Chung-Sang Ng (吴仲生)

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Geophysical Institute
Fairbanks, AK 99775
University of Alaska Fairbanks

PO Box 757320

Fairbanks, AK 99775


E-mail: cng2@alaska.edu
Tel: (907) 474-7367

Picture of Chung-Sang Ng with Mount
            Denali (McKinley)

Download a pdf file of my latest CV:  Ng-latest-cv.pdf

ISI Citations:
http://www.researcherid.com/rid/F-2980-2011

Google Scholar Citations: http://scholar.google.com/citations?user=DQHk1LwAAAAJ 
Work Experience

 2008 -- present         Associate Professor, University of Alaska Fairbanks
 2013 -- 2014             Visiting Researcher (sabbatical), Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory
 2003 -- 2008             Research Assistant Professor, University of New Hampshire
 2006 -- 2008             Adjunct Associate Professor, University of Maryland University College
 2002 -- 2003             Associate Research Scientist, The
University of Iowa
 1996 -- 2002             Assistant Research Scientist, The
University of Iowa
 1994 -- 1996             Research Investigator, The
University of Iowa
 1989 -- 1994             Research/Teaching Assistant,
Auburn University
 
1988 -- 1989             Full-time Teaching Assistant, The Chinese University of Hong Kong
 1986 -- 1988             Graduate Teaching Assistant, The
Chinese University of Hong Kong 

Education

 1994  Ph.D.                Auburn University, Auburn, Alabama, USA 
 1988  M.Phil.             The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
 1986  B.S.                  The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong

Research Interests

Main area: Theoretical/computational plasma physics, with applications in space and fusion plasmas. Topics (main results/publications -- see list below): MHD turbulence (show general existence of 3-wave interaction [11], derive scaling of weak turbulence [13,18,25], confirm IK spectrum and local anisotropy in 2D MHD simulations [29,30,37], show importance of background inhomogeneity in compressible turbulence [14,22], show consistency of IK energy cascade with solar wind heating observations [43]), heating of the solar corona (analytical and computational support of the Parker's theory [17], developing new computational scheme [40,41], show that heating rate is independent of dissipation mechanism with random footpoint motion [39,45,49], and relate to complex systems [52,55,56]) and heating of the solar wind [43,46], Landau damping (show a complete discrete spectrum which tends to Landau's roots in weak collision limit [21,31,35,54], support experimental work [24,28]), BGK modes (exact 3D Vlasov solutions [33], 2D Vlasov-Maxwell solutions [35,44], stability studies [48], and in dusty plasmas [in preparation]), magnetic reconnection (analytic support of simulations of solar corona [9], and lab plasmas [32,36], systems with multiple magnetic null points [42] or turbulence [47]), dusty plasmas (simulations of void [34,38], waves [53]), field-line resonances in ionosphere/magnetosphere (analysis [23] and simulations [ongoing work]), hydrodynamic singularities (possible Euler singularity in a model [10], and the highly-symmetric Kida flow [12,27]), free-electron laser (describe an oscillator by the Ginzburg-Landau model [19-20], study mode competition [15-16], and application in whistler waves in the magnetosphere [50]), mode conversion in fusion plasmas (new method in calculating scattering parameters [5,6], emission [7,8]), classical electrodynamics (new method of calculating radiation energy from a point charge [4], radiation from a moving source in media [2,3], axially enhanced radiation in plasmas [1] and biaxial media [26], GPU computing [51]).

Grants

Principal Investigator: National Aeronautics and Space Administration Award NNX15AU61G, Heating of the Solar Wind and Corona by Imbalanced Magnetohydrodynamic Turbulence, $228,765, 9/1/2015 - 8/31/2016.

Principal Investigator: Alaska NASA EPSCoR RID Seed Grant (NNX13AB28A), Observation of Kinetic Flux Ropes during the Magnetospheric Multiscale (MMS) Mission, $29,900, 5/1/2015 – 4/30/2016.

