Chinese Association of Aerosol Science & Technology (CAAST)
CAAST is a national association serving aerosol research in P.R. China with independent financial account codes and have the necessary official approvals from the Chinese government. Established in 1986 and currently ~500 members, CAAST is a voluntary organization of workers in research, development and application of aerosol science and technology. CAAST acts as a liaison dedicated to fostering exchange among its members through scientific and technical symposia and seminars of both a national and international nature, and to disseminating knowledge on aerosols through continuing education and publications in the form of scientific transactions and of journals on news and other items of current interest. Its ultimate objective is to serve China's needs for modernization. Specifically, CAAST is striving to increase the IARA impact in China, to improve the academic exchange between overseas and Chinese scholars, and to organize national and international workshops and training courses in China for aerosol scholars.
CAAST focuses on research covering:
ü Aerosol physical, chemical, and optical properties;
ü Aerosol dynamics;
ü Advanced observation and analytical technology;
ü Filtration and emission/transport/removal of aerosols;
ü Effects on the climate, environment and human health;
ü Aerosol pollution control, etc.
Activities of CAAST
CAAST has hosted 13 National Aerosol Science and Technology Symposium in China since 1986 and 16 Cross-strait Workshop between Mainland China and Taiwan Scientists.
l 8th Aerosol Symposium in Nanjing, November 3-7, 2005
l 9th Aerosol Symposium in Guangzhou, January 7-12, 2007
l 10th Aerosol Symposium in Changchun, July 26-August 1, 2009
l 11th Aerosol Symposium in Wuhan, May 16-19, 2013
l 12th Aerosol Symposium in Chongqing, October 22-25, 2015
l 13th Aerosol Symposium in Shijiazhuang, November 21-24, 2017
l 4th Cross-strait Workshop in Kaohsiung, August 25-31, 2007
l 5th Cross-strait Workshop in Urumqi, August 25-31, 2008
l 6th Cross-strait Workshop in Changchun, July 26-August 1, 2009
l 8th Cross-strait Workshop in Xi’an, August 12-16, 2009
l 16th Cross-strait Workshop in Luoyang, November 15-18, 2019
CAAST has also hosted several international conferences including:
l A&WMA International Specialty Conference, May 10-14, 2010
l 7th Asian Aerosol Conference, August 17-19, 2011
l The 7th World Congress of Particle Technology, May 19-22, 2014
l AGU-CAS Joint Conference on Atmospheric PM2.5, October 16-20, 2018
The official address of CAAST is Room 210, No. 40 Building, Huayanli, Qijiahuozi, Chaoyang District, Beijing, P.R. China, 100029.
The committee of CAAST is currently made up of well-known experts from national research institutes and universities of China.
Prof. Junji Cao, Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS), email@example.com
Prof. Renjian Zhang, Institute of Atmosphysic Physics, CAS (IAP/CAS), firstname.lastname@example.org
Prof. Shuncheng Lee, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University
Prof. Aijun Ding, Nanjing University
Prof. Maofa Ge, Institute of Chemistry, Chinese Academy of Sciences
Prof. Zhenxing Shen, Xi’an Jiaotong Univeristy
Prof. Huizheng Che, China Meteorological Administration
Prof. Yu Huang, Institute of Earth Environment, Chinese Academy of Sciences
Prof. Jing Li, Peking University
Yunfei Wu, IAP/CAS, email@example.com
Hongmei Xu, Xi’an Jiaotong University
Tie Dai, IAP/CAS
Introduction of Chinese Society of Particuology
On November 27, 1986, the Chinese Society of Particuology (CSP) was inaugurated after CAST’s (China Association for Science and Technology) authorization on September 18, 1986. At the beginning, it is composed of four subsidiary institutes. They are Institute of Particle Characterization, Institute of Particle Preparation and Treatment, Institute of Fluidization, and Institute of Aerosol Science and Technology. Currently, CSP has more than 2000 members and 97 group members.
The purpose of CSP is to strengthen the communication among its members, to transfer the particuology knowledge and to develop the particuology technology by organizing national and foreign academic conferences, conducting popularization of science and continuing education and publishing academic journals and articles. The most important purpose of CSP is to serve national modernization construction.
All the work of CSP surrounds the subject particuology. Particuology is an interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary subject which is made up of abundant basic sciences and relevant applications. In nature, most solids are existed as the form of particles, like soil, sand and dust. Foods also belong to particles, such as rice, wheat, bean, salt and sugar. Most shape of artifacts such as baring powder coal, catalyst, cement, manure, pigment, drug and explosive are powder. The particuology research includes particles testing and characterization, particles design, dispersion, surface modification and application, gas-solid, liquid-solid, gas-liquid solid fludization and application, multiphase separation, aerosol and so on.
CSP plays an important role for the development of Chinese society. In accordance with the policy that the Chinese economic development depends on scientific and technological progress and scientific research must be geared to the needs of economic development., greater efforts will be made for bringing about more effective interactions between scientific research and economic development. In China, enterprises/academies are becoming the mainstay of Chinese development. As one of the growing scientific and technological organization, CSP will seek more extensive international collaborations.
Website of CSP: https://www.csp.org.cn