Science Café SG is a free event that recurs every last Thursday of the month. Scientists and Science professionals are invited to speak in a casual setting where everyone can learn and discuss the scientific issues of the day.
TOPIC for MAY:
How Well can We Measure the Air We Breathe?
Speaker: Kai Fuu Ming
If you’ve ever had difficulty breathing when it’s hazy outside, you would know that air pollution can be harmful to human health; but did you know there’s a link between these pollutants and climate change? Air pollution has many sources – motor vehicles, power plants a9:00 nd even everyday activities such as cooking and cleaning. It is important for scientists to be able to reliably collect data in order to better monitor, understand and address the effects of air pollution on our environment.
Dr Kai Fuu Ming will discuss the relationship between climate change and man-made air pollutants, how scientists measure air pollution – including some ways you can help out, and new technologies that could aid in better understanding and improving our environment.
ABOUT THE SPEAKER
Dr Kai is a scientist in the gas metrology lab at the National Metrology Centre (NMC), A*STAR. He obtained his PhD from the University of California at Irvine where he conducted field experiments and developed models to study atmospheric methane. His paper, publised in Nature in 2011, suggests changes in rice agricultural practices in Asia have partly caused the reduced methane rate over the past decades. His current research interests are gas metrology, air pollution, carbon cycle, renewable energy and instrumentation.
Thursday, May 25th
9:00 PM to 10:00 PM
17 Jalan Pinang, Singapore 199149