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List of faculty and researchers associated with our institute.

Konstantinos Andreadis, Ph.D. Research Scientist in the Surface Hydrology Group at NASA JPL and Visiting Assistant Project Scientist in the Joint Institute for Regional Earth System Science and Engineering at UCLA.

Ali Behrangi, Ph.D. Research Scientist in the Atmospheric Physics and Weather Group at NASA JPL/Caltech and Visiting Associate Researcher in the Joint Institute for Regional Earth System Science and Engineering at UCLA.

Kevin Bowman, Ph.D. Deputy Principal Investigator of the Tropospheric Emission Spectrometer and Principal Investigator of the JPL Carbon Monitoring System Flux Pilot Project and Project Scientist in the Joint Institute for Regional Earth System Science and Engineering at UCLA. More information about Dr. Bowman's research and publications is available athttp://science.jpl.nasa.gov/people/Bowman/ and and http://cmsflux.jpl.nasa.gov.

Holger Brix, Ph.D. Assistant Researcher in the Joint Institute for Regional Earth System Science and Engineering at UCLA. More information about Dr. Brix’s research and publications can be found athttp://www.atmos.ucla.edu/~hbrix/.

Yi Chao, Ph.D. Principal Scientist at Remote Sensing Solutions, Inc. and Adjunct Professor at JIFRESSE of UCLA. More information about Dr. Chao's research and publications is located at: http://www.remotesensingsolutions.com/about/bio_Chao.php.

S. Fedele Colosimo, Ph.D. Assistant Researcher in the Joint Institute for Regional Earth System Science and Engineering at UCLA.

Anthony Davis, Ph.D. Research Scientist in the Earth Atmospheric Science Division at JPL and Visiting Researcher in the Joint Institute for Regional Earth System Science and Engineering at UCLA. More information about Dr. Davis' research and publications is located at http://science.jpl.nasa.gov/people/ADavis/.

Charles Dong, Ph.D. Associate Researcher at the UCLA Institute of Geophysics and Planetary Physics (IGPP). More information about Dr. Dong’s research and publications is located at: http://www.atmos.ucla.edu/~cdong/.

Darren Drewry, Ph.D. Research Scientist in the Climate Physics Group at NASA JPL and Associate Project Scientist in the Joint Institute for Regional Earth System Science and Engineering at UCLA.

Xuehua Fan, Ph.D. Visiting Assistant Researcher in the Joint Institute for Regional Earth System Science and Engineering at UCLA.

Eric Fetzer, Ph.D. Research Scientist in the Atmospheric Infrared Sounder Project and Project Scientist in the Joint Institute for Regional Earth System Science and Engineering at UCLA. More information about Dr. Fetzer’s research and publications is located at: https://science.jpl.nasa.gov/people/Fetzer/.

Joshua Fisher, Ph.D. Research Scientist in the Water and Carbon Cycles Group at NASA JPL/Caltech and Associate Project Scientist in the Joint Institute for Regional Earth System Science and Engineering at UCLA. More information about Dr. Fisher's research and publications at:http://science.jpl.nasa.gov/people/JFisher/.

Robert Fovell, Ph.D. Professor of Atmospheric and Environmental Sciences at SUNY. More information about Dr. Fovell’s research and publications is located at: http://www.albany.edu/atmos/Robert-Fovell.php.

Yu Gu, Ph.D. Researcher in the Joint Institute for Regional Earth System Science and Engineering at UCLA.

Bin Guan, Ph.D. Associate Project Scientist in the Joint Institute for Regional Earth System Science and Engineering at UCLA.

Ziad Haddad, Ph.D. Group Supervisor in the Radar Science Group and Assistant Section Manager of Radar Science and Engineering at NASA JPL/Caltech and Project Scientist in the Joint Institute for Regional Earth System Science and Engineering at UCLA. More information about Dr. Haddad's research and publications is located at:http://radar.jpl.nasa.gov/people/index.cfm?FuseAction=ShowPerson&pplID=19.

Alex Hall, Ph.D. Professor of Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences at UCLA. More information about Dr. Hall’s research and publications is located at: http://www.atmos.ucla.edu/csrl/people.html.

