Department of Geophysical Sciences and the College
Mingyi Wang is an atmospheric scientist focusing on aerosol particle formation and its impact on air quality and climate change. His research provides novel approaches to constrain the oxidative chemistry of emerging pollutants for particle nucleation, resolve microphysical processes in particle growth and survival, and develop a particle dynamics model with experimental and meteorological inputs for real-world application. His work addresses such pressing societal needs as science-based policy making, aerosol forcing prediction, and climate intervention assessment.
Wang’s research has been published in Nature, Science, Nature Chemistry, Nature Geoscience, Nature Communications, and Science Advances, and has been recognized with such awards as the Sheldon K. Friedlander Award from the American Association for Aerosol Research.
Wang completed a BE in environmental engineering from Zhongnan University of Economics and Law in Wuhan, China, and an MS in atmospheric science at Fudan University in Shanghai, China. He received his PhD in atmospheric chemistry from Carnegie Mellon University. Most recently, he was a Schmidt Science postdoctoral fellow in chemical engineering at the California Institute of Technology. He will join the University of Chicago faculty on January 1, 2024.