Lu Xu, Ph.D.

Washington University in St. Louis

Lu Xu is currently an assistant professor in the Department of Energy, Environmental and Chemical Engineering at Washington University in St. Louis. Xu received his Ph.D. in chemical engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology in 2016. He completed postdoctoral research at the California Institute of Technology and then worked as a research scientist in the Chemical Science Laboratory for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. Xu’s research interests are in air quality and climate change. He has investigated the atmospheric chemistry of organic compounds from diverse sources (e.g., wildfires, vegetation, power plants) and the subsequent impacts on air quality, human health and climate. He also developed analytical methods based on mass spectrometry to characterize the complex atmospheric composition. Xu’s research involves laboratory studies, field measurements and instrument development.

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