an AMS Member,
is a professor in the Department of Meteorology at the Pennsylvania State University, with a joint
appointment in the Department of Statistics. His primary research focuses on the dynamics and
predictability of mesoscale weather and regional-scale climate.
He earned his B.S. and M.S. in meteorology from Nanjing University, China in 1991 and 1994,
respectively, and his Ph.D. in atmospheric science in 2000 from North Carolina State University.
He spent seven years as an assistant and then associate professor at Texas A & M University
before going to Penn State as a full professor with tenure in 2008.
In 2000, he spent a year and a half as a postdoctoral fellow at the National Center for
In 2004, he received a Young Investigator Award from the Office of Naval Research and in 2007
he received the Outstanding Publication Award from NCAR.
In 2009, was the sole recipient of the American Meteorological Society's 2009 Clarence Leroy
Meisinger Award for "for outstanding contributions to mesoscale dynamics, predictability and
ensemble data assimilation."
He has authored/co-authored more than 70 peer reviewed journal publications.