Department of Geography and Resource Management (GRM), The Chinese University of Hong Kong

Prof. LU Xingcheng

Faculty Member

Prof. LU Xingcheng

Assistant Professor

MSc (Northwestern)

(852) 3943-6639



Environment and Conservation Fund: “Development of a hybrid deep-learning – data assimilation framework for spatiotemporal NOx emission inversion”, 2023.09-2025.09, PI.

National Natural Science Foundation of China: “Investigation of the urbanization effects on local circulation and air quality in the Greater Bay Area.”, 2021.01-2023.12, PI.


Guangzhou Scientific and Technological Planning Project: “Investigation of the HONO heterogeneous formation on the building surface and its impact on the secondary pollutant formations.”, 2021.03-2023.02, PI.

General Research Fund: “Estimation and spatiotemporal analysis of wet deposition of long-term non-sea-salt-sulfate, nitrate, ammonium, and calcium in Northern Hemisphere”, 2021.10-2024.09, PI.

Environment and Conservation Fund: “Development and application of temporal source apportionment technique for PM2.5 and O3 in the Greater Bay Area.”, 2021.04-2023.03, PI.

National Key Research and Development Program of China: “Upgrade of PM2.5 speciation and PAMS networks and development of big data-based air quality forecasting and analysis platform.”, 2018.07-2021.12, Co-I.


Google Scholar profile:

Chen, W., Lu, X.*, Yuan, D., Chen, Y., Li, Z., Huang, Y., Fung, T., Sun, H. and Fung, J.C.H. (2023). Global PM2.5 Prediction and Associated Mortality to 2100 under Different Climate Change Scenarios. Environmental Science & Technology, 57(27), 10039-10052.

Sun, H., Fung, J. C., Chen, Y., Li, Z., Yuan, D., Chen, W. and Lu, X.* (2022). Development of an LSTM broadcasting deep-learning framework for regional air pollution forecast improvement. Geoscientific Model Development, 15(22), 8439-8452.

Chen, Y., Fung, J.C.H., Huang, Y., Lu, X.*, Wang, Z., Louie, P.K.K., Chen, W., Yu, C.W., Yu, R. and Lau, A.K.H. (2022). Temporal source apportionment of PM2.5 over the Pearl River Delta region in southern China. Journal of Geophysical Research: Atmospheres, 127(14), e2021JD035271.

Hu, M., Chen, Y., Yuan, D., Yu, R., Lu, X.*, Fung, J.C.H., Chen, W., Huang, Y. and Lau, A.K.H. (2022). Estimation and spatiotemporal analysis of NO2 pollution in East Asia during 2001–2016. Journal of Geophysical Research: Atmospheres, 127(2), e2021JD035129.

Sun, H., Fung, J. C., Chen, Y.*, Chen, W., Li, Z., Huang, Y., Lin, C., Hu, M. and Lu, X.* (2021). Improvement of PM2.5 and O3 forecasting by integration of 3D numerical simulation with deep learning techniques. Sustainable Cities and Society, 75, 103372.

Lu, X., Sha, Y.H., Li, Z., Huang, Y., Chen, W., Chen, D., Shen, J, Chen, Y. and Fung, J.C.H. (2021). Development and application of a hybrid long-short term memory–three dimensional variational technique for the improvement of PM2.5 forecasting. Science of The Total Environment, 770, 144221.

Lu, X., Yuan, D., Chen, Y., Fung, J.C.H., Li, W., and Lau, A.K.H. (2020). Estimations of long-term nss-SO42– and NO3wet depositions over East Asia by use of ensemble machine-learning method. Environmental Science & Technology, 54(18), 11118-11126.

Lu, X., Lin, C., Li, W., Chen, Y., Huang, Y., Fung, J.C.H., and Lau, A.K.H. (2019). Analysis of the adverse health effects of PM2.5 from 2001 to 2017 in China and the role of urbanization in aggravating the health burden. Science of the Total Environment, 652, 683-695.

Lu, X., Wang, Y., Li, J., Shen, L., and Fung, J.C.H. (2018). Evidence of heterogeneous HONO formation from aerosols and the regional photochemical impact of this HONO source. Environmental Research Letters, 13(11), 114002.

Lu, X., Chen, N., Wang, Y., Cao, W., Zhu, B., Yao, T., Fung, J.C.H and Lau, A.K.H. (2017). Radical budget and ozone chemistry during autumn in the atmosphere of an urban site in central China. Journal of Geophysical Research: Atmospheres, 122(6), 3672-3685.

Lu, X., Lin, C., Li, Y., Yao, T., Fung, J.C.H., and Lau, A.K.H. (2017). Assessment of health burden caused by particulate matter in southern China using high-resolution satellite observation. Environment International, 98, 160-170.

Lu, X., Guo, Q., Li, W., and Flanagan, J. (2014). A bottom-up approach to segment individual deciduous trees using leaf-off lidar point cloud data. ISPRS Journal of Photogrammetry and Remote sensing, 94, 1-12.

Teaching Fields

Sustainable Development
Urban Environmental Problems

Research interests

Air pollution modeling
Atmospheric chemistry
Machine learning

Services/ Posts

Grant reviewer of National Natural Science Foundation of China
Topical Advisory Panel of Atmosphere
Journal reviewer of The Lancet Planetary Health, Resources, Conservation & Recycling, Science of the Total Environment, Sustainable Cities and Society, Information Fusion and Atmospheric Environment.


Urbanization effects on atmospheric circulation and air pollution.

Development and application of deep-learning framework for wet deposition estimation.

The impact of canopy structure on biogenic VOC emission.

Note: Currently I am recruiting postdoctoral fellow, postgraduate student and research assistant. Candidates with the backgrounds of environmental science, atmospheric science, computer science and remote sensing are welcome to apply. If you are interested to work with me, please feel free to send me your CV via email.