Minghuai Wang



Curriculum Vitae (PDF)

2009Ph.D. in Atmospheric Science, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA
2002M.Sc. in Atmospheric Science,Peking University, Beijing, China
1999B.Sc. in Atmospheric Science,Nanjing University, Nanjing, China
Work Experience
2018.10-presentDirector, Joint International research Laboratory of Atmospheric and Earth System Sciences, Nanjing University
2015.12-2018.10Head, Department of Atmospheric Physics, Nanjing University
2014-presentProfessor, School of Atmospheric Sciences, Nanjing University
2013-2014Scientist level III, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, Richland, U.S.
2011-2012Scientist level II, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, Richland, U.S.
2009-2011Post-doctoral Research Associate, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, Richland, U.S.
Research Interests

   Aerosol and Cloud Modeling
   Aerosol-Cloud Interactions
   Multi-Scale Modeling

Teaching Interests

   Numerical Methods
   Earth System Modeling
   Climate Change

Selected Publications
 1.Rosenfeld, D.(*), Zhu Y., Wang M.(*), Zheng Y., Goren T., Yu S.(*), Aerosol-driven droplet concentrations dominate coverage and water of oceanic low level clouds, Science, 363, 6427, doi:10.1126/science.aav0566, 2019.
 2.Zhang, H., Wang, M.(*), Guo, Z., Zhou, C., Zhou, T., Qian, Y., et al.: Low-cloud feedback in CAM5-CLUBB: Physical mechanisms and parameter sensitivity analysis. Journal of Advances in Modeling Earth Systems, 10, 2844–2864, https://doi.org/10.1029/2018MS001423, 2018.
 3.Bai, H., Gong, C., Wang, M. (*), Zhang, Z., and L'Ecuyer, T.: Estimating precipitation susceptibility in warm marine clouds using multi-sensor aerosol and cloud products from A-Train satellites, Atmos. Chem. Phys., 18, 1763-1783, https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-18-1763-2018, 2018.
 4.Zhang S., Wang, M. (*), Ghan, S. J., et al: On the characteristics of aerosol indirect effect based on dynamic regimes in global climate models, Atmos. Chem. Phys., 16, 2765-2783, doi:10.5194/acp-16-2765-2016, 2016.
 5.Wang, M., V. Larson, S. Ghan, et al.: Low cloud simulations in a multi-scale modeling framework model with a third-order turbulence/cloud scheme, Journal of Advances in Modeling Earth Systems, 7, 484-509, doi:10.1002/2014MS000375, 2015.
 6.Wang, M., X. Liu, K. Zhang, and J. Comstock: Aerosol indirect effects on cirrus through ice nucleation in CAM5 with a statistical cirrus cloud scheme, in press, Journal of Advances in Modeling Earth Systems, 6, doi:10.1002/2014MS000339, 2014.
 7.Wang, M., S. Ghan, X. Liu, et al., 2012, Constraining cloud lifetime effects of aerosols using A-Train Satellite observations, Geophys. Res. Lett., 39, L15709, doi:10.1029/2012GL052204, 2012.
 8.Wang, M., Ghan, S., Ovchinnikov, M., Liu, X., Easter, R., Kassianov, E., Qian, Y., and Morrison, H.: Aerosol indirect effects in a multi-scale aerosol-climate model PNNL-MMF, Atmos. Chem. Phys., 11, 5431-5455, doi:10.5194/acp-11-5431-2011, 2011.
 9.Wang, M. and J. E. Penner, Cirrus clouds in a global climate model with a statistical cirrus cloud scheme, Atmos. Chem. Phys., 10, 5449-5474, doi:10.5194/acp-10-5449-2010, 2010.
 10.Wang, M., and J. E. Penner, Aerosol indirect forcing in a global model with particle nucleation, Atmos. Chem. Phys., 9, 239-260, 2009.
Honors and Awards

   Jiangsu specially-appointed Professor, November, 2014

   Exceptional Contributions Program (ECP) award, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, December, 2011; December, 2013

   Outstanding Performance Award, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, June, 2010; December, 2010

Professional Services

   Associate Editor, Journal of Geophysical Research - Atmospheres, 2016.01 - present

   Co-convener, Session A079, “Process-oriented evaluation of climate model physics using observations and high-resolution models”, the AGU Fall meeting, December, 2015, San Francisco, CA, USA

   Member, Scientific Steering Committee, iLEAPS, Aerosols, Clouds, Precipitation and Climate (ACPC) initiative, 2015.04 - present

   Co-leader (with Steve Ghan), AeroCOM aerosol indirect effects intercomparison project on applying rain frequency susceptibility metric proposed in Wang et al. (2012) to evaluate and constrain aerosol effects on liquid water amount in global climate models, 2013-present

   Panelist, NASA Modeling, Analysis and Prediction (MAP) Review Panel, November, 2012, Baltimore, Maryland; NASA Energy and Water Cycle Study (NEWS) Review Panel, December, 2011, Columbia, Maryland

   Member, UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), co-winner, Nobel Peace Prize, 2007

   Mail-in reviewer for NSF proposals

   Peer reviewer for more than 10 journals, including Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics, Journal of Climate, Journal of Geophysical Research, Tellus, Environmental Research Letters, Atmospheric Environment, Geophysical Research Letter, Climate Dynamics, Monthly Weather Review

Grants and Proposals
2018-2021The roles of aerosol-weather/climate interactions on winter severe haze pollution in China, National Science Foundation of China (NSFC), ¥3.5 M (PI)
2017-2022Parameterization development for turbulence, low clouds and shallow convection, Ministry of Science and Technology of China, ¥4.62 M (Task PI)
2016-2019Observational constraints on the aerosol indirect effects, National Science Foundation of China (NSFC), ¥800K (PI)
2014-2017Jiangsu Specially-appointed Professor grant, Nanjing University Dengfeng Plan grant, ¥2.50 M (PI)
2014-2017Expanding the computational frontier of multi-scale atmospheric simulation to advance understanding of low cloud/climate feedbacks, DOE Climate and Earth System Modeling Program, PI, Michael Pritchard (University of California, Irvine), $1.26M (Co-I)
2014-2017Evaluation of NCAR CAM5 simulated marine boundary layer cloud properties using a combination of satellite and surface observations, DOE Climate and Earth System Modeling Program, PI, Zhibo Zhang (University of Maryland – Baltimore), $742K (Co-I, and PNNL-PI)
2013-2016Absorptive aerosols and clouds: application of the PNNL-MMF, NASA, PI, Steven Massie (NCAR), $480K (Co-I and PNNL-PI)

Key Investigator in multiple DOE projects (Atmospheric System Research, 2012-2015; Multi-scale methods for accurate and scale-aware models of the Earth system, 2012-2015; Multi-scale modeling of aerosol indirect effects on decadal timescales, 2011-2015; Accelerated climate modeling for energy, 2014-2017)

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