Jian Peng works in the School of Geography and the Environment, University of Oxford. He gained a Ph.D. in Earth Science from Max Planck Institute for Meteorology (MPI-M). Before joining the University of Oxford, he was a research scientist at the University of Munich (LMU) and a post-doc researcher at MPI-M.
In his research, he aims to use satellite remote sensing (optical/thermal/microwave) to monitor the Earth’s water cycle and to understand the variability of hydrological processes across multiple space and time scales. He has developed novel approaches to quantify water cycle’s components such as soil moisture, evaporation, and precipitation from satellite observations. In particular, he has combined multiple data source together to improve the spatial resolution of satellite-based soil moisture and developed novel framework for the generation of high-resolution land surface water and energy fluxes from state-of-the-art satellite data.