ZHANG Shaojun

Name Shaojun ZHANG
Division Division of Air Pollution and Its Control
Position Associate Professor
Office Address Room 424, School of Environment, Tsinghua University
Telephone +86-10-62797770
E-mail zhsjun@tsinghua.edu.cn


Jul 2014 Tsinghua University,Ph.D. in Environmental Engineering

Jul 2009 Tsinghua University, B.S. in Environmental Engineering

Current Appointment

Jun 2022 – Present Associate Professor at School of Environment, Tsinghua University


Jul 2019 – Jun 2022 Assistant Professor(tenure-track) at School of Environment, Tsinghua University

Feb 2017 – Jan 2019 Atkinson Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the Sibley School of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, Cornell University (with Prof. K. Max Zhang)

Mar 2015 – Jan 2017 Postdoctoral Associate, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor

Mar 2015 – Jan 2017 Research Analyst Associate at Research and Innovation Center of Ford Motor Company

Aug 2014 – Mar 2015 Postdoctoral Researcher at the School of Environment, Tsinghua University (with Prof. Jiming Hao)

Jun 2010 – Oct 2013 Research Analyst Intern at IHS Markit (formerly IHS Energy)

Awards & Honors

2020 Excellence in Review Awards, Environmental Sciences & Technology Letters (2020)

Atkinson Fellowship, Cornell University (2017-2019)

Excellent Graduate of Beijing (2014 and 2009)

National Scholarship, Ministry of Education (2012)

Services & Leadership

Editorial Board Member, Transportation Research Part D

Guest Editor, Science of the Total Environment (VSI: In-use vehicle emissions)

Journal paper reviewer for nearly 20 journals in the fields of environmental, energy and transportation researches, including Environmental Science & Technology, Atmospheric Environment, Applied Energy, Transportation Research Part A and Part D

Funding proposal reviewer for Swiss National Science Foundation, METRANS Transportation Center at University of South California

Research Areas

His research examines the environmental impacts of emissions from road transportation systems on air quality, climate and public health. Focus areas include 1) characterization of real- world vehicle emissions by using advanced sensors and instruments, 2) high-resolution modeling of traffic emissions and air quality impacts, 3) environmental impact assessment for electric vehicles and other emerging transportation systems, 4) aviation emissions and air quality impacts

Google Scholar; ResearchGate

We are looking for undergraduate, master and Ph.D. student researchers to work in research projects and relevant topics of transportation energy and air quality.

The research area has open positions for highly creative and motivated postdoctoral fellows with strong background in environmental engineering, atmospheric chemistry, transportation and mechanical engineering. Please contact via zhsjun@tsinghua.edu.cn


Journal papers

More than 80 peer-reviewed articles published in the fields of environmental, energy and transportation studies, including publications in Nature Sustainability, PNAS, and One Earth.

>4100 total citations and H-index of 35 by Google Scholar (Aug 2022)

Selected featured articles:

(* corresponding authors; # equal contributions)

1. Wen, Y., Zhou, Z., Zhang, S.*, Wallington, T.J., Shen, W., Tan, Q., Wu, Y., 2022. Urban–Rural Disparities in Air Quality Responses to Traffic Changes in a Megacity of China Revealed Using Machine Learning. Environmental Science & Technology Letters 9 (7), 592-598

2. Zhang, J., Zhang, S*., Zhang, X., Wang, J., Wu, Y., Hao, J., 2022. Developing a High-Resolution Emission Inventory of China’s Aviation Sector Using Real-World Flight Trajectory Data. Environmental Science & Technology, 56(9), 5743-5752.

3. Chen, J., Wang, F., He, X., Liang, X., Huang, J., Zhang, S.*, Wu, Y., 2022. Emission mitigation potential from coordinated charging schemes for future private electric vehicles. Applied Energy, 308, 118385

4. Yang, J.#, Wen, Y.#, Wang, Y.*, Zhang, S.*, Pinto, J.P., Pennington, E.A., Wang, Z., Wu, Y., Sander, S.P., Jiang, J.H. Hao, J., Yung, Y.L., Seinfeld, J. H.*, 2021. From COVID-19 to future electrification: Assessing traffic impacts on air quality by a machine-learning model. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 118(26), p.e2102705118.

5. Zhang, D.*, Gao, J., Tang, D., Wu, X., Shi, J., Chen, J., Peng, Y., Zhang, S.*, Wu, Y., 2021. Switching on auxiliary devices in vehicular fuel efficiency tests can help cut CO2 emissions by millions of tons. One Earth, 2021, 4(1): 135-145

6. Wen, Y., Zhang, S.*, He, L., Yang, S., Wu, X. and Wu, Y. Characterizing start emissions of gasoline vehicles and the seasonal, diurnal and spatial variabilities in China. Atmospheric Environment, 2021, 245: 118040.

