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 ARM cloud and aerosol measurements, including in situ aircraft and retrieved data to evaluate model simulations and improve physical understandings. I have contributed to the DOE ARM Facility 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.