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.


Research Team

Jun Wang

Jun Wang, PhD

Assistant Director, Iowa Technology Institute
Director, Atmospheric and Environmental Research Lab
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


Jun Wang - Justin Torner image 2021

Jun Wang discusses space research on 1540 KXEL following Virgin Galactic and Blue Origin launches

Spurred by the recent high-profile Blue Origin and Virgin Galactic launches, one of University of Iowa's top scientists joined News Talk 1540 KXEL AM radio of Waterloo on July 21, 2021, for a wide-ranging discussion about space-based research as interest in space travel and curiosity about the cosmos surges.
NASA Earth

UI scientists to expand space-based research on campus through new P3 grant

Faculty members from the Iowa Technology Institute, a research arm of the College of Engineering (CoE), are contributing to a new space-based, interdisciplinary research enterprise designed to strengthen University of Iowa’s competitiveness for NASA funding for space missions and instruments.
Jun Wang

Jun Wang, Director

Director, Atmospheric and Environmental Research Lab

James E. Ashton Professor in Engineering

  (319) 353-4483