Lingjuan Wang-Li


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Lingjuan Wang-Li is a Professor of Biological and Agricultural Engineering Department (BAE) at North Carolina State University. She began her studies in China with a B.S. in cotton engineering and earned her M.S. and Ph.D. from Texas A&M University in Biological and Agricultural Engineering. She specializes in air quality and animal housing engineering. Much of her research addresses various aspects of air emission problems associated with animal feeding operations (AFOs). In addition to research, Dr. Wang-Li also teaches an undergraduate course in animal housing and environmental management and a graduate course, “Aerosol Science & Engineering”.

Dr. Wang-Li was appointed to the USDA Agricultural Air Quality Task Force (AAQTF) in 2013 and have served on the Task Force from 2013-2017. She was a recipient of a 2010 National Science Foundation Career Award in Environmental Engineering. She served as the PI of Southeast Layer Operation for the National Air Emissions Monitoring Study (NAEM) overseen by the USEPA under the “Air Quality Compliance for Animal Feeding Operations. Dr. Wang-Li is a member of American Society of Agricultural & Biological Engineers (ASABE), Air & Waste Management Association (AWMA), International Commission of Agricultural and Biosystem Engineering (CIGR). She was the President (2009-2010) of Association of Overseas Chinese Agricultural, Biological and Food Engineers (AOCABFE), the Editor-in-Chief (2005-2008) of the CIGR Ejournal; Chair (2007-2008) of S1025 USDA Multi-State Research Committee on “Systems for Controlling Air Emissions and Indoor Environments of Poultry, Swine, and Dairy Facilities”.

Dr. Wang-Li’s research program has been well-funded by USDA, NSF, EPA and industrial sectors. The College of Agricultural and Life Sciences (CALS) and BAE have made a significant investment in building a new research facility to support animal air quality, environmental control and welfare studies. This facility is equipped with the state-of-art control & monitoring systems for research on improving engineering design, environmental control and air quality to mitigate environmental stresses for enhanced poultry production performance, welfare and adaptation to climate change.
On this page you can find a select list of Dr. Wang-Li’s publication. View a comprehensive listing of grants, peer reviewed journal publications, and conference papers & presentations here.


Ph.D. 2004

Biological and Agricultural Engineering

Texas A&M University

M.S. 2000

Agricultural Engineering

Texas A&M University

B.S. 1985

Cotton Engineering

Anhui Institute of Finance & Trade, P. R.

Research Description

Air quality monitoring and environmental management, emission measurement and modeling, pollutant fate and transport modeling, pollution mitigation and control, Animal housing and well being.

Honors and Awards

  • University Faculty Scholar, 2015
  • 2013-2015 USDA_NRCS Agricultural Air Quality Task Force, 2013
  • International of Commission of Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering (CIGR), Merit Award, 2010


Biofiltration of ammonia and GHGs from swine gestation barn pit exhaust
Hood, M. C., Shah, S. B., Kolar, P., Li, L. W., & Stikeleather, L. (2015), Transactions of the ASABE, 58(3), 771-782.
Insights to the formation of secondary inorganic PM2.5: Current knowledge and future needs
Lingjuan, W. L. (2015), International Journal of Agricultural and Biological Engineering, 8(2), 1-13.
The national air emissions monitoring study's southeast layer site: Part I. Site characteristics and monitoring methodology
Wang-Li, L., Li, Q. F., Wang, K., Bogan, B. W., Ni, J. Q., Cortus, E. L., & Heber, A. J. (2013), Transactions of the ASABE, 56(3), 1157-1171.
The national air emissions monitoring study's southeast layer site: Part IV. Effects of farm management
Li, Q. F., Wang-Li, L., Bogan, B. W., Wang, K., Chai, L., Ni, J. Q., & Heber, A. J. (2013), Transactions of the ASABE, 56(3), 1199-1209.
The national air emissions monitoring study's southeast layer site: Part III. Ammonia concentrations and emissions
Wang-Li, L., Li, Q. F., Chai, L., Cortus, E. L., Wang, K., Kilic, I., Bogan, B. W., Ni, J. Q., & Heber, A. J. (2013), Transactions of the ASABE, 56(3), 1185-1197.
The national air emissions monitoring study's southeast layer site: Part II. Particulate matter
Li, Q. F., Wang-Li, L., Wang, K., Chai, L., Cortus, E. L., Kilic, I., Bogan, B. W., Ni, J. Q., & Heber, A. J. (2013), Transactions of the ASABE, 56(3), 1173-1184.
Techniques for characterization of particulate matter emitted from animal feeding operations
Lingjuan, W. L. (2013), In Evaluating veterinary pharmaceutical behavior in the environment. (ACS Symposium Series, 1126) (pp. 15-39).
Ammonia emissions from broiler cake stockpiled in a naturally ventilated shed
Yao, H., Shah, S. B., Willits, D. H., Westerman, P. W., Li, L. W., & Marshall, T. K. (2011), Transactions of the ASABE, 54(5), 1893-1904.

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Engineered windbreak wall - Negetative Strip System to Reduce Pollutant and Odor Emissions from Mechanically-Ventilated Broiler and Swine Barns
US Dept. of Agriculture - Natural Resources Conservation Service (USDA NRCS)(9/29/14 - 9/30/17)
Develop and Test Ammonia - Oxygen Monitoring System For Poultry Houses
United States Poultry & Egg Association(1/01/14 - 4/01/15)
Create eLearning in NIFA Challenge Areas to Transform Education of Controlled Environment Animal Production (eCEAP) for Sustainability
US Dept. of Agriculture (USDA) - National Institute of Food and Agriculture(1/01/14 - 8/31/17)
Low Cost Ammonia Monitor for Agricultural Emissions
US Dept. of Agriculture (USDA) - National Institute of Food and Agriculture(7/01/12 - 6/30/13)
Continuing Professional Development (CPD) workshop: Bioaerosol Measurements in Animal Environments
US Dept. of Agriculture (USDA)(11/15/10 - 12/31/11)
US Dept. of Agriculture (USDA)(7/01/10 - 6/30/13)
CAREER: Fate and Transport of Aerosols from Animal Feeding Operations
National Science Foundation (NSF)(2/01/10 - 1/31/17)
Coordinated Analysis to Facilitate Technology Transfer to Meet Emission Requirements for Next Generation Livestock and Poultry Production Facilities
US Dept. of Agriculture (USDA)(7/01/09 - 6/30/12)
Environmentally Sustainable Swine and Poultry Production Systems for the Future
US Dept. of Agriculture (USDA)(7/01/08 - 6/30/11)
Longevity and Dispersal Modeling of Glyphosate-resistant Palmer Amaranth Pollen
Cotton, Inc.(1/01/08 - 12/31/08)