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

Jun Wang holds the James E. Ashton Professorship in Engineering and is a professor of chemical and biochemical engineering. He is affiliated with the Iowa Informatics Initiative, the Center for Global and Regional Environmental Studies, and the departments of Civil and Environmental Engineering and Physics and Astronomy. He is assistant director of the Iowa Technology Institute and directs the Atmospheric and Environmental Research Lab, formerly known as the ARROMA Lab. He is also interim DEO of the Department of Chemical and Biochemical Engineering.

Professor Wang has a PhD in atmospheric sciences from the University of Alabama–Huntsville and was a postdoctoral researcher at Harvard University. He also holds a BS in meteorology from Nanjing Meteorology Institute (now Nanjing University of Information Science and Technology) and an MS in atmospheric sciences from the Institute of Atmospheric Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences.

Professor Wang's current research focuses on the integration of satellite remote sensing and chemistry transport model to study air quality, wildfires, aerosol-cloud interaction, and land-air interaction. Having worked as a visiting scientist at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center, among other appointments, Professor Wang enjoys interdisciplinary research. He has worked in areas related to public health, agriculture, climate change, renewable (solar and wind) energy, supercomputing, visualization, data mining, and education in Earth science. He has been a science team member on several NASA satellite missions, and his projects have been funded by NASA, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, the Department of Defense, United States Department of Agriculture, National Science Foundation, state agencies, and private industries.

Mission Areas: Aerospace TechnologyEnvironment and EnergySystems and Sensors

Center: Atmospheric and Environmental Research Lab

Publications: Google Scholar Citations