Terri S. Hogue, Ph.D. Associate Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering at UCLA. More information about Dr. Hogue’s research and publications is located at: http://cee.ucla.edu/cgi-bin/peop_faculty.php?facType=Professor&fpg=0&uid=6.

Svetla Hristova-Veleva, Ph.D. Research Scientist in the Radar Science and Engineering Section at NASA JPL and Associate Project Scientist in the Joint Institute for Regional Earth System Science and Engineering at UCLA. More information about Dr. Hristova-Veleva's research and publications is available at http://technology.jpl.nasa.gov/people/s_hristova-veleva/.

Hsin-Yuan Huang, Ph.D. Assistant Project Scientist in the Joint Institute for Regional Earth System Science and Engineering at UCLA.

Lei Huang, Ph.D. Assistant Researcher in the Joint Institute for Regional Earth System Science and Engineering at UCLA.

Stephen Craig Hurlock, Ph.D. Assistant Researcher in the Department of Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences at UCLA.

Jonathan Jiang, Ph.D. Principal Research Scientist in the JPL Engineering and Science Directorate; Supervisor of the JPL Aerosol and Cloud Group, and Project Scientist in the Joint Institute for Regional Earth System Science and Engineering at UCLA. More information about Dr. Jiang’s research and publications is available at: http://science.jpl.nasa.gov/people/JJiang/.

Xianan Jiang, Ph.D. Researcher in the Joint Institute for Regional Earth System Science and Engineering at UCLA. More Information about Dr. Jiang's research and publications is located at: http://climvar.org/jiang/.

Xin Jin, Ph.D. Assistant Researcher in the Joint Institute for Regional Earth System Science and Engineering at UCLA.

Dylan Jones, Ph.D. Associate Professor in the Department of Physics at the University of Toronto and Project Scientist in the Joint Institute for Regional Earth System Science and Engineering at UCLA.

Sahra Kacimi, Ph.D. Visiting Assistant Researcher in the Joint Institute for Regional Earth System Science and Engineering at UCLA.

Brian Kahn, Ph.D. Research Scientist in the AIRS Atmospheric Science Unit at NASA JPL and Project Scientist in the Joint Institute for Regional Earth System Science and Engineering at UCLA. More information about Dr. Kahn’s research and publications is located at http://science.jpl.nasa.gov/people/BKahn/.

Peter Kalmus, Ph.D. Scientist at NASA JPL and Assistant Researcher in the Joint Institute for Regional Earth System Science and Engineering at UCLA.

Jinwon Kim, Ph.D. Researcher in the Joint Institute for Regional Earth System Science and Engineering at UCLA.

Le Kuai, Ph.D. Assistant Researcher in the Joint Institute for Regional Earth System Science and Engineering at UCLA.

Terence Kubar, Ph.D. Assistant Researcher in the Joint Institute for Regional Earth System Science and Engineering at UCLA.

Marcin Kurowski, Ph.D. Assistant Researcher in the Joint Institute for Regional Earth System Science and Engineering at UCLA.

Eric Larour, Ph.D. Research Scientist and Project Leader in the Oceans and Ice Group of the Earth Science Section at NASA JPL and Associate Project Scientist in the Joint Institute for Regional Earth System Science and Engineering at UCLA.

Matthew Lebsock, Ph.D. Scientist in the Aerosols and Clouds Group at NASA JPL and Assistant Project Scientist in the Joint Institute for Regional Earth System Science and Engineering at UCLA.

Tong Lee, Ph.D. Supervisor of the Ocean Circulation and Air-Sea Interaction Group, Scientist of the Aquarius Satellite Mission at NASA JPL, Project Scientist in the Joint Institute for Regional Earth System Science and Engineering at UCLA. More information about Dr. Lee's research and publications is located at http://science.jpl.nasa.gov/people/TLee/.

Jui-Lin Li, Ph.D. Scientist in the Earth Sciences Division at NASA JPL/Caltech and Project Scientist in the Joint Institute for Regional Earth System Science and Engineering at UCLA. More information about Dr. Li's research and publications is located athttp://science.jpl.nasa.gov/people/JLi/.

