Dan Li

Faculty Research Fellow
Assistant Professor, Earth & Environment



PhD, Princeton University


Dan Li is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Earth & Environment at Boston University. He received his PhD in Civil and Environmental Engineering in 2013 from Princeton University. Before joining Boston University in 2016, he was a postdoctoral researcher in the Program of Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences at Princeton University and a visiting scientist at NOAA/Geophysical Fluid Dynamics Laboratory.

Professor Li’s current research interests center on urban climate, including urban heat islands and extreme heat waves in urban environments. He uses weather and climate models to investigate how urbanization and climate change affect the urban water and energy cycles. His research also addresses fundamental problems in the area of turbulent flows and environment fluid mechanics. He was selected as a junior faculty fellow of the Hariri Institute for Computing in 2016.