National Urban Traffic Pollution Prevention and Control Research Base of the Ministry of Science and Technology is one of the main institutions specialized in traffic pollution prevention and control research in China. As a multi-discipline research institution across transport, environmental protection and automotive technology, it aims at regional pollution source and status taking measures for mobile source pollution control. With the purpose of reducing traffic source emissions, reducing energy consumption, promoting the development of green transportation industry, improving urban air quality, and effectively guaranteeing citizens' life and health, the laboratory provides a research foundation for the construction of urban ecological civilization and sustainable development. Research on traffic pollution prevention and control involves a wide range of interdisciplinary fields and has a broad application prospect.
With mature talents as academic leaders, young and middle-aged researchers as business backbone, and master and doctor degree as effective strength, the laboratory has established a talent echelon of high-level interdisciplinary subjects. Its members include: 1 ‘State Council Special Allowance Expert’, 1 ‘Hundred Talent Program at Nankai University’ specializing in environmental science, environmental engineering, environmental economy, environmental health, atmospheric physics, applied mathematics, information science, transportation engineering and meteorological science. There are 29 fixed researchers and 8 mobile researchers, including 21 with senior titles.
Research are mainly carried out by 6 areas including:Emission characterization technology of mobile source, Air quality observation and secondary transformation mechanism of mobile source, Model and simulation of mobile source on air quality, Impact of traffic pollution on human health, Emission and control of non-road mobile sources, Urban traffic pollution control and decision - making management. It undertaken or participated in more than 20 scientific research projects at the national, provincial or ministerial levels. The cooperation institutes cover many countries worldwide, including Pegasor, Tampereen Teknillinen Yliopisto, Graz University of Technology, Institute of Science and Technology for Transport, Spatial Planning, Development and Networks (IFSTTAR), Newcastle University, the Future of Transport (TRL), University of Texas at Austin (TEXAS), University of Birmingham.