Dr. Jonathan Jiang is a Principal Research Scientist at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory, California Institute of Technology. Dr. Jonathan Jiang earned a B.Sc. of Astrophysics in 1985 from Beijing Normal University; a M.Sc. of Astrophysics in 1991 and a Ph.D. of Atmospheric Physics in 1996, both from York University in Canada. Prior to joining JPL in 1999, he worked as a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at McGill University and a Research Associate at University of Quebec at Montreal.

Dr. Jiang received a NASA Space Act Award in 2005 for developing the microwave cloud forward model for Aura MLS project, and two NASA Exceptional Achievement Medals in 2010 and 2013 for leadership in innovative application of NASA satellite observations for climate studies. Dr. Jiang is the Chairman for Chinese-American Oceanic and Atmospheric Association, Southern California Chapter. He also serves as an Associate Editor for JGR-Atmospheres. Dr. Jiang has 97 peer-reviewed journal publications with over 3000 citations.