Yaoxian Huang

Yaoxian Huang

Assistant Professor, Civil and Environmental Engineering

5050 Anthony Wayne Dr., Detroit, MI 48202
Engineering Building
Room 2162


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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.


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

Courses Taught

  •  CE 6160 Principles of Atmospheric Chemistry and Applications 
  •  CE 5240 Air Pollution Engineering
  •  CE 7240 Advanced Air Pollution Engineering

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.


Professional Affiliations

 American Geophysical Union (2011-present)

Awards and Honors

  • MTU Doctoral Finishing Fellowship, 2014 Fall
  • MTU Dean’s Outstanding Award, 2014 Fall
  • NSF Early Career Scientist Travel Award, 2014 Summer

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