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Joshua Fu

Dr. Joshua Fu
Dr. Joshua Fu

Joshua S. Fu is a Joint Appointment Professor in the Computational Sciences and Engineering Division at Oak Ridge National Laboratory, John D. Tickle Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering and Inaugural Professor of the UT-ORNL Bredesen Center for Interdisciplinary Research and Graduate Education Energy Science and Engineering Ph.D. Program at the University of Tennessee. The focus of Fu’s research work includes atmosphere model development for earth system model and analyses of climatic changes, air quality model development and air pollution modeling, air quality impact assessments, the impacts of extreme events on agriculture, energy, health, transportation, water resources and their infrastructure, the impacts of transportation planning and energy usages on air quality, land use (satellite applications) and emissions, diesel track emission effects, and energy optimization planning.

Fu has served Vice Chair of the Measurement-Model Fusion for the Global Total Atmospheric Deposition (MMF-GTAD) of the new initiative in the World Meteorological Organization (WMO), served as a co-author of the Final Report of the Hemispheric Transport of Air Pollution for the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UN Task Force Hemispheric Transport of Air Pollution) and reviewing committee member for air quality status in East Asia for the EANET, a governmental consortium in East Asia and located in Japan. He also was a co-author of Technical Report, Climate Change and Infrastructure, Urban System and Vulnerability, to Department of Energy in the support of the National Climate Assessment in 2012. He served as an international adviser/expert on East Asia/China air quality modeling assessment such as Beijing and Shanghai air quality modeling assessment for the 2008 Olympic Games and 2010 Shanghai World Expo, a modeling lead of the Model Intercomparison Study (MIS-Asia) and a modeling member for HTAP on air quality and climate change. He contributed climate modeling results for IPCC AR5 based on RCP 4.5 and 8.5 scenarios. He develops and provides scientifically sound, cost-effective analysis tools to design and develop complex climate and environmental model applications. Fu has published more than 150 referred journal articles and 100 peer reviewed conference proceedings. He has been an invited speaker and lecture for more than 100 times in Asia, Europe and US. Also, and has been interviewed or reported on Wall Street Journal, New York Times, Science Daily, @EurekAlert!, Red Orbit and more than 30 media to discuss issues of international and national importance on climate change/extreme events and air quality. Fu obtained his Ph.D. from North Carolina State University, MS from UCLA and BS from Taiwan’s National Cheng Kung University.


