Chuanfei Dong

Dr. Chuanfei Dong, 董川飞, is a NASA Jack Eddy postdoctoral fellow who works with Professor Amitava Bhattacharjee.

He received his B.S. from the University of Science and Technology of China (2009) in Geophysics, and Theoretical Physics, respectively. He received his M.S. from Georgia Tech (2010) in Earth and Atmospheric Sciences. He received his M.S. and Ph.D. from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor in Space and Planetary Sciences (2012, 2015), M.S.E. in Nuclear Engineering and Radiological Sciences (2014), and Ph.D. in scientific computing (2015). During his graduate study, he was awarded Vela Fellowship from Los Alamos National Laboratory (2013), MIPSE Fellowship from Michigan Institute for Plasma Science and Engineering (2014), NASA Earth and Space Science Fellowship from NASA (2013 - 2015), Richard and Eleanor Towner Award for Distinguished Academic Achievement from College of Engineering at the University of Michigan (2015), Award for Outstanding Students Abroad from China Scholarship Council (2015), NASA Living With a Star Jack Eddy Postdoctoral Fellowship from NASA/UCAR (2015), MICDE Fellowship from Michigan Institute for Computational Discovery and Engineering (2015), and RHG Exceptional Achievement for Science to the MAVEN Science Team from NASA (2016). Before joining PPPL, he was invited to visit the Space Sciences Laboratory at the University of California, Berkeley for four months in 2015. He now serves as the reviewers for more than 15 journals.

His research interests include: solar wind interaction with unmagnetized planets (e.g., Mars and Venus), ion/electron heating by Alfven/whistler waves via non/sub-resonant interaction, high intensity laser-plasma interaction, electrons and coherent radiation (in traveling wave tube, klystron, gyrotron, magnetron), magnetic reconnection, information feedback in intelligent transportation systems (ITSs); application of the evolutionary game theory to traffic networks. He has (co-)authored about 40 peer-reviewed papers and two book chapters.

  • "MAVEN observations of the response of Mars to an interplanetary coronal mass ejection"
    B.M. Jakosky, J.M. Grebowsky et al., Science, 350, aad0210-1 (2015)
  • "Early MAVEN Deep Dip campaign reveals thermosphere and ionosphere variability"
    S.W. Bougher, B.M. Jakosky et al., Science, 350, aad0459 (2015)
  • "Minor ion heating in spectra of linearly and circularly polarized Alfvén waves: Thermal and non-thermal motions associated with perpendicular heating"
    C.F. Dong, Phys. Plasmas 21, 022302 (2014)
  • NASA's Mars Atmosphere and Volatile EvolutioN Mission: MAVEN
  • NASA's Nexus for Exoplanet System Science: NExSS