ChungSang Ng （吴仲生）
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Geophysical Institute 
Fairbanks, AK 99775 
University of Alaska
Fairbanks 
PO Box 757320 

Fairbanks, AK 99775  
Email: cng2@alaska.edu 
Tel: (907) 4747367 
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ISI Citations:
http://www.researcherid.com/rid/F29802011
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Scholar Citations: http://scholar.google.com/citations?user=DQHk1LwAAAAJ
Work Experience
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
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  8/31/2017.
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.
CoInvestigator:
National Aeronautics and Space Administration Award NNX14AM27G
(PI: P. Delamere), Largescale 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 Multidimensional Electron Phase Space
Holes in Plasmas, 200,000.00 CNĄ (~$31,339.12),
01/01/2012  12/31/2013.
Principal Investigator: US Air Force Subcontract UOA43S
Under Contract FA871809COOS2, 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 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 AST0434322, 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
2018 PHYS
612 Mathematical Physics II (Graduate level)
2017 PHYS
611 Mathematical Physics I (Graduate level)
2017now Advising one Physics MS student
2016now Advising one Space Physics PhD
student
2016 PHYS
672 Magnetospheric Physics (Graduate level)
2015/17 PHYS
472G Solar Physics (Upper undergraduate level)
2012/16 PHYS
622 Statistical Mechanics (Graduate level)
2013 Advised one
undergraduate student research
2011
PHYS
673
Space Physics (Graduate
level)
2011/13/15/17
PHYS
632 Electromagnetic Theory II (Graduate level)
2010/11/12 PHYS
471C Space and Auroral Physics (Upper undergraduate level)
2010/12/14/16/18 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)
19861994 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
2011
Invited talk: Stability
Studies of Twodimensional Magnetic BernsteinGreeneKruskal
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 15.
2011 Invited talk: LargeScale HighLundquist Number Reduced MHD Simulations of the Solar Corona using GPU Accelerated Machines, ASTRONUM2011  the 6th Annual International Conference on Numerical Modeling of Space Plasma Flows, Valencia, Spain, June 1317.
2011
Invited talk: Electrostatic
Structures in Space Plasmas: Properties of Twodimensional
Magnetic BernsteinGreeneKruskal Modes, 10th
Annual International Astrophysics Conference: Physics of the
Heliosphere: A 10year 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,
ASTRONUM2010  the 5th Annual International Conference on
Numerical Modeling of Space Plasma Flows, San Diego,
California, June 1318.
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.
2008
Invited
talk: A Comparison of
Spectral Element and Finite Difference Methods Using
Statically Refined Nonconforming Grids for the MHD Island
Coalescence Instability Problem, ASTRONUM2008 
the 3rd International Conference on Numerical Modeling of
Space Plasma Flows at St. John, U.S. Virgin Islands
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: Fourfield
model for dispersive fieldline 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: Nonequilibrium
and current sheet formation in linetied magnetic fields,
MiniConference 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 shearAlfven wave packets,
MiniConference on Turbulence in the Interstellar Medium and
Solar Wind, 41st Annual Meeting, APS Division of Plasma
Physics, Seattle, Washington
1998 Selected talk: Interaction of shearAlfven wave
packets: implication for anisotropic MHD turbulence in the
interstellar medium, Interstellar Turbulence,
Guillermo Haro International Program, Puebla, Mexico.
Refereed Publications (as
of 10/3/18, 914 total citations according to ISI – hindex:
16; 1211 citations according to Google Scholar – hindex: 18)
See: http://www.researcherid.com/rid/F29802011
using ISI data, and
http://scholar.google.com/citations?user=DQHk1LwAAAAJ
[59] C. S. Ng, P. A. Delamere,
V. Kaminker, and P. A. Damiano, Radial Transport and Plasma
Heating in Jupiter’s Magnetodisc, Journal of Geophysical
Research: Space Physics, 123, 6611–6620 [https://arxiv.org/abs/1802.05360]
(2018).
[58] C. S. Ng, and A.
Bhattacharjee, Surface Currents Associated with External
Kink Modes in Tokamak Plasmas during a Major Disruption,
Physics of Plasmas, 24, 102520 [https://arxiv.org/abs/1707.06104]
(2017).
[57] V. Kaminker, P. A. Delamere, C.
S. Ng, T. Dennis, A. Otto, and X. Ma, Local time
dependence of turbulent magnetic fields in Saturn's
magnetodisc, Journal of Geophysical Research, 122,
39723984 (2017).
[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
ThreeDimensional 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, Dustacoustic wave
modulation in the presence of qnonextensive 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
ThreeDimensional 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, LargeScale
HighLundquist Number Reduced MHD Simulations of the Solar
Corona using GPU Accelerated Machines, ASP Conference
Series, 459, 222 [http://arxiv.org/abs/1109.6038]
(2012).
