Thursday, 12 March 2009
Eni G. Njoku
Dr. Eni Njoku is the Supervisor of the Water and Carbon Cycles Group. His current research interests are focused primarily on surface-atmosphere processes of the global water cycle and climate using spaceborne passive and active microwave techniques. He is a member of the EOS Aqua Advanced Microwave Scanning Radiometer (AMSR-E) science team, and was project scientist for the recent Hydros ESSP mission, investigating surface soil moisture and its role in hydrologic and ecological modeling, weather and climate prediction, and monitoring of natural hazards.
Dr. Njoku's other research activities have included: applications of microwave sensing and geophysical retrievals from spaceborne data in the land, ocean, atmosphere, and cryosphere disciplines; technology studies utilizing large deployable antennas for spaceborne microwave sensing; and field campaigns for land surface studies using airborne microwave radiometers and radar systems. Dr. Njoku is a Fellow of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE). He also won a NASA Exceptional Service Medal in 1985.