Jun Wang

"The project is led by Jun Wang, chemical and biochemical engineering professor and assistant director for the Center for Computer-Aided Design in the UI’s College of Engineering. As part of the Iowa Informatics Initiative, Wang worked with Information Technology Services at the UI and Protostudios Iowa City to develop the proposal." Read the full feature by Richard Lewis (Office of Strategic Communication) on the UI College of Engineering website

Wang is a Professor in Department of Chemical and Biochemical Engineering with a joint appointment at the Iowa Informatics Initiative (UI3 Cluster Faculty) and the Center for Global and Regional Environmental Studies. Prior to joining University of Iowa, he worked in University of Nebraska – Lincoln (UNL) first as Assistant Professor and then Associate Professor with university-selected Rosowski professorship. His current research focuses on the integration of satellite remote sensing and chemistry transport model to study air quality, wildfires, and aerosol-cloud interaction. He also enjoys interdisciplinary research and has worked in in areas related to public health, agriculture, climate change, renewable (solar and wind) energy, supercomputing, visualization, data mining, and education in Earth Science. Jun Wang has authored or co-authored ~90 citable works in the peer-reviewed literature. He has been a science team member of several NASA missions, and a lead/co-lead for several projects funded by NOAA, DoD, USDA, and NSF. He received the NOAA Climate and Global Change Postdoctoral Fellowship in 2005, NASA’s New Investigator award in 2008, UNL’s “Academic Star” award in 2009 for ““taking the art of mentoring to new height”, and NASA’s Group Achievement award for Suomi-NPP in 2012 and TEMPO in 2013.

Photo by Jan Buchholtz; Ogallala Aquifer Crops