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




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, (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, (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, (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, (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, (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, 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, 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, (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, (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, (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, (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, 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, 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, (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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