Dr. Liu





  • School of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences
  • Ford Environmental Science & Technology Building
  • Georgia Institute of Technology
  • Email: pengfei.liu [at] eas.gatech.edu
  • Office: ES&T 3238

Dr. Pengfei Liu joined Georgia Tech as an Assistant Professor in the School of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences in 2020. Prior to joining in Georgia Tech, he was a Postdoc Fellow in the Atmospheric Chemistry Modeling Group at Harvard, where he examined the historical biomass burning emissions using ice core records and chemical transport modeling. Dr. Liu’s PhD work at Harvard focused on the development of new experimental methods to characterize the physical, thermodynamic, and optical properties of secondary organic aerosol material. By combining laboratory experiments, field measurements, and atmospheric chemistry modeling, Dr. Liu’s group aims to improve the understanding of the processes and properties of atmospheric aerosol particles.

Academic appointments

  • Assistant Professor (2020 – ), School of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences, Georgia Institute of Technology
  • Postdoc Fellow (2018-2020), Harvard University, Atmospheric Chemistry Modeling


  • Ph.D. (2017), Harvard University, Environmental Science and Engineering
  • M.S. (2011), Peking University, Atmospheric Physics and Environment
  • B.S. (2008), Peking University, Atmospheric Sciences