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Prof. Ying I. Tsai

Department of Environmental Engineering and Science,

Director, Indoor Air Quality Research and Service Center,

Chia Nan University of Pharmacy and Science, Taiwan


Email: mtsaiyi@mail.cnu.edu.tw


1999 Ph.D., National Chung Hsing University, Taiwan, Atmospheric Chemistry/ Aerosol Technology

1993 M.Sc., National Chung Hsing University, Taiwan, Analytical Chemistry/ Environmental Engineering

1991 B.Sc., National Chung Hsing University, Taiwan, Environmental Engineering

Publications (Selected)

  1. Hsu, C.-Y., H.-C. Chiang, M.-J. Chen, C.-Y. Chuang, C.-M. Tsen, G.-C. Fang, Y.I. Tsai, N.-T. Chen, T.-Y. Lin, S.-L. Lin, Y.-C. Chen (2017.07). Ambient PM2.5 in the residential area near industrial complexes: Spatiotemporal variation, source apportionment, and health impact. Science of the Total Environment, Vol. 590-591, pp. 204-214, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.scitotenv.2017.02.212 (EH-PP07-104) (IF: 4.099) (Environmental Sciences: 18/223).
  2. Chen, C.-Y., W.-J. Lee, L.-C. Wang, Y.-C. Chang, H.-H. Yang, L.-H. Young, J.-H. Lu, Y.I. Tsai, M.-T. Cheng, J.K. Mwangi (2017.04). Impact of high soot-loaded and regenerated diesel particulate filters on the emissions of persistent organic pollutants from a diesel engine fueled with waste cooking oil-based biodiesel. Applied Energy, Vol. 191, pp. 35–43, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.apenergy.2017.01.046 (MOST 103-2221-E-230-001 -MY3) (SCI) (IF: 5.746) (Energy & Fuels: 10/88).
  3. Kuo, S.-C., Y.I. Tsai (2017.04). Emission Characteristics of Allergenic Terpenols in PM2.5 Released from Incense Burning and the Effect of Light on the Emissions. Science of the Total Environment, Vol. 584-585C, pp. 495–504, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.scitotenv.2017.01.052 (MOST 104-2221E-041-001-MY2 and MOST 105-2221-E-041-003-MY3) (SCI) (IF: 4.099) (Environmental Sciences: 18/223).
  4. Kuo, S.-C., Y.I. Tsai, K. Sopajaree (2016.08). Emission Characteristics of Carboxylates in PM2.5 from Incense Burning with the Effect of Light on Acetate. Atmospheric Environment, Vol. 138C, pp. 125–134, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.atmosenv.2016.05.004 (MOST 102-2221-E-041-002-MY2 and MOST 102-2221-E-041-003-MY3) (SCI) (IF: 3.281) (Environmental Sciences: 42/223).
  5. Hsiao, T.-C., Y.-C. Lee, K.-C. Chen, W.-C. Ye, K. Sopajaree, Y.I. Tsai (2016.04). Experimental Comparison of Two Portable and Real-time Size Distribution Analyzers for Nano/submicron Aerosol Measurements. Aerosol and Air Quality Research, Vol. 16, No. 4, pp. 919–929, http://dx.doi.org/10.4209/aaqr.2015.10.0614 (MOST 102-2221-E-008-004-MY3 and MOST 102-2221-E-041-003-MY3) (SCI) (IF: 2.094) (Environmental Sciences: 93/223).
  6. Tsai, Y.I., K. Sopajaree, S.-C. Kuo, T.-Y. Hsin (2015.12). Chemical composition and size-fractionated origins of aerosols over a remote coastal site in southern Taiwan. Aerosol and Air Quality Research, Vol. 15, No. 7, pp. 2549–2570, http://dx.doi.org/ 10.4209/aaqr.2015.09.0566 (MOST 102-2221-E-041-003-MY3) (SCI) (IF: 2.094) (Environmental Sciences: 93/223).
  7. Nirmalkar, J., D.K. Deshmukh, M.K. Deb, Y.I. Tsai, K. Sopajaree (2015.09). Mass loading and episodic variation of molecular markers in PM2.5 aerosols over a rural area in eastern central India. Atmospheric Environment, Vol. 117C, pp. 41-50, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/ j.atmosenv.2015.07.003 (NSC 102-2221-E-041-003-MY3) (SCI) (IF: 3.281) (Environmental Sciences: 42/223).