Co-Investigator: National Aeronautics and Space Administration Award NNX14AM27G (PI: P. Delamere), Large-scale radial plasma transport and heating in planetary magnetosphere, $739,697, 6/1/2014 – 5/31/2017 (one month per year).

Principal Investigator: National Natural Science Foundation of China grant 41128004, Theory and Simulations of Multi-dimensional Electron Phase Space Holes in Plasmas, 200,000.00 CN¥ (~$31,339.12), 01/01/2012 -- 12/31/2013.

Principal Investigator: US Air Force Subcontract UOA43S Under Contract FA8718-09-C-OOS2, Dynamics of Interchange Instability in the Presence of Finite Larmor Radius Effects and Collisions with Neutrals, $37,900.00, 07/20/2011 – 12/20/2011.

Principal Investigator: National Science Foundation Award PHY-1004357, Nonlinear Studies of a Weakly Collisional Plasma: Landau Damping and 3D BGK Modes, $435,000, 09/01/2010 -- 08/31/2013.

Principal Investigator: National Science Foundation Award AGS-0962477, SHINE: Self-Consistent Turbulent Magnetic Reconnection in the Solar Corona, $383,718, 04/01/2010 -- 03/31/2013.

Principal Investigator: National Aeronautics and Space Administration Award NNX08BA71G, Heating and Acceleration of the Solar Wind and Corona by Anisotropic MHD and Hall MHD Turbulence, $370,909, 09/01/2008 -- 08/31/2011.

Principal Investigator: National Science Foundation Award AST-0434322, Spectral Element Method for the Study of Current Sheets in Astronomical Magnetic Fields, $449,789, 10/01/2004 -- 09/30/2008.

Principal Investigator: Grants of HPC resources from the Arctic Region Supercomputing Center and the DoD High Performance Computing Modernization Program, 2,480,000 total CPU hours of allocation since October, 2008 to present.

Teaching Experience

2012       PHYS 622 Statistical Mechanics (Graduate level)
2011       PHYS 673 Space Physics (Graduate level)
2011/13/15       PHYS 632 Electromagnetic Theory II (Graduate level)
2010/11/12       PHYS 471C Space and Auroral Physics (Upper undergraduate level)
2010/12/14    
   PHYS 631 Electromagnetic Theory I (Graduate level)
2010      Advise two graduate students on their research for master degrees (one graduated in 2012)

2009       PHYS 626 Fundamentals of Plasma Physics
2009       direct a research project for a graduate student during the summer
2009/10       PHYS 301 Introduction To Mathematical Physics
2007/08       Support and advise a graduate student on PhD research (at UNH, and continue remotely from UAF; Graduated in September 2011)
2007       NSCI 100 Introduction to Physical Science (online course with UMUC)
2006       Took a course to learn the online teaching system at UMUC
2006       PHYS/EOS 940. Physics of Fluids (Graduate level at UNH)
2005/07       PHYS 407 General Physics I (Lower undergraduate level/calculus at UNH)
2005       PHYS/EOS 712/812 Introduction to Space Plasma Physics (Upper undergraduate/Graduate level at UNH)
2004       PHYS 401 Introduction to Physics I (Lower undergraduate level/noncalculus at UNH)
2004       PHYS 407R  General Physics I Recitation (Lower undergraduate level/calculus at UNH)
1986-1994    Statistical Mechanics Recitation, Modern Physics Recitation, Quantum Mechanics Recitation, Nuclear Physics Lab, Modern Physics Lab, Optics Lab, Electronics Lab, E &M Lab, General Physics Labs

Partial List of Invited/Selected Talks in Conferences/Workshops

2015     Invited talk: Exact Vlasov Solutions for Kinetic Flux Ropes Generated during Magnetic Reconnection, 2015 AGU Chapman Conference, Fairbanks, AK, September 28 – October 2.

2014     Invited talk: Surface Currents during a Major Disruption, 2014 Theory and Simulation of Disruptions Workshop, Princeton, New Jersey, July 9-11.

2014     Invited talk: From the Parker Model to Turbulent Heating of the Solar Corona, 9th Annual International Conference on Numerical Modeling of Space Plasma Flows (ASTRONUM-2014), Long Beach, CA, June 23-27.