Selected Publications:
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  • Tan+, J., J. S. Fu*, J. H. Seinfeld (2020). Ammonia Emission Abatement Does Not Fully Control Reduced Forms of Nitrogen Deposition. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS). (in press)
  • Dong+, X., J. S. Fu*, K. Huang, Q. Zhu, M. Tipton (2019). Regional Climate Effects of Biomass Burning and Dust in East Asia: Evidence from Modeling and Observation. Geophysical Research Letters. 46, 11,490-11,499.
  • Stowell, J.D., G. Geng, E. Saikawa, H.H. Chang, J. S. Fu, C.-E. Yang+, Q. Zhu+, Y. Liu, M.J. Strickland (2019) Associations of wildfire smoke PM2.5 exposure with cardiorespiratory events in Colorado 2011–2014. Environment International. Vol. 133, 105151.
  • Huang+, K., J. S. Fu*, N-H Lin, S-H Wang, X. Dong, G. Wang (2019). Superposition of Gobi dust and Southeast Asian biomass burning: the effect of multi-source long-range transport on aerosol optical properties and regional meteorology modification. Journal of Geophysical Research-Atmospheres,
  • Dong+, X., Q. Zhu+, J. S. Fu*, K. Huang+, J. Tan+, M. Tipton+ (2019). Evaluating Recent Updated Black Carbon Emissions and Revisiting the Direct Radiative Forcing in Arctic. Geophysical Research Letters, 46:6, 3560-3570
  • Tan+, J., Joshua Fu*, F. Dentener, J. Sun+, L. Emmons, S. Tilmes, J. Flemming, T. Takemura, Q. Zhu+, C.-E. Yang+, and T. Keating (2018). Source contributions of sulfur and nitrogen deposition – an HTAP II multi-model study on hemispheric transport. Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics. 18, 12223-12240.
  • Sun+, J., J. S. Fu*, J. B. Drake, Q. Zhu+, A. Haidar, M. Gates, S. Tomov, and J. Dongarra (2018). Computational benefit of GPU optimization for the atmospheric chemistry modeling. Journal of Advances in Modeling Earth Systems.
  • Yang+, C-E, J. Mao, F. M. Hoffman, D. M. Ricciuto, J. S. Fu*, C. D. Jones, and M. Thurner (2018). Uncertainty Quantification of Extratropical Forest Biomass in CMIP5 Models over the Northern Hemisphere. Scientific Reports. 8: 10962,
  • Tan+, J., J. S. Fu*, F. Dentener, J. Sun+, L. Emmons, S. Tilmes, K. Sudo, J. Flemming, J. E. Jonson, S. Gravel, H. Bian, Y. Davila, D. Henze, M. T Lund, T. Kucsera, T. Takemura, T. Keating (2018). Multi-model study of HTAP II on sulphur and nitrogen deposition. Atmospheric Chemistry and Physic. 18, 6847-6866,
  • Sun+, J., J. S. Fu*, K. Huang+, J. A. Lynch, Y. Gao+ (2017). Climate-driven exceedance of total (wet + dry) nitrogen (N) + sulfur (S) deposition to forest soil over the conterminous US. Earth’s Future. Volume 5, Issue 6, 560–576. ( DOI: 10.1002/2017EF000588
  • Sun+, J., J. S. Fu*, J. B. Drake, J-F Lamarque, S. Tilmes, F. Vitt (2017). Improvement of the prediction of surface ozone concentration over conterminous U.S. by a computationally efficient second-order Rosenbrock solver in CAM4-Chem. Journal of Advances in Modeling Earth Systems. Vol. 9, Issue 1, 482-500. DOI:10.1002/2016MS000863
  • Dong+, X, J. S. Fu*, K. Huang+, D. Tong, G. Zhuang (2016). Model development of dust emission and heterogeneous chemistry within the Community Multiscale Air Quality modeling system and it's application over East Asia. Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics. 16, 8157–8180. doi:10.5194/acp-16-8157-2016
  • Huang+, K. J. S. Fu*, V.Y. Prikhodko, J. M. Storey, A. Romanov, E. L. Hodson, J. Cresko, I. Morozova, Y. Ignatieva (2015). Russian anthropogenic black carbon: Emission reconstruction and Arctic black carbon simulation. Journal of Geophysical Research – Atmospheres. 120 (21):11306-11333. DOI: 10.1002/2015JD023358
  • Wong, D. C., C. E. Yang+, J. S. Fu, K. Wong, and Y. Gao (2015).  An Approach to Enhance pnetCDF Performance in Environmental Modeling Applications. Geoscientific Model Development. 8, 1033–1046.
  • Allen+, M. S., S. J. Fernandez, J. S. Fu*, K. A. Walter (2014). Electricity Demand Evolution Driven by Storm Motivated Population Movement, Journal of Geography and Natural Disaster. 4:126, 1-10.
  • Langan, R., R. Archibald, M. Plumlee, S. Mahajan, D. Ricciuto, C. Yang+, R. Mei, J. Mao, X. Shi, J. S. Fu (2014). Stochastic Parameterization to Represent Variability and Extremes in Climate Modeling, Procedia Computer Science. Volume 29, Pages 1146-1155
  • Gao+, Y., J. S. Fu*, J. B. Drake, J.-F. Lamarque, and Y. Liu (2013).  The Impact of Emissions and Climate Change on Ozone in the United States under Representative Concentration Pathways (RCPs). Atmos. Chem. Phys., 13, 11315-11355. doi:10.5194/acpd-13-11315-2013
  • Gao+, Y., J. S. Fu*, J. B. Drake, Y. Liu and J.-F. Lamarque (2012). Projected changes of extreme weather events in the Eastern United States based on a high-resolution climate modeling system. Environmental Research Letters, 7, 044025 (12pp). doi:10.1088/1748-9326/7/4/044025
  • Hathaway, J. M., R. Brown, J. S. Fu, W. Hunt (2014). Bioretention Function Under Climate Change Scenarios in North Carolina, USA. Journal of Hydrology. Volume 519, Part A, Pages 503–511.
  • Wu, J., Y. Zhou, Y. Gao+, J. S. Fu, B. Johnson, C. Huang, Y-M, Kim, Y. Liu (2014). Estimation and Uncertainty Analysis of Impacts of Future Heat Waves on Mortality in the Eastern United States. Environmental Health Perspectives.
  • Lam+, Y. F., J. S. Fu*, S. Wu, L. J. Mickley (2011). Impacts of future climate change and effects of biogenic emissions on surface ozone and particulate matter concentrations in the U.S. Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics, 11, 4789–4806, doi:10.5194/acp-11-4789-2011.
  • Kim+, Y., J. S. Fu*, T. Miller (2010) Improving Ozone Modeling in Complex Terrain at a Fine Grid Resolution: Part I-Examinations of Analysis Nudging and all PBL Schemes associated with LSMs in Meteorological Model. Atmospheric Environment 44, 523-532.
  • Lam+, Y-F., J. S. Fu* (2009) A novel downscaling technique for the linkage of global and regional air quality modeling. Atmos. Chem. Phys., 9, 9169–9185.