Assistant Professor School of Environmental Science and Engineering

Dr. Jianhuai Ye obtained his Ph.D. degree from the University of Toronto in 2017. After graduation, he worked as a Postdoctoral Fellow in the School of Engineering and Applied Science at Harvard University. Dr. Ye joined SUSTech as an Assistant Professor in June 2021. His main research interests include (1) sensor development and air pollutant chemical sensing, (2) formation mechanisms and physicochemical properties of air pollutants, and (3) health effects of air pollutants. Dr. Ye has published 49 peer-reviewed publications in internationally renowned journals such as PNAS, Nature Communications, Environmental Science & Technology, Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics, and Geophysical Research Letters. Dr. Ye was awarded with the Camille & Henry Dreyfus Postdoctoral Fellow (2017), the Fifteenth Atmospheric Chemistry Colloquium for Emerging Senior Scientists (ACCESS XV, 2019), and NSERC Postdoctoral Fellow (2020, Top 1 in Earth Sciences). Dr. Ye serves as reviewer for over 10 top-tier environmental journals including Environmental Science & Technology Letters, Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics, Science of the Total Environment, and Environmental Pollution. He is the Young Editorial Board member of Geochemistry (Journal), Associate Editor of Frontiers in Forests and Global Change (Journal), and Associate Editor Frontiers in Environmental Chemistry (Journal).

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(Atmospheric Research Integrating chemical Sensing and ENvironmental chemistry)


1. UAV-based atmospheric chemical sensing in forest, urban, and ocean environments

2. Development and application of atmospheric chemical sensors

3. Formation mechanisms and physicochemical properties of air pollutants (smog chamber studies)

4. Health effects of air pollutants


Introduction to Earth Sciences (Undergraduate Course)

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(#: equal contribution, *: corresponding author, as of June 1, 2022)

