Jiachen Ding

Jiachen Ding

Assistant Research Scientist

Light scattering; Radiative transfer; Remote sensing; Exoplanet observation


  Eller O&M 906A


Research topics:

  • Atmospheric and oceanic optics
  • Radiative transfer model development for remote sensing application
  • Radiative transfer model development for climate modeling
  • Satellite remote sensing of cloud and aerosol
  • Exoplanet observation

Selected Publications

Selected publications:

[peer-reviewed journal publications]

  • Ding, J., P. Yang, M. D. King, S. Platnick, X. Liu, K. G. Meyer, and C. Wang, 2019. A Fast Vector Radiative Transfer Model for the Atmosphere-Ocean Coupled System, Journal of Quantitative Spectroscopy & Radiative Transfer, p.106667.
  • Yang, P., J. Ding, R. L. Panetta, K. N. Liou, G. W. Kattawar, and M. I. Mishchenko, 2019: On the convergence of numerical computations for both exact and approximate solutions for electromagnetic scattering by nonspherical dielectric particles (invited review), Progress In Electromagnetics Research, 164, 27-61.
  • Ding, J., P. Yang, G. W. Kattawar, M. D. King, S. Platnick, and K. G. Meyer, 2017: Validation of quasi-invariant ice cloud radiative quantities with MODIS satellite-based cloud property retrievals, Journal of Quantitative Spectroscopy & Radiative Transfer, 194, 47-57.
  • Ding, J., L. Bi, P. Yang, G. W. Kattawar, F. Weng, Q. Liu, and T. Greenwald, 2017: Single-scattering properties of ice particles in the microwave regime: temperature effect on the ice refractive index with implications in remote sensing, Journal of Quantitative Spectroscopy & Radiative Transfer, 190, 26-37.
  • Ding, J., P. Yang, R. E. Holz, S. Platnick, K. G. Meyer, M. A. Vaughan, Y. Hu, and M. D. King, 2016: Ice cloud backscatter study and comparison with CALIPSO and MODIS satellite data, Optics Express, 24, 620-636.

[Chapters in books]

  • Contribute to Chapter 5 “Examples of Applications: Optical Properties of Small-to-Moderate Particles” in “ Sun, L. Bi, P. Yang, M. Kahnert, and G. Kattawar, 2019: Invariant Imbedding T-matrix Method for Light Scattering by Nonspherical and Inhomogeneous Particles (1st Edition), Elsevier.


B.S. in Optoelectric Information Engineering, Nanjing University, 2014

Ph.D., in Atmospheric Sciences, Texas A&M University, 2019


Outstanding Graduate Student Research Award of Dept. Atmos. Sci., TAMU, 2017

Heep Fellowship of Texas A&M University, 2016

Outstanding Graduate of Nanjing University, 2014

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