Headshot of Tianjun Lu.

Tianjun Lu, Ph.D.

Title: Assistant Professor
 Earth Science and Geography
Email: tilu@csudh.edu
(310) 243-3815

Contact Preference: Email

Areas of Expertise

Air Quality, Healthy Communities, Transportation Planning, Built Environment, Exposure Assessment, Environmental Justice, Geospatial Analysis

Professional Background

Dr. Lu’s research interests center on using geospatial analysis, data science, and sensor technologies to develop health-promoting cities and communities. To date, his scholarly contribution falls into three areas: (1) quantifying spatial patterns of air quality for exposure assessment, (2) assessing built environment’s impact on air quality, and (3) measuring and modeling physical activities. He also investigates telecommuting patterns and trends in California and leverages low-cost sensing technologies and citizen science to identify air pollution patterns in disadvantaged communities.

Currently, he is leading a state-level project to investigate climate and environmental impacts of warehousing. An overarching research goal is to ensure the work can improve neighborhood sustainability, inform urban planning, and promote environmental justice and transportation equity.


English, Chinese


Ph.D., Planning, Governance, and Globalization, Virginia Tech

M.U.R.P. (Master of Urban and Regional Planning), Virginia Tech

B.E., Urban Planning, Guilin University of Technology

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