 2006, 4: 701- 707. 
74.    Shen, Z.X., Cao, J.J., Li, X.X, et al. Mass concentration and mineralogical characteristics of aerosol particles collected at Dunhuang during ACE-Asia. Advances in Atmospheric Sciences, 2006, 2: 291-298. 
75.    Li, X.X., Shen, Z.X., Cao, J.J., et al. Distribution of carbonaceous aerosol during spring 2005 over the horqin sandland in Northeastern China. Particuology, 2006, 4(6): 316322.
76.    Zhang, R.J., Wang, Z.F., Shen, Z.X., et al. Physicochemical Characterization and Origin of the 20 March 2002 Heavy Dust Storm in Beijing. Aerosol and Air Quality Research, 2006, 6(3): 268-280.
77.    Shen, Z.X., Li, X.X., Cao, J.J., et al. Characteristics of clay minerals in Asian dust and their environmental significance[J]. China Particuology, 2005, 3(05): 260-264.
78.    Cao, J.J., Lee, S.C., Zhang, X.Y., Chow, J. C., An, Z.S., Ho, K.F., Shen, Z.X., et al. Characterization of airborne carbonate over a site near Asian dust source regions during spring 2002 and its climatic and environmental significance. Journal of Geophysical Research: Atmospheres, 2005, 110(D3)., doi:10.1029/2004JD005244.
79.    Wang, Y.Q., Zhang, X.Y., Arimoto, R., Cao, J.J., Shen, Z.X. Characteristics of carbonate content and carbon and oxygen isotopic composition of northern China soil and dust aerosol and its application to tracing dust sources. Atmospheric Environment, 2005, 39(14): 2631-2642.
80.    Wang, Y.Q., Zhang, X.Y., Arimoto, R., Cao, J.J., Shen, Z.X. The transport pathways and sources of PM10 pollution in Beijing during spring 2001, 2002 and 2003. Geophysical Research Letters, 2004, 31(14).
81.    Mei, F.M., Zhang, X.Y., Lu, H.Y., Shen, Z.X., et al. Characterization of MASDs of surface soils in north China and its influence on estimating dust emission. Chinese Science Bulletin, 2004, 49(20): 2169-2176.
82.    Zhang, X.Y., Gong, S.L., Shen, Z.X., et al. Characterization of soil dust aerosol in China and its transport and distribution during 2001 ACEAsia: 1. Network observations[J]. Journal of Geophysical Research: Atmospheres, 2003, 108(D9).
83.    Zhang, X.Y., Gong, S.L., Arimoto, R., Shen, Z.X., Mei, F.M., Wang, D., Cheng, Y. Characterization and temporal variation of Asian dust aerosol from a site in the northern Chinese deserts[J]. Journal of Atmospheric Chemistry, 2003, 44(3): 241-257.