My appointment includes research and extension. My goal is to develop an integrated research and extension program to assist Kansas in addressing critical environmental issues that impact the sustainability of local communities. Kansas is experiencing air quality problems such as smoke from pasture burning and other air emissions from livestock production. Also, as producers face new weather patterns and regulations put in place to limit green house gases emissions, there is a need for producers to mitigate and to adapt to the effects of climate change. With support from my applied research on these issues, I aim to effectively inform and influence producers and consumers to move agricultural production toward practices that are environmentally sound and economically viable, balancing the needs of public health and the environment with the needs of industry.
- Air quality monitoring and modeling, fate and transport of air emissions from agricultural sources, cost effective mitigation strategies.
- Best management practices or plans for agricultural production systems, including waste management, nutrient management, and environmental management, etc.
- Impact of climate change and our strategies, and other environment issues impacting sustainability of agricultural production.
Ph.D., Biological & Agricultural Engineering, North Carolina State University, 2009
M.S., Environmental Engineering, University of Cincinnati, 2005
B.S., Atmospheric Science, Nanjing University, China, 1992
2010-2012. Michigan State University
1999‑2000. Kochi Prefectural Environmental Research Center, Japan
1992-2002. Anhui Environmental Monitoring Center, China