Welcome to the ASE Laboratory!

The broad theme of our work is to understand key processes that drive the properties, distribution, and evolution of aerosols (also known as particulate matter), and to elucidate and quantify the effects of aerosols on air quality, biogeochemical cycle, hydrological cycle, and climate. The overall goal is to obtain a predictive understanding of aerosol properties, processes, and effects to address the grand challenge of actionable projection of future climate and environment.

Our research consists of development of cutting-edge sensors and instruments, field observation using these advanced sensors and instruments, and analyses of data making use of a variety of theoretical and numerical models.


The Atmospheric Science and Engineering group is seeking one postdoctoral scholar to join our team. The research will focus on understanding aerosol processes and aerosol-cloud interactions in marine environment by combining WRF-Chem simulations and measurements from recent field campaigns. The description of the position is available here.

We are also seeking enthusiastic and talented students to join our team. At present, Ph.D. student positions are available.

I welcome the opportunity to talk with you about our research and your interest in joining our team. Please feel free to contact me with any questions you might have at jian@wustl.edu.