Jenny Siliang Cui

Jenny Cui
PhD Student

Contact: jenny.cui@mail.utoronto.ca
Supervisor: Dr. Matthew Adams

ABOUT ME

Education

  • PhD Candidate, Department of Geography and Planning, University of Toronto
  • MSc, Department of Geography and Planning, University of Toronto
  • HBSc, Double Major in Geography and Biology, University of Toronto Mississauga

Research and Professional Interests

My current research focuses on near-road air pollution in Ontario. One of the aspects of transportation related air pollution is its dispersion adjacent to freeways, since twenty eight percent of Ontario’s population lives near highways and major roads. My study tries to identify how roadside structures affect ambient air pollution concentrations in areas near major roads. There are two objectives of my research. The first objective is to determine the influence of roadside structures on local NOx, O3, PM, including trace metal speciation, and noise levels. The second one is to quantify the effectiveness of different types of roadside structures on air pollutants and noise reduction in residential areas near freeways. The results of my study will help urban planners, engineers, and scientists explore feasible and cost-effective roadside structures to reduce noise and pollution dispersion near freeways.

Publications and Presentations

  • 2014 Liu, J. and Cui, S. Meteorological influences on seasonal variation of fine particulate matter in cities over Ontario, Advances in Meteorology, doi:10.1155/2014/169476, 2014.
  • 2018 Cui, S and Liu, J. Presented a poster entitled “Characteristics of Smog in Ontario”, 51th Canadian Meteorological and Oceanographic Society (CMOS) Congress, Future Earth: Weather, Oceans, Climate, 2018.
  • 2013 Cui, S. and Liu, J. Presented a poster entitled “Air Pollution Episodes in Summer over Southern Ontario, Canada”. Earth Science, 2013, 2nd International Conference on Earth Science & Climate Change. Las Vegas, July 22 – 24, 2013.
  • 2013 Liu, J. and Cui, S. Presented an oral presentation entitled “Climatological Influences on the Interannual and Seasonal Variations of Fine Particulate Matter (PM2.5) cross Southern Ontario, Canada”. Earth Science, 2013, 2nd International Conference on Earth Science & Climate Change. Las Vegas, July 22 – 24, 2013.
  • 2012 Liu, J and Cui, S. Presented a poster entitled "Health Effects of Particulate Matter and Its Variation over Canadian Cities" in a full – day health and wellness event: "Health in the City", sponsored by the University of Toronto Mississauga, 2012.