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Environmental Engineering Faculty

Dr. Yunha Lee

Yunha Lee

Adjunct Faculty




(509) 335-0643


(509) 335-7632 


  • Ph.D. Civil and Environmental Engineering, Carnegie Mellon University, 2010
  • M.E. Environmental Science and Engineering, Gwangju Institute of Science and Technology, South Korea, 2005
  • B.E. Geosystems and Environmental Engineering, Inha University, South Korea, 2003

Professional Experience

  • Assistant Research Professor, Washington State University, Civil and Environmental Engineering, Laboratory of Atmospheric Research, Jan 2016 – present
  • Research Scientist, Duke University, Nicholas School of the Environment, Earth and Ocean Sciences, Nov 2014 – Dec 2015
  • Associate Research Scientist, NASA Goddard Institute for Space Studies & Columbia University Center for Climate Systems Research, Jan 2013 – Oct 2014
  • Postdoctoral Research Scientist, NASA Goddard Institute for Space Studies & Columbia University Center for Climate Systems Research, Jul 2010 – Dec 2012


  • Mao Yisheng Outstanding Dissertation Award in Civil and Environmental Engineering, Carnegie Mellon University, May 2010
  • Highest honor among graduated students in 2003 in Geosystems and Environmental Engineering, Inha University

Research Interests

  • Coupled chemistry-climate modeling, air quality modeling, aerosol dynamics, aerosol-climate interactions, air quality health impacts, aerosol remote sensing


  • Lee, Y.H., et al., 2015: Potential impact of a US climate policy and air quality regulations on future air quality and climate change. Atmos. Chem. Phys., 16, 5323-5342, doi:10.5194/acp-16-5323-2016, 2016.
  • Shindell, D. T., et al., 2015: Climate and Health Impacts of US Emissions Reductions Consistent with 2°C. Nature Climate Change, doi:10.1038/nclimate2935.
  • Zhang, S., et al., 2016; 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.
  • Kristiansen, N.I., et al., 2016: Evaluation of observed and modelled aerosol lifetimes using radioactive tracers of opportunity and an ensemble of 19 global models. Atmos. Chem. Phys Discuss., 16, 3525-3561, doi:10.5194/acp-16-3525-2016.
  • Lee, Y.H., et al, 2015: Evaluation of the global aerosol microphysical ModelE2-TOMAS model against satellite and ground-based observations. Geosci. Model Dev., 8, 631-667, doi:10.5194/gmd-8-631-2015, 2015.
  • Tsigaridis, K., et al..2014: The AeroCom evaluation and intercomparison of organic aerosol in global models. Atmos. Chem. Phys., 14, 6027-6161, doi:10.5194/acpd-14-6027-2014.
  • Mann, G.W., et al., 2014: Intercomparison and evaluation of aerosol microphysical properties among AeroCom global models of a range of complexity. Atmos. Chem. Phys., 14, 4679-4713, doi:10.5194/acp-14-4679-2014.
  • Lee, Y.H., et al., 2013: Representation of nucleation mode microphysics in global aerosol microphysics models. Geosci. Model Dev., 6, 1221-1232, doi:10.5194/gmd-6-1221-2013.
  • Lee, Y.H., et al., 2013: Evaluation of preindustrial to present-day black carbon and its albedo forcing from Atmospheric Chemistry and Climate Model Intercomparison Project (ACCMIP). Atmos. Chem. Phys., 13, 2607-2634, doi:10.5194/acp-13-2607-2013.
  • Lamarque, J.-F., et al., 2013: Multi-model mean nitrogen and sulfur deposition from the Atmospheric Chemistry and Climate Model Intercomparison Project (ACCMIP): Evaluation historical and projected changes. Atmos. Chem. Phys., 13, 7997-8018, doi:10.5194/acp-13-7997-2013.
  • Shindell, D.T., et al., 2013: Radiative forcing in the ACCMIP historical and future climate simulations. Atmos. Chem. Phys., 13, 2939-2974, doi:10.5194/acp-13-2939-2013.
  • Lee, Y.H., and P.J. Adams, 2012: A fast and efficient version of the TwO-Moment Aerosol Sectional (TOMAS) global aerosol microphysics model. Aerosol. Sci. Technol., 46, 678-689.
  • Chen, W.-T, et al, 2010: Will black carbon mitigation dampen aerosol indirect forcing?, Geophys. Res. Lett., 37, L09801, doi:10.1029/2010GL042886.
  • Lee, Y.H. and Adams, P.J., 2010: Evaluation of aerosol optical properties in the GISS-TOMAS global aerosol microphysics model with remote sensing observations. Atmos. Chem. Phys., 10. 2129-2144.
  • Lee, Y.H., et al., 2009: Development of a global model of mineral dust aerosol microphysics. Atmos. Chem. Phys., 9, 2441-2458.