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PhD, California Institute of Technology, 2003
MS, California Institute of Technology, 1998
BS, University of Science and Technology of China, 1996

Jian Wang



Jian Wang’s research focuses on the processes that drive the properties and evolution of atmospheric aerosols and the interactions between aerosols and clouds. Current research topics include:

  • aerosol properties and processes under natural conditions that were prevalent during the pre-industrial era
  • nucleation and new particle formation
  • aerosols in the marine environment
  • effects of aerosols on cloud microphysical properties and macrophysical structure
  • development of advanced aerosol instruments with the focus on aircraft-based deployments.


Jian Wang was a tenured Research Scientist at Brookhaven National Laboratory before he joined the faculty at Washington University in St. Louis. He serves as director of the Center for Aerosol Science & Engineering.

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