Guanyu Huang, Ph.D.

Guanyu Huang


Guanyu Huang, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

Department of Family, Population, and Preventive Medicine


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Dr. Huang's research focuses on the science of air pollution under a changing climate, and its impact on public health and environmental justice. Dr. Huang is an expert of satellite and ground-based remote sensing. Dr. Huang uses a range of observations, numerical modeling, and AI to understand the science of air pollution, the interaction between air pollution and climate change, and the impact of air pollution and climate change on public health and environmental justice. He is also interested in collaborating with communities and stakeholders to address environmental issues. His research is supported by NASA, NSF, NOAA, and other federal and state agencies.


Ph.D., Atmospheric Science, the University of Alabama - Huntsville

MS, Atmospheric Science, the University of Alabama - Huntsville

B. Eng. (the Highest Honors), Remote Sensing Science & Technology, Wuhan University, China

Academic Interests:

Air pollution, climate change, environmental health, and environmental justice

Honors, Awards, and Affiliations:

2023 Presidential Award for Excellence in Scholarship, Spelman College.

2023 The Gulf Research Program Early-Career Research Fellowship, The National

Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine.

2023 Georgia Tech Energy Faculty Fellowship, Georgia Institute of Technology.

2018 The William T. Pecora Award as a member of NASA Ozone Monitoring Instrument

(OMI) International Team, U.S. Department of Interior and National Aeronautics

and Space Agency (NASA).

2015–2017 Smithsonian Observatory Postdoctoral Fellowship, Harvard-Smithsonian Center for


2014 Best Technical Content Presentation Award, 94th American Meteorological Society

Annual Meeting, American Meteorological Society.

Professional Memberships:

American Geophysical Union (AGU)

American Meteorological Society (AMS)

American Public Health Association (APHA)

International Society for Environmental Epidemiology (ISEE)

Research Interests:

Air quality, climate change, remote sensing, environmental health, and environmental justice.

Select Grants:

(NASA) Acquisition of ground-based remote sensing measurement networks for STEM research and research education in Spelman College.

(NSF) Excellence in Research: Estimate of Ground Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) and Ozone Concentrations by Using Multiple Satellite Data and Machine Learning Techniques.

(NASA) Using Earth Observations to Support National and Global Environmental Health Research and Surveillance

Select Publications:

Jiang C, Wang W, Du L, Huang G, McConaghy C, Fineman S, Liu Y. Field Evaluation of an Automated Pollen Sensor. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health. 2022; 19(11):6444.

Huang, G., R. Ponder*, A. Bond*, H. Brim*, A, Temeng*, A. R. Naeger and L. Zhu. (2021). Unexpected impact of COVID-19 lockdown on the air quality in the Metro Atlanta, USA using ground-based and satellite Observations. Aerosol and Air Quality Research,

Huang, G., Sun, K., 2020. Non-negligible impacts of clean air regulations on the reduction of tropospheric NO2 over East China during the COVID-19 pandemic observed by OMI and TROPOMI. Sci. Total Environ. 745, 141023.

K. Chance, X. Liu, C. Chan Miller, G. González Abad, G. Huang, C. Nowlan, A. Souri, R. Suleiman, K. Sun, H. Wang, L. Zhu, P. Zoogman, J. Al-Saadi, J. -C. Antuña-Marrero, J. Carr, R. Chatfield, M. Chin, R. Cohen, D. Edwards, J. Fishman, D. Flittner, J. Geddes, M. Grutter, J. R. Herman, D. J. Jacob, S. Janz, J. Joiner, J. Kim, N. A. Krotkov, B. Lefer, R. V. Martin, O. L. Mayol-Bracero, A. Naeger, M. Newchurch, G. G. Pfister, K. Pickering, R. B. Pierce, C. Rivera Cárdenas, A. Saiz-Lopez, W. Simpson, E. Spinei, R. J. D. Spurr, J. J. Szykman, O. Torres, J. Wang, “TEMPO Green Paper: Chemistry, physics, and meteorology experiments with the Tropospheric Emissions: monitoring of pollution instrument,” Proc. SPIE 11151, Sensors, Systems, and Next-Generation Satellites XXIII, 111510B

Shen, L., Jacob, D. J., Liu, X., Huang, G., Li, K., Liao, H., and Wang, T.: An evaluation of the ability of the Ozone Monitoring Instrument (OMI) to observe boundary layer ozone pollution across China: application to 2005–2017 ozone trends, Atmos. Chem. Phys., 19, 6551-6560,, 2019.

Huang, G.; Newchurch, M.; Kuang, S.; Ouwersloot, H.G. A Case Study of Ozone Diurnal Variation in the Convective Boundary Layer in the Southeastern United States Using Multiple Observations and Large-Eddy Simulation. Climate 2019, 7, 53.

Sun, K., Zhu, L., Cady-Pereira, K., Chan Miller, C., Chance, K., Clarisse, L., Coheur, P.-F., González Abad, G., Huang, G., Liu, X., Van Damme, M., Yang, K., and Zondlo, M.: A physics-based approach to oversample multi-satellite, multispecies observations to a common grid, Atmos. Meas. Tech., 11, 6679-6701,, 2018.

