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Lingjuan Wang-Li

Interim Department Head

William Neal Reynolds Distinguished Professor

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Lingjuan Wang-Li is a William Neal Reynolds Distinguished Professor of Biological and Agricultural Engineering Department 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 engineering and food animal production systems environmental control. Much of her research addresses various aspects of air emission and environmental control issues associated with animal feeding operations (AFOs). In addition to research, Dr. Wang-Li also teaches an undergraduate course in “Management of Animal Environment” and a graduate course in “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 and 2021-2023. She was a recipient of a 2010 National Science Foundation (NSF) Career Award in Environmental Engineering. She served as the PI of Southeast Layer Operation for the National Air Emissions Monitoring Study (NAEMS) 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), Association of Environmental Engineering & Science Professors (AEESP), 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”.


Ph.D. Biological and Agricultural Engineering Texas A&M University 2004

M.S. Agricultural Engineering Texas A&M University 2000

B.S. Cotton Engineering Anhui University of Finance & Trade, P. R. 1985

Area(s) of Expertise

Dr. Wang-Li’s research program has been well-funded by USDA, NSF, EPA and industrial sectors in three general directions:
(1) Air quality engineering, including monitoring, modeling, and mitigating air emissions and associated fate and transport of the emissions;
(2) Animal production systems environmental control and management;
(3) Sustainable animal production and animal well being


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  • William Neal Reynolds Distinguished Professor, North Carolina State University
  • Outstanding Graduate Faculty Mentor Award Finalist at NC State University
  • Women in Engineering Honoree, 25th Anniversary Celebration of Women in Engineering Program at North Carolina State University
  • USDA_NRCS Agricultural Air Quality Task Force (2013-2017, 2021-2023)
  • BAE Outstanding Research Award, North Carolina State University
  • Board of Directors of International Research Center for Animal Environments and Welfare (IRCAEW)
  • University Faculty Scholar
  • NSF CAREER Award
  • International of Commission of Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering (CIGR), Merit Award