Zixuan Cheng

Zixuan Cheng


Personal profile


Zixuan Cheng is a first-year PhD(Mphill) student. He takes part in OSCA(Observation System for Clean Air) winter campaign in London BT tower. And then he will do the Black Carbon flux work. He will also utilise data from the NERC air quality supersite network, in particular the Manchester site in Fallowfield and the data from the intensive operating periods in the summer of 2021 and winter of 2022.

Many sources of data will be brought together using state-of-the-art multivariate analysis techniques including machine learning. The measurements will include a detailed compositional analysis of both the gas and particle phases. Comparisons will be made with other existing datasets and future measurements at this or other sites. This will ultimately improve the understanding of the factors controlling pollutant concentrations and their effects on human health.

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 13 - Climate Action

Education/Academic qualification

Bachelor of Science, Environmental Science

16 Sept 201910 Jun 2021

Award Date: 24 Jul 2021

Areas of expertise

  • GE Environmental Sciences
  • Black carbon
  • Flux