Education

2015-present | North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC

  • M.S. Atmospheric Science, Co-Major in Statistics

2011-2015 | Ocean University of China, Qingdao, China

  • B.S. Environmental Science

 

Research & Work Experience

May 2017-present | Research Assistant, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC

  • Research on developing a global gridded inventory of emissions and deposition of reactive nitrogen (NH3, NOx, N2O) in order to determine estimates of the perturbations humans make to the global reactive nitrogen biogeochemical cycle

January 2017-May 2017 | Teaching Assistant, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC

  • MEA100 Lab, 20 Students

August 2015-December 2016 | Research Assistant, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC

  • Research involves (1) the use of WRF/Chem-MADRID for Real-Time Air Quality Forecasting (RTAQF) over southeastern U.S.; (2) WRF/Chem coupled with Regional Ocean Modeling System (ROMS) to study the impacts of air-sea interactions on regional air quality and climate.

October 2014-June 2015 | Research Assistant, Ocean University of China, Qingdao, China

  • Research involves evaluating influence of chlorine chemistry on ozone concentration in Eastern coastal area of China using Community Multiscale Air Quality (CMAQ)

May 2013-May 2014 | Research Assistant, Ocean University of China, Qingdao, China

  • Research involves analyzing the impact of the rainstorms on species composition, abundance and community structure of Zooplankton in the Jiaozhou Bay (Student Research Developing Program of OUC)

 

Publications

1. Zhang, Y., H. Chaopeng, K. Yahya, Q. Li, Q. Zhang, and K. He, 2016, Comprehensive Evaluation of Multi-Year Real-Time Air Quality Forecasting using an online-coupled meteorology –chemistry model over southeastern United States, Atmos. Environ., 138, 162-182.

 

Conference Presentations

2. Li, Q., C. Jena, and Y. Zhang, 2016, Real-Time Air Quality Forecasting over Southeastern United States using Updated Emissions and Satellite-Constrained Boundary Conditions, poster presentation at the Community Modeling and Analysis System (CMAS) conference, Chapel Hill, NC, Oct 24, 2016.

1. Li, Q., C. Hong, and Y. Zhang, 2016, Impact of Boundary Conditions on Column Mass Abundance Prediction for Real-Time Air Quality Forecasting using WRF/Chem-MADRID over Southeastern U.S., poster presentation at the University Global Partnership Network (UGPN) Workshop on Air Quality, Climate, and Health, Raleigh, NC, April 8, 2016.

 

Awards & Honors

Ocean University of China Undergraduate Student Fellowship, 2011-2015
Outstanding Student, Ocean University of China, October 2012

 

Professional Affiliations

2016-2017 | Air & Waste Management Association (A&WMA), Member
2016 | American Geophysical Union (AGU), Member
2016 | American Meteorological Society (AMS), Member