Name: Jun Wang
Title: Interim Department Executive Officer and Professor
Hometown: Rugao, China
2005-2007 Harvard University; School of Engineering and Applied Sciences
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.