Dr. Yuxuan Wang

Professor and Group Leader

Ph.D. in Earth and Planetary Sciences, Harvard University, 2005

B.E. in Environmental Engineering (Minor: Computer Technology and Application), Tsinghua University, 2000

 

See the full CV here .

 

Office: S&R 1 Bldg, Rm 426K, University of Houston 
Mailing: 3507 Cullen Blvd., Houston, TX, 77204
Phone: (713) 743-9049
Email: ywang246@central.uh.edu

Sing-Chun "Sally" Wang

swang54@uh.edu

Postdoc.  Group member since fall 2015. 

Ph.D. in Atmospheric Sciences, University of Houston, May 2019

B.A. in Biology (minor: Earth Science, Environmental Engineering), National Cheng Kung University, Taiwan, 2015

Sally is interested in understanding the distributions of trace gases and aerosols under different weather phenomena and the implications for air quality in the context of global change. Specifically, she is exploring distributions of aerosol and trace gases under hydroclimate extremes (e.g. drought) and the ability of models in reproducing the observed distributions. Her primary modeling tool is the GEOS-Chem chemical transport model. She also received the Certificate of Outstanding Achievement in the 2017 CESM Tutorial. She has earned Presidential Awards during her undergraduate study, where she also served the President of Culinary Club. She loves to make pastries and enjoy good single-origin coffee.

Elizabeth Klovenski

eklovenski@uh.edu

Ph.D. student. Group member since Fall 2017. 

B.S.  in Environmental Science (minor: Geosciences), University of Houston, 2017. 

Elizabeth is an avid lover of animals and the outdoors. She focuses her research on the long-range transport of emissions. She started the direct doctoral program for Atmospheric Science at the University of Houston (UH) in Fall 2017. Elizabeth is the current graduate student representative for the American Meteorological Society Student Chapter at UH. She is also a member of Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society, American Meteorological Society, and the Association of Environmental and Engineering Geologists. She has received awards and numerous scholarships during her undergraduate career such as the 2015 Furbunch Award-Outstanding Student in Field Methods and the 2016 EAS Outstanding Student in Environmental Science.

Claudia Bernier

cmbernier@uh.edu

Ph.D. student. Group member since Fall 2017. 

 

B.S. in Meteorology (minor: Mathematics), the University of the Incarnate Word, 2016

 

Claudia's research is focused on meteorological air patterns and processes and their effects on air quality in coastal cities. Claudia graduated with a B.S. in Meteorology and a minor in Mathematics in December 2016 from the University of the Incarnate Word where she also swam Division 1 on an athletic scholarship. Some honors and awards she has achieved are NCAA Coastal Collegiate Swimming Association All-Academic Team, the School of Mathematics, Science, and Engineering Honors-in Meteorology for outstanding academics, and the NCAR/ACOM Ralph C. Cicerone Fellowship. Claudia is fluent in Spanish and hopes to one day work in helping people understand the importance of science and global climate change.

 

Wei Li

wli38@uh.edu

Ph.D. student.  Group member since Fall 2018.

M.S. in Geology, China University of Geosciences (Beijing), 2018

B.A. in Resource Exploration Engineering, Hebei University of Engineering, 2015

 

Wei is interested in applying data mining algorithms and numerical models (GEOS-Chem and WRF-Chem) to solve problems in atmospheric chemistry and air pollution. He has been awarded various scholarships and honors during both his undergraduate and graduate study, such as National Encouragement Scholarship in 2013 and Academic Scholarship in 2016. He believes in life-long learning and hopes to make significant contributions to the academic world. His favorite pastimes are traveling and playing table tennis.

Nan Lin

nlin3@uh.edu

Ph.D. student. Group member since Spring 2019.

B.A. in Environmental science, Hainan University, 2012

 

Nan is a visiting Ph.D. student from Tsinghua University and will spend one year at Dr. Wang’s group at UH. Her research is focused on local and regional air quality modeling. She hopes that her research will provide better ideas and basis for environmental protection policies. She received the Student of the Year Award during her undergraduate study. She loves drawing and basketball in her spare time.

Sujan Ojha

sojha3@Central.UH.EDU

Ph.D. student. Group member since fall 2019

 

Sujan has a master’s degree in Physics (major in Atmospheric Physics) from Tribhuvan University, Nepal. He researched in the field of air pollution emission and dispersion modeling in his master’s thesis. For this research, he was awarded master’s thesis grant 2014-2015 by University Grants Commission, Nepal. His fields of interest are air quality measurement and modeling, aerosols, climate change, extreme atmospheric conditions like drought, cyclone etc. and other processes related to atmospheric science. He desires to inform the people about the present status of the atmosphere and aware them in conserving the originality of the atmosphere through his researches.  He loves to travel, play table tennis and read novels in his spare time.

Tabitha Lee

tclee3@uh.edu

Undergraduate Researcher, Group member since summer 2019

B.S. in Environmental Science (concentration: Atmospheric Sciences) (minor: Energy and Sustainability, Geophysics), University of Houston, (expected May 2020)  

Tabitha's research is focused on the impact of extreme weather conditions' effect on the electric load and how this changes the emissions profile in Texas. She hopes that her research will give way to a better understanding of the electric utility's role in extreme weather conditions and its effect on air quality. Tabitha is currently the vice president of the Association of Environmental and Engineering Geologists and served as the social director of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers. In her free time, she enjoys playing soccer and going on runs. 

Alexander spike

Ahspike@uh.edu

Undergraduate researcher, group member since summer 2019

BS in Atmospheric Sciences (expected 2020), University of Houston

 

Alexander is a fourth-year atmospheric science student at the University of Houston. Alexander is the treasurer of the American Meteorological Society at UH. His research focuses on climate resiliency and air pollution in the Gulf coast area. He hopes his research will contribute to local climate change mitigation solutions as well as achieving a sustainable-justice oriented society. Alexander loves to spend free time with his adopted retired racing greyhound Diablo. 

 

 

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