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Zhang Hui
Highest Education  
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  Space Physics
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  No. 19 Beitucheng West Road, Chaoyang District, Beijing, China

Education and Appointments:
1998-2002, B.S. in Space Physics, Department of Geophysics, Peking University
2002-2007, Ph.D in Space Physics, Institute of Geophysics and Space Sciences, Peking University
2007-2011, Post-doctoral Assistant Researcher, Institute of Geophysics and Planetary Physics, University of California, Los Angeles
2012-present, Professor, Institute of Geology and Geophysics, Chinese Academy of Sciences

Research Interests:
  • Magnetosphere Physics: Magnetopause and magnetic reconnection related phenomena 
  • Lunar space physics: Interaction of the Moon with solar wind and near-Earth structures
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Supported Projects:
  1. Cross-field Team of Science and Technology Innovation, Chinese Academy of Sciences: Explore the Moon from a view of Space Physics (2013-01-2015-12), PI; 
  2. National Natrual Science Foundation of China: Formation and evolution of FTEs at high latitudes (2013-01-2016-12), PI; 
  3. Specialized Research Fund for State Key Laboratories: Research on Interactions of the Moon to Solar Wind (2012-01-2013-12), PI;

  1. Yuan, H., Zhang, H., Lu, J., Zhu, C. & Wang, M. (2020), Flow Vortex-Associated Downward Field-Aligned Current Retreating in the Near-Earth Plasma Sheet. Earth and Space Science 7, e2019EA000916, doi:10.1029/2019ea000916.
  2. Zhang, H., Fu, S. Y., Pu, Z. Y., Lu, J. Y., Zhong, J., Zhu, C. B., Wan, W. X., Liu, L. B. (2019). Statistics on the Magnetosheath Properties Related to Magnetopause Magnetic Reconnection. Astrophys. J. 880, 37, doi:10.3847/1538-4357/ab290e.
  3. Zhu, C. B., Zhang, H., Fu, S., Ni, B. B., Strangeway, R. J., Giles, B. L., Wan, W. X., Liu, L. B., Chen, Y. D., Le, H. J. (2019). Trapped and Accelerated Electrons Within a Magnetic Mirror Behind a Flux Rope on the Magnetopause. J. Geophys. Res-Space Phys. 124, 3993-4008, doi:10.1029/2019ja026464.
  4. Zhang, H., Khurana, K. K., Kivelson, M. G., Fatemi, S., Holmstrom, M., Angelopoulos, V., Jia, Y. D., Wan, W. X., Liu, L. B., Chen, Y. D., Le, H. J., Shi, Q. Q., Liu, W. L.(2016), Alfven wings in the lunar wake: The role of pressure gradients. J. Geophys. Res-Space Phys. 121, 10698-10711, doi:10.1002/2016ja022360.
  5. Zhu, C. B., H. Zhang, Y. S. Ge, Z. Y. Pu, W. L. Liu, W. X. Wan, L. B. Liu, Y. D. Chen, H. J. Le, and Y. F. Wang (2015), Dipole tilt angle effect on magnetic reconnection locations on the magnetopause, J. Geophys. Res. Space Physics, 120, 5344–5354, doi:10.1002/2015JA020989.
  6. Zhang, H., K. K. Khurana, M. G. Kivelson, V. Angelopoulos, W. X. Wan, L. B. Liu, Q.-G. Zong, Z. Y. Pu, Q. Q. Shi, and W. L. Liu (2014), Three-dimensional lunar wake reconstructed from ARTEMIS data, J. Geophys. Res. Space Physics, 119, 5220–5243, doi:10.1002/2014JA020111.
  7. Zhang, H., et al. (2012), Outward expansion of the lunar wake: ARTEMIS observations, Geophys. Res. Lett., 39, L18104, doi:10.1029/2012GL052839.
  8. Zhang, H., M. G. Kivelson, V. Angelopoulos, K. K. Khurana, Z. Y. Pu, R. J. Walker, R. L. McPherron, T.-S. Hsu, Q. G. Zong, and T. Phan (2012), Generation and properties of in vivo flux transfer events, J. Geophys. Res., 117, A05224, doi:10.1029/2011JA017166.
  9. Zhang, H., M. G. Kivelson, K. K. Khurana, R. J. Walker, V. Angelopoulos, Y. D. Jia, J. McFadden and K. H. Glassmeier (2011), Flow vortices associated with flux transfer events moving along the magnetopause: Observations and an MHD simulation, J. Geophys. Res., 116, A08202, doi:10.1029/2011JA016500.
  10. Zhang, H., M. G. Kivelson, K. K. Khurana, R. J., Walker, V. Angelopoulos, T. Phan, J. McFadden, D. Larson, K. H. Glassmeier and H. U. Auster (2010), Evidence that crater FTEs are initial stages of typical FTEs, J. Geophys. Res., doi:10.1029/2009JA015013.
  11. Zhang, H., K. K. Khurana, M. G. Kivelson, V. Angelopoulos, Z. Y. Pu, Q.-G. Zong, J. Liu, and X.-Z. Zhou (2008), Modeling a force-free flux transfer event probed by multiple Time History of Events and Macroscale Interactions during Substorms (THEMIS) spacecraft, J. Geophys. Res., 113, A00C05, doi:10.1029/2008JA013451.
  12. Zhang, H., et al. (2007), TC-1 observations of flux pileup and dipolarization-associated expansion in the near-Earth magnetotail during substorms, Geophys. Res. Lett., 34, L03104,doi:10.1029/2006GL028326.
  13. Zhang H., Z. Y. Pu, X. Cao, et al.(2006), Correlation between Continuous Lobe Reconnection in the Mid-Magnetotail and Substorm Expansion Onset, Chinese Science Bulletin, Vol.51(22), pp. 2795-2804.
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