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ACS Research Group

The ACS group focuses on research work includes climatic changes, air pollution modeling, air quality impact assessments, the impacts of extreme events on health, the impacts of transportation planning and energy usages on air quality, land use (satellite applications) and emissions, diesel track emission effects, and energy optimization planning.

2019 Hooding Ceremony for Jiani Tan (1st from left) and Cheng-en Yang (1st from right).
        The celebration for the graduation of Jiani Tan (5th from right) and Cheng-en Yang (1st from left).
        Dr. Fu receives Lyman A. Ripperton Environmental
		Educator Award from the AWMA Jiani Tan (3rd from left) and Laura Wilson of
		Vanderbilt University (2nd from left) receive the A&WMA scholarship presented by Andrea R. Gardiner,
		Southern section Chair and Scott Freeburn, A&WMA President. Group Gathering in 2017 Dr. Allen published on Nature Energy


  • Air Quality
  • Climate Change
  • ABaCAS
  • Arctic Black Carbon Study

  • Air Quality

      The Task Force on Hemispheric Transport of Air Pollution (TF HTAP) TF HTAP is an international scientific cooperative effort to improve the understanding of the intercontinental transport of air pollution across the Northern Hemisphere.


    Climate Change

      Community Earth System Model (CESM version 1.0) was a state-of-the-art model used for the global climate simulation, including four major components: atmosphere, land, ocean, and sea ice.


      Air Benefit and Cost and Attainment Assessment System" (ABaCAS) is being developed by an elite team of "Sino-US" scientists aimed at providing policy makers and scientists in China with a user-friendly system framework for conducting integrated assessments of emissions control cost and their associated air quality attainment and health benefits.


    Arctic Black Carbon Study

      The U.S. Department of Energy's efforts in support of the Arctic Black Carbon Initiative (ABCI) sought to minimize BC emissions from existing equipment in countries that impact the Arctic environment. To accomplish this the following objectives were pursued:

    • Identify the location of BC emissions sources to enable strategic deployment of emissions control technologies to the sources;

    • Improve estimates of BC emissions in the regions surrounding the Arctic with an emphasis on District Heating and Cooling (DHC) and Combined Heat and Power (CHP) sources by working with a range of researchers and stakeholders to fill in the gaps of the existing available emissions inventory, and perform data assurance and quality control;

    • Assess BC emissions reduction opportunities at district heating, power generation and/or industrial sites in Russia and encourage the adoption of highly-efficient, low-emissions CHP and DHC systems through a demonstration project and targeted educational outreach.

    • Due to a series of international events culminating in the June 2014 annexation of the Crimean Peninsula from the Ukraine, the DOE project changed course with respect to the third objective and focused more effort on outreach.