Skip to:

Kaiyu Guan

Kaiyu Guan, PhD


Kaiyu Guan is an assistant professor in the Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Sciences at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. From 2013-2015 he was a postdoctoral scholar at Stanford, working with David Lobell, working on modeling crop yields and mitigating climate change impacts on food security in West Africa and the U.S. using processed-based crop models and novel satellite data. He received a B.S. in Geography/Geoinformatics from Nanjing University, China in 2008, and a Ph.D. in environmental engineering from Princeton University in 2013. His Ph.D. work focused on understanding hydrological impacts on vegetation dynamics in tropical ecosystems in Africa, using both ecosystem modeling and remote sensing. He was a NASA Earth and Space Science Fellow, and the recipient of the CUAHSI Pathfinder Fellowship and Walbridge Graduate Fund of Princeton Environmental Institute.