About PI

Prof. Yuan Wang

I’m an associate Professor at EAPS of Purdue University. Also, I’m a visiting associate at GPS of California Institute of Technology. My research group aim to advance our understanding of the interactions between atmospheric constituents and climate change. Specifically, we conduct research related to aerosol-cloud-precipitation interactions and their climatic implications, aerosol properties and haze formation, cloud microphysics and dynamics, and the assessment of the greenhouse gas/aerosol forcings on the atmosphere, ocean, and cryosphere. We develop and use hierarchical/multiscale weather and climate models in combination with space-borne and in situ measurements to address those scientific questions. We also work closely with satellite teams at JPL to improve current aerosol and cloud retrievals and to design future missions.
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2007 - 2013

Texas A&M University, College Station, Texas

Ph.D. in Atmospheric Sciences

2003 - 2007

Fudan University, Shanghai, China

B.S. in Computer Sciences


2022 - PRESENT

Purdue University

Associate Professor

2016 - 2022

California Institute of Technology

Research Scientist

2013 - 2016

Jet Propulsion Laboratory

Postdoctoral Fellow


Pacific Northwest National Laboratory

Visiting Scholar


AGU Turco Lectureship, 2021 Link>>

AGU James R. Holton Award, 2016 Link>>

AGU Editor's Citation Award , 2013 Link>>

International Association of Meteorology and Atmospheric Sciences Early Career Scientist Medal, 2015 Link>>

AMS Journal of the Atmospheric Sciences Editor’s Award, 2017 Link>>

AMS Best Student Oral Presentation Award, 2013

Texas A&M University Distinguished Graduate Student Award, 2014 Link>>

COAA Yuxiang Early Career Award, 2017

NASA Earth and Space Science Fellowship, 2009 – 2012