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Atmospheric Science|College of Engineering and Applied Science

Xiaohong Liu, Professor
Wyoming Excellence Chair in Climate Science

Room 6050, Engineering Building
Department of Atmospheric Science
University of Wyoming
Dept. 3038 • 1000 East University Avenue
Laramie, WY 82071
Phone (307) 766-3225

Homepage of Liu's Research Group

A list of Liu's publications


  • Ph.D., Atmospheric Science, Nanjing University, P.R. China, 1992
  • M.S., Atmospheric Science, Nanjing University, P.R. China, 1989
  • B.S., (Highest honors) Atmospheric Physics, Nanjing University, P.R. China, 1986

Research Areas:

  • Physics and Dynamics of Climate
  • Aerosols, Clouds and Precipitation

Research Interests:

  • Aerosol-Cloud-Precipitation Interactions;
  • Aerosol Direct and Indirect Effects on Climate;
  • Global and Regional Modeling of Aerosol Life Cycle in the Atmosphere and Impacts on Climate;
  • Development and Evaluation of Cloud and Aerosol Schemes for Climate Models;
  • Modeling and Parameterization of Ice Nucleation and Its Effects on Clouds, Precipitation and Climate.

Academic and Professional Experience:

2013.08- : Professor and Wyoming Excellence Chair in Climate Science, Department of Atmospheric Science, University of Wyoming, Laramie, USA

2006.01-2013.07: Senior Research Scientist, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, Richland, USA

2010.12-: Guest Professor, Nanjing University, China.

2010.06-: Oversea Advisor of Ph.D. Students, Institute of Atmospheric Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, China.

2002.01-2005.12: Assistant Research Scientist (Research Faculty), Department of Atmospheric, Oceanic and Space Sciences, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, USA

2000.02-2001.12: Research Fellow, Department of Atmospheric, Oceanic and Space Sciences, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, USA

1998.01-1998.04,1999.10-2000.01:Visiting Scientist, Department of Atmospheric Sciences, University of Washington, Seattle, USA

1996.04-1997.05:   Alexandervon Humboldt Research Fellow, Fraunhofer Institute for Atmospheric Environmental Research (IFU), Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany

1995.04-1996.03:   Research Scientist, Working Group for Air Chemistry, Brandenburg Technical University Cottbus, Berlin, Germany

1994.07-1995.03, 1997.06-1999.09:  Research Associate Professor, Research Professor, Ph.D. Advisor (1999), Institute of Atmospheric Physics (IAP), Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS), Beijing, P.R. China.

1992.08-1994.07:   Post-doctor, Institute of Atmospheric Physics (IAP), Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS), Beijing, P.R. China

Honors and Awards:

  • Named to the list “Highly Cited Researchers 2014” by Thomson-Reuters, 2014;
  • Exceptional Contribution Program (ECP) Award, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, 2012;
  • Outstanding Performance Award, Fundamental and Computational Science Directorate, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, 2010;
  • World Meteorology Organization (WMO) Young Scientist Award, 2001;
  • China Meteorological Agency (CMA) Prof. Tu Chang-Wang Young Scientist Award (1st class), 2000;
  • World Meteorological Organization (WMO) Mariolopoulos-Kanaginis Award (Honorable Mention, 3rd place), for paper in Atmospheric Environmental Research, 1998;
  • Alexander von Humboldt Research Fellow, Germany, 1996-1997;
  • Elected into "100 Talent Program" of Chinese Academy of Science, 1996-1999;

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