Xiaotian Xu


M3002 Natural History

1301 W Green St

Urbana, IL 60801

Hi, I am Xiaotian Xu, a third-year Ph.D. Student at Department of Atmospheric Science, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC), under supervision of Prof. Nicole Riemer. Before that, I worked as a full-time research assistant in Prof. Yanxu Zhang’s group in School of Atmospheric Science at Nanjing university (NJU) from Dec. 2019 to Jun. 2021. I received my M.S. degree in Environmental Science and Management at the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST) in Nov 2019, for thesis conducted in the Atmospheric Chemistry Group of Prof. Jianzhen Yu. and B.Eng. degree in Environmental Engineering at Shanxi University (SXU) in 2018.


Oct 5, 2023 I received the Fall 2023 Schlesinger Travel Grant to attend the International Aerosol Modeling Algorithms conference at Davis, CA.
Feb 27, 2023 I received the Spring 2023 Schlesinger Travel Grant to attend American Chemistry Society conference at Indianapolis, IN.
May 12, 2022 Our paper “Modeling the high-mercury wet deposition in the southeastern US with WRF-GC-Hg v1.0” is online in Geoscientific Model Development.
Aug 17, 2021 Our paper towards the short-term responses of air quality to COVID-19 in mainland China was selected as the Best ES&T Letters Papers in 2020.