  8. Cheng, M.-T., H.-J. Chen, L.-H. Young, H.-H. Yang, Y.I. Tsai, L.-C. Wang, J.-H. Lu, C.-B. Chen (2015.10). Carbonaceous composition changes of heavy-duty diesel engine particles in relation to biodiesels, after treatments and engine loads. Journal of Hazardous Materials, Vol. 297C, pp. 234-240, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jhazmat.2015.04.076 (NSC 98-EPA-M-003-002 and NSC 99-EPA-M-002-002) (SCI) (IF: 4.529) (Environmental Sciences: 13/223) (Engineering, Civil: 2/124).
  9. Tsai, Y.I., K. Sopajaree, S.-C. Kuo, S.-P. Yu (2015.09). Potential PM2.5 impacts of festival-related burning and other inputs on air quality in an urban area of southern Taiwan. Science of the Total Environment, Vol. 527-528C, pp. 65-79, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.scitotenv.2015.04.021 (NSC 99-2221-E-041-014-MY3 and NSC 102-2221-E-041-003- MY3) (SCI) (IF: 4.099) (Environmental Sciences: 18/223).
  10. Kuo, S.-C., Y.I. Tsai, K. Sopajaree (2015.05). Emission Identification and Health Risk Potential of Allergy-causing Fragrant Substances in PM2.5 from Incense Burning. Building and Environment, Vol. 87, pp. 23-33, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.buildenv.2015.01.012 (NSC 102-2221-E-041-002-MY2 and NSC 102-2221-E-041-003-MY3) (SCI) (IF: 3.341) (Engineering, Civil: 3/125).
  11. Nirmalkar, J., M.K. Deb, Y.I. Tsai, D.K. Deshmukh (2015.06). Arabitol and mannitol as tracer for fungal contribution to size-differentiated particulate matter of rural atmospheric aerosols. International Journal of Environmental Science and Development, Vol. 6, No. 6, pp. 460-463.
  12. Nirmalkar, J., M.K. Deb, D.K. Deshmukh, Y.I. Tsai, S.K. Verma (2015.01). Molecular markers in ambient aerosol in the Mahanadi Riverside Basin of eastern central India during winter. Environmental Science and Pollution Research, Vol. 22, No. 2, pp. 1220-1231, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s11356-014-3416-4 (NSC 99-2221-E-041-014-MY3 and NSC 102-2221-E-041-003-MY3) (SCI) (IF: 2.828) (Environmental Sciences: 54/223).
  13. Lai, Y.-C., Y.-F. Wang, Y.I. Tsai, C.-H. Tsai (2014.12). A simple process for synthesizing nano Pt- and/or N-doped titanium dioxide powders by microwave plasma torch. Journal of Alloys and Compounds, Vol. 617, pp. 834-840, http://dx.doi.org/ 10.1016/j.jallcom.2014.08.098 (NSC 100-2221-E-151-004-MY2 and NSC 101-2221-E-151-039) (SCI) (IF: 2.999) (Metallurgy & Metallurgical Engineering: 4/74).
  14. Chang, Y.-C., W.-J. Lee, H.-H. Yang, L.-C. Wang, J.-H. Lu, Y.I. Tsai, M.-T. Cheng, L.-H. Young, C.-J. Chiang (2014.04). Reducing emissions of persistent organic pollutants from a diesel engine by fueling with water-containing butanol diesel blends. Environmental Science & Technology, Vol. 48, No. 10, pp. 6010-6018, http://dx.doi.org/ 10.1021/es405278w (NSC 100-EPA- F-009-001 and NSC 100-2628-E-230-001-MY3) (SCI) (IF: 5.330) (Environmental Sciences: 10/223).
  15. Tsai, Y.I., S.-C. Kuo, L.-H. Young, L.-Y. Hsieh, P.-T. Chen (2014.06). Atmospheric Dry plus Wet Deposition and Wet-only Deposition of Dicarboxylic Acids and Inorganic Compounds in a Coastal Suburban Environment. Atmospheric Environment, Vol. 89C, pp. 696-706 (NSC 99-2221-E-041-014-MY3 and NSC 102-2221-E-041-003-MY3) (SCI) (IF: 3.281) (Environmental Sciences: 42/223).
  16. Liao, W.-T., Y.-F. Wang, C.-H. Tsai, Y.-I. Tsai, Z.-L. Wu, Y.-M. Kuo (2014.06). Polychlorinated Dibenzo-p-dioxin and Dibenzofuran (PCDD/F) Emission Behavior during Incineration of Laboratory Wastes. Part 2: PCDD/F Profiles and Characteristics of Output Materials. Aerosol and Air Quality Research, Vol. 14, No. 4, pp. 1206–1214, http://dx.doi.org/10.4209/aaqr.2013.05.0141 (NSC 100-2221-E-151-004-MY2 and NSC 98-2221-E-151-009-MY2) (SCI) (IF: 2.094) (Environmental Sciences: 93/223).
