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Patrick Wang

Patrick Wang is a Technologist in the Laboratory Studies and Atmospheric Observations Group. His work focuses on the development and maintenance of various lidar systems at the Table Mountain Facility (TMF) and at the Mauna Loa Observatory (MLO) in Hawaii to investigate long-term atmospheric changes in the troposphere and stratosphere. Furthermore, he supports all surface and balloon-borne instruments at TMF, such as ozonesoundings, PTU radiosoundings, and Frost-Point Hygrometers.

Prior to his current position at JPL, Patrick worked at Mercedes Benz Technology Center in Germany where he analyzed the thermal and tribological characteristics of internal combustion engines.

  • M.S., Aerospace Engineering, University of Stuttgart, Germany (2013)

Research Interests
  • Laser remote sensing of the atmosphere
  • High power excimer and Nd:YAG lasers
  • Mission Analysis for Mars Sample Return


Network for the Detection of Atmospheric Composition Change (NDACC) Icon Network for the Detection of Atmospheric Composition Change (NDACC)
The international Network for the Detection of Atmospheric Composition Change (NDACC) is composed of more than 70 high-quality, remote-sensing research stations.

Tropospheric Ozone Lidar Network (TOLNet)
The primary scientific objective is to provide time/height ozone measurements from near the surface to the top of the troposphere to describe in high-fidelity their spatio-temporal distribution.

Professional Experience
  • Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Technologist, Science Division (2016 - Present)
  • Mercedes Benz Technology Center, Mechanical Engineer, Powertrain (2015 - 2016)
  • Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Graduate Fellow, Assigned Pre-Project Systems Engineering (2014)
  • University of Stuttgart, Research Assistant, Astronautics (2011 - 2012)
  • TWT GmbH, Intern, Computational Fluid Dynamics (2009 - 2010)

Selected Publications
  1. P. S. Wang, M. Ono and R. E. Lock,“Reliability Analysis of Multi-Launch Sample Return Missions using the Space Mission Architecture and Risk Analysis Tool (SMART)”, 66th International Astronautical Congress 2015, Jerusalem, Israel
  2. N. J. Parziale, B. E. Schmidt, P. S. Wang, H. G. Hornung and J. E. Shepherd, “Pulsed Laser Diode for use as a Light Source for Short-Exposure, High-Frame-Rate Flow Visualization“, 53rd AIAA Aerospace Science Meeting 2015, Kissimmee, Florida

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