Huiting Mao | Chemistry | SUNY-ESF
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Huiting MaoAssociate Professor and Associate Chair for Graduate and Undergraduate Programs

Huiting Mao

121 Jahn Lab
1 Forestry Drive
Syracuse, NY 13210

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Dr. Huiting Mao's research interests include regional tropospheric chemistry and climate change, intercontinental transport of trace gases and aerosols, climate-air quality connections, biosphere-atmosphere exchange of trace gases, and radiative transfer processes. Her work on these topics has appeared in 70+ publications in high-impact journals.

She has conducted research on ozone and carbon monoxide in the Northeast, biogenic and anthropogenic contributions to volatile organic compounds in marine and terrestrial environments, continental outflow of ozone using measurement aboard the Smart Balloon platform and satellite data,  speciated mercury on regional to global scales, atmospheric mercury depletion events in the springtime Arctic, and present and future climate and air quality. Her group has been conducting long-term, continuous measurements of ozone, carbon monoxide, carbon dioxide, mercury, JNO2, and meteorological variables on on ESF campus since January 2013.  She has also been investigating air pollution problems in East China and built an air quality observotary at Nanjing University in January 2011 through collaboration with colleagues in the US and in China.  One of her collaborative projects in China is to investigate processes controlling atmospheric mercury cycling atop Mt. Tai funded by Chinese National Science Foundation. 

Much of her work has been supported by the NOAA-funded AIRMAP and Targeted Wind Sensing programs, EPA, NASA, NSF and NYSERDA.

Selected Most Recent Publications


Mao, H., Hall, D., Z. Ye, Y. Zhou, F. Dirk, and L. Zhang (2017), The Impact of Large-Scale Circulation on Regional versus Local Contribution to Ambient Concentrations of Gaseous Elemental Mercury in urban New York, USA, Atmos. Chem. Phys., in press.

Mao, H., Z. Ye, and C. Driscoll (2017), Meteorological Effects on Hg Wet deposition in a Forested Site in the Adirondack Region of New York During 2000 – 2015, Atmos. Environ., in press.

Zhou, Y., H. Mao, K. Demerjian, C. Hogrefe, and J. Liu (2017): Regional and Hemispheric Influences on Temporal Variability in Baseline Carbon Monoxide and Ozone over the Northeast US, Atmos. Environ., 164, 309-324.

Zhang, L., S. Lyman, H. Mao, C.-J. Lin, D. A. Gay, S. Wang, M. S. Gustin, X. Feng, and F. Wania  (2017), A synthesis of research needs for improving the understanding of atmospheric mercury cycling, Atmos. Chem. Phys., 17, 9133–9144.

Cheng, I., L. Zhang, M. Castro, and H. Mao (2017), Identifying changes in source regions impacting speciated atmospheric mercury at a rural site in the eastern U.S., J. Atmos. Sci., 74, 2937-2947.

Li, Y., Y. Wang, Y. Li, T. Li, H. Mao, R. Talbot, X. Nie, C. Wu, Y. Zhao, C. Hou, G. Wang, J. Zhou, and G. Qie (2017), Characteristics and potential sources of atmospheric particulate mercury in Jinan, China, Sci. Total Environ., 574, 1424–1431.

Mao, H., I. Cheng, and L. Zhang (2016), Current Understanding of the Driving Mechanisms for Spatiotemporal Variations of Atmospheric Speciated Mercury: A Review, Atmos. Chem. Phys., 16, 12897–12924.

Ye, Z., H. Mao, J.-T. Chen, and S. Y. Kim (2016), Investigation of processes controlling mercury cycling at midlatitudinal marine, coastal, and inland sites using a mercury box model, Atmos. Chem. Phys., 16, 8461–8478, doi:10.5194/acp-16-8461-2016.


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Current Graduate Advisees

Current Graduate Advisees

Danhan WangDanhan Wang

  • Degree Sought: MS
  • Graduate Advisor(s): Mao
  • Area of Study: Environmental Monitoring