Lifeng Luo

Lifeng   Luo
  • Director
  • Professor
  • Geography, Environment, and Spatial Sciences



After I received my bachelor’s degree in Atmospheric Sciences from Peking University in China in 1998, I came to the US for graduate school.  I studied in the Department of Environmental Sciences at Rutgers University for both my Master's and Ph.D. in Atmospheric Sciences/Climatology, advised by Prof. Alan Robock.  In 2003, I started my post-doc at Princeton University, jointed affiliated with the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering and the Program of Atmospheric and Oceanic Science.  In 2005, I was promoted and continued working at Princeton University as a research scientist working in the land surface hydrology group led by Prof. Eric Wood. I became an assistant professor here at Michigan State University in the fall of 2009 and am now a professor with the Department of Geography, Environment, and Spatial Sciences.  I have been the reviewer for many journals and funding agencies, and I also serve as a member of the AGU surface water committee.


  • Hydroclimatology
  • Interaction of land and atmospheric scales
  • Variability and predictability of climate
  • Varations in the hydrological processes
  • Resource management