Thursday, October 13, 2022


Name: Jun Wang

Title: Interim Department Executive Officer and Professor

Hometown: Rugao, China

Jun Wang

Schools attended: 

2005-2007           Harvard University; School of Engineering and Applied Sciences

                              Postdoctoral Researcher

1999-2005           University of Alabama in Huntsville; Department of Atmospheric Sciences

                              Doctor of Philosophy

1996-1999           Chinese Academy of Sciences; Institute of Atmospheric Physics

                              Master of Science (Atmospheric Modeling)

1992-1996           Nanjing Institute of Meteorology, Department of Atmospheric Dynamics

                              Bachelor of Science

Describe your undergraduate/graduate studies: 

I was trained to be a weather forecast person and studied the atmospheric dynamics and meteorology in my undergraduate. I did my graduate studies in areas of atmospheric physics and chemistry, and specialized in satellite remote sensing of atmosphere via my PhD work. 

How did you decide to pursue a path in engineering? 

I always like Applied Science research, and that slowly shifted my career path from science to engineering.

What led you to the University of Iowa? 

The Iowa’s Informatics Initiative (UI3), and the atmospheric chemistry and environmental research programs in the U. Iowa.

What is the current topic of your research?

Atmospheric composition and climate change.

What is your favorite thing about being a professor?

Mentor students on the path to realize their dreams.

Favorite course to teach? 

Statistics; Satellite remote sensing.

What are you most looking forward to as DEO?  

Sustain and grow the collective excellence of CBE in research, teaching and service; have more opportunities to interact with students and make an positive impact on their learning experiences in CBE.

What are some of your hobbies? 

Badminton; take afternoon naps in the weekends.

What do you like most about Iowa City? 

Nearly no traffic.