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Yao Maosheng receives the Kenneth T. Whitby Award

Peking University, Aug. 29, 2014: Yao Maosheng, professor from the College of Environmental Sciences and Engineering (CESE), Peking University, is recently honored the 2014 Kenneth T. Whitby Award by American Association for Aerosol Research(AAAR). He is the first Asian scientist to receive the honor since the foundation of the award three decades ago, and he will be receiving the award at the AAAR 33th Annual Conference in Florida, USA later this year in October.


The Kenneth T. Whitby award recognizes outstanding contributions to aerosol science and technology by young scientists (within ten years after PhD graduation). The purpose of the award is to encourage continued work in the field and ongoing support of such endeavors. It memorializes Kenneth T. Whitby (1925-1983), member of U.S. National Academy of Engineering and known for his contributions to aerosol measurement, the study of aerosol properties and behavior, and the nature of atmospheric aerosols.


Researcher Yao is currently focusing on areas mainly including bioaerosol capture, detection, characterization, and generation as well as environmental bioaerosol sensor development and its application in early infectious disease screening. Due to his notable contributions to the study of aerosol science, Yao has earlier received the 2013 Asian Young Aerosol Scientist Award and 2013 Marian Smoluchowski Award.


Yao received his bachelor degree of engineering from Central South University, China, in 1998. Later, he obtained his master degree of environmental engineering from the University of Alabama (1999) and Ph.D. of environmental science from Rutgers University (2006). He was a postdoctorate in Yale University for about a year. In August 2007, Yao was elected into Hundred Talents Program of Peking University and has been working as researcher at CESE.







Written by: Yan Shengnan

Edited by: He Jianfeng