User Executive Committee

Cloud Measurements, Radiative Transfer


  • Associate Professor of Meteorology, University of Reading, UK


  • PhD, Atmospheric Sciences, Purdue University, 2003
  • MS, Atmospheric Physics, National Center University, Taiwan
  • BS, Atmospheric Science, National Center University, Taiwan

Research Interests

My research interests lie in remote sensing, radiative transfer, and cloud-aerosol-precipitation-radiation interactions. I have worked extensively on retrievals of cloud and precipitation properties using the synergy between passive radiometers and active radar/lidar. I have used these novel observations to investigate 3D cloud distributions and their radiative impact, to quantify aerosol impacts on precipitation, and to provide constraints for precipitation formation processes.

Professional Experience

I have been a lecturer, then associate professor (2014), at the University of Reading since 2010. Before joining Reading, I was an associated scientist at NASA Goddard Space Flight Center. Earlier, I held research positions at the Joint Center for Earth Systems Technology and the Department of Physics, University of Maryland. I have been active in the ARM/ASR community since 2003, working closely with instrument mentors and science team members for data products and observational strategies. I now serve as a member of the ARM science board, and chair the AMS Atmospheric Radiation Committee.