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Xiaoxiong (Jack) Xiong
Research Scientist, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center

Contact Information:
Phone: 301-614-5957

Xiaoxiong (Jack) Xiong is an optical physicist in the Biospheric Sciences Laboratory at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center, currently supporting Terra, Aqua, S-NPP, and JPSS projects/missions on sensor calibration and characterization. He has served as the Technical Lead for the MODIS Characterization Support Team (MCST) since 2003, Technical Lead for the VIIRS Characterization Support Team (VCST) since 2004, and MODIS Project Scientist for instrument operation and calibration and since 2005. He received a B.S. degree in optical engineering from Beijing Institute of Technology and a Ph.D. degree in physics from University of Maryland. Before joining the NASA/GSFC, he had also worked in the fields of optical instrumentation, nonlinear optics, laser and atomic spectroscopy, and resonance ionization mass spectrometry at the University of Maryland, College Park and the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), Gaithersburg, Maryland.

Research Interests:
• Sensor Calibration and Characterization
• Calibration Traceability and Uncertainty Analysis
• Cross-sensor Calibration an Inter-comparisons
• Optical Instrument and Remote Sensing Sensor Design and Testing
• Nonlinear Optics and Laser Spectroscopy
• Resonance Ionization and Time-of-Flight Mass Spectrometry