Chong Qiu, Ph. D.

Chong Qiu Headshot
Associate Professor, Chemistry

Chemical Engineering Department
Tagliatela College of Engineering

Dr. Qiu will be on sabbatical during the 2023-24 academic year.

Ph. D./Chemistry, Department of Chemistry,Texas A&M University, College Station
B. S./Chemistry,Department of Chemistry,Tsinghua University, Beijing, P. R. China

About Chong

Dr. Qiu joined the faculty of the University of New Haven in September of 2016 as an Assistant Professor of Chemistry.  His primary teaching area is Analytical Chemistry, including Quantitative Analysis w/Lab and Instrumental Methods w/Lab. Prior to coming to the University of New Haven, Dr. Qiu taught at University of North Alabama.

His research is focusing on atmospheric chemistry and aerosol physics, including laboratory experiments, instrumentation, field measurements and theoretical modeling and computation. In particular, he is interested in the role of amines in the atmospheric processes and the transformation of soot in the air. His research program invites students with various background in math, physics, chemistry, environmental science, and engineering (especially chemical, environmental, mechanical, electrical and computer science). Dr. Qiu also actively looks into the development of interdisciplinary research projects with other faculty members on campus and partner in our local community.


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11. Chong Qiu, Alexei F. Khalizov, Brian Hogan, Eric L. Petersen, and Renyi Zhang, "High Sensitivity of Diesel Soot Morphological and Optical Properties to Combustion Temperature in a Shock Tube", Environmental Science&Technology2014, 48, 6444;

10. Simon Clegg, Chong Qiu, and Renyi Zhang, "The Deliquescence Behaviour, Solubilities, and  Densities of Aqueous Solutions of Five Methyl- and Ethyl-Aminium Sulphate Salts", Atmospheric Environment2013, 73, 145;

9. Chong Qiu, and Renyi Zhang, "Multiphase Chemistry of Atmospheric Amines", Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics2013, 15, 5738;

8. Alexei F. Khalizov, Yun Lin, Chong Qiu, Don Collins, and Renyi Zhang, "The Role of OH-initiated Oxidation of Isoprene in Aging of Combustion Soot", Environmental Science&Technology2013, 47, 2254;

7. Chong Qiu, Alexei F. Khalizov, and Renyi Zhang, "Soot Aging from OH-Initiated Oxidation of Toluene", Environmental Science&Technology2012, 46, 9464;

6. Alexei F. Khalizov, Brian Hogan, Chong Qiu, Eric Petersen, and Renyi Zhang, "Characterization of Soot Aerosol Produced from Combustion of Propane in a Shock Tube", Aerosol Science&Technology2012, 46, 925;

5. Chong Qiu, and Renyi Zhang, "Physiochemical Properties of Alkylaminium Sulfate: Hygroscopicity, Thermostability and Density", Environmental Science&Technology2012, 46, 4474;

4. Chong Qiu, Lin Wang, Vinita Lal, Alexei F. Khalizov, and Renyi Zhang, "Heterogeneous Chemistry of Alkylamines on Ammonium Sulfate and Ammonium Bisulfate", Environmental Science&Technology2011, 45, 4748;

3. Lin Wang, Wen Xu, Alexei F. Khalizov, Jun Zheng, Chong Qiu, and Renyi Zhang, "Laboratory Investigation on the Role of Organics in Atmospheric Nanoparticle Growth", Journal Physical Chemistry A2011, 115, 8940;

2. Hui Yan, Yongtao Zhao, Chong Qiu, Hongkai Wu, "Micropatterning of Inorganic Precipitations in Hydrogels with Soft Lithography", Sensors and Actuators B: Chemistry, 2008, 132, 20;

1. Chong Qiu, Meisha Chen, Hui Yan, Hongkai Wu, "Generation of Uniformly-Sized Alginate Microparticles for Cell Encapsulation with Soft Lithographic Approach", Advanced Materials 2007,19,1603.

