Dr. Chuanfei Dong, 董川飞, is a Staff Research Physicist in the Theory Department of the Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory (PPPL) and an Affiliated Research Scholar at the Department of Astrophysical Sciences, Princeton University. He received his B. Sci. from the University of Science and Technology of China (2009) in Geophysics and Theoretical Physics. He received his M. Sci. from Georgia Tech (2010) in Earth and Atmospheric Sciences. He received his M. Sci. 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), the MIPSE Fellowship from Michigan Institute for Plasma Science and Engineering (2014), NASA Earth and Space Science Fellowship (2013 - 2015), Richard and Eleanor Towner Award for Distinguished Academic Achievement from the University of Michigan (2015), MICDE Fellowship from Michigan Institute for Computational Discovery and Engineering (2015), NASA Living With a Star Jack Eddy Postdoctoral Fellowship (2015), RHG Exceptional Achievement for Science to the MAVEN Science Team from NASA (2016), Group Achievement Award to MAVEN Science Team from NASA (2016, 2018) and National Academy of Sciences New Leaders in Space Science (2019).
His research interests include but not limited to: star-planet interactions, (exo-)planetary habitability and astrobiology, solar wind interaction with planets/moons (e.g., Mercury, Venus, Earth, Mars, Uranus, Ganymede, Titan and the Moon), ion/electron heating by Alfvén/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 and turbulence, information feedback in intelligent transportation systems.