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Assistant Professor, Earth System Science; Affiliated Faculty, Woods Institute for the Environment

Yuan Wang

Yuan Wang is an assistant professor in the Department of Earth System Science at the Stanford Doerr School of Sustainability. He is also an affiliated faculty in the Woods Institute for the Environment. Prior to joining Stanford, he was an associate professor at Purdue University and a research scientist at California Institute of Technology. His research group aims to advance the understanding of the physical and chemical interactions between atmospheric constituents and climate change. Specifically, his group conducts research related to aerosol-cloud-precipitation interactions and their climatic implications, air pollution and haze formation, cloud microphysics and dynamics, and the assessment of the greenhouse gas and aerosol forcings on the atmosphere, ocean, and cryosphere. They develop and use multiscale Earth system models and machine learning methods in combination with space-borne and in situ measurements to address those scientific questions. 

Yuan Wang currently serves as the vice chair of Committee on Atmospheric Chemistry for the American Meteorological Society, an editor of Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics (ACP), and an associate editor of Journal of Advances in Modeling Earth Systems (JAMES). He has more than 100 peer-reviewed publications with a Google Scholar H-Index 44.  He is a fellow of the American Geophysical Union.


·  Ph.D. in Atmospheric Sciences, 2013, Texas A&M University, Texas

·  B. S. in Computer Sciences, 2007, Fudan University, China

Selected Awards:

·  American Geophysical Union, James B. Macelwane Medal (2023)

·  American Meteorological Society, Henry G. Houghton Award (2024)

·  International Association of Meteorology and Atmospheric Sciences, Early Career Scientist Medal (2015)




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