Dr. Hui Zhang
Associate Professor of Physics
Physics Department & Geophysical Institute
University of Alaska Fairbanks
903 Koyukuk Drive
Fairbanks, AK 99775
Phone: (907) 474-5914
- Structure and dynamics of the Earth's dayside magnetosphere including the magnetosheath, magnetopause, boundary layer, cusp;
- Energetic particle acceleration by magnetic reconnection; asymmetric reconnection at the magnetopause; diffusion region physics;
- Interaction of interplanetary shocks with the Earth's bow shock, magnetosphere, and the global effects resulting from the interaction, such as particle accelerations in the inner magnetosphere and magnetic pulsations on the ground;
- Foreshock phenomena such as Hot Flow Anomalies and foreshock cavities and their effects on the magnetosphere and ionosphere;
- MHD and hybrid simulations.
- 2015-Now, Associate Professor, Physics Department & Geophysical Institute, University of Alaska Fairbanks
- 2010-2015, Assistant Professor, Physics Department & Geophysical Institute, University of Alaska Fairbanks
- 2008-2010, Postdoctoral Fellow, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center
- Ph.D, Boston University, 2008
- M.S., Boston Univeristy, 2004
- B.S., Peking University, 2002
- 2015, Principal Investigator for proposal titled "CAREER: Kinetic Phenomena Upstream from the Earth's Bow Shock and Their Geomagnetic Effects" funded by NSF Magnetospheric Physics Program for 5 years.
- 2014, Mentor of the Year (NASA) at the annual Institute on Teaching and Mentoring.
- 2013, Principal Investigator for proposal titled "Collaborative Research: Hot Flow Anomalies at the Earth's Bow Shock and Their Geomagnetic Effects" funded by NSF GEM Program for 3 years.
- 2011, Principal Investigator for proposal titled "Multi-Spacecraft Investigation of Interplanetary Shock Interaction with the Bow Shock" funded by Alaska NASA EPSCoR Program for 1 year.
- 2011, Principal Investigator for proposal titled "Particle Acceleration by Magnetic Reconnection at the Earth's Magnetopause" funded by NASA Earth and Space Science Fellowship (NESSF) Program for 3 years.
- 2011, Institutional Principal Investigator (PI: Vassilis Angelopoulos), THEMIS and ARTHEMIS Research, NASA.
- 2010, Principal Investigator for proposal titled "Multi-Spacecraft Investigation of Hot Flow Anomalies" funded by National Science Foundation for 3 years.
- 2010, Co-Investigator (Principal Investigator: Dr. Nick Omidi) for proposal titled "Bow Shock-Magnetopause Coupling Processes as a Function of IMF Orientation" funded by National Science Foundation for 5 years.
- 2008, NASA Postdoctoral Fellowship.
- 2007, Outstanding Student Paper Awards in American Geophysical Union 2007 Fall Meeting.
- 2006, Outstanding Student Paper Awards in American Geophysical Union 2006 Spring Meeting.
- Guest Editor, Journal of Atmospheric and Solar -Terrestrial Physics special issue on Magnetospheric Response to Solar Wind Discontinuities (2009-2010)
- Reviewer, J. Geophys. Res., Geophys. Res. Lett., Ann. Geophys., J. Atmos. Sol.-Terr. Phy., Advances in Space Research, Advances in Geoscience, Chinese Science Bulletin, Proceedings of the 15th Cluster Workshop and the CAA School
- Judge, Outstanding Student Paper Award, 2009-2011 Fall Meeting, American Geophysical Union (AGU), USA
- Proposal Reviewer and Panelist, National Science Foundation (NSF), NASA
- Session Convenor and/or Chair, 2007-2014 Fall Meeting, American Geophysical Union (AGU), USA; GEM focus group "Transient Phenomena at the Magnetopause and Bow Shock and Their Ground Signatures", GEM Summer Workshop, 2012-2016.
- Scientific Organizing Committee, Cluster 10th Anniversary Workshop, 2010
- Organizer, THEMIS/ARTEMIS Science Working Group Meeting Spring 2013, Fairbanks, AK, U.S.A., March 25-28, 2013