Qinbin Li, Ph.D. Professor of Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences at UCLA. More information about Dr. Li's research and publications is located at http://www.atmos.ucla.edu/~qli/.

Zhijin Li, Ph.D. Research Technologist of the Climate, Oceans and Solid Earth Section at NASA JPL/Caltech and Researcher in the Joint Institute for Regional Earth System Science and Engineering at UCLA. More information about Dr. Li's research and publications is located at http://science.jpl.nasa.gov/people/ZLi/.

Kuo-Nan Liou, Ph.D. Distinguished Professor of Atmospheric Sciences in the Department of Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences and Director, Joint Institute for Regional Earth System Science and Engineering (JIFRESSE) at UCLA. More information about Dr. Liou’s research and publications is located at: http://www.atmos.ucla.edu/~liougst.

Antony Liu, Ph.D. Senior Oceanographer (Emeritus) in the Ocean Sciences Branch at the NASA Goddard Space Flight Center and Visiting Researcher in the Joint Institute for Regional Earth System Science and Engineering at UCLA.

Zhen Liu, Ph.D. Scientist in the Earth Science and Interior Division at NASA JPL/Caltech and Associate Project Scientist in the Joint Institute for Regional Earth System Science and Engineering at UCLA. 

Martin Lo, Ph.D. Scientist at NASA JPL/Caltech and Project Scientist in the Joint Institute for Regional Earth System Science and Engineering at UCLA.

Steven A. Margulis, Ph.D. Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering at UCLA. More information about Dr. Margulis’ research and publications is located at: http://cee.ucla.edu/cgi-bin/peop_faculty.php?facType=Professor&fpg=0&uid=20.

Georgios Matheou, Ph.D. Scientist in the Climate Physics Group at NASA JPL/Caltech and Visiting Assistant Researcher in the Joint Institute for Regional Earth System Science and Engineering at UCLA.

Chris Mattmann, Ph.D. Adjunct Associate Professor in the Computer Science Department at USC, Chief Architect in the Instrument Software and Science Data Systems Section at NASA JPL, and Associate Project Scientist in the Joint Institute for Regional Earth System Science and Engineering at UCLA. More information about Dr. Mattmann's research and publications is available at http://instrumentsystems.jpl.nasa.gov/people/Mattmann/.

Kyle McDonald, Ph.D. Terry Elkes Professor in the Department of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences at CUNY, Faculty and Scientist in the Water and Carbon Cycles Group at NASA JPL/Caltech, and Project Scientist in the Joint Institute for Regional Earth System Science and Engineering at UCLA.

James McWilliams, Ph.D. Louis B. Slichter Professor of Earth Sciences in the Institute for Geophysics and Planetary Physics (IGPP) and the Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences Department at UCLA. More information about Dr. McWilliams’ research and publications is located at:http://www.atmos.ucla.edu/~jcm/.

Roberto Mechoso, Ph.D. Professor of Atmospheric Sciences in the Department of Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences at UCLA. More information about Dr. Mechoso’s research and publications is located at: http://www.atmos.ucla.edu/~mechoso/.

Vijay Natraj, Ph.D. Scientist at NASA JPL/Caltech and Associate Project Scientist in the Joint Institute for Regional Earth System Science and Engineering at UCLA.

Son Nghiem, Ph.D. Senior Research Scientist of the Radar Science and Engineering Section and Hydrology Discipline Program Manager at NASA JPL and Project Scientist in the Joint Institute for Regional Earth System Science and Engineering at UCLA. More information about Dr. Nghiem’s research and publications is located at http://radar.jpl.nasa.gov/people/index.cfm?FuseAction=ShowPerson&pplID=12.

Veronica Nieves, Ph.D. Assistant Researcher in the Joint Institute for Regional Earth System Science and Engineering at UCLA.