7. Zhang, S., Wu, X., Zheng, X., Wen, Y., Wu, Y.*. Mitigation potential of black carbon emissions from on-road vehicles in China. Environmental Pollution, 2021: 116746.

8. Wang, H.# *, He, X.#, Liang, X.#, Li, S., Zheng, H., Zhang, S,*, Nielsen, C. P., Wang S., Wu, Y.*, Evans, J. S. Health benefits of on-road transportation pollution control programs in China. Proceedings of National Academy of Sciences, 2020, 117(41): 25370-25377

9. Xiang, S., Zhang, S*., Wang, H., Wen, Y., Yu, Y.T., Li, Z., Wallington, T.J., Shen, W., Deng, Y., Tan, Q.,  Zhou, Z., Wu, Y., 2021. Mobile Measurements of Carbonaceous Aerosol in Microenvironments to Discern Contributions from Traffic and Solid Fuel Burning. Environmental Science & Technology Letters, 8(10), 867-872.

10. Wang, Y.#, Wen, Y.#, Zhang, S.*, Zhang, K. M., Zheng, H., Xing, J., Wu, Y., Hao, J. Four-month changes in air quality during and after the COVID-19 lockdown in six megacities in China. Environmental Science & Technology Letters, 2020, 7(11): 802-808

11. Zhang, S.*, Zhao, P., He, L., Yang, Y., Liu, B., He, W., Cheng, Y., Liu, Y., Liu, S., Hu, Q., Huang, C., Wu, Y. On-board monitoring (OBM) for heavy-duty vehicle emissions in China: Regulations, early-stage evaluation and policy recommendations. Science of the Total Environment, 2020, 731: 139045

12. Wen, Y., Zhang, S.*, Zhang, J., Bao, S., Wu, X., Yang, D., Wu, Y. Mapping dynamic road emissions for a megacity by using open-access traffic congestion index data. Applied Energy, 2020, 260: 114357

13. Liang, X.#, Zhang, S.#, Wu, Y.*, Xing, J., He, X., Zhang, K. M., Wang, S., Hao, J. Air quality and health benefits from fleet electrification in China. Nature Sustainability, 2019, 2: 962-971 (自然杂志子刊)

14. He, X.#, Zhang, S.#, Wu, Y.*, Wallington, T. J., Lu, X., McElroy, M. B., Tamor, M. A., Zhang, K. M., Nielsen, C. P., Hao, J. Customer and climate benefits of electric vehicles informed by individual travel patterns. Environmental Science & Technology, 2019, 53(18): 11013-11022.

15. Zhang, S., Niu, T., Wu, Y.*, Zhang, K. M., Wallington, T. J., Xie, Q., Wu, X., Xu, H., Zhang, L. Integrating intelligent transportation system into vehicle emission management: A case study based on multi-source traffic data. Environmental Pollution, 2018, 241: 1027-1037

16. Wu, Y.#*, Zhang, S.#, Hao, J., Liu, H., Wu, X., Hu, J., Walsh, M. P., Wallington, T. J., Zhang, K. M., Stevanovic, S. On-road vehicle emissions and their control in China: A review and outlook. Science of the Total Environment, 2017, 574: 332-349

17. Zhang, S., Wu, Y.*, Huang, R., Yan, H., Zheng, Y., Hao, J. High-resolution simulation of link-level vehicle emissions and concentrations for air pollutants in a traffic-populated city. Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics, 2016, 16: 9965-9981.

18. Zhang, S., Wu, Y.*, Liu, H., Huang, R., Yang, L., Li, Z., Fu, L., Hao, J. Real-world fuel consumption and CO2 emissions of urban public buses in Beijing. Applied Energy, 2014, 113: 1645-1655

19. Zhang, S., Wu, Y.*, Hu J., Huang, R., Zhou, Y., Bao, X., Fu, L., Hao, J. Can Euro V heavy-duty diesel engines and alternative fuel technologies mitigate NOX emissions? - New evidences from the on-road tests for buses in China. Applied Energy, 2014, 132: 118-126

20. Zhang, S., Wu, Y.*, Wu, X., Li, M., Ge, Y., Liang, B., Xu, Y., Zhou, Y., Liu, H., Fu, L., Hao, J. Historic and future trends of vehicle emissions in Beijing, 1998-2020: A policy assessment for the most stringent vehicle emission control program in China. Atmospheric Environment, 2014, 89: 216-229