2013     Invited talk: MHD Turbulence and the Heating of the Solar Wind, given at the School of Earth and Space Sciences, University of Science and Technology of China, Hefei, Anhui, China, on August 19.

2013    Invited talk: Distribution of Nanoflares as Spatially Resolved Current Sheets in the Solar Corona, 12th Annual International Astrophysics Conference: Outstanding Problems in Heliosphysics: from Coronal Heating to the Edge of the Heliosphere, Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, April 15-19.

2012    Invited talk: Energy Distribution of Nanoflares in Three-Dimensional Simulations of Coronal Heating, 11th Annual International Astrophysics Conference: The Space Radiation Environment, Palm Springs, California, March 19-23.

2011    Invited talk: Turbulent Magnetic Reconnection in High-Lundquist Number Two-Dimensional Resistive MHD Simulations, The 8th International Cambridge Workshop on Magnetic Reconnection 2011, Durham, NH, August 15-19.

2011    Invited talk: Stability Studies of Two-dimensional Magnetic Bernstein-Greene-Kruskal Modes using PIC Simulations, the 7th Joint Meeting of the Chinese Physicists Worldwide and International Conference on Physics Education and Frontier Physics (OCPA7), Kaohsiung, Taiwan, August 1-5.

2011    Invited talk: Large-Scale High-Lundquist Number Reduced MHD Simulations of the Solar Corona using GPU Accelerated Machines, ASTRONUM-2011 - the 6th Annual International Conference on Numerical Modeling of Space Plasma Flows, Valencia, Spain, June 13-17.

2011    Invited talk: Electrostatic Structures in Space Plasmas: Properties of Two-dimensional Magnetic Bernstein-Greene-Kruskal Modes, 10th Annual International Astrophysics Conference: Physics of the Heliosphere: A 10-year Retrospective, Maui, Hawaii, March 13 - 18 (download movies here).

2010    Invited talk: High Lundquist Number Resistive MHD Simulations of Magnetic Reconnection: Searching for Secondary Island Formation, ASTRONUM-2010 - the 5th Annual International Conference on Numerical Modeling of Space Plasma Flows, San Diego, California, June 13-18.

2010    Invited talk: The Effect of Magnetic Turbulence Energy Spectra and Pickup Ions on The Heating of the Solar Wind, 9th Annual International Astrophysics Conference: Pickup Ions Throughout the Heliosphere and Beyond, Maui, Hawaii, March 14 - 19.

2009    Invited talk: Three Dimensional Simulations of the Parker's Model of Solar Coronal Heating: Lundquist Number Scaling due to Random Photospheric Footpoint Motion, ASTRONUM-2009 -- the 4th International Conference on Numerical Modeling of Space Plasma Flows, June 29th -  July 3rd, 2009, Chamonix , France.

2008    Invited talk: A Comparison of Spectral Element and Finite Difference Methods Using Statically Refined Nonconforming Grids for the MHD Island Coalescence Instability Problem, ASTRONUM-2008 -- the 3rd International Conference on Numerical Modeling of Space Plasma Flows at St. John, U.S. Virgin Islands

2007    Selected talk: The Effect of Magnetic Turbulence Energy Spectral Scaling on the Heating of the Solar Wind, Living With a Star Science Workshop 2007, Boulder, Colorado

2007    Invited talk: Anisotropic MHD Turbulence, Sixth IGPP Annual International Astrophysics Conference on "Turbulence and Nonlinear Processes in Astrophysical Plasmas" in Honolulu, Hawaii

2005    Invited talk: Weakly Collisional Landau Damping and 3D BGK Modes: New Results on Old Problems , 47th Annual Meeting, APS Division of Plasma Physics, Denver, Colorado

2003    Invited talk: Four-field model for dispersive field-line resonances, 7th Workshop on the Interrelationship between Plasma Experiment in Laboratory and Space (IPELS) in Whitefish, Montana

