WU Ji is the chief scientist and project leader of Strategic Priority Program on Space Science of Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS). He is the vice president of Committee for Space Research (COPSAR), fellow of the IEEE (and member of the Aerospace & Electronics Systems Society and the Geoscience and Remote Sensing Society), and a full member of International Astronautics Academy. He was the chief designer of ground application system of Double Star Program, project manager of payload sub-system of CE-1, CE-2 and CE-3, chief scientist of YH-1 mission.
Dr. Ji Wu was born in Beijing, China. He received B.S. and M.S. degrees from Beijing University of Posts and Telecommunications, Beijing, China, and, Ph.D. degree from Technical University of Denmark, Copenhagen, Denmark, in 1993. His current research interests include microwave interfeometric radiometers (MIR), soil moisture and ocean salinity imaging, atmosphere temperature and water content sounding from geostationary orbit, distributed space system for both astronomical and planet observations.
From 1985-1986, he was with European Space Research and Technology Centre (ESTEC), Noordwijk, Netherland, as a United Nations Research Fellow, where he worked on contoured beam satellite antenna design. From 1986-1989, he was with the Beijing University of Posts and Telecommunications, Beijing, China, where he worked on antenna theory and design. Since 1996, he has been a Full Professor with the CAS Key Laboratory of Microwave Remote Sensing, National Space Science Center (NSSC), Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS), Beijing, China. From 1996 to 2000, he, as a visiting professor, had visited several universities in the US, including the University of Massachusetts at Amherst, the University of Texas at Arlington and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). He is currently the director general of NSSC.