Jing Wei Wins Remote Sensing’s 2023 Young Investigator Award

Jing Wei poses for the cameraESSIC scientist Jing Wei is the winner of the Remote Sensing 2023 Young Investigator Award.


Wei received his PhD in 2021 from the Beijing Normal University, while his dissertation research was conducted under the supervision of Prof. Zhanqing Li, ESSIC Distinguished University Professor, and the Department of Atmospheric and Oceanic Science. He is now a faculty research associate resuming working with Prof. Li after one year of postdoctoral study at the University of Iowa.


Wei’s research interests are in atmospheric aerosols; clouds; particulate matter; and trace gasses using remote sensing, big data, and artificial intelligence. Wei received his PhD in 2021 and has outstanding publication and citation records, with a dozen being highly cited by the Web of Science, as well as over 4,300 citations and an H-index of 34 on the Stanford University List of the World’s Top 2% Scientists (2022, 2021).


“He is clearly a rising star in the field of atmospheric remote sensing research, as attested by his record-breaking performance among his peers,” notes the award text on Wei’s career trajectory.


Wei also provides support for community services by serving on numerous editorial boards. He has been an Editor of Earth System Science Data, an associate editor of Remote Sensing, and Journal of Geophysical Research: Atmospheres. He has received several awards, including the AGU James R. Holton Award (2022), Zhou Tingru Geography Youth Award (2021), Gao Tingyao Environmental Protection Outstanding Youth Award (2020), and Li Xiaowen Remote Sensing Science Youth Award (2019).


Please join us in congratulating Jing on his outstanding achievements!