  17. Chio, C.-P., C.-M. Liao, Y.I. Tsai, M.-T. Cheng, W.-C. Chou (2014.03). Health risk assessment for residents exposed to atmospheric diesel exhaust particles in southern region of Taiwan. Atmospheric Environment, Vol. 85C, pp. 64-72 (NSC 100-2313-B-002-012-MY3 and Environmental Protection Bureau of Kaohsiung County, Taiwan (Grant no. 910412)) (SCI) (IF: 3.281) (Environmental Sciences: 42/223).
  18. Chang, Y.-C., W.-J. Lee, L.-C. Wang, H.-H. Yang, M.-T. Cheng, J.-H. Lu, Y.I. Tsai, L.-H. Young (2014.01). Effects of waste cooking oil-based biodiesel on the toxic organic pollutant emissions from a diesel engine. Applied Energy, Vol. 113, pp. 631-638 (NSC 99-EPA-M-002-002) (SCI) (IF: 5.613) (Engineering, Chemical: 6/134).
  19. Tsai, Y.I., S.-C. Kuo (2013.12). Contributions of low molecular weight carboxylic acids to aerosols and wet deposition in a natural subtropical broad-leaved forest environment. Atmospheric Environment, Vol. 81C, pp. 270-279 (SCI). (NSC 99-2221-E-041-013-MY2 and NSC 99-2221-E-041-014-MY3) (IF: 3.281) (Environmental Sciences: 42/223).
  20. Wang, Y.-F., H.-Y. Yen, Y.I. Tsai, H.-M. Chen, C.-H. Tsai (2013.08). Rapid thermal synthesis of nano titanium dioxide powders using a plasma torch. Aerosol and Air Quality Research, Vol. 13, No. 4, pp. 1313-1320 (NSC 100-2221-E-151-004-MY2 and NSC 98-2221-E-151-009-MY2) (SCI) (IF: 2.094) (Environmental Sciences: 93/223).
  21. Lin, N.-H., S.-C. Tsay, H.B. Maring, M.-C. Yen, G.-R. Sheu, S.-H. Wang, K.H. Chi, M.-T. Chuang, C.-F. Ou-Yang, J.S. Fu, J.S. Reid, C.-T. Lee, L.-C. Wang, J.-L. Wang, C.N. Hsu, A.M. Sayer, B.N. Holben, Y.-C. Chu, X.A. Nguyen, K. Sopajaree, Shui-Jen Chen, M.-T. Cheng, B.-J. Tsuang, C.-J. Tsai, C.-M. Peng, R.C. Schnell, T. Conway, C.-T. Chang, K.-S. Lin, Y.I. Tsai, W.-J. Lee, S.-C. Chang, J.-J. Liu, W.-L. Chiang, S.-J. Huang, T.-H. Lin, G.-R. Liu (2013.10). An overview of regional experiments on biomass burning aerosols and related pollutants in Southeast Asia: From BASE-ASIA and the Dongsha Experiment to 7-SEAS. Atmospheric Environment, Vol. 78C, pp. 1-19 (EPA-99-FA11-03-A097, EPA-99-U1L1-02-101 and NSC 98-2745-M-008-001). (IF: 3.281) (Environmental Sciences: 42/223).
  22. Tsai, Y.I., K. Sopajaree, A. Chotruksa, H.-C. Wu and S.-C. Kuo (2013.10). Source indicators of biomass burning associated with inorganic salts and carboxylates in dry season ambient aerosol in Chiang Mai Basin, Thailand. Atmospheric Environment, Vol. 78C, pp. 93-104 (SCI). (NSC 96-2221-E-041-013-MY3 and NSC 99-2221-E-041-014- MY3). (IF: 3.281) (Environmental Sciences: 42/223).
  23. Lin, C.-J., Y.-T. Wang, K.-J. Hsien, Y.I. Tsai, P.-Y. Kung, J.-M. Chyan (2013.06). In situ rapid evaluation of indoor bioaerosols using an ATP bioluminescence assay. Aerosol and Air Quality Research, Vol. 13, pp. 922-931 (SCI). (IF: 2.094) (Environmental Sciences: 93/223).
  24. Deshmukh, D.K., Y.I. Tsai, M.K. Deb and P. Zarmpas (2012.11). Characteristics and sources of water-soluble ionic species associated with PM10 particles in the ambient air of central India. Bulletin of Environmental Contamination and Toxicology, Vol. 89, No. 5, pp. 1091-1097 (SCI). (IF: 1.255)(Environmental Sciences: 145/223).
  25. Deshmukh, D.K., M.K. Deb, P.K. Hopke and Y.I. Tsai (2012.10). Seasonal characteristics of water-soluble dicarboxylates associated with PM10 in the urban atmosphere of Durg City, India. Aerosol and Air Quality Research, Vol. 12, pp. 683-696 (SCI) (NSC 96-2221-E-041-013-MY3 and NSC 99-2221-E-041-014-MY3) (IF: 2.094) (Environmental Sciences: 93/223).

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