2002    Invited talk: Anisotropic MHD turbulence in the interstellar medium and the solar wind, 44th Annual Meeting, APS Division of Plasma Physics, Orlando, Florida

2002    Invited talk: Non-equilibrium and current sheet formation in line-tied magnetic fields, Mini-Conference on Singularities in Fluids and Plasmas, 44th Annual Meeting, APS Division of Plasma Physics, Orlando, Florida

1999    Invited talk: Anisotropic MHD turbulence spectra due to the weak interaction of shear-Alfven wave packets, Mini-Conference on Turbulence in the Interstellar Medium and Solar Wind, 41st Annual Meeting, APS Division of Plasma Physics, Seattle, Washington

1998    Selected talk: Interaction of shear-Alfven wave packets: implication for anisotropic MHD turbulence in the interstellar medium, Interstellar Turbulence, Guillermo Haro International Program, Puebla, Mexico.

Refereed Publications (as of 9/28/15, 764 total citations according to ISI – h-index: 15; 985 citations according to Google Scholar – h-index: 16)
See: http://www.researcherid.com/rid/F-2980-2011 using ISI data, and
        http://scholar.google.com/citations?user=DQHk1LwAAAAJ

[56]    C. S. Ng and L. Lin, Distribution of Nanoflares as Spatially Resolved Current Sheets in the Solar Corona, ASP Conf. Ser., 484, 162 (2014).

[55] L. Lin, C. S. Ng, and A. Bhattacharjee, Current Sheet Statistics in Three-Dimensional Simulations of Coronal Heating, ASP Conf. Ser., 474, 159 [http://arxiv.org/abs/1302.0567] (2013).

[54] C. Black, K. Germaschewski, A. Bhattacharjee, and C. S. Ng, Discrete Kinetic Eigenmode Spectra of Electron Plasma Oscillations in Weakly Collisional Plasma: A Numerical Study, Phys. Plasmas, 20, 012125 (2013).

[53] A. S. Bains, M. Tribeche, and C. S. Ng, Dust-acoustic wave modulation in the presence of q-nonextensive electrons and/or ions in dusty plasma, Astrophys. Space Sci, 343, 621 (2013).

[52] C. S. Ng and L. Lin, Energy Distribution of Nanoflares in Three-Dimensional Simulations of Coronal Heating, AIP Conf. Proc., 1500, 38 [http://arxiv.org/abs/1206.4736] (2012).

[51] L. Lin, C. S. Ng, and A. Bhattacharjee, Large-Scale High-Lundquist Number Reduced MHD Simulations of the Solar Corona using GPU Accelerated Machines, ASP Conference Series, 459, 222 [http://arxiv.org/abs/1109.6038] (2012).

[50] A. R. Soto Chavez, A. Bhattacharjee, and C. S. Ng, Chorus Wave Amplification: A Free Electron Laser in the Earth's Magnetosphere, Phys. Plasmas, 19, 010701 (2012).

[49] C. S. Ng, L. Lin, and A. Bhattacharjee, High-Lundquist Number Scaling in Three-Dimensional Simulations of the Parker's Model of Solar Coronal Heating due to Random Photospheric Footpoint Motion, Astrophys. J., 747, 109 [http://arxiv.org/abs/1106.0515] (2012).

[48] C. S. Ng, S. J. Soundararajan, and E. Yasin, Electrostatic Structures in Space Plasmas: Stability of Two-dimensional Magnetic Bernstein-Greene-Kruskal Modes, AIP Conf. Proc. 1436, 55 [http://arxiv.org/abs/1106.4073] (2012).

[47] C. S. Ng, and S. Ragunathan, High-Lundquist Number Resistive MHD Simulations of Turbulent Magnetic Reconnection with Secondary Island Formation and Enhanced Reconnection Rate, ASP Conference Series, 444, 124 [http://arxiv.org/abs/1106.0521] (2011).

