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Associate Professor

Department of Earth and Space Sciences


Room 411, Building 9, Innovation Park

Brief Biography

Dr. Yang is currently an associated professor in the Department of Earth and Space Sciences of SUSTech and also adjunct assistant professor of Physics and Astronomy at Rice University. He graduated with a Bachelor's Degree from Peking University in 2005 and earned his PhD degree in space physics at Rice University in 2009. He worked as a Postdoc from 2009 to 2011 and then as a research scientist from 2011 to 2018 at Rice. In July 2018, he joined Southern University of Science and Technology. Dr. Yang has published more than 20 refereed journal papers in JGR-Space Physics and GRL. His research interest includes Earth and planetary magnetospheric physics and space weather.



Education background

2009  Ph.D., Dept. of Physics and Astronomy, Rice University, USA

2008  M.S., Dept. of Physics and Astronomy, Rice University, USA

2005  B.S., Dept. of Geophysics, Peking University, China



Work Experience

2018.7 – present   Associate Professor, Dept. of Earth and Space Sciences, SUSTech

2018.7 – present   Adjunct Associate Professor, Dept. of Physics and Astronomy, Rice University

2011.11-2018.7    Research Scientist, Dept. of Physics and Astronomy, Rice University

2009.8-2011.10    Postdoctoral Research Associate, Dept. of Physics and Astronomy, Rice University




2013         Editors' Citation for Excellence in Refereeing for Journal of Geophysical Research- Space Physics

2010         NSF Geospace Environment Modeling (GEM) postdoctoral research award

2008-2009 The William & Elva Gordon Fellowship, Rice University



Professional Activities

2015-2019 NSF GEM Focus Group Leader


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