On Thursday, November 16, 2023, a seminar given by dr Yuhan Huang from the University of Technology Sydney took place at Łukasiewicz – PIT. Topic of the presentation was the emission control and air quality in urban areas.
– Vehicle emissions are the most important source of air pollution in the urban environment worldwide, and their detection and control are critical for protecting public health – highlighted dr Yuhan Huang at the beginning of his lecture.
During the meeting, he focused on the overview of applications of emission measurements and answered the questions of the audience regarding teledetection – a non-invasive, real-time pollutant emissions measurement method, used in traffic conditions.
– Emissions are measured ahead of the vehicle, and then compared with those behind it. The previous vehicle does not interfere with the measurement and does not have impact on the result – explained dr Huang. – Teledetection cannot be used in case of traffic congestion, because the speed of vehicles is too low – he added.
Dr Yuhan Huang is currently an ARC DECRA Fellow and Senior Lecturer at the University of Technology Sydney (UTS) in Australia. He received his BEng degree from Huazhong University of Science and Technology (HUST) in 2011 and PhD degree from UTS in 2017. After his PhD, Yuhan joined UTS as a Postdoctoral Research Fellow during 02/2017 to 12/2021, a Chancellor’s Research Fellow during 01/2022 to 05/2022, and a DECRA Fellow and Lecturer during 06/2022 to 06/2023, and a Senior Lecturer since 07/2023. Meanwhile, he was also a Visiting Research Fellow at the Hong Kong Jockey Club Heavy Vehicle Emissions Testing and Research Centre during 2017 to 2019 and an International Hydrogen Research Fellow at the University of Oxford in 2023.
Yuhan’s research interests include renewable energies, urban air quality, urban planning, computational fluid dynamics, and IC engines. He has published over 70 papers in the leading journals in his field such as Nature Sustainability, Science Advances, Renewable & Sustainable Energy Reviews, and Environmental Pollution.
He has been listed as a World Top 2% Scientist by the Stanford University in 2022. He is currently an Associate Editor of Frontiers in Environmental Science and Frontiers in Energy Research, as well as a Guest Editor of several other journals, such as Environmental Research, Ecological Indicators, Energies and Atmosphere.
He has led or participated in 15 research projects, in total accounting for over AU$2M, such as ARC DECRA, CSIRO H2Int, HK RGC and HK ITF.