I am a Research Scientist at California Institute of Technology and NASA Jet Propulsion Lab Affiliate in California, USA mainly interested in land-atmosphere interactions and their responses to global change, with an emphasis on the global carbon cycle. My research aims to better represent mechanistic processes in  land-surface models with the goals of:

(1) understanding fundamental controls of photosynthesis including transfer of radiation in vegetation canopies and nutrients uptake by plants;
(2) using state-of-the-art process-based models to refine local and global representations of carbon, nitrogen, and phosphorus cycles;
(3) developing more informed projections of plant growth, especially under future climate scenarios.​

Wordcloud from my PhD thesis.

“Both, enthusiasm and work, and above all both of them jointly, can entice the idea.”  – Max Weber