Thomas Painter, Ph.D. Research Scientist in the Water and Carbon Cycles Group at NASA JPL, Adjunct Assistant Professor in the Department of Geography at UCLA and Assistant Researcher in the Joint Institute for Regional Earth System Science and Engineering at UCLA.More information on Dr. Painter’s research and publications can be found athttp://science.jpl.nasa.gov/people/Painter/.

Nicholas Parazoo, Ph.D. Assistant Researcher in the Joint Institute for Regional Earth System Science and Engineering at UCLA.

Naiara S. Pinto, Ph.D. Scientist in the Suborbital Radar Science and Engineering Section at NASA JPL/Caltech and Visiting Assistant Researcher in the Joint Institute for Regional Earth System Science and Engineering at UCLA.

Erika Podest, Ph.D. Scientist in the Water and Carbon Cycles Group at NASA JPL and Assistant Project Scientist in the Joint Institute for Regional Earth System Science and Engineering at UCLA.

Derek Posselt, Ph.D. Associate Professor in the Department of Atmospheric, Oceanic, and Space Sciences at the University of Michigan and Visiting Associate Researcher in the Joint Institute for Regional Earth System Science and Engineering at UCLA.

Tangdong Qu, Ph.D. Researcher in the Joint Institute for Regional Earth System Science and Engineering at UCLA.

John Thomas Reager, Ph.D. Scientist in the Surface Hydrology Group at NASA JPL/Caltech and Project Scientist in the Joint Institute for Regional Earth System Science and Engineering at UCLA.

Stanley Sander, Ph.D. Supervisor and Manager of the Atmospheric Sciences Section and Senior Research Scientist at NASA JPL/Caltech and Project Scientist in the Joint Institute for Regional Earth System Science and Engineering at UCLA.

David Schimel, Ph.D. Supervisor and Research Scientist in the Carbon Cycle and Ecosystems Group at NASA JPL and Project Scientist in the Joint Institute for Regional Earth System Science and Engineering at UCLA.

Nicole-Jean Schlegel, Ph.D. Assistant Researcher in the Joint Institute for Regional Earth System Science and Engineering at UCLA.

Michael Schodlok, Ph.D. Associate Project Scientist in the Joint Institute for Regional Earth System Science and Engineering at UCLA.

Florian Schwandner, Ph.D. Project Scientist in the Joint Institute for Regional Earth System Science and Engineering at UCLA.

Marc Simard, Ph.D. Senior Scientist in the Radar Science and Engineering Section at NASA JPL, Adjunct Faculty in the Department of Oceanography and Coastal Sciences at Louisiana State University, and Visiting Researcher in the Joint Institute for Regional Earth System Science and Engineering at UCLA.

Jochen Stutz, Ph.D. Professor and Chair of Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences at UCLA. More information about Dr. Stutz’s research and publications is located at http://www.atmos.ucla.edu/~jochen/.

Yuhe Song, Ph.D. Scientist at NASA JPL and Project Scientist in the Joint Institute for Regional Earth System Science and Engineering at UCLA.

Jeffrey Steward, Ph.D. Scientist in the Radar Science Team at NASA JPL and Associate Project Scientist in the Joint Institute for Regional Earth System Science and Engineering at UCLA.

Hui Su, Ph.D. Scientist at NASA JPL/Caltech and Assistant Director and Project Scientist in the Joint Institute for Regional Earth System Science and Engineering at UCLA. More information about Dr. Su’s research is located at: http://science.jpl.nasa.gov/people/Su/.

Yoshihide Takano, Ph.D. Project Scientist (Recall) in the Joint Institute for Regional Earth System Science and Engineering at UCLA.

Simone Tanelli, Ph.D. Group Supervisor of Radar Science and Engineering at NASA JPL and Project Scientist in the Joint Institute for Regional Earth System Science and Engineering at UCLA.

Joao Teixeira, Ph.D. Deputy Director of the JPL Center for Climate Sciences, Supervisor of the Climate Physics Group, AIRS Science Team Leader, and Scientist at NASA JPL/Caltech and Project Scientist in the Joint Institute for Regional Earth System Science and Engineering at UCLA. More information about Dr. Teixeira's research and publications is located at: http://science.jpl.nasa.gov/people/Teixeira/.

