Thi Kim Oanh Nguyen


Environmental Engineering and Management (EEM)
Asian Institute of Technology (AIT)

Khlong Luang, Pathumthani 12120

+66 (02) 524 5641


Asian Institute of Technology (AIT)

Current Scientific Activity


Nguyen Thi Kim Oanh got her Dipl. Eng. in Meteorology (1978) from Odessa Hydrometeorology Institute, Ukraine; M. Eng. (1991) and Dr. Eng. (1994) from AIT, Thailand. Her research focuses on characterization of air pollution in Asian countries including particulate matter, carbonaceous aerosol, ozone and toxic volatile organic compounds using the approaches of field measurements, emission inventory and modelling studies at urban, national and regional. She intensively involves in the research on interaction between air quality and climate and has conducted several demonstration projects addressing emission reduction measures from key source sectors in Asia with the co-benefit analysis (

Summary of Professional Achievments 

She has started her work as a faculty member at AIT since 1997, focusing on teaching and research in air pollution engineering and management. She served as a vice-chair of 2011 United Nation Environmental Program – World Meteorological Organization (UNEP-WMO) “Integrated Assessment of Black Carbon and Tropospheric Ozone”. Presently, she is a member of the Asia Pacific Clean Air Partnership (APCAP) Science Panel and is the coordinating lead author and lead authors of several chapters of “UNEP Asia Pacific Solution Report” released in 2018. Being an elected member of the Scientific Steering Committee of the IGAC (International Global Atmospheric Chemistry) and a co-chair of IGAC-MANGO (IGAC Monsoon Asia & Oceania Networking Group) she has contributed substantially in the capacity building for Asian developing countries in the atmospheric science field. In 2016, she was appointed as a World Health Organization (WHO) expert in the Guideline Development Group for the update of the WHO Global Air Quality Guidelines. Since 2016, Prof. Kim Oanh also serves as an Adjunct Professor at Ton Duc Thang University (TDTU), Vietnam where she has her Air Pollution Group operated. She has extensive experience and professional networking capacity and she has been serving as PI or Co-PI of 45 regional collaboration research projects.

Mobility across Thematic Areas

Development of databases of air pollution Emission Inventory, Monitoring (traditional ground-based, satellite, wireless sensors), Modelling (3D, photochemical smog); Integrated assessment of the links between air Quality and Energy Use, Public Health, Agricultural Crops, and Meteorology. Climate co-benefits through reduction of Short-Lived Climate Pollutants; Environmental impacts of energy production.

Geographic Mobility

Europe (Denmark, France, Germany, Norway, Sweden, Italy, Belgium); Australia; Asia (Bangladesh, Cambodia, China, India, Indonesia, Japan, Korea, Malaysia, Lao PDR, Myanmar, Philippines, Singapore, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Vietnam, etc.); North America (UL at Urbana-Champaign, UW Seattle, Clarkson University NY, UC Berkeley, etc.)