Associate Professor

MiaoTian, PhD (田淼)

Associate Professor, School of Electronic Engineering
Research Building, Room B428-1, Xiyuan Road 2006#,
High Tech. Zone Chengdu, Sichuan 611731, P. R. China



  • BE degree in Electronics Engineering (EE) from UESTC, Chengdu, China, in 1999 - 2003
  • M.S. degree in University of Tulsa, USA, in 2003 - 2005
  • PhD degree in University of Colorado at Boulder, USA, in 2005 - 2011
  • Post-doctoral in University of Maryland, USA, in 2013 - 2015

Research Areas

  • Calibration of microwave radiometers and sensors
  • Theoretical and numerical studies of passive and active radiative transfer theory
  • Retrieval algorithm in remote sensing and geoscience applications
  • Remote sensing related electronic instrumentation
  • General microwave circuits and antenna design

Work Experiences

  • Feb. 2017 ~ Now: Associate Professor, UESTC, China
  • Jan. 2015 ~ Dec. 2016: Scientist IV: Satellite Sensor Calibration Scientist, Earth Resources Technology, Inc. USA
  • Jan. 2013 ~ Dec. 2014: Research Associate, Research Associate,Earth System Science Interdisciplinary Center (ESSIC), USA
  • Sep. 2006 ~ July. 2012: Research Assistant, University of Colorado, Boulder, Center for Environmental Technology (CET), USA


  • Tian, M., "Design of Ultra-Wide Band Monopole and Multi Annular Ring Dielectric Resonator Antennas for Next Generation Wireless Communication Systems," Journal of Internet Technology, Jan. 2016
  • Tian, M., X. Zou and F. Weng, "Use of Allan Deviation for Characterizing Satellite Microwave Sounders Noise Equivalent Differential Temperature (NEDT) ," IEEE Geosci. Remote Sens. Lett, vol.12, no.12, pp.2477-2480, Dec. 2015
  • Weng, F., X. Zou, N. Sun, H. Yang, M. Tian, et al., "Calibration of Suomi National Polar-Orbiting Partnership (NPP) Advanced Technology Microwave Sounder (ATMS)," Journal of Geophysical Research: Atmospheres,vol. 118, issue 19, pp. 11,187-11,200, Oct. 2013
  • Tian, M., and A. J. Gasiewski, "A Unified Microwave Radiative Transfer Model with Jacobian for General Planar Stratified Media: Slab Formulation," IEEE Transactions on Geoscience and Remote Sensing,vol. 51, issue 7, pp. 4103-4118, July. 2013


Research Projects

  • The Arctic Mechanisms of Interaction between the Sea and Atmosphere Project (AMISA) for NASA, in 2006.09 - 2008.08
  • Terahertz Atmospheric and Ionospheric Propagation, Absorption and Scattering (TAIPAS) for Colorado Engineering, Inc. sponsored by the U.S. Army Research Office , in 2010.09 – 2012.12
  • Updating CRTM for Supporting GOES-R AWG Applications for National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration(NOAA), in 2014.06 – 2017.07


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