Xinzhao Chu

Professor
Contact Information:
xinzhao.chu@colorado.edu
303-735-1008, 303-492-3280 (CIRES)

Office Location: ECOT 614, CIRES 241

Personal Website: http://cires.colorado.edu/people/chu/

Focus Area

Remote Sensing, Earth, & Space Sciences

Education

Ph.D., Physics and Electrical Engineering, Peking University, Beijing, 1996
B.S., Physics and Electrical Engineering, Peking University, Beijing, 1991

Professional Experience

2007-Present, Associate Professor, Aerospace Engineering Sciences, University of Colorado
2005-2007, Assistant Professor, Aerospace Engineering Sciences, University of Colorado
2005-Present, Fellow, Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences, University of Colorado
2005, Visiting Scientist, Arecibo Observatory, National Astronomy and Ionosphere Center
1997-2005, Research Scientist, Electrical & Computer Engineering, University of Illinois
1996-1997, Visiting Scientist, Physics, Johannes Gutenberg University of Mainz, Germany

Awards (selected)

Provost's Faculty Achievement Award (2013)
Major Research Instrumentation (MRI) Award, National Science Foundation (NSF) (2007)
Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Award, National Science Foundation (2007)
Director, Consortium Technology Center for NSF Lidar Consortium of Resonance and Rayleigh Lidars (2006-Present)
Antarctica Service Medal of the United States of America, National Science Foundation (NSF) (2001)
NSF recognition of the completion of a successful season at Amundsen-Scott South Pole Station, Antarctica (2000,2001)
NASA recognition of valuable contribution to the success of the 1998 Leonid Meteor Encounter Multi-Instrument Airborne Science Mission(1998)

Research Interests

Lidar remote sensing instrumentation and applications on various platforms; Atmospheric and space sciences; Atomic, molecular, and laser physics and spectroscopy; Photonics, optoelectronics, and quantum electronics; Atmospheric remote sensing using lidar, radar, and satellite techniques