From the University of Alberta

  • Chester Lau, Max Loebel Roson, Keifer Klimchuk, Tania Gautam, Boyang Zhao, and Ran Zhao (2020). “Particulate Matter Emitted from Ultrasonic Humidifiers ‐ Chemical Composition and Implication to Indoor Air”. Indoor Air DOI: 10.1111/ina.12765 Link
  • Jéssica Vejdani Amorim, Shuang Wu, Keifer Klimchuk, Chester Lau, Florence J. Williams, Yuanlong Huang, and Ran Zhao (2020). “pH Dependence of the OH Reactivity of Organic Acids in the Aqueous Phase”. Environmental Science & Technology
    DOI: 10.1021/acs.est.0c03331 Link
  • R. Zhao (2018). “Recent Development and Application of Chemical Ionization Mass Spectrometry in Atmospheric Chemistry”. In Encyclopedia of Analytical Chemistry, R. A. Meyers (Ed.). doi:10.1002/9780470027318.a9655 Link

Selected Publication from Postdoc at Caltech

  • R. Zhao, C.M. Kenseth, Y. Huang, N.F. Dalleska, and J.H.S. Seinfeld (2018). “Rapid aqueous-phase hydrolysis of ester hydroperoxides arising from Criegee intermediates and organic acids”  J. Phys. Chem. A, 122: 5190-5201. Link
  • R. Zhao, C.M. Kenseth, Y. Huang, N.F. Dalleska, and J.H.S. Seinfeld (2018). “Iodometry-assisted liquid chromatography electrospray ionization mass spectrometry for analysis of organic peroxides: an application to atmospheric secondary organic aerosol.” Environ. Sci & Technol., 52: 2108-2117. Link
  • Y. Huang, R. Zhao, S.M. Charan, C.M. Kenseth, X. Zhang, and J.H.S. Seinfeld (2018). “Unified theory of vapor-wall mass transport in Teflon-walled environmental chambers.” Environ. Sci & Technol. , 53: 2134–2142. Link
  • Y. Huang, M.M. Coggon, R. Zhao, H. Lignell, M.U. Bauer, R.C. Flagan, and J.H. Seinfeld (2017). “The Caltech Photooxidation Flow Tube Reactor: design, fluid dynamics and characterization” Atmos. Meas. Tech., 10, 839-867. Link

Selected Publication from PhD Research at the University of Toronto

  • R. Zhao, D. Aljawhary, A.K.Y. Lee, and J.P.D. Abbatt (2017). “Rapid aqueous-phase photooxidation of dimers in α-pinene SOA” Environ. Sci. Technol. Lett., 4(6): 205-210. Link
  • R. Zhao, A.K.Y. Lee, C. Wang, F. Wania, J.P.S. Wong, S. Zhou and J.P.D. Abbatt (2017). “The Role of Water in Organic Aerosol Multiphase Chemistry: Focus on Partitioning and Reactivity” Advances in Atmospheric Chemistry, vol.1, World Scientific, pp. 95-184, ISBN: 978-981-3147-34-8. Link
  • R. Zhao, A.K.Y. Lee, L. Huang, X. Li, F. Yang and J.P.D. Abbatt (2015).  “Photochemical processing of aqueous atmospheric brown carbon” Atmos. Chem. Phys. 15, 2957-2996. Link
  • R. Zhao, E.L. Mungall, A.K.Y. Lee, D. Aljawhary and J.P.D. Abbatt (2014). “Aqueous-phase photooxidation of levoglucosan: A kinetic and mechanistic study using High Resolution Aerosol Chemical Ionization Mass Spectrometry (HR-Aerosol-CIMS).” Atmos. Chem. Phys., 14, 9695-9706. Link
  • R. Zhao, A.K.Y. Lee, J. Liggio, J.J.B. Wentzell, R.W. Leaitch, A.M. Mcdonald, D. Toom-Sauntry, R.L. Modini, A.L. Corrigan, L.M. Russell, L.J. Noone, J.C. Schroder, A.K. Bertram, L.N. Hawkins,  J.P.D. Abbatt, and J. Liggio (2014). “Cloud partitioning of isocyanic acid (HNCO) and evidence of secondary source of HNCO in ambient air” Geophys. Res. Lett. 41, 6962-6969. Link
  • R. Zhao, A.K.Y. Lee, R. Soong, A.J. Simpson and J.P.D. Abbatt (2013). “Formation of aqueousphase α-hydroxyhydroperoxides (α-HHP): potential atmospheric impacts.” Atmos. Chem. Phys., 13, 5857-5872. Link
  • R. Zhao, A.K.Y. Lee and J.P.D. Abbatt (2012). “Investigation of aqueous-phase photooxidation of glyoxal and methylglyoxal by Aerosol Chemical Ionization Mass Spectrometry: observation of hydroxyhydroperoxide formation” J. Phys. Chem. A 116(24): 6253-6263. Link