  1. Ye, J.; Batista, C.E.; Zhao, T.; Campos, J.; Ma, Y.; Guimarães, P.; Ribeiro, I.O.; Medeiros, A.S.S.; Stewart, M.P.; Vilà-Guerau de Arellano, J.; Guenther, A.B.; Souza, R.A.F.; Martin, S.T., River Winds and Transport of Forest Volatiles in the Amazonian Riparian Ecoregion. Environmental Science & Technology, 2022, accepted
  2. Long, X.; Fu, T.-M.; Yang, X.; Tang, Y.; Zheng, Y.; Zhu, L.; Shen, H.; Ye, J.; Wang, C.; Wang, T.; Li, B., Efficient atmospheric transport of microplastics over Asia and adjacent oceans. Environmental Science & Technology, 2022, 56, 6243-6252
  3. Aruff, E.; Wang, J.; Ye, J.; Ohno, P.; Qin, Y.; Stewart, M.; McKinney, K.; Di Carlo, P.; Martin, S. T., Partitioning of organonitrates in the production of secondary organic aerosols from α-pinene photo-oxidation. Environmental Science & Technology, 2022, 56, 5421-5429
  4. Qin, Y.; Ye, J.; Ohno, P.; Liu, P.; Wang, J.; Fu, P.; Zhou, L.; Li, Y. J.; Martin, S. T.; Chan, C. K., Assessing the nonlinear effect of atmospheric variables on primary and oxygenated organic aerosol concentration using machine learning. ACS Earth and Space Chemistry, 2022, 6, 1059-1066
  5. Shrivastava, M.; Rasool, Q.; Zhao, B.; Octaviani, M.; Zaveri, R.; Zelenyuk, A.; Gaudet, B.; Liu, Y.; Shilling, J.; Schneider, J.; Schulz, C.; Zöger, M.; Martin, S.; Ye, J.; Guenther, A.; Souza, R.; Wendisch, M.; Pöschl, U., Tight coupling of surface and in-plant biochemistry and convection governs key fine particulate components over the Amazon Rainforest. ACS Earth and Space Chemistry, 2022, 6, 380-390 Journal cover
  6. Ma, Y.; Xin, J.; Wang, Z.; Tian, Y.; Wu, L.; Tang, G.; Zhang, W.; Vilà-Guerau de Arellano, J.; Zhao, D.; Jia, D.; Ren, Y.; Gao, Z.; Shen, P.; Ye, J.; Martin, S., How do aerosols above the residual layer affect the planetary boundary layer height? Science of the Total Environment, 2022, 814, 151953
  7. Wang, J.; Ge, X.; Sonya, C.; Ye, J.; Lei, Y.; Chen, M.; Zhang, Q., Influence of regional emission controls on the chemical composition, sources, and size distributions of submicron aerosols: Insights from the 2014 Nanjing Youth Olympic Games. Science of the Total Environment, 2022, 807, 150869
  8. Qin, Y.; Ye, J.; Ohno, P.; Nah, T.; Martin, S., Temperature-dependent viscosity of organic materials characterized by atomic force microscope. Atmosphere, 2021, 12, 1476
  9. Zhao, T.; Ye, J.; Ribeiro, I.O.; Ma, Y.; Hung H.-M.; Batista, C.E.; Stewart, M.P.; Guimarães, P.C.; Vilà-Guerau de Arellano, J.; Souza, R.; Martin, S.T., River winds and pollutant recirculation near the Manaus city in the central Amazon. Communications Earth & Environment, 2021, 2, 205
  10. Qin, Y.; Ye, J.; Ohno, P.; Zhai, J.; Han, Y.; Liu, P.; Wang, J.; Zaveri, R.; Martin, S., Humidity dependence of the condensational growth of α-pinene secondary organic aerosol particles. Environmental Science & Technology, 2021, 55, 14360-14369
  11. Liu, H.; Wang, Q.; Ye, J.; Su, X.; Zhang, T.; Zhang, Y.; Tian, J.; Dong, Y.; Chen, Y.; Zhu, C.; Han, Y.; Cao, J., Changes in source-specific black carbon aerosol and the induced radiative effects due to the COVID-19 lockdown. Geophysical Research Letters, 2021, 48, e2021GL092987.
  12. Ohno, P. E.; Qin, Y.; Ye, J.; Wang, J.; Bertram, A. K.; Martin, S. T., Fluorescence aerosol flow tube spectroscopy to detect liquid–liquid phase separation. ACS Earth and Space Chemistry, 2021, 5, 1223-1232.
  13. Liu, D.; Li, S.; Hu, D.; Kong, S.; Cheng, Y.; Wu, Y.; Ding, S.; Hu, K.; Zheng, S.; Yan, Q.; Zheng, H.; Zhao, D.; Tian, P.; Ye, J.; Huang, M.; Ding, D., Evolution of aerosol optical properties from wood smoke in real atmosphere influenced by burning phase and solar radiation. Environmental Science & Technology, 2021, 55, 5677-5688.
