I am a space physicist interested in understanding fundamental plasma processes in planetary environments, such as planetary magnetospheres and planetary moons in the solar system. In my research, I combine numerical modeling with satellite observations to study a variety of planetary environments and understand how they interact with their surrounding space plasmas.

Prospective Students

I am interested in hearing from students who are enthusiastic about conducting research related to planetary magnetospheres and planetary moons. Please feel free to contact me if you are interested.

Simulation image of Saturn’s magnetosphere mass-loaded with plasmas originating from its icy moon, Enceladus. This snapshot was extracted from a 3D global simulation based on the BATSRUS MHD model developed at the University of Michigan.