Xiangwen Fu

STEP Ph.D. Student

Xiangwen is a third year (Fall 2018) Ph.D. student in the Science, Technology and Environmental Policy (STEP) program at the Princeton School of Public and International Affairs at Princeton University. He works with Professor Denise L. Mauzerall, and is interested in assessing air quality and human health co-benefits of urban decarbonization strategies.

Carbon emissions from transportation and building sectors in urban areas could be effectively reduced through articulating urban form and retrofitting urban energy infrastructure, which would also bring significant air quality and health co-benefits to urban residents. Xiangwen hopes to learn more on urban decarbonization, atmospheric modeling and policy making in Princeton, and provide solid policy suggestions on climate change and air pollution mitigation in developing countries like China in the future.

Selected Publications

Fu, X.W., Liu, J.F., Ban-Weiss, G.A., Zhang, J.C., Huang, X., Ouyang, B., Popoola, O., Tao, S., 2017. Effects of canyon geometry on the distribution of traffic-related air pollution in a large urban area: Implications of a multi-canyon air pollution dispersion model. Atmospheric Environment 165, 111-121. 

Fu, X.W., Xiang, S.L., Liu, Y., Liu, J.F., Yu, J., Mauzerall, D.L., Tao, S., 2020. High-resolution simulation of local traffic-related NOx dispersion and distribution in a complex urban terrain. Environmental Pollution 263, 114390.