  14. Li, S.; Liu, D.; Hu, D.; Kong, S.; Wu, Y.; Ding, S.; Cheng, Y.; Qiu, H.; Zheng, S.; Yan, Q.; Zheng, H.; Hu, K.; Zhang, J.; Zhao, D.; Liu, Q.; Sheng, J.; Ye, J.; He, H.; Ding, D., Evolution of organic aerosol from wood smoke influenced by burning phase and solar radiation. Journal of Geophysical Research: Atmospheres, 2021, 126, e2021
  15. Ma, Y.#; Ye, J.*#; Ribeiro, I.O.; Vilà-Guerau de Arellano, J.; Xin, J.; Martin, S.T.*, Optimization and representativeness of atmospheric chemical sampling by hovering unmanned aerial vehicles over tropical forests. Earth and Space Science, 2021, 8, e2020EA001335
  16. Wang, J.; Lei, Y.; Chen, Y.; Wu, Y.; Ge, X.; Shen, F.; Zhang, J.; Ye, J.; Nie, D.; Zhao, X.; Chen, M., Comparison of air pollutants and their health effects in two developed regions in China during the COVID-19 pandemic. Journal of Environmental Management, 2021, 287, 112296
  17. Li, Y.; Liu, B.; Ye, J.; Jia, T.; Khuzestani, R.B.; Sun, J.Y.; Cheng, X.; Zheng, Y.; Wu, Cheng.; Xin, J.; Martin, S.T.; Li, Y.J.; Chen, Q., Unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) measurements of volatile organic compounds over a subtropical forest in China and implications for emission heterogeneity. ACS Earth and Space Chemistry, 2021, 5, 247-256
  18. Wang, J.#; Ye, J.#; Zhang, Q.; Zhao, J.; Wu, Y.; Li, J.; Liu, D.; Li, W.; Zhang, Y.; Wu, C.; Xie, C.; Qin, Y.; Lei, Y.; Guo, J.; Liu, P.; Li, Y.; Lee, H.C.; Hwang, S.; Zhang, J.; Liao, H.; Chen, M.; Sun, Y.; Ge, X.; Martin, S.T.; Jacob, D.J., Aqueous production of secondary organic aerosol from fossil fuel emissions in winter Beijing haze. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, 2021, 118, e2022179118
  19. Wang, Q.; Liu, H.; Ye, J.; Tian, J.; Zhang, Y.; Wang, M.; Liu, S.; Cao, J., Estimating absorption Ångström exponent of black carbon aerosol by coupling multiwavelength absorption with chemical composition. Environmental Science & TechnologyLetters, 2020, 8, 121-127
  20. Wang, Q.; Li, L.; Zhou, J.; Ye, J.; Liu, H.; Zhang, Y.; Zhang, R.; Tian, J.; Chen, Y.; Wu, Y.; Ran, W.; Cao, J., Measurement report: Evaluation of sources and mixing state of black carbon aerosol under the background of emission reduction in the North China Plain: implications for radiative effect. Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics, 2020, 20, 15427-15442
  21. Ye, J.*; Batista, C.E.; Guimarães, P.C.; Ribeiro, I.O.; Vidoudez, C.; Barbosa, R.G.; Oliveria, R.L.; Ma, Y.; Jardin, K.J.; Surratt, J.D.; Guenther, A.B.; Souza, R.A.F.; Martin, S.T.*, Near-canopy horizontal concentration heterogeneity of semivolatile oxygenated organic compounds and implications for 2-methyltetrols primary emissions. Environmental Science: Atmospheres, 2020, 1, 8-20 Journal outside front cover, and highlighted by U.S. National Science Foundation
  22. Guimarães, P.; Ye, J.; Batista, C.; Barbosa, R.; Ribeiro, I.; Medeiros, A.; Zhao, T.; Hwang, W.-C.; Hung H.-M.; Souza, R.; Martin, S.T., Vertical profiles of atmospheric species concentrations and nighttime boundary layer structure in the dry season over an urban environment in the central Amazon collected by an unmanned aerial vehicle. Atmosphere, 2020, 11, 1371
  23. Wang, J.; Ye, J.; Liu, D.; Wu, Y.; Zhao, J.; Xu, W.; Xie, C.; Shen, F.; Zhang, J.; Ohno, P.E.; Qin, Y.; Zhao, X.; Martin, S.T.; Lee, A.K.Y.; Fu, P.; Jacob, D.J.; Zhang, Q.; Sun, Y.; Chen, M.; Ge, X., Characterization of submicron organic particles in Beijing during summertime: comparison between SP-AMS and HR-AMS. Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics, 2020, 20, 14091-14102
  24. Qin, Y.; Ye, J.; Ohno, P.E.; Lei, Y.; Wang, J.; Liu, P.; Thomson, R.; Martin, S.T., Synergistic uptake by acidic sulfate particles of gaseous mixtures of glyoxal and pinanediol. Environmental Science & Technology, 2020, 54, 11762-11770