[46] C. S. Ng, A. Bhattacharjee, D. Munsi, P. A. Isenberg, and C. W. Smith, The Effect of Magnetic Turbulence Energy Spectra and Pickup Ions on the Heating of the Solar Wind, AIP Conf. Proc., 1302, 174 [http://arxiv.org/abs/1106.0528] (2010).

[45] C. S. Ng, L. Lin, and A. Bhattacharjee, Three-Dimensional Simulations of the Parker's Model of Solar Coronal Heating: Lundquist Number Scaling due to Random Photospheric Footpoint Motion, ASP Conference Series, 429, 201 (2010).

[44] C. S. Ng and A. Bhattacharjee, Response to "Comment on 'Weakly collisional Landau damping and three-dimensional Bernstein-Greene-Kruskal modes: New results on old problems'", Phys. Plasmas 17, 054701 (2010).

[43] C. S. Ng, A. Bhattacharjee, D. Munsi, P. A. Isenberg, and C. W. Smith, Kolmogorov versus Iroshnikov-Kraichnan spectra: Consequences for ion heating in the solar wind, J. Geophys. Res., 115, A02101 (2010).

[42] X. H. Deng, M. Zhou, S. Y. Li, W. Baumjohann, M. Andre, N. Cornilleau, O. Santolik, D. I. Pontin, H. Reme, E. Lucek, A. N. Fazakerley, P. Decreau, P. Daly, R. Nakamura, R. X. Tang, Y. H. Hu, Y. Pang, J. Buchner, H. Zhao, A. Vaivads, J. S. Pickett, C. S. Ng, X. Lin, S. Fu, Z. G. Yuan, Z. W. Su, and J. F. Wang, Dynamics and waves near multiple magnetic null points in reconnection diffusion region, J. Geophys. Res., 114, A07216, doi:10.1029/2008JA013197 (2009).

[41] C. S. Ng, D. Rosenberg, K. Germaschewski, A. Pouquet, and A. Bhattacharjee, A Comparison of spectral element and finite difference methods using statically refined nonconforming grids for the MHD island coalescence instability problem, ASP Conference Series, 406, 255 (2009).

[40] C. S. Ng, D. Rosenberg, K. Germaschewski, A. Pouquet, and A. Bhattacharjee, A Comparison of Spectral Element and Finite Difference Methods Statically Refined Nonconforming Grids for the MHD Island Coalescence Instability Problem, Astrophys. J. Suppl., 177, 613 (2008).

[39] C. S. Ng and A. Bhattacharjee, A Constrained Tectonics Model for Coronal Heating, Astrophys. J., 675, 899  (2008).

[38] C. S. Ng, A. Bhattacharjee, S. Hu, Z. W. Ma, and K. Avinash, Generalizations of a nonlinear fluid model for void formation in dusty plasmas, Plasma Phys. Control. Fusion, 49, 1583 (2007).

[37] C. S. Ng and A. Bhattacharjee, Anisotropic MHD Turbulence, AIP Conf. Proc., 932, 137 (2007).

[36] K. Germaschewski, A. Bhattacharjee, and C. S. Ng, The Magnetic Reconnection Code: an AMR-based fully implicit simulation suite, ASP Conf. Ser., 359, 151 (2006).

[35] C. S. Ng, A. Bhattacharjee, and F. Skiff, Weakly Collisional Landau Damping and Three-Dimensional Bernstein-Greene-Kruskal Modes: New Results on Old Problems, Phys. Plasmas, 13, 055903 (2006).

[34] A. Bhattacharjee, C. S. Ng, K. Avinash, S. Hu, and Z. W. Ma, Nonlinear Theory and Simulation of Void Formation in Dusty Plasmas, AIP Conf. Proc. 799 145 (2005).

[33] C. S. Ng and A. Bhattacharjee, Bernstein-Greene-Kruskal Modes in a Three-Dimensional Plasma, Phys. Rev. Lett., 95, 245004 (2005).

[32] A. Bhattacharjee,  K. Germaschewski,  and C. S. Ng, Current Singularities: Drivers of Impulsive Reconnection, Phys. Plasmas, 12, 042305 (2005).

