CW3E Welcomes Min Pan

January 25, 2021

Dr. Ming Pan joined CW3E as a senior research hydrology researcher on February 1, 2021. He received his B.E in Hydraulic Engineering (major) and Computer Science (minor) in 2000 from Tsinghua University Beijing, China, and his Ph.D. degree in Hydrology and Water Resources in 2006 from Princeton University, NJ, USA.

Prior to joining CW3E, Ming served as a postdoctoral researcher at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (2006-2007), an associate research scientist at Princeton University (2008-2014), and a research faculty at Princeton University (2014-2021). He has been working in the general area of land surface hydrology since his PhD time and his research focuses on quantifying various states/fluxes of the terrestrial water cycle at different scales from local to global, and developing the data and tools for solving related application problems, for example, land surface hydrologic modeling, hydrologic remote sensing, and hydrologic systems (both natural and human built/managed) under a changing climate (e.g., water availability & sustainability, flood, and drought). He has extensive research experience in physically based hydrologic modeling (e.g. land surface models, river hydrodynamic models, human water use/water management), remote sensing of surface hydrologic parameters and their applications, and in hyper-resolution land surface modeling (field scale of <100 m).

At CW3E, Ming will be working with the hydrology group to grow the capacity and impact of CW3E’s research and operations in hydrology and water resources engineering, based upon CW3E’s long-standing excellences in areas like Atmospheric Rivers (AR) studies, AR-Recon, short-term weather and seasonal scale climate forecasting, reservoir operations, observation networks, and various process studies (flood, snow, soil moisture, wild fire, etc.).