Seminar by Dr. Yuhan Huang from the University of Technology in Sydney at Łukasiewicz – PIT

On Thursday, November 16, 2023, a seminar by Dr Yuhan Huang from the University of Technology in Sydney was held at the Łukasiewicz – Poznan Institute of Technology. The topic of the presentation was emissions control and air quality in urban areas.

Vehicle emissions are the most important source of air pollution in urban environments worldwide, and their detection and control are crucial to protect public health,  pointed out Dr Yuhan Huang at the beginning of his lecture.

During the meeting, he focused on discussing the use of emission level measurements and answered questions from the audience about remote sensing – a non-invasive method for measuring real-time, on-road vehicle emissions.

The emissions are measured in front of the vehicle and then compared with those behind it. The preceding vehicle is not able to interfere with the measurement – explained Dr Yuham Huang. – Remote sensing cannot be used in traffic congestion because the speed of the vehicles is too slow – he added.

Dr Yuhan Huang is currently a member of ARC DECRA and senior lecturer at the University of Technology Sydney (UTS), Australia. He obtained his BEng degree from Huazhong University of Science and Technology (HUST) in 2011 and his PhD degree from UTS in 2017. After his PhD, he joined UTS as a research associate. Meanwhile, he was also a guest researcher at the Hong Kong Jockey Club’s Heavy Vehicle Emissions Testing and Research Centre from 2017-2019 and an international hydrogen researcher at the University of Oxford in 2023.

Yuhan Huang’s research interests include renewable energies, urban air quality, urban planning, computational fluid dynamics and internal combustion engines. He has published more than 70 articles in leading journals in his field, such as Nature Sustainability, Science Advances, Renewable & Sustainable Energy Reviews and Environmental Pollution.

In 2022, he was listed as one of the top 2% scientists in the world by Stanford University. He is currently an associate editor of Frontiers in Environmental Science and Frontiers in Energy Research, and 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 with a total value of more than 2 million Australian dollars, such as ARC DECRA, CSIRO H2Int, HK RGC and HK ITF.