[31] C. S. Ng, A. Bhattacharjee, and F. Skiff, Complete Spectrum of Kinetic Eigenmodes for Plasma Oscillations in a Weakly Collisional Plasma, Phys. Rev. Lett., 92, 065002 (2004).

[30] A. Bhattacharjee and C. S. Ng, Anisotropic MHD Turbulence in the Interstellar Medium and Solar Wind, AIP Conf. Proc., 679, 433 (2003).

[29] C. S. Ng, A. Bhattacharjee, K. Germaschewski, and S. Galtier, Anisotropic Fluid Turbulence in the Interstellar Medium and the Solar Wind, Phys. Plasmas, 10, 1954  (2003). 

[28] F. Skiff, H. Gunell, A. Bhattacharjee, C. S. Ng, and W. A. Noonan, Electrostatic Degrees of Freedom in Non-Maxwellian Plasma, Phys. Plasmas, 9, 1931 (2002).

[27] C. S. Ng, and A. Bhattacharjee, Sufficient condition for finite-time singularity and tendency towards self-similarity in a high-symmetry flow, in "TUBES, SHEETS and SINGULARITIES in FLUID DYNAMICS", K. Bajer, and H. K. Moffatt (Eds.) (Kluwer, Dordrecht, 2002) pp. 317-328.

[26] H. M. Lai, B. Y. Xu, and C. S. Ng, Unusual 1/r-Dependent Radiation Intensity in any Biaxial Crystal, Phys. Rev. E, 64, 016606 (2001).

[25] A. Bhattacharjee, and C. S. Ng, Random Scattering and Anisotropic Turbulence of Shear-Alfven Wave Packets, Astrophys. J., 548, 318 (2001).

[24] F. Skiff, C. S. Ng, A. Bhattacharjee, W. A. Noonan, and A. Case, Wave-particle Interaction, Plasma Phys. Contr. Fusion, 42, B27 (2000).

[23] A. Bhattacharjee, C. A. Kletzing, Z. W. Ma, C. S. Ng, N. F. Otani, and X. Wang, Four-Field Model for Dispersive Field-Line Resonances: Effects of Coupling between Shear-Alfven and Slow Modes, Geophys. Res. Lett., 26, 3281 (1999).

[22] A. Bhattacharjee, C. S. Ng, S. Ghosh, and M. L. Goldstein, A Comparative Study of Four-Field and Fully Compressible Magnetohydrodynamic Turbulence in the Solar Wind, J. Geophys. Res., 104, 24835 (1999).

[21] C. S. Ng, A. Bhattacharjee, and F. Skiff, Kinetic Eigenmodes and Discrete Spectrum of Plasma Oscillations in a Weakly Collisional Plasma, Phys. Rev. Lett., 83, 1974 (1999). 

[20] C. S. Ng, and A. Bhattacharjee, Ginzburg-Landau Model for a Long-Pulse Low-Gain Free-Electron Laser Oscillator,  Nucl. Instrum. Methods Phys. Res. A, 429, 88, (1999).

[19] C. S. Ng, and A. Bhattacharjee, Ginzburg-Landau Model and Single-Mode Operation of a Free-Electron Laser Oscillator, Phys. Rev. Lett., 82, 2665 (1999).

[18] A. Bhattacharjee, and C. S. Ng, Reduced Models of Magnetohydrodynamic Turbulence in the Interstellar Medium and the Solar Wind, in "Nonlinear MHD waves and turbulence: proceedings of the workshop, held in Nice, France, 1-4 December 1998", T. Passot, P.-L. Sulem (eds.) (Springer, Berlin, 1999) pp. 182-197.

[17] C. S. Ng, and A. Bhattacharjee, Non-Equilibrium and Current Sheet Formation in Line-Tied magnetic Fields, Phys. Plasmas, 5, 4028 (1998).

[16] C. S. Ng, and A. Bhattacharjee, Ginzburg-Landau Model for Mode Competition and Single-Mode Operation of a Free-Electron Laser, Phys. Rev. E., 58, 3826 (1998).

