Hi, I’m Xu-Cheng He, 何旭成, an early career researcher studying atmospheric aerosols, clouds and their climatic effects. I’m currently a visiting researcher at the University of Cambridge and I’m also associated with the Institute for Atmospheric and Earth System Research (INAR) at University of Helsinki, where I completed my MSc and PhD degrees with Prof. Markku Kulmala.
My research combines state-of-the-art mass spectrometric methods with quantum chemical calculations to investigate and interpret atmospheric aerosol formation both from ambient observations and chamber simulations.
I’m currently working on a new project that uses the UK Unified Model to study the effect of particle formation in the climate system with a focus on introducing new mechanisms such as iodine oxoacid particle formation which has recently been discovered.
You can find me on: Twitter, ResearchGate, Google Scholar, WebofScience
My research is funded by Jenny and Antti Wihuri Foundation and the Academy of Finland.


22. Apr 2024

Xu-Cheng He gave an invited seminar at the SOLAS open seminar

05. May 2023

Xu-Cheng He was invited to participate the Atmospheric Chemistry Colloquium for Emerging Senior Scientists (ACCESS XVII).

12. Jan 2023

Xu-Cheng He co-chairs the ‘Measurement and modeling of atmospheric cloud condensation nuclei and related chemistry’ session at AMS2023.

4. Jan 2023

Xu-Cheng He starts visiting the Centre for Atmospheric Science, University of Cambridge. He will work on simulating atmospheric aerosol formation processes using the UKUM model with Luke Abraham and Alex Archibald.

10. Sep 2022

Xu-Cheng He joins the CLOUD15 experiments. He is leading the experimental programs investigating marine particle formation processes.

06. Sep 2022

Xu-Cheng He wins the Extraordinary Potential Prize of Chinese Government Award for Outstanding Self-financed Students Abroad as one of the 20 awardees globally.

05. Sep 2022

Xu-Cheng He gives a talk titled ‘Critical role of HIO2 in iodine oxoacid nucleation’ at the International Aerosol Conference, Athens, 2022.

01. Sep 2022

Xu-Cheng He joins Finnish Meteorological Institute as a post-doctoral researcher.

10. Aug 2022

Xu-Cheng He gives an invited talk at the Gordon Research Conference for molecular and ionic clusters.

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