Professional Experiences

08/2016 – Assistant Professor, Department of Chemistry&Chemical Engineering, University of New Haven ;

06 – 08/16 & 06 – 08/14 Visiting Scholar, Department of Chemistry and Environmental Science, New Jersey Institute
of Technology;

01/13 – 08/16 Assistant Professor, Department of Chemistry&Industrial Hygiene, University of North Alabama (UNA)

Grants and Awards

07/2015 – Co-PI, NSF-AGS Grant (Award #1463703): Collaborative Research: Kinetics and Mechanism of Restructuring of Atmospheric Soot and Associated Impact on Light Absorption, $82,927;

09/15 – 08/16  Co-PI, the University of North Alabama Quality Enhancement Program Grant: A Pilot Study of Collecting and Analysis of Micrometeoroids, $2000;

09/15 – 08/16  PI, the University of North Alabama Undergraduate Research Program: Construction of a microwave ozone spectrometer, $1000;

09/14–05/15 PI, the University of North Alabama Undergraduate Research Program; Properties of Aminium Carboxylates and Their Effects on Atmospheric Aerosol, $1000;

02/13 – 09/15 PI, the University of North Alabama College of Arts and Sciences Research Grant, $3850;

Selected Presentations

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11. Xiaolong Fan, Joseph Dawson, Chong Qiu, and Alexei F. Khalizov,  "Thermostability and Hygroscopicity of Monoethanolammonium Carboxylates for Evaluating Environmental Impacts of Carbon Dioxide Sequestration by Reversible Chemical Absorption", The 252nd American Chemical Society National Meeting & Exposition, Philadelphia, PA, Aug 2016, Paper.

10. Elyse Eckl , Jacob F. Phillips, Chong Qiu, Christopher Stopera and Alexei F. Khalizov. "Modeling Optical Properties of Anthropogenic Soot with Various Morphology and Mixing States", The 252nd American Chemical Society National Meeting & Exposition, Philadelphia, PA, Aug 2016, Poster.

9. M. B. Cooper and Chong Qiu, "Construction of a Microwave Ozone Spectrometer", the 1st International Youth Environmental Symposium, EPA Region 4, Atlanta, GA, Oct 2015, Poster;

8. J. N. Dawson and Chong Qiu, "The synthesis and Property Measurements on Aminium Carboxylates", the 2014 Southwest Regional Meeting of American Chemical Society , Nashville, TN, October 2014, Paper;

7. Blade Boles and Chong Qiu, "Thermodynamic Predictions of Amine Salts and Their Influences on Aerosol Properties Using E-AIM Model", the 91st Alabama Academy of Science Meeting, Auburn, AL, March 2014, Paper;

6. Chong Qiu, Alexei F. Khalizov, and Renyi Zhang, "Impact of Secondary Organic Aerosol Formation on Soot Properties", The 245th American Chemical Society National Meeting & Exposition, New Orleans, AL, April 2013, Paper.

5. Chong Qiu, Alexei F. Khalizov, and Renyi Zhang, "Aging of Soot Aerosol from OH-Initiated Oxidation of Toluene", The American Meteorological Society Annual Meeting, Austin, TX, January 2013, Paper;

4. Chong Qiu, Simon Clegg and Renyi Zhang, "Formation of Aminium Sulfates in Atmospheric Aerosols and Impacts on Particle Properties", The Fourth Atmospheric Chemistry Mechanism Conference, Davis, CA, December 2012, Paper;

3. Chong Qiu, and Renyi Zhang, "Impacts of Aminium Sulfates on Atmospheric Aerosol Properties", The American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting, San Francisco, CA, December 2012, Poster;

2. Chong Qiu, Brian Hogan, Alexei F. Khalizov,Eric Petersen, and Renyi Zhang, "Properties of Diesel Soot Produced from Combustion in a Shock Tube", The American Chemical Society Southwest Regional Meeting, Baton Rouge, LA, November 2012, Poster;

1. Chong Qiu, Lin Wang, Alexei F. Khalizov, Vinita Lal, and Renyi Zhang, "Heterogeneous Chemistry of Alkylamines with Sulfuric Acid and Ammonium Salts: Implications for Atmospheric Formation of Alkylaminium Sulfates", The F. A. Cotton Medal Symposium, Texas A&M University, College Station, TX, April 2012, Poster.

Professional Services

Reviewer of articles for Journal of Geophysical Research—Atmospheres, Journal of Atmospheric Science, Environmental Science & Technology and Scientific Reports

Reviewer of proposal for the National Science Foundation 

Professional Memberships

American Chemical Society

Services and Leadership

09/15 – 03/16 Local organizing committee of the 2016 Alabama Academy of Science Meeting;

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Chemist Discusses Power of 'Citizen Science'

University of New Haven Chong Qiu is incorporating University of New Haven undergraduate and graduate students, as well as middle and high school students from the region, into his research as he seeks to secure a National Science Foundation grant.