User Executive Committee

High-Resolution Modeling, Cloud Modeling, Cloud-Aerosol-Precipitation Interactions


  • Scientist, Earth Systems Analysis and Modeling, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
  • Adjunct Professor, Atmospheric Science Research Center, State University of New York (SUNY) at Albany


  • PhD, Atmospheric Sciences, Texas A&M University, 2007
  • MS, Environmental Engineering, University of Central Florida, 2002
  • MS, Environmental Science, China University of Mining & Technology, Beijing, 1999
  • BS, Chemistry, Hunan University of Science & Technology, China, 1996

Research Interests

My research interests are wide, ranging from atmospheric chemistry and aerosols to cloud physics and convection. I currently focus on the physical understanding of aerosol-cloud interactions, especially mixed-phase and deep-convective clouds, and improving representations of cloud microphysics and cumulus clouds through modeling and observations.

Professional Experience

I have many years of experience in using DOE Atmospheric Radiation Measurement (ARM) user facility cloud and aerosol measurements, including in situ aircraft and retrieved data to evaluate model simulations and improve physical understandings. I have contributed to ARM and the ASR program as an investigator for 7 years and have organized many sessions for ARM and ASR meetings. My research has yielded over 60 peer-reviewed journal publications, and in 2015 I won an AGU Ascent award. During my education I worked as a research assistant, and as an environmental engineer helping to reduce sulfur dioxide emissions in China’s coal combustion industries.