Huang, G., Liu, X., Chance, K., Yang, K., and Cai, Z.: Validation of 10-year SAO OMI ozone profile (PROFOZ) product using Aura MLS measurements, Atmos. Meas. Tech., 11, 17-32,, 2018.

Gaudel, A., Cooper, O.R., Ancellet, G., Barret, B., Boynard, A., Burrows, J.P., Clerbaux, C., Coheur, P.F., Cuesta, J., Cuevas, E., Doniki, S., Dufour, G., Ebojie, F., Foret, G., Garcia, O., Granados-Muñoz, M.J., Hannigan, J.W., Hase, F., Hassler, B., Huang, G., Hurtmans, D., Jaffe, D., Jones, N., Kalabokas, P., Kerridge, B., Kulawik, S., Latter, B., Leblanc, T., Le Flochmoën, E., Lin, W., Liu, J., Liu, X., Mahieu, E., McClure-Begley, A., Neu, J.L., Osman, M., Palm, M., Petetin, H., Petropavlovskikh, I., Querel, R., Rahpoe, N., Rozanov, A., Schultz, M.G., Schwab, J., Siddans, R., Smale, D., Steinbacher, M., Tanimoto, H., Tarasick, D.W., Thouret, V., Thompson, A.M., Trickl, T., Weatherhead, E., Wespes, C., Worden, H.M., Vigouroux, C., Xu, X., Zeng, G., Ziemke, J., Helmig, D., Lewis, A., 2018. Tropospheric Ozone Assessment Report: Present-day distribution and trends of tropospheric ozone relevant to climate and global atmospheric chemistry model evaluation. Elem Sci Anth 6.

Huang, G., Liu, X., Chance, K., Yang, K., Bhartia, P. K., Cai, Z., Allaart, M., Ancellet, G., Calpini, B., Coetzee, G. J. R., Cuevas-Agulló, E., Cupeiro, M., De Backer, H., Dubey, M. K., Fuelberg, H. E., Fujiwara, M., Godin-Beekmann, S., Hall, T. J., Johnson, B., Joseph, E., Kivi, R., Kois, B., Komala, N., König-Langlo, G., Laneve, G., Leblanc, T., Marchand, M., Minschwaner, K. R., Morris, G., Newchurch, M. J., Ogino, S. Y., Ohkawara, N., Piters, A. J. M., Posny, F., Querel, R., Scheele, R., Schmidlin, F. J., Schnell, R. C., Schrems, O., Selkirk, H., Shiotani, M., Skrivánková, P., Stübi, R., Taha, G., Tarasick, D. W., Thompson, A. M., Thouret, V., Tully, M. B., Van Malderen, R., Vömel, H., von der Gathen, P., Witte, J. C., and Yela, M.: Validation of 10-year SAO OMI Ozone Profile (PROFOZ) product using ozonesonde observations, Atmos. Meas. Tech., 10, 2455-2475, 10.5194/amt-10-2455-2017, 2017.

Kuang, S., Newchurch, M. J., Johnson, M. S., Wang, L., Burris, J., Pierce, R. B., Eloranta, E. W., Pollack, I. B., Graus, M., de Gouw, J., Warneke, C., Ryerson, T. B., Markovic, M. Z., Holloway, J. S., Pour-Biazar, A., Huang, G., Liu, X., and Feng, N.: Summertime tropospheric ozone enhancement associated with a cold front passage due to stratosphere-to-troposphere transport and biomass burning: Simultaneous ground-based lidar and airborne measurements, Journal of Geophysical Research: Atmospheres, 122, 1293-1311, 10.1002/2016JD026078, 2017.​

Sun, K., Liu, X., Huang, G., González Abad, G., Cai, Z., Chance, K., and Yang, K.: Deriving the slit functions from OMI solar observations and its implications for ozone-profile retrieval, Atmos. Meas. Tech. Discuss., 2017, 1-22, 10.5194/amt-2017-129, 2017.

Huang, G., Newchurch, M. J., Kuang, S., Buckley, P. I., Cantrell, W., and Wang, L.: Definition and determination of ozone laminae using Continuous Wavelet Transform (CWT) analysis, Atmospheric Environment, 104, 125-131,, 2015.​

Kuang, S., Newchurch, M. J., Burris, J., Wang, L., Knupp, K., and Huang, G.: Stratosphere-to-troposphere transport revealed by ground-based lidar and ozonesonde at a midlatitude site, Journal of Geophysical Research: Atmospheres, 117, 10.1029/2012JD017695, 2012.

Kuang, S., Newchurch, M. J., Burris, J., Wang, L., Buckley, P. I., Johnson, S., Knupp, K., Huang, G., Phillips, D., and Cantrell, W.: Nocturnal ozone enhancement in the lower troposphere observed by lidar, Atmospheric Environment, 45, 6078-6084,, 2011.

Book Chapters:

Davarpanah, A., Babaie, H.A., Huang, G. (2023). Climate System Ontology: A Formal Specification of the Complex Climate System, Ch. 4, Latest Advances and New Visions of Ontology in Information Science.