TANG, Xiaoyan

TANG, Xiaoyan

Department: Environmental Science
Research interests: Atmospheric chemistry; Environmental chemistry
Tel/fax: 86-10-62751925
E-mail: xytang@pku.edu.cn


M.S., Department of Chemistry, Peking University, 1953


2002–present, Professor of Environmental Science, Department of Environmental Sciences, School of Environment, Peking University
1996–2002, Professor, Center of Environmental Sciences, Peking University
1985–1996, Professor, Director of the Center of Environmental Sciences, Department of Environmental Sciences, Peking University 
1985–1986, Guest scientists in National Center for Atmospheric Research(NCAR)and Brookhaven National Laboratory, U.S.A
1960–1985, Lecturer and associate professor, vice head of section of radioactive chemistry in Technical Physics Department; Head of specialty of environmental chemistry, 
1959–1960, Visiting Scholar, The Analytical and Geological chemistry Institute, USSR Academy of Sciences 
1954–1958, Assistant, Department of Technical Physics Department, Peking University


Undergraduate course: Environmental Issues


Atmospheric chemistry; Environment chemistry


1. Song Y., Tang X.Y., Xie S.D., Zhang Y.H., Wei Y.J., Zhang M.S., Zeng L.M., Lu S.H. Source apportionment of PM2.5 in Beijing in 2004. Journal of Hazardous Materials, 146 (1-2): 124-130, 2007.
2. Streets D.G., Fu J H.S., Jang C.J., Hao J.M., He K.B., Tang X.Y., Zhang Y.H., Wang Z.F., Li Z.P., Zhang Q., Wang L.T., Wang B.Y., Yu C. Air quality during the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games. Atmospheric Environment, 41 (3): 480-492, 2007.
3. Chiu Y.C., Lin C.W., Kao T.C., Tang X.Y. Biodegradation kinetics and effects of operating parameters on the performance of a methyl tert-butyl ether degrading biofilter. Water Air and Soil Pollution, 177 (1-4): 399-410, 2006.
4. Wen D.H., Ho Y.S., Xie S.G., Tang X.Y. Mechanism of the adsorption of ammonium ions from aqueous solution by a chinese natural zeolite. Separation Science and Technology, 41 (15): 3485-3498, 2006.
5. Xie S.G., Wen D.H., Shi D.W., Tang X.Y. Reduction of precursors of chlorination by-products in drinking water using fluidized-bed biofilm reactor at low temperature. Biomedical and Environmental Sciences, 19 (5): 360-366, 2006
6. Xu B.Y., Zhu T., Tang X.Y., Ding J., Li, H.J. Heterogeneous reaction of formaldehyde on surface of alpha-Al2O3 particles. Chemical Journal of Chinese Universities-Chinese, 27 (10): 1912-1917, 2006.
7. Shao M., Tang X.Y., Zhang Y.H., Li W.J. City clusters in China: air and surface water pollution. Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment, 4 (7): 353-361, 2006.
8. Feng J.L., Chan C.K., Fang M., Hu M., He L.Y., Tang X.Y. Characteristics of organic matter in PM2.5 in Shanghai. Chemosphere, 64 (8): 1393-1400, 2006.
9. Qi B., Ma Y., Li X.Q., Tang X.Y. Determination of the amplification factor for 2-hydroxy ethylperoxy radicals in PERCA. Chinese Chemical Letters, 17 (7): 957-960, 2006.
10. Wang H.X., Zhou L.J., Tang X.Y. Ozone concentrations in rural regions of the Yangtze Delta in China. Journal of Atmospheric Chemistry, 54 (3): 255-265, 2006.


1. Tang X.Y., Zhang Y.H., Shao M. Atmospheric Environment Chemistry, 1992, Higher Education Press: Beijing.
2. Qian Y., Tang X.Y. Environmental Protection and Sustainable Development, 2010, Higher Education Press: Beijing. 173-192.


1. “Study on prevention measure of photochemical pollution in Xigu, Lanzhou”, the second class of State sciences and technology progressing award in 1985. 
2. “The establishment and study of National Air Quality Standard”, the third class of State sciences and technology progressing award in 1987.
3. “Sources and impacts of acid rain and it’s control measures”, the second class of State sciences and technology progressing award in 1990.
4. “The integrated study on the environmental planning of new economy district, Meizhou Bay, Fujian province”, the first class of sciences and technology progressing award, State Education Committee in 1993.
5. “He, Liang, He and Li” Science and technology progressing award in 1996.
6. “Acid precipitation and its environmental impacts in China”, first class of State sciences and technology progressing award in 1998.
7. “The study of Beijing Air Quality and It’s Control”, the second class of SEPA Science and Technology Progressing Award in2003.
8. “Gold Award of Ozone Layer Protection Contribution of China”, by SEPA of China (for individual) in 2003.
9. “Special Gold Award of Ozone Layer Protection Contribution Award of China”, by SEPA of China (for PKU Team in 2004).
10. “2005 Stratospheric Ozone Protection Award” by US EPA (for PKU Team).
11. “Prize of outstanding contribution to the success of the Vienna convention”, 2005, by UNEP/WMO.
12. “Star of Environment protection of the Chinese Capital”, 2006, by Beijing EPB
13. “The stratospheric ozone protection award best of the best”, 2007, by US EPA (for China leadership team)


Professor Tang is the Vice President of the Chinese Society of Environmental Sciences. She has been the co-Chair of the Environmental Effect Panel of the Montreal Protocol since 1992 and was elected as a fellow of National Academy of Engineering of China in 1995.

As an atmospheric chemist, Professor Tang has been conducting many pioneered researches in China, including ambient air quality, photochemical smog, acid deposition, regional air pollution, and fine particles. She has actively contributed to China's preparation of ratification to the Vienna Convention and Montreal Protocol; she was also responsible for compiling "The Country Program for Phase-out of ODSs in China". Since 1993, she was the team leader in development of sector plans for ODS phase-out and development of policy and management instruments for implementing the Montreal Protocol. Professor Tang participated in the compilation of Indian, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan Country Programs as the expert of UNDP.

Due to her significant academic contribution and policy supporting roles to environmental protection, Prof. Tang and her Peking University Team have received 9 National Science and Technology Progressing Awards and 2 Golden Awards for Ozone Layer Protection Contribution from SEPA, China. She also received “2005 Stratospheric Ozone Protection Award” from US EPA and “Prize of Outstanding Contribution to the Success of the Vienna Convention” from UNEP/WMO in 2005. And she won “Star of Environment protection of the Chinese Capital” from Beijing EPB in 2006.