Joshua S. Fu

Professor - Civil and Environmental Engineering Department

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Dr. Joshua S. Fu is 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, Faculty Affiliate at the Joint Institute for Computational Sciences and Institute of iBME, Joint Faculty Appointment in the Computer Science and Mathematics Division at Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Honorary Professor of the Chinese Research Academy of Environmental Sciences. The focus of Dr. Fu’s research work includes climatic changes, the impacts of extreme events on health, air pollution modeling, air quality impact assessments, 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.

Focus Areas:  Air Quality Engineering | Health Impacts of Air Pollution | Climate Change and Human Mortality | Fusion of Big Data with Public Health Issues

Skills and Expertise:  Assessment of Health Effects/Air Pollution | Extreme Events and Mortality | Energy and Health | Climate Change and Air Pollution

Selected Publications:

Using the Community Multiscale Air Quality (CMAQ) Model to Estimate Public Health Impacts of PM2.5 from Individual Power Plants
J.J. Buonocore, X. Dong, J.D. Spengler, J.S. Fu, and J.I. Levy, Environment International, vol. 68, pp. 200-208, 2014.
Electricity Demand Evolution Driven by Storm Motivated Population Movement (accepted)
M.S. Allen, S.J. Fernandez, J S. Fu, and Kim , Journal of Geography and Natural Disaster, 2014.
Bioretention Function Under Climate Change Scenarios in North Carolina, USA
J.M. Hathaway, R. Brown, J.S. Fu, and W. Hunt , Journal of Hydrology, vol. 59, part A, pp. 503-511, 2014.
The Time Trend Temperature–Mortality as a Factor of Uncertainty Analysis of Impacts of Future Heat Waves: Wu et al. Respond
J. Wu, Y. Zhou, Y. Gao, J.S. Fu, B.A. Johnson, C. Huang, Y.-M. Kim, and Y. Liu , Environmental Health Perspectives, vol. 122, no. 5, pp. A118-A119, 2014.
Stochastic Parameterization to Represent Variability and Extremes in Climate Modeling
R. Langan, R. Archibald, M. Plumlee, S. Mahajan, D. Ricciuto, C. Yang, R. Mei, J. Mao, X. Shi, and J.S. Fu, Procedia Computer Science, vol. 29, pp. 1146-1155, 2014.
Estimation and Uncertainty Analysis of Impacts of Future Heat Waves on Mortality in the Eastern United States. Environmental Health Perspectives
J. Wu, Y. Zhou, Y. Gao, J.S. Fu, B. Johnson, C. Huang, Y-M, Kim, and Y. Liu, Environmental Health Perspectives, vol. 122, no. 1, pp. 10-16, 2014.
Projected Changes of Extreme Weather Events in the Eastern United States Based on a High-resolution Climate Modeling System
Y. Gao, J.S. Fu, J.B. Drake, Y. Liu and J.-F. Lamarque, Environmental Research Letters, vol. 7, no. 4, pp. 1-12, 2012.
The Impact of Emissions and Climate Change on Ozone in the United States under Representative Concentration Pathways (RCPs)
Y. Gao, J.S. Fu, J.B. Drake, J.-F. Lamarque, and Y. Liu, Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics, vol. 13, pp. 11315-11355, 2013.
The Influence of Internal Model Variability in GEOS-5 on Interhemispheric CO2 Exchange
M. Allen, D. Erickson, W. Kendall, J.S. Fu, L. Ott, and S. Pawson, Journal of Geophysical Research, vol. 117, 2012.
Impacts of Future Climate Change and Effects of Biogenic Emissions on Surface Ozone and Particulate Matter Concentrations in the U.S.
Y.F. Lam, J.S. Fu, S. Wu, and L.J. Mickley, Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics, vol. 11, pp. 4789-4806, 2011.