Yaoxian Huang

Yaoxian Huang

Assistant Professor, Civil and Environmental Engineering


Yaoxian Huang


Yaoxian Huang is an atmospheric chemist and his research group typically employs state-of-the-art 3-dimensional global chemistry-climate models to quantify impacts of anthropogenic emissions (e.g., air pollutions) on regional and global air quality, climate change and public health, in conjunction with in-situ, aircraft and satellite observations. Yaoxian Huang received his PhD in Environmental Engineering from Michigan Technological University in December 2014. Before joining Wayne State University as an Assistant Professor in Environmental Engineering, Yaoxian Huang was trained at the University of Michigan (2017-2019), Yale University (2016-2017) and NOAA (2015-2016) respectively as a postdoctoral research fellow.

Courses Taught

  • CE 4210 Introduction to Environmental Engineering
  • CE 5240/7240 (Advanced) Air Pollution Engineering
  • CE 6160/7160 (Advanced) Principles of Atmospheric Chemistry and Applications 
  • CE 7270 Big Data Applications in Environmental Engineering


Selected Publications

Professional Affiliations

 American Geophysical Union (2011-present)

Awards and Honors

  • MTU Doctoral Finishing Fellowship, 2014
  • MTU Dean’s Outstanding Award, 2014
  • NSF Early Career Scientist Travel Award, 2014
  • Wayne State University Research Award, 2020
  • Wayne State University Funder Consultation Award, 2020
  • Wayne State University Faculty Competition for Postdoctoral Fellows Award, 2021


  • Ph.D., Michigan Technological University, Environmental Engineering, 2014/12
  • BS/MS, East China University of Science and Technology, Environmental Engineering, 2006/2009

Research Interests

Atmospheric chemistry and climate modeling; impacts of anthropogenic emissions on air quality, climate and health; aerosol-cloud-radiation interaction; impacts of climate change on air quality; greenhouse gas quantification and attribution; satellite remote sensing; big data application in science and engineering.

Laboratory Web Site


Courses taught by Yaoxian Huang

Fall Term 2024 (future)

Winter Term 2024

Fall Term 2023

Winter Term 2023

Fall Term 2022

Winter Term 2022

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