Mission Areas


Research Topics

  • Artificial intelligence
  • Autonomous systems
  • Data analytics
  • Earth system modeling
  • Photonics/optical sensors
  • Satellite remote sensing
  • Sensors
  • UAV research
  • Wireless communication

The Atmospheric and Environmental Research (AER) Lab, formerly known as the ARROMA Lab, studies the impacts of aerosol pollution on air quality, weather, and climate. Research approaches include satellite remote sensing and use of numerical models to study atmospheric composition, agriculture, Earth systems, and climate change.



Portrait of Jun Wang

Jun Wang, PhD

Assistant Director, Iowa Technology Institute
Director, Atmospheric and Environmental Research Lab
Interim DEO, Department of Chemical and Biochemical Engineering
James E. Ashton Professor of Engineering

Featured Research

Forest Fire Detection and Visibility

Smart and Connected Low-Cost Environmental Sensors

Unified Linearized Vector Radiative Transfer Model

AER Lab News

Jun Wang adjusting an atmospheric sensor

Jun Wang receives Regents Faculty Excellence Award

Tuesday, April 23, 2024
The Iowa Board of Regents has selected six outstanding University of Iowa faculty members, including Jun Wang of the College of Engineering, to be honored for their extraordinary contributions and sustained record of excellence in teaching, scholarship, and service.
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Univ. of Iowa student highlights importance of engineering research

Friday, February 23, 2024
Cheryl Reuben is an undergraduate research assistant in the Atmospheric and Environmental Research Lab.