[15] C. S. Ng, and A. Bhattacharjee, Ginzburg-Landau Model for a Free-Electron Laser: From Single Mode to Spikes, Nucl. Instrum. Methods Phys. Res. A., 407, 34 (1998).

[14] A. Bhattacharjee, C. S. Ng, and S. R. Spangler, Weakly Compressible Magnetohydrodynamic Turbulence in the Solar Wind and the Interstellar Medium, Astrophys. J., 494, 409 (1998).

[13] C. S. Ng, and A. Bhattacharjee, Scaling of Anisotropic Energy Spectra Due to the Weak Interaction of Shear-Alfven Wave Packets, Phys. Plasmas, 4, 605 (1997).

[12] C. S. Ng, and A. Bhattacharjee, Sufficient Condition for a Finite-Time Singularity in a High-Symmetry Euler Flow: Analysis and Statistics, Phys. Rev. E, 54, 1530 (1996).

[11] C. S. Ng, and A. Bhattacharjee, Interaction of Shear Alfven Wave Packets: Implication for Weak MHD Turbulence in Astrophysical Plasmas, Astrophys. J., 465, 845 (1996).

[10] A. Bhattacharjee, C. S. Ng and Xiaogang Wang, Finite-Time Vortex Singularity and Kolmogorov Spectrum in a Symmetric Three Dimensional Spiral Model, Phys. Rev. E, 52, 5110 (1995).

[9] Z. W. Ma, C. S. Ng, Xiaogang Wang, and A. Bhattacharjee, Dynamics of Current Sheet Formation and Reconnection in Two Dimensional Coronal Loops, Phys. Plasmas, 2, 3184 (1995).

[8] C. S. Ng, V. F. Shvets and D. G. Swanson, Inhomogeneous Cyclotron Emission Source for the Five Branch Mode Conversion Problem, Phys. Plasmas, 2, 1791 (1995).

[7] D. G. Swanson and C. S. Ng, Modification of Emission from the X-mode at the Third Electron Cyclotron Harmonic from Mode Conversion and Reflection, Phys. Plasmas, 2, 599 (1995). 

[6] C. S. Ng and D. G. Swanson, Analytic Calculation of the Certain Scattering Parameters from a Mode Conversion Analysis of X-mode--O-mode Coupling, Phys. Plasmas, 1, 3751 (1994).

[5] C. S. Ng and D. G. Swanson, Analytic Calculation of the Nonzero Fast Wave Reflection Coefficient from the Tunneling Equation with Absorption, Phys. Plasmas, 1, 815 (1994).

[4] Chung-Sang Ng, Energy Conservation of a Uniformly Accelerated Point Charge, Phys. Rev. E, 47, 2038 (1993).

[3] H. M. Lai and C. S. Ng, Analytic Expressions for Far Fields and Radiation Fluxes Caused by a Moving Source in some Anisotropic Dispersive Media, Phys Fluids B, 2, 1968 (1990).

[2] H. M. Lai and C. S. Ng, Relation Between Emitted and Received Powers from a Moving Radiating Source in a Medium, Astro. Lett. and Communications, 28, 27 (1990).

[1] H. M. Lai, C. S. Ng, and S. S. Tong, Axially Enhanced Far Field and Radiation Flux in a Magnetoplasma, Phys. Rev. A, 40, 959 (1989).

Non-refereed Publications

[N2] C. S. Ng, Rutherford Scattering Made Simple (1993).

[N1] C. S. Ng, WKB - Not So Bad After All, [http://arxiv.org/abs/1106.1065] (1992).

