Ji Wu Named as the 2015 IEEE Fellow

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Piscataway, New Jersey, USA, November 24, 2014: Ji Wu Dr., Professor of National Space Science Center, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, China, has been named an IEEE Fellow. He is being recognized for leadership in microwave remote sensing and its application to satellite programs. Key technology has been developed under his leadership and direct contribution is the passive microwave interferometric imaging which made China became one of the leading nations in this research area.

The IEEE Grade of Fellow is conferred by the IEEE Board of Directors upon a person with an outstanding record of accomplishments in any of the IEEE fields of interest. The total number selected in any one year cannot exceed one-tenth of one- percent of the total voting membership. IEEE Fellow is the highest grade of membership and is recognized by the technical community as a prestigious honor and an important career achievement.

Dr. Ji Wu has been leading a team in developing several innovative interferometric imaging systems, such as Fully Polarized Interferometric Radiometer (FPIR) proposed for future Chinese space science missions for water cycle observation and SMOSops of ESA, Geostationary Interferometric Millimeter wave atmospheric Sounder (GIMS) for China’s geostationary meteorological satellite FY-4M, etc. He also leads several important space science missions where remote sensing instruments are on board, such as, Chang’E-1, -2 and -3, Double Star Program and missions in Chinese strategic priority program on space science. In 2010, he and his team had been awarded the Laurels for Team Achievements Award by International Academy of Astronautics.

Dr. Ji Wu obtained his Ph.D. degree from Technical University of Denmark. After that he came back to China and joined the National Space Science Center, the Chinese Academy of Science, where he is now the Director General. He is also the chair of Beijing Chapter of IEEE Geoscience and Remote Sensing, general co-chair of the International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium 2016 in Beijing and vice president of COSPAR. Dr. Ji Wu is also a full member of International Academy of Astronautics, and member of the Electromagnetics Academy.

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