Jack Pan is the founder and Chief Executive Officer of Ocean Motion Technologies, Inc.. He received his doctorate from Scripps Institution of Oceanography (SIO, UCSD). Prior to SIO, he worked as a consultant and team lead at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory and led the development of satellite remote sensing projects on coastal ocean monitoring. Jack has also participated in several polar research expeditions to Antarctica and is a recipient of the Antarctica Service Medal for his instrumentation work and sampling in extreme environments. Jack is also an avid traveler and photographer.

Neko Harbor, Western Antarctic Peninsula

Academic Interests & Non-professional Interests

  • Renewable Energy

  • Entrepreneurship

  • Natural Sciences

  • Terrestrial Ecology and Botany

  • Closed Artificial Ecosystem

  • Data Science

  • Geoengineering/Climate Engineering

  • Icey Moons of Juniper & Saturn

  • Teaching/Science Communication & Environmental Conservation

  • Exotic Organisms

  • Near Earth Object, Potential Hazardous Object (PHO)


  • Indoor Gardening (carnivorous plants and terrariums)

  • Photography (https://500px.com/byjpan/galleries)

  • Reading

  • Miniature Models

  • Film-making

  • Hiking/Road Trip

  • Riflery

  • Running

  • Sailing