This paper presents chemical characteristics of diesel particulate matter (DPM). A heavy-duty diesel engine was tested in ETC cycle with an engine dynamometer. The DPM was sampled with quartz fiber membrane and organic membrane filter. Quartz fiber membrane was used for total carbon (TC) and particle-phase PAHs (p-PAHs) measurement, while the organic membrane was used for inorganic elements measurement. On the quartz fiber membrane, the total of 15 elements detected were 11% of DPM mass. Ca, Si, Na and Al were the major components, accounted for 79% of the 15 elements mass. On the organic membrane, total carbon (elemental carbon + organic carbon) was 90% of total DPM mass. Three-ring p-PAHs were the major components (66%) of total p-PAHs mass followed by four-ring (18%) and two-ring (16%). The FLT/(FLT + PYR) ratio was 0.62, indicative of diesel vehicle emissions.