Haikun Wang


Office: A313


2006.9–2010.1, Ph.D. (Environmental Science and Engineering), Tsinghua University, China

2003.9–2006.3, M.S. (Environmental Science), East China University of Science and Technology, China

1997.9–2001.7, B.S. (Environmental Engineering), East China University of Science and Technology, China

Research Experience

2017.12-, Professor, Nanjing University, Nanjing, China

2013.9–2015.8, Visiting Scholar, Harvard University, Boston, MA, USA

2011.12–2017.12, Associate Professor, Nanjing University, Nanjing, China

2010.2–2011.11, Assistant Professor, Nanjing University, Nanjing, China

Research Interests

Regional mitigation and adaptation of climate change

Urban energy and environmental management

Urban traffic pollutions control


Global change and environment (for undergraduates)

Global climate change and low carbon development (for graduates)

Selected Publications

[1] Liu X, Chu B, Tang R, Liu Y, Qiu B, Gao M, Li X, Xiao J, Sun H, Huang X, Desai A, Ding A, Wang H. 2023. Air quality improvements can strengthen China’s food security. Nature Food, 10.1038/s43016-023-00882-y

[2] Tang R, Zhao J, Liu Y, Huang X, Zhang Y, Zhou D, Ding A, Nielsen CP, Wang H. 2022. Air quality and health co-benefits of China's carbon dioxide emissions peaking before 2030. Nature Communications, 13: 1008.

[3] Wang H. 2021. A conversation on the impacts and mitigation of air pollution. Nature Communications, 12: 5823. (invited commentary)

[4] Wang H, He X, Liang X, Choma EF, Liu Y, Shan L, Zheng H, Zhang S, Nielsen CP, Wang S, Wu Y, Evans JS. 2020. Health benefits of on-road transportation pollution control programs in China. PNAS, 117: 25370-25377.

[5] Wang H, Lu X, Deng Y, Sun Y, Nielsen CP, Liu Y, Zhu G, Bu M, Bi J, McElroy MB. 2019. China's CO2 peak before 2030 implied from characteristics and growth of cities. Nature Sustainability, 2: 748-754. (front cover)

[6] Wang H, Zhang Y, Zhao H, Lu X, Zhang Y, Zhu W, Nielsen CP, Li X, Zhang Q, Bi J, McElroy MB. 2017. Trade driven relocation of air pollution and health impacts in China. Nature Communications, 8: 738.

[7] Wang H, Tang R, Liu Y. 2022. Potential health benefit of NO2 abatement in China's urban areas: inspirations for source-specific pollution control strategy. The Lancet Regional Health - Western Pacific, 24: 100482. (invited commentary)

[8] Xing Z, Chang R, Song Z, Zhang Y, Muntean M, Feng K, Liu Y, Ma Z, Wang J, Zhang J, Wang H. 2023. International trade shapes global mercury–related health impacts. PNAS Nexus, 2: 10.1093/pnasnexus/pgad128

[9] Tang W, Xu S, Zhou X, Yang K, Wang Y, Qin J, Wang H, Li X. 2023. Meeting China's electricity demand with renewable energy over Tibetan Plateau. Science Bulletin, 68: 39-42. 

[10] Huang X, Ding K, Liu J, Wang Z, Tang R, Xue L, Wang H, Zhang Q, Tan Z, Fu C, Davis SJ, Andreae MO, Ding A. 2023. Smoke-weather interaction affects extreme wildfires in diverse coastal regions. Science, 379: 457-461.

[11] Kang P, Song G, Xu M, Miller T, Wang H, Zhang H, Liu G, Zhou Y, Ren J, Zhong R, Duan H. 2021. Low-carbon pathways for the booming express delivery sector in China. Nature Communications, 12: 450.

[12] Lu X, Cao L, Wang H, Peng W, Xing J, Wang S, Cai S, Shen B, Yang Q, Nielsen CP, McElroy MB. 2019. Gasification of coal and biomass as a net carbon-negative power source for environment-friendly electricity generation in China. PNAS, 116: 8206-8213.

[13] Lu X, McElroy M, Peng W, Liu S, Nielsen C, Wang H. 2016. Challenges faced by China compared with the US in developing wind power. Nature Energy, 1: 16061. (front cover)

[14] Chu B, Chen R, Liu Q, Wang H. 2023. Effects of high temperature on COVID-19 deaths in U.S. counties. Geohealth, 7: e2022GH000705.

[15] Zhu Y, Liu Y, Liu X, Wang H. 2023. Carbon mitigation and health effects of fleet electrification in China’s Yangtze River Delta. Environment International, 180: 108203

[16] Liu X, Zhu Y, Xue L, Desai AR, Wang H. 2022. Clusterenhanced ensemble learning for mapping global monthly surface ozone from 2003 to 2019. Geophysical Research Letters, 49: e2022GL097947.

[17] Zhu G, Hu W, Liu Y, Cao J, Ma Z, Deng Y, Sabel CE, Wang H. 2019. Health burdens of ambient PM2.5 pollution across Chinese cities during 2006-2015. Journal of Environmental Management, 243: 250-256.

[18] Xie R, Sabel CE, Lu X, Zhu W, Kan H, Nielsen C, Wang H. 2016. Long-term trend and spatial pattern of PM2.5 induced premature mortality in China. Environment International, 97: 180-186. 

[19] Wang H, Zhang Y, Lu X, Nielsen CP, Bi J. 2015. Understanding China's carbon dioxide emissions from both production and consumption perspectives. Renewable & Sustainable Energy Reviews, 52: 189-200. 

[20] Wang H, Zhang R, Liu M, Bi J. 2012. The carbon emissions of Chinese cities. Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics, 12: 6197-6206. 

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