  25. Ma, Y.#; Ye, J.#; Xin, J.; Zhang, W.; Vilà-Guerau de Arellano, J.; Zhao, D.; Dai, L.; Wu, X.; Xia, X.; Tang, F.; Wand, Y.; Shen, P.; Lei, Y.; Martin, S.T., The stove, dome, and umbrella effects of atmospheric aerosol on the development of the planetary boundary layer in hazy regions. Geophysical Research Letters, 2020, 47, e2020GL087373
  26. Wang, J.#; Li, J.#; Ye, J.#; Zhao, J.; Wu, Y.; Hu, J.; Liu, D.; Nie, D.; Shen, F.; Huang, X.; Huang, D.; Ji, D.; Sun, X.; Xu, W.; Guo, J.; Song, S.; Qin, Y.; Liu, P.; Liao, H.; Turner, J.R.; Martin, S.T.; Zhang, Q.; Chen, M.; Sun, Y.; Ge, X.; Jacob, D.J., Fast sulfate PM5 production in Beijing haze attributed to oxidation of SO2 by NO2 and HONO in fog and low clouds. Nature Communications, 2020, 11, 2844 Highly cited article
  27. Ribeiro, I.O.; Santos, E.O.; Batista, C.E.; Fernandes, K.S.; Ye, J.; Medeiros, A.S.; Oliveira, R.L.; Sá, S.S.; Sousa, T.R.; Kayano, M.T.; Andreoli, R.V.; Machado, C.M.D.; Surratt, J.D.; Duvoisin Jr., S.; Martin, S.T.; Souza, R.A.F., Impact of biomass burning on a metropolitan area in the Amazon during the 2015 El Niño: The enhancement of carbon monoxide and levoglucosan concentrations. Environmental Pollution, 2020, 260, 114029
  28. Wang, Y; Wang, Q.; Ye, J.; Li, L.; Zhou, J.; Ran, W.; Zhang, R.; Wu, Y.; Cao, J., Chemical composition and sources of submicron aerosols in winter at a regional site in Beijing-Tianjin-Hebei region: implication for the Joint Action Plan. Science of the Total Environment, 2020, 719, 137547
  29. Liu, B.; Wu, C.; Ma, N.; Chen, Q.; Li, Y.; Ye, J.; Martin, S.T.; Li, Y.J., Vertical profiling of fine particulate matter and black carbon by using unmanned aerial vehicle in Macau, China. Science of the Total Environment, 2020, 709, 136109
  30. Tian, J.; Wang, Q.; Han, Y.; Ye, J.; Wang, P.; Pongpiachan, S.; Ni, H.; Zhou, Y.; Wang, M.; Zhao, Y.; Cao, J., Contributions of aerosol composition and sources to particulate optical properties in a southern coastal city of China. Atmospheric Research, 2020, 235, 104744
  31. Han, Y.; Gong, Z.; Ye, J.; Liu, P.; McKinney, K.A.; Martin, S.T., Quantifying the role of the relative-humidity dependent physical state of organic particulate matter on the uptake of semivolatile organic molecules. Environmental Science & Technology, 2019, 53, 13209-13218
  32. Wang, Q.; Ye, J.; Wang, Y.; Zhang, T.; Ran, W.; Wu, Y.; Tian, J.; Li, L.; Zhou, Y.; Ho, S.S.H.; Dang, B.; Zhang, Q.; Zhang, R.; Chen, Y.; Zhu, C.; Cao, J., Winter brown carbon absorption from primary emissions and secondary formation at a regional background site in the north China plain. Environmental Science & Technology, 2019, 53, 12389-12397
  33. Guimarães, P.; Ye, J.; Batista, C.; Barbosa, R.; Ribeiro, I.; Medeiros, A.; Souza, R.; Martin, S.T., Vertical profiles of ozone concentration collected by an unmanned aerial vehicle and the mixing of the nighttime boundary layer over an Amazonian urban area. Atmosphere, 2019, 10, 599
  34. Batista, C.E.#; Ye, J.*#; Ribeiro, I.O.; Guimarães, P.C.; Medeiros, A.; Barbosa, R.G.; Oliveria, R.L.; Duvoisin Jr.S.; Jardin, K.J.; Gu, D.; Guenther, A.B.; McKinney, K.A.; Martins, L.D.; Souza, R.A.F.*; Martin, S.T.*, Intermediate-scale horizontal isoprene concentrations in the near-canopy forest atmosphere and implications for emission heterogeneity. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, 2019, 116, 19318-19323 Highlighted by Harvard SEAS News and other media outlets
  35. Wang, S.; Zhou, S.; Tao, W.; Tsui, W.G.; Ye, J.; Yu, J.Z.; Murphy, J.G.; McNeil, V.F.; Abbatt, J.P.D.; Chan, A.W.H., Organic peroxides and sulfur dioxide in aerosol: source of particulate sulfate. Environmental Science & Technology, 2019, 53, 10695-10704
