Faculty and Staff
Postdoctoral: Harvard University
Hu group is hiring! Graduate assistantships are open for Fall 2018. Please email Prof. Hu if you are interested.
Lu Hu is an atmospheric chemist studying atmospheric composition and how it is influenced by human and natural processes. His research group uses a combination of field observations and numerical modeling to investigate the origins, chemistry, and transport of air pollutants such as ozone (O3) and particulate matter (PM), and how they impact air quality and climate locally and globally. Current projects focus global tropospheric ozone budgets, long term changes of trace gases in the atmosphere, land-atmosphere exchange of organic carbon. Interested undergraduates or prospective graduate students please inquire about potential opportunities in his group. More information can be found at his group website at hs.umt.edu/luhu/.
Emission and chemistry of wildfires
Factors controlling global tropospheric ozone
Atmospheric chemistry in changing Arctic
Field of Study
Air quality and atmospheric chemistry; Biosphere-atmosphere interactions; Volatile organic compounds (VOCs); Ozone; Aerosol; Source attribution of air toxics; Chemical transport modeling at regional and global scales; Field observations; Mass spectrometry
Hu, L., D.J. Jacob, X. Liu, Y. Zhang, L. Zhang, P.S. Kim, M.P. Sulprizio, R.M. Yantosca (2017), Global budget of tropospheric ozone: evaluating recent model advances with satellite (OMI), aircraft (IAGOS), and ozonesonde observations, Atmos. Environ., 167, 323-334, doi: 10.1016/j.atmosenv.2017.08.036
Millet, D. B., M. Baasandorj. L. Hu, D. Mitroo, J. Turner, B. J. Williams, Nighttime chemistry and morning isoprene can drive daytime ozone downwind of a major deciduous forest, Environ. Sci. Technol., 50, 4335-4342
Schmidt, J. A., D. J. Jacob, H. Horowitz, L. Hu, T. Sherwen, M. Evans, Q. Liang, R. Suleiman, D. Oram, M. Le Breton, C. Parcival, S. Wang, B. Dix, and R. Volkamer, Modeling the observed tropospheric BrO background: Importance of multiphase chemistry and implications for ozone, OH, and mercury, J. Geophys. Res. 121, 11819–11835
Yan, Y.-Y., J.-T. Lin, J. Chen, L. Hu (2016), Improved simulation of tropospheric ozone by a global-multi-regional two-way coupling model system, Atmos. Chem. Phys., 16, 2381-2400
Hu, L., D.B. Millet, M. Baasandorj, T.J. Griffis, K.R. Travis, C. Tessum, J. Marshall, W.F. Reinhart, T. Mikoviny, M. Müller, A. Wisthaler, M. Graus, C. Warneke, and J. de Gouw (2015a), Emissions of C6-C8 aromatic compounds in the United States: Constraints from tall tower and aircraft measurements, J. Geophys. Res., 120, 826-842.
Hu, L., D.B. Millet, M. Baasandorj, T.J. Griffis, P. Turner, D. Helmig, A.J. Curtis, J. Hueber (2015b), Isoprene emissions and impacts over an ecological transition region in the US Upper Midwest inferred from tall tower measurements, J. Geophys. Res., 120, 3553-3571
Baasandorj, M., D.B. Millet, L. Hu, D. Mitroo, and B.J. Williams (2015), Measuring acetic and formic acid by Proton Transfer Reaction-Mass Spectrometry: Sensitivity, humidity dependence, and quantifying interferences, Atmos. Meas. Tech., 8, 1301-1321.
Millet, D.B., M. Baasandorj, D.K. Farmer, J.A. Thornton, K. Baumann, P. Brophy, S. Chaliyakunnel, J.A. de Gouw, M. Graus, L. Hu, A. Koss, B.H. Lee, F.D. Lopez-Hilfiker, J.A. Neuman, F. Paulot, J. Peischl, I.B. Pollack, T.B. Ryerson, C. Warneke, B.J. Williams, and J. Xu (2015), A large and ubiquitous source of atmospheric formic acid, Atmos. Chem. Phys., 15, 6283-6304.
Spring 2018 - CHEM 421 Advanced Instrumental Analysis
Spring 2017 - CHEM 541 Environmental Chemistry (co-teaching with Dr. Chris Palmer)