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Dr. Zhien Wang, Department of Atmospheric Science, Appointed to the Templeton Faculty Fellow

November 21, 2013 — Associate Professor Zhien Wang from the Department of Atmospheric Science has been appointed as the Templeton Faculty Fellow.

Dr. Zhien Wang’s current research and teaching is focused on the multiple aspects of clouds. His primary focus being to better observe clouds from different platforms leading to a greater understanding of cloud physical processes and improving the parameterizations of cloud-related physical processes in climate models.

Dr. Wang received his B.S. in 1990 from Anhui Normal University, M.S. in 1994 from Anhui Institute of Optics and Fine Mechanics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, and Ph.D. in 2000 from the University of Utah.

Wang has been supported by NASA, Department of Energy (DOE), and National Science Foundation (NSF). Currently he has a leadership role in the Department Remote Sensing Group which includes faculty, researchers, engineers, and students. He is also the Chief Scientist of the University of Wyoming King Air research aircraft, which is a NSF supported Lower Atmospheric Observing Facility.

Dr. Wang is a member of American Meteorological Society (AMS), and American Geophysical Union (AGU), as well as science team member for DOE, ASR, and NASA CloudSat and CALIPSO program. Dr. Wang has received a NASA group achievement and NSF CAREER awards, and has more than 70 published papers.

The Templeton Faculty Fellowship is funded by the Nell Olson Templeton Endowment.


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