Lu Xu

Research Scientist, separated

Tropospheric Chemistry



The overall goal of my research is to improve our fundamental understanding of atmospheric transformation of gas and particles. This effort builds upon a record of demonstrated experience in the creation and use of many tools: laboratory experiments, field measurement, instrumentation development, and modern data science. My past projects include:

  • The effects of SO2 on the isoprene SOA formation.
  • The effects of NOx on SOA formation (NO3 oxidation chemistry and RO2 radical chemistry).
  • Source apportionment of ambient organic aerosol using PMF analysis.
  • In-situ measurement of the volatility and water-solubility of ambient particles.
  • Oxidation mechanism of volatile organic compounds, including isoprene, monoterpenes, and aromatics.
  • Isomer-specific measurements of OVOCs using GC-CIMS.


B.E. Chemical Engineering, Zhejiang University, 2011
PhD. Chemical Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology, 2016

Current Topics

Biomass Burning Chemistry
Aromatic Chemistry

Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

last modified: August 31, 2023