Department of Astronomy Center for Radiophysics & Space Research

Dong Wang

Professor Jonathan Lunine
Dong Wang


I'm interested in the chemistry of planetary atmospheres in solar system and extrasolar systems. I developed a diffusion kinetic code for computing the molecular abundances in planetary atmospheres. The code was applied to Jupiter and Saturn's atmosphere for computing the abundances of disequilibrium species (e.g., CO, PH3, GeH4, AsH3), with the goal of constraining the deep water abundances (~400 bars) as well as the deep eddy diffusion coefficient. I also worked on the constraining of molecular abundances on exoplanets with transit spectroscopy.   

Before coming to Cornell, I got my Bachelor of Science in astrophysics at Peking University. 

Outside of research, I'm interested in hiking, traveling, playing table tennis, and photography. 

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