Some Recent Presentations

2013   PPPL-Helio-Seminar: MHD Simulations of the Parker Model of Solar Coronal Heating
2012   UAF-Journal Club: Energy Distribution of Nanoflares in Three-Dimensional Simulations of Coronal Heating
2011   UAF-Journal Club: Electrostatic Structures in Space Plasmas
2010   UAF-Journal Club: Random Walk on the Surface of the Sun
2010   UAF-Journal Club: What do I get from giving a Journal Club talk? How about publishing a paper on it!
2008   UAF-Journal Club: Bernstein-Greene-Kruskal Mode in Two or Three Dimensions
2007   CMSO general meeting: Solar Wind Heating by MHD Turbulence
2006   APS/DPP meeting: Three-dimensional Bernstein-Greene-Kruskal modes in a multi-species plasma: Void solutions in a dusty plasma?
2006   APS/DPP meeting: Spectral-element adaptive refinement magnetohydrodynamic simulations of the island coalescence instability
2005   AGU Fall meeting: Turbulent Magnetic Reconnection Near a 3D Magnetic Null
2005   APS/DPP meeting: Theory and Simulation of a Nonlinear Fluid Model for Void Formation in Dusty Plasmas
2005   UNH-Space Science Center Seminar: Bernstein-Greene-Kruskal (BGK) Modes in a Three Dimensional Unmagnetized Plasma

2005   UAH- Physics Colloquium: Non-Equilibrium and Current Sheet Formation in Line-Tied Magnetic Fields: Heating of the Solar Corona
2004   APS/DPP meeting: Theory and Simulation of a Nonlinear Fluid Model for Void Formation in Dusty Plasmas

2003   APS/DPP meeting: Complete Spectrum of Kinetic Eigenmodes for Plasma Oscillations in a Weakly Collisional Plasma

Partial List of Conference Presentations (146)

Services

2011 -- 2013: Senator of the Faculty Senate representing CNSM of UAF.
2009 -- present: help coordinating Physics Journal Club.

2009 -- present: member of the Publication Committee of the American Physical Society/Division of Plasma Physics.
2009 -- 2013: member of graduate committees for graduate students at UAF.
2009 -- 2011: Senator Alternate representing CNSM of UAF.
2009: member of the search committee for a new faculty position at Physics/GI at UAF.
2008 -- 2011: external member of a graduate committee for a graduate student at UNH.
2008 -- 2012: chair of search committees for Postdoctoral Research Fellows at UAF.
2007
-- 2008:  direct an undergraduate research project for a summer exchange student from India at UNH for two summers
2004 -- 2006:  coordinator of the Graduate Student Journal Club at UNH.
2004:   participate in the Project SMART (Science and Mathematics Achievement through Research Training) at UNH.
2004:   scientific proof-reader of the textbook:
Introduction to Plasma Physics: With Space and Laboratory Applications, by D. A. Gurnett and A. Bhattacharjee, Cambridge University Press, 2005.

Regularly served as Referee/Reviewer/Panelist: National Aeronautics and Space Administration, National Science Foundation, Physics of Plasmas, Physical Review, Journal of Geophysical Research, New Journal of Physics, etc; as well as judges for local science fairs/competitions.

Dissertations

1994    Ph.D. dissertation, Auburn University: Analytic Calculations of Certain Scattering Parameters from Mode Conversion Equations

            (advisor: D. G. Swanson)

1988    M. Phil. thesis, The Chinese University of Hong Kong: Characteristics of Far Field and Energy Flow Due to a Moving Radiation Source in Various Media
            (advisor: H. M. Lai) (In memory of late Professor Tom Stix: see his Examiner's report, and the citations of our works in his classic book, Waves in Plasmas)

Computing Skills

Machines:    Supercomputers, Vax, Workstations, PC, Macintosh
Languages:  MPI, Fortran, Pascal, Mathematica, Macsyma, Unix Shell
Libraries:     NAG, TV80, NCAR Graphics, IDL, SAS

Experience:  MHD simulations, Integral Equation, ODE Solvers, 3D Ray Tracing, Minimization, Finite Difference, Finite Elements, Symbolic Calculation
Typesetting: TeX, LaTeX, REVTeX

Honors

1994    The Outstanding Research Award, Physics Department, Auburn University
            (for the best research by a student in that year).

1990    The First Year Graduate Physics Award, Physics Department, Auburn University
            (for the best academic performance).

Membership

Phi Kappa Phi
The American Physical Society
American Geophysical Union

References available upon request.

Last update: November, 2013