Heidar Thrastarson, Ph.D. Assistant Researcher in the Joint Institute for Regional Earth System Science and Engineering at UCLA.

Baijun Tian, Ph.D. Research Scientist in the AIRS Atmospheric Science Unit at NASA JPL/Caltech and Associate Researcher in the Joint Institute for Regional Earth System Science and Engineering at UCLA. More information about Dr. Tian's research and publications is located at: http://science.jpl.nasa.gov/people/Tian/.

Wei Tian, Ph.D. Visiting Assistant Researcher in the Joint Institute for Regional Earth System Science and Engineering at UCLA.

Michael Tosca, Ph.D. Assistant Researcher in the Joint Institute for Regional Earth System Science and Engineering at UCLA.

Francis Joe Turk, Ph.D. Scientist of the Radar Science and Engineering Group at NASA JPL and Project Scientist in the Joint Institute for Regional Earth System Science and Engineering at UCLA.

Tomislava Vukicevic, Ph.D. Senior Scientist and Section Head in the Division of Ocean Prediction and Applications at the Centro Euro-Mediterraneo sui Cambiamenti Climatici (CMCC), Lecce, Italy and Visiting Researcher in the Joint Institute for Regional Earth System Science and Engineering at UCLA.

Shuhui Wang, Ph.D. Scientist at NASA JPL/Caltech and Associate Project Scientist in the Joint Institute for Regional Earth System Science and Engineering at UCLA.

Xiaochun Wang, Ph.D. Professor in the School of Marine Sciences at Nanjing University of Information Science and Technology and Associate Project Scientist in the Joint Institute for Regional Earth System Science and Engineering at UCLA.

R. Chris Wilson, Ph.D. Assistant Researcher in the Joint Institute for Regional Earth System Science and Engineering at UCLA.

Dong L. Wu, Ph.D. Research Physical Scientist at Goddard Space Flight Center and Project Scientist in the Joint Institute for Regional Earth System Science and Engineering at UCLA. More information about Dr. Wu's research and publications is located at:http://science.gsfc.nasa.gov/sed/index.cfm?fuseAction=people.jumpBio&&iPhonebookId=32741.

Longtao Wu, Ph.D. Research Technologist at NASA JPL/Caltech and Assistant Project Scientist in the Joint Institute for Regional Earth System Science and Engineering at UCLA.

Feiqin Xie, Ph.D. Assistant Researcher in the Joint Institute for Regional Earth System Science and Engineering at UCLA.

Shichun Xu, Ph.D. Visiting Assistant Researcher in the Joint Institute for Regional Earth System Science and Engineering at UCLA.

Yongkang Xue, Ph.D. Professor of Geography and Professor of Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences at UCLA. More information about Dr. Xue’s research and publications is located at: http://www.geog.ucla.edu/~yxue/.

Igor Yanovsky, Ph.D. Research Scientist in the Processing Algorithms Group at NASA JPL/Caltech and Assistant Project Scientist in the Joint Institute for Regional Earth System Science and Engineering at UCLA. More information about Dr. Yanovsky’s research and publications is located at http://instrument.jpl.nasa.gov/people/Yanovsky/.

William Yeh, Ph.D. Distinguished Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering at UCLA. More information about Dr. Yeh's research and publications is located at: http://cee.ucla.edu/cgi-bin/peop_faculty.php?fpg=0&uid=4

Carrie Zhang. Programmer Analyst in the Joint Institute for Regional Earth System Science and Engineering at UCLA.

Hong Zhang, Ph.D. Staff Research Associate in the Joint Institute for Regional Earth System Science and Engineering at UCLA.

Jinye Zhang, Ph.D. Visiting Associate Researcher in the Joint Institute for Regional Earth System Science and Engineering at UCLA.

Yongchui Zhang, Ph.D. Visiting Assistant Researcher in the Joint Institute for Regional Earth System Science and Engineering at UCLA.

Zhenchang Zhang, Ph.D. Visiting Assistant Researcher in the Joint Institute for Regional Earth System Science and Engineering at UCLA.