Born in Qilian, Qinghai, a small town surrounded by Qilian Mountains on the Tibetan Plateau in Northwest China, I was mystified and enthralled by the spectacular mountains and had a keen interest on exploring the mysterious earth since I was very young. I am fortunate to work on a variety of projects to better understand how our world works.
I got my B.S. in 2002 in Environmental Geochemistry from the University of Science and Technology of China (USTC). I finished my Ph.D. in 2008 in Paleoclimatology with Professor Thomas Crowley at Duke University. My Ph.D study has focused on experimental studies of climatic proxies. After my graduation, I joined in the Atmosphere chemistry group as a postdoc working with Jennifer Logan. My current work use a global chemical transport model (GEOS-Chem) to interpret the spatial-temporal variations of chemical components in the atmosphere observed by satellite and aircraft to increase our fundamental understanding of the atmosphere and the impacts of human activity. I strive to combine my experiences in climate studies with atmosphere chemistry to understand the rich interdependence between atmosphere chemistry and climate change.