Office Location: LASP 221 at Research Park or AERO 245
Remote Sensing, Earth, & Space Science
BS, 1982, University of Science and Technology of China
MS, 1985, Shanghai Institute of Optics and Fine Mechanics, Academia Sinica
PhD, 1992, Dartmouth College, New Hampshire, USA
2011 - Present, Dept. of Aerospace Engineering Sciences and LASP, University of Colorado at Boulder, Professor.
2002 - 2011, LASP and Department of Aerospace Engineering, University of Colorado at Boulder, Associate Professor.
2000 - 2002, LASP and Department of Aerospace Engineering, University of Colorado at Boulder, Associate Research Professor.
1995 - 2000, LASP, University of Colorado at Boulder, Research Associate.
1993 - 1995, Dartmouth College, Research Associate.
1992 - 1993, Dartmouth College, Postdoctoral Research Associate.
1986 - 1991, Dartmouth College, Research Assistant and Teaching Assistant.
1985 - 1986, Shanghai University of Science and Technology, Instructor.
1983 - 1985, Shanghai Institute of Optics and Fine Mechanics, Research Assistant.
Fellow, American Geophysical Union, 2021
NASA Group Achievement Award in recognition for exceptional dedication, skill, and perserverance in developing and delivering the Van Allen Probes for its long-awaited science mission on time and under budget, 2013.
NASA Group Achievement Award in recognition of outstanding contribution to the THEMIS mission, 2008.
Outstanding Young Oversea Scientist, Chinese National Science Foundation, 2007.
NASA/THEMIS Project Recognition acknowleding outstanding contributions to Science Support, Specially Instrument Definition, and Mission Design to Address Radiation Belt Physics, 2006.
The European Space Agency Award in recognition of outstanding contribution made to Cluster's exploration of Geospace, 2006.
NASA Group Achievement Awards, 1995, 1998
National Citation of Merit from Academia Sinica for Research Project: "Interaction of Intenses Laser Light with Plasmas", 1988.
Dynamics of Earth's space environment and development of space borne instruments and CubeSat. Energy conversion from the solar wind into the magnetosphere, particle acceleration and transport, magnetic storms and substorms, and space weather effects. In particular: (1) Source, loss, energization, and transport of energetic particles in the magnetosphere, (2) Particle injections and magnetic and electric field configuration changes associated with geomagnetic storms and magnetospheric substorms. (3) Spatial structure and temporal variation of electric and magnetic fields in the Earth's space environment, (4) Prediction of energetic electrons in the magnetosphere and geomagnetic indices such as Dst and AE, (5) Design and development of energetic particle detectors and CubeSat.