  36. Wang, Q.; Han, Y.; Ye, J.; Liu, S.; Pongpiachan, S.; Zhang, N.; Han, Y.; Tian, J.; Wu, C.; Long, X.; Zhang, Q.; Zhang, W.; Zhao, Z.; Cao, J., High contribution of secondary brown carbon to aerosol light absorption in the southeastern margin of Tibetan Plateau. Geophysical Research Letters, 2019, 46, 4962-4970
  37. Wang, Y.; Wang, Q.; Ye, J.; Yan, M.; Qin, Q.; Prévôt, A.; Cao, J., A Review of Aerosol Chemical Composition and Sources in Representative Regions of China during Wintertime. Atmosphere, 2019, 10, 277
  38. McKinney, K.A.; Wang, D.; Ye, J.; de Fouchier, J.-B.; Batista, C.E.; Guimarães, P.C.; Souza, R.A.F.; Alves, E.G.; Gu, D.; Guenther, A.B.; Martin, S.T., A sampler for atmospheric volatile organic compounds by copter unmanned aerial vehicles. Atmospheric Measurement Techniques, 2019, 12, 3123-3135. European Geosciences Union highlight article
  39. Wang, Y.; Chen, J.; Wang, Q.; Qin, Q.; Ye, J.; Han, Y.; Li, L.; Zhen, W.; Zhi, Q.; Zhang, Y.; Cao, J., Increased secondary aerosol contribution and possible processing on polluted winter days in China. Environment International, 2019, 127, 78-84
  40. Ye, J.; Van Rooy, P.; Adam, C. H.; Jeong, C-H; Urch B.; Cocker, D. R.; Evans, G. J.; Chan, A. W. H., Predicting secondary organic aerosol enhancement in the presence of atmospherically relevant organic particles. ACS Earth and Space Chemistry,2018, 2, 1035-1046
  41. Gong, Z.; Han, Y.; Liu, P.; Ye, J.; Keutsch, F. N.; McKinney, K.A.; Martin, S.T., Influence of particle physical state on the uptake of medium-sized organic molecules. Environmental Science & Technology, 2018, 52, 8381-8389
  42. Ye, J.; Abbatt, J.P.D.; Chan, A.W.H., Novel pathway of SO2 oxidation in the atmosphere: reactions with monoterpene ozonolysis intermediates and secondary organic aerosol. Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics, 2018, 18, 5549-5565. European Geosciences Union highlight article
  43. Wang, S.; Ye, J.; Soong, R.; Wu, B.; Yu, L.; Simpson, A.; Chan, A.W.H., Relationship between chemical composition and oxidative potential of secondary organic aerosol from polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons. Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics, 2018, 18, 3987-4003
  44. Ye, J.; Salehi, S.; North, M.L.; Portelli, A.M.; Chow, C-W.; Chan, A.W.H., Development of a novel simulation reactor for chronic exposure to atmospheric particulate matter. Scientific Reports, 2017, 7, 42317
  45. Ye, J.; Gordon, C.A.; Chan, A.W.H., Enhancement in secondary organic aerosol formation in the presence of preexisting organic particle. Environmental Science & Technology, 2016, 50, 3572-3579
  46. Ye, J.; Hatano, S.; Abe, M.; Kishi, R.; Murata, Y.; Nakano, M.; Adam, W., A puckered singlet cyclopentane-1, 3-diyl: detection of the third isomer in homolysis. Chemistry-A European Journal, 2016, 22, 2299-2306. Inside cover & hot paper
  47. Gordon, C.A.; Ye, J.; Chan, A.W.H., Secondary organic aerosol formation enhanced by organic seeds of similar polarity at atmospherically relative humidity. STEM Fellowship Journal, 2015, 1, 6-10
  48. Ye, ; Fujiwara, Y.; Abe, M., Substituent effect on the energy barrier for σ-bond formation from π-single-bonded species, singlet 2, 2-dialkoxycyclopentane-1, 3-diyls. Beilstein Journal of Organic Chemistry, 2013, 9, 925-933
  49. Abe, M.; Ye, J.; Mishima, M., The chemistry of localized singlet 1, 3-diradicals (biradicals): from putative intermediates to persistent species and unusual molecules with a π-single bonded character. Chemical Society Reviews, 2012, 41, 3808-3820

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