DR. LU HU, ASSISTANT PROFESSOR OF ATMOSPHERIC CHEMISTRY AT UNIVERSITY OF MONTANA
Dr. Lu Hu joined the University of Montana as an assistant professor in 2017. Before UM, Lu obtained his Ph.D. at the University of Minnesota in 2014, and then completed postdoc training at Harvard University. He went to China University of Geosciences in Beijing and experienced serious air pollution issues. Since then he has determined to study atmospheric chemistry and contribute scientific knowledge for people to achieve and breathe clean air.
Dr. Hu's group is a joint experimental and modeling research program studying atmospheric organic chemistry and air pollution. The overarching goal is to improve understanding of the chemical composition of the atmosphere and how it is influenced by human activities and natural processes. His research group uses a combination of field observations, satellite data, and atmospheric modeling to investigate the origins, chemistry, and transport of volatile organic compounds (VOCs), and their implications for air quality and climate locally and globally. Current projects focus on global tropospheric ozone budgets, long-term changes of trace gases in the atmosphere, land-atmosphere exchange of organic carbon.