Shanhu Lee, Ph.D.

Professor, Atmospheric and Earth Science


320 Sparkman Drive
National Space Science & Technology Center
Room 3048
Huntsville, AL 35899
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Curriculum Vitae

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  • Ph.D., Physical/Atmospheric Chemistry, University of Tokyo, 1997
  • M.S., Physical Chemistry, University of Tokyo, 1994
  • B.S., Chemistry, Analytical Chemistry, Beijing University of Chemical Technology, 1989


  • American Chemical Society (ACS)
  • American Geophysical Union (AGU)
  • American Association of Aerosol Research (AAAR)
  • American Meteorological Society (AMS)

Recent Publications

  • Tiszenkel, L and S.-H. Lee*, Synergetic effects of isoprene and HOx on biogenic new particle formation, Geophys. Res. Lett., 50, (2023). 

  • Watson, Z., L. Tiszenkel, A. Pour Biazar, K. Knupp, and S.-H. Lee*, Effects of boundary layer dynamics and meteorology on ultrafine particle formation and growth, Atmos. Environ., 309, 119952, (2023). 

  • Tiszenekel, L., C. Stangl, J. Krasnomowitz, Ouyang, H. Yu, M. J. Apsokardu, M. V. Johnston, S.-H. Lee*, Temperature effects on sulfuric acid aerosol nucleation and growth: Initial results from the TANGENT study, Atmos. Chem. Phys., 19, 8915–8929 (2019).

  • Lee, S.-H.,*, Gordon, H. Yu, K. Lehtipalo, R. Haley, Y. Li, and R. Zhang,, New particle formation in the atmosphere: From molecular clusters to global climate, J. Geophys. Res.,124, Doi:10.1029/2018JD029356 (2019).

  • Lee, S.-H.*, Uin, A. B. Guenther, J. A. de Gouwd, F. Yu, A. B. Nadykto, J. Herb, N. L. Ng, A. Koss, W. H. Brune, K. Baumann, V. P. Kanawade, F. N. Keutsch, A. Nenes, K. Olsen, A. Goldstein, and Q. Ouyang, Isoprene suppression of new particle formation: Potential mechanisms and implications, J. Geophys. Res., 121, Doi:10.1029/2016JD024844 (2016).

  • You, Y., P. Kanawade, J. A. de Gouw, A. B. Guenther, S. Madronich, M. R. Sierra-Hernandez, M. Lawler, J. N. Smith, S. Takahama, G. Ruggeri, A. Koss, K. Olson, K. Baumann, R. J. Webter, A. Nenes, H. Guo, E. S. Edgerton, L. Porcelli, W. H. Brune, A. H. Goldstein and S.-H. Lee*, Atmospheric amines and ammonia measured with a chemical ionization mass spectrometer (CIMS), Atmos. Chem. Phys., 14, 12181-12194 (2014).

  • Xu, L., H. Guo, C. Boyd, M. Kleinc, A. Bougiatioti, K. Cerully, J. Hiteb, G. Isaacman, C. Knote, K. Olson, A. Koss, A. Goldstein, J. de Gouw, K. Baumann, S.-H. Lee, A. Nenes, R. Weber, N. L. Ng*, Effects of anthropogenic emissions on aerosol formation from isoprene and monoterpenes in the Southeastern United States, Proc. Nat. Acad. Sci. USA, Doi:10.1073/pnas.1417609112 (2014).

  • Yu, H., McGraw, and S.-H. Lee*, Effects of amines on formation of atmospheric sub-3 nm particles and their subsequent growth, Geophys. Res. Lett., 39, L02807, Doi: 10.1021/2011GL050099 (2012).

  • Young, L.-H., R. Benson, F. R. Kameel, J. R. Pierce, H. Juninnen, M. Kulmala, S.-H. Lee*, Laboratory studies of sulfuric acid and water binary homogeneous nucleation: Evaluation of the laboratory setup and the preliminary results, Atmos. Chem. Phys., 8, 1-20 (2008).

  • Lee, S.-H.*, M. Reeves, J. C. Wilson, D. E. Hunton, A. A. Viggiano, T. M. Miller, J. O. Ballenthin, and L. R. Lait, Particle formation by ion nucleation in the upper troposphere and lower stratosphere, Science, 301, 1886-1889 (2003).