Prof. Dr. Jian Peng

Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research (UFZ)
Head of Department of Remote Sensing (RS)
Permoserstr. 15, 04318 Leipzig

Tel.:   ++49 341 6025 482335          

University of Leipzig
Full professor for Hydrology and Remote Sensing

Prof. Jian Peng, Head of the Department of Remote Sensing. Photo: Sebastian Wiedling/UFZ

Career details

2020-present Head of Remote Sensing Department
Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research – UFZ
2020-present W3 Professor for Hydrology and Remote Sensing
Leipzig University
2020-present Editor-in-Chief
Geoscience Data Journal
Royal Meteorological Society
2018-2020 Senior researcher
University of Oxford
2018-2020 Postgraduate Certificate in Teaching and Learning in Higher Education
University of Oxford
2015-2017 Research scientist
University of Munich
2013-2015 Post-Doc
Max Planck Institute for Meteorology
2010-2013 PhD in Earth science
Max Planck Institute for Meteorology

Research interests

  • Hydrology and the atmospheric environment
  • Satellite remote sensing
  • Process-based modeling and data-driven methods
  • Climate extremes and climate variability

Impact and outreach

“2019 Remote sensing Young Investigator Award, MDPI”

“In the spotlight – promising future leaders in climate science”
World Climate Research Programme (WCRP)

“Seeing Soil Moisture from the Sky”
EOS BUZZ news & EOS Editors’ Vox

“Research Collaboration Results In Publication Of High-Resolution Dataset For Drought Monitoring”
NASA Harvest

“UFZ Earth Observation Scientist Prof. Dr. Jian Peng in portrait”



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