Dr Tuan Vu is a senior air quality scientist at Imperial College London. His research has focused on better understanding air pollution and its impacts on human health & climate change. He is also interested in numerical analysis & applied statistics/machine learning for air quality modelling. He is currently working on human exposure modelling in the Air Pollution Modelling team (Environmental Research Group).
Previous Academic Roles:
Senior air quality scientist, King’s College London, UK, 2019-2020
Research fellow, University of Birmingham, UK, 2016-2019
Marie Curie early researcher, University of Birmingham, UK, 2013-2016
NERC grant, “An Air Pollution Exposure model to integrate protection of vulnerable groups into the UK Clean Air Programme” (role: key researcher): £1.4m, 2019-22
NERC grant, “Quantitative attribution of secondary organic aerosol in Beijing to its precursors” (role: proposal writer & key researcher): £273k, 2019-21
NERC grant, “Sources and emissions of air pollutants in Beijing” (key researcher): £1.4m, 2016-20
H2020, EU grant “Human exposure to aerosol contaminants in modern microenvironments” (ECR fellowship): £413k, 2013-16
- Wu, X., Chen, C., Vu, T.V., Liu, D., Baldo, C., Shen, X., Zhang, Q., Cen, K., Zheng, M., He, K., Shi, Z., Harrison, R.M. Source apportionment of fine organic carbon using receptor modelling at a rural site of Beijing: Insight into seasonal and diurnal variation of source contribution. Environ. Poll. (2020)
- Zhang, Y., Vu, T.V, Sun, J., He, J., Shen, X., Lin, W., Zhang, X., Zhong, J., Gao, W., Wang, Y., Fu, T.M., Ma, Y., Li, W., Shi, Z. Significant changes in chemistry of fine particles in wintertime Beijing from 2007 to 2017: impact of clean air actions. Environ.Sci.Technol. (2019)
- Vu, T.V., Shi, Z., Cheng, J., Zhang, Q., He, K., Wang, S., Harrison, R.M. Assessing the impact of Clean Air Action Plan on Air Quality Trends in Beijing Megacity using a machine learning technique. Atmos. Chem. Physics. (2019).
- Vu, T.V., Harrison, R.M. Chemical and physical properties of indoor air pollutants, Indoor Air Pollution, Royal Society of Chemistry (2019) (a book chapter).
- Vu, T.V., Zauili-Sajani, S., Poluzzi, V., Harrison, R.M. Factors controlling the lung dose of road traffic-generated sub-micrometre aerosols from outdoor into indoor environments. Air Qual. Atmos. Health 11, 615-625 (2018).
- Vu, T.V., Zauli-Sajani, S., Poluzzi, V., Delgado-Saborit, J.M., Harrison, R.M. Loss processes affecting sub-micrometre particles in a house heavily affected by road traffic emissions. Aerosol Sci. Tech. 51, 1201-1211 (2017).
- Vu, T.V., Ondráček, J., Ždímal, V., Delgado-Saborit, J.M., Harrison, R.M. Physical properties and lung deposition of particles emitted from five major indoor sources. Air Qual. Atmos. Health 10, 1-14 (2017).
- Masiol, M., Harrison, R.M., Vu, T.V., Beddows, DCS. Sources of sub-micrometre particles near a major international airport. Atmos. Chem. Phys. 17,12379-12403 (2017).
et al., 2022, Formation of secondary organic aerosols from anthropogenic precursors in laboratory studies, Npj Climate and Atmospheric Science, Vol:5
et al., 2022, Long-term characterization of roadside air pollutants in urban Beijing and associated public health implications., Environ Res, Vol:212
et al., 2021, Insight into PM2.5 sources by applying positive matrix factorization (PMF) at urban and rural sites of Beijing, Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics, Vol:21, ISSN:1680-7316, Pages:14703-14724
et al., 2021, Assessing the Impact of Traffic Emissions on Fine Particulate Matter and Carbon Monoxide Levels in Hanoi through COVID-19 Social Distancing Periods, Aerosol and Air Quality Research, Vol:21, ISSN:1680-8584
et al., 2021, Source apportionment of carbonaceous aerosols in Beijing with radiocarbon and organic tracers: insight into the differences between urban and rural sites, Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics, Vol:21, ISSN:1680-7316, Pages:8273-8292