Title: Assistant Professor Department: Earth Science and Geography Email: email@example.com Phone: (310) 243-3815
Contact Preference: Email
Areas of Expertise
Air Quality, Healthy Communities, Transportation Planning, Built Environment, Exposure Assessment, Environmental Justice, Geospatial Analysis
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.
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