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Prof. Nguyen Thi Kim Oanh

Emeritus Professor
Environmental Engineering and Management, Department of Energy, Environment and Climate Change

Dr. Eng., Environmental Engineering and Management (EEM), SERD, AIT, Bangkok, Thailand

M. Eng., EEM/SERD, AIT, Bangkok, Graduation Prize

Dipl. Eng., Meteorology Odessa Hydrometeorology Institute, Ukraine First class with Distinction (GPA = 5.0/5.0), First Honors

  • Short-lived climate-forcing pollutants (BC and ozone precursors) and co-benefit analysis for emission reduction of open burning, mobile sources and residential combustion
  • Agro-residue field/open burning: integrated management strategies using monitoring, emission inventory and modeling tools
  • Satellite monitoring of Asian regional air quality with consideration on synoptic climatological patterns
  • Development of VOC emission profiles for refinement of photochemical model results
  • Enhanced adsorption/catalytic oxidation for VOC treatment by nanoscale metallic particles
  1. Nguyen Nhat Ha Chi and N. T. Kim Oanh (2020). Photochemical Smog Modeling of PM2.5 for Assessment of Associated Health Impacts in Crowded Urban Area of Southeast Asia. Environmental Technology & Innovation. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.eti.2020.101241.
  2. Lai Nguyen Huy, N.T. Kim Oanh, Nguyen Hong Phuc, Chu Phuong Nhung (2020). Survey-based inventory for atmospheric emissions from residential combustion in Vietnam. Environmental Science and Pollution Research; https://doi.org/10.1007/s11356-020-11067-6.
  3. Van Tai Tang, N. T. Kim Oanh, Eldon R. Rene & Tran Ngoc Binh (2020). Analysis of roadside air pollutant concentrations and potential health risk of exposure in Hanoi, Vietnam. J. Environmental Science and Health, Part A. https://doi.org/10.1080/10934529.2020.1763091
  4. Lai Nguyen Huy and Nguyen Thi Kim Oanh (2020). Emission Control for Volatile Organic Compounds from Gasoline Stations and Implication on Ozone-forming Potential. Atmospheric Pollution Research. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.apr.2020.03.002
  5. Lai Nguyen Huy, Nguyen Thi Kim Oanh, Thiri Tin Htut, Ohnmar May Tin Hlaing (2019). Emission inventory for on-road traffic fleets in Greater Yangon, Myanmar. Atmospheric Pollution Research. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.apr.2019.12.021. 5
  6. Aungsiri Tipayarom and Nguyen Thi Kim Oanh (2019). Influence of rice straw open burning on levels and profiles of semi-volatile organic compounds in ambient air. Chemosphere. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.chemosphere.2019.125379.
  7. Daiju Narita, N. T. Kim Oanh, Keiichi Sato, Mingqun Huo, D. A. Permadi, N. N. Nhat Ha Chi, T. Ratanajaratroj and Ittipol Pawarmart (2019). Pollution Characteristics and Policy Actions on Fine Particulate Matter in a Growing Asian Economy: The Case of Bangkok Metropolitan Region. Atmosphere, 10(5), 227; https://doi.org/10.3390/atmos10050227.
  8. Phuc N. H. and Kim Oanh N. T. (2018). Determining factors for levels of volatile organic compounds measured in different microenvironments of a heavy traffic urban area. Science of the Total Environment, 627 (2018) 290–303.
  9. Permadi D. A., Kim Oanh N. T., Vautard R. (2018). Integrated emission inventory and modeling to assess distribution of particulate matter mass and black carbon composition in Southeast Asia. Atmos. Chem. Phys., 18, 2725–2747, 2018.
  10. Permadi D. A., Kim Oanh N. T., Vautard R. (2018). Assessment of emission scenarios for 2030 and impacts of black carbon emission reduction measures on air quality and radiative forcing in Southeast Asia. Atmos. Chem. Phys., 18, 2018.
  1. USAID-NSF, PEER-9 “Nano-assisted bioremediation of diffused dioxins in soil and sediment in Vietnam” (Dioxin-bioremediation). This project aims to reduce residual dioxins contaminated in soils/sediments from the past use of Agent Orange during the Vietnam War. Dioxins in soils/sediments are ultimately destroyed by indigenous microorganisms in a novel stepwise procedure of sequential anaerobic-aerobic biodegradation. In cooperation with Van Lang university and University of Science and Technology in Hochiminh City. 2020-2022. PI.
  2. UNEP ROAP funded project “UNEP Clean Air Solutions Tracker with focus on Child-centered Solutions”. The main objectives: i) identify and promote child-centered clean air solutions and strengthen implementation uptake of the clean air measures and ii) analyze the current and potential implementation of UNEP recommended 25 clean air measures in Vietnam and Myanmar. 2020-2021. PI.
  3. PCD (Pollution Control Department of Thailand) funded PM2.5 research project “Development of web-based emission inventory for major emission sources of PM2.5 in Thailand”. 2020. A collaborative project which aims to develop a web-based emission inventory database template customized for Thailand. PI, in collaboration with Dr. Ekbordin (Co-PI).
  4. SEI-SUMERNET (Sida) funded project “Atmospheric deposition to large river basins and potential effects on the water environment; DEPOSITION”, 2020-2021. This is a collaborative research consortium led by AIT in collaboration with the Royal University of Phnom Penh (RUPP), Cambodia and Nong Lam University (NLU), Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. The multiple benefits of the air emission reduction to the river water quality, ecosystems, air quality and climate can be demonstrated with the ultimate goal to safeguard human right to clean water, clean air and climate justice. PI.
  5. ISC ROAP (International Science Council, Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific), funded project “Assessment of the emissions of street cooking activities in Bangkok and subsequent effects on ambient PM2.5 and human health”. This project focuses on emission inventory and the use of sensors for monitoring exposure to street cooking smoke in Bangkok. 2020-21. PI.