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Expert in theoretical/computational plasma physics, with applications in space and fusion plasmas.
Ng researches MHD turbulence; heating of the solar corona; Landau damping; BGK modes; magnetic reconnection; dusty plasmas; free-electron laser; mode conversion in fusion plasmas;field-line resonances in ionosphere/magnetosphere; hydrodynamic singularities; classical electrodynamics; and GPU computing.…
Research: Plasma Fusion, simulation and data analysis.
Research interests include mechanisms of plasma transport in the magnetospheres of Jupiter and Saturn, and hybrid computational plasma physics.
research interest: basic plasma theory, BGK mode
Expert in glaciology, including glacier dynamics; subglacial processes; ice-ocean interaction; fast glacier flow; geophysical applications to glaciology; hot water drilling; and numerical modeling.
Research: My research study focuses on foreshock transient events at the bow shock using data from NASA’s Magnetospheric Multiscale (MMS) Mission.
Zhang studies the structure and dynamics of the Earth’s dayside magnetosphere including the magnetosheath, magnetopause, boundary layer, cusp; energetic particle acceleration by magnetic reconnection; diffusion region physics; the interaction of interplanetary shocks with the Earth’s bow shock, magnetosphere, and the global effects resulting from the interaction, such as particle accelerations in the inner magnetosphere and magnetic pulsations on the ground; foreshock phenomena such as Hot Flow Anomalies and foreshock cavities and MHD simulations.…