Wencheng Shao

About Me

I am currently a final-year PhD student at UC Santa Cruz. I mainly study how different atmospheric processes operate together on terrestrial planets. I work with Xi Zhang to study chemistry, clouds and dynamics in the Venus atmosphere. I also work with Francis Nimmo to study geophysics of icy satellites.

In 2011-2015, I pursued my bachelor degree in atmospheric science at the University of Science and Technology of China. In 2015-2018, I was a graduate student in atmospheric science at the same university. In 2018-2022, I pursue a PhD in planetary science at UC Santa Cruz.

I am going to do a postdoc at DTU in Denmark and work with João Mendonça on (exo-)planetary atmospheres in Summer 2022.