[48] C. S. Ng, S. J. Soundararajan, and E. Yasin, Electrostatic Structures in Space Plasmas: Stability of Twodimensional Magnetic BernsteinGreeneKruskal Modes, AIP Conf. Proc. 1436, 55 [http://arxiv.org/abs/1106.4073] (2012).
[47] C. S. Ng, and S. Ragunathan, HighLundquist 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).
[43]
C. S. Ng, A.
Bhattacharjee, D. Munsi, P. A. Isenberg, and C. W. Smith, Kolmogorov versus
IroshnikovKraichnan 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).
[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 AMRbased fully implicit simulation suite, ASP
Conf. Ser., 359, 151
(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, BernsteinGreeneKruskal Modes in a
ThreeDimensional Plasma, Phys. Rev. Lett., 95, 245004 (2005).
[28] F. Skiff, H. Gunell, A. Bhattacharjee, C. S. Ng, and W. A. Noonan, Electrostatic Degrees of Freedom in NonMaxwellian Plasma, Phys. Plasmas, 9, 1931 (2002).
[27] C. S. Ng, and A. Bhattacharjee, Sufficient condition for finitetime singularity and tendency towards selfsimilarity in a highsymmetry flow, in "TUBES, SHEETS and SINGULARITIES in FLUID DYNAMICS", K. Bajer, and H. K. Moffatt (Eds.) (Kluwer, Dordrecht, 2002) pp. 317328.
[26] H. M. Lai, B. Y. Xu, and C. S. Ng, Unusual 1/rDependent 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 ShearAlfven Wave Packets, Astrophys. J., 548, 318 (2001).
[24] F. Skiff, C. S. Ng, A. Bhattacharjee, W. A. Noonan, and A. Case, Waveparticle Interaction, Plasma Phys. Contr. Fusion, 42, B27 (2000).
[20] C. S. Ng, and A. Bhattacharjee, GinzburgLandau Model for a LongPulse LowGain FreeElectron Laser Oscillator, Nucl. Instrum. Methods Phys. Res. A, 429, 88, (1999).
[19] C. S. Ng, and A. Bhattacharjee, GinzburgLandau Model and SingleMode Operation of a FreeElectron Laser Oscillator, Phys. Rev. Lett., 82, 2665 (1999).
[17] C. S. Ng, and A. Bhattacharjee, NonEquilibrium and Current Sheet Formation in LineTied magnetic Fields, Phys. Plasmas, 5, 4028 (1998).
[16] C. S. Ng, and A. Bhattacharjee, GinzburgLandau Model for Mode Competition and SingleMode Operation of a FreeElectron Laser, Phys. Rev. E., 58, 3826 (1998).
[15] C. S. Ng, and A. Bhattacharjee, GinzburgLandau Model for a FreeElectron 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 ShearAlfven Wave Packets, Phys. Plasmas, 4, 605 (1997).
[12] C. S. Ng, and A. Bhattacharjee, Sufficient Condition for a FiniteTime Singularity in a HighSymmetry 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, FiniteTime 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 Xmode 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 XmodeOmode 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] ChungSang 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).
[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).
Nonrefereed
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
2018
UAFJournal Club: A possible finitetime singularity in a
highly symmetric solution of the Euler equation
2017 UAFJournal Club:
Does a uniformly accelerated point charge radiate?
2016 UAFJournal Club: MHD
Turbulence and the Heating of the Solar Wind
2015 UAFJournal Club:
Painlevé paradox
2014 UAFJournal
Club: Another fusion talk: my experience at PPPL
2013
PPPLHelioSeminar: MHD Simulations of the Parker Model of
Solar Coronal Heating
2012 UAFJournal
Club: Energy Distribution of Nanoflares in ThreeDimensional
Simulations of Coronal Heating
2011
UAFJournal Club: Electrostatic Structures in Space Plasmas
2010
UAFJournal Club: Random Walk on the Surface of the Sun
2010
UAFJournal Club: What do I get from giving a Journal Club
talk? How about publishing a paper on it!
2008
UAFJournal
Club: BernsteinGreeneKruskal Mode in Two or Three Dimensions
2007
CMSO
general meeting: Solar Wind Heating by MHD Turbulence
2006
APS/DPP meeting: Threedimensional BernsteinGreeneKruskal
modes in a multispecies plasma: Void solutions in a dusty
plasma?
2006
APS/DPP meeting: Spectralelement 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
UNHSpace Science Center Seminar: BernsteinGreeneKruskal
(BGK) Modes in a Three Dimensional Unmagnetized Plasma
2005
UAH Physics
Colloquium: NonEquilibrium and Current Sheet Formation in
LineTied 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 (154)
Services
2016 – present: Alaska Space Grant Program
affiliate member for CNSM of UAF.
2016 – present: member of the Undergraduate SLOA Committee for
the Physics Department.
2015 – present: member of the Program Review Committee for the
Physics Department.
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 proofreader 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: October, 2018