Research Interests:

I am an atmospheric dynamist with a broad interest in geophysical fluid dynamics and climate sciences. My formal training at the University of Chicago is on geophysical fluid dynamics under the direction of Dr. Noboru Nakamura. My current research focuses on the fundamental dynamics of atmospheric blocking and high-impact extreme weather and climate events.


2010-2017  Ph.D. Student in Geophysical Sciences, The University of Chicago

2006-2010    B.S. in Atmospheric Sciences, Ocean University of China.

  • Graduated with the highest honor in college as Wenyuan award (0.06% of every graduating class).
  • Thesis title: The response of ENSO under the impact of Pacific Decadal Oscillation.
  • Thesis advisor: Dr. Lixin Wu.

(Prior to my college, I was raised on the beautiful campus of Peking University where my parents teach, and I attended the Affiliated High School of Peking University.)

Professional Activities:

2014.6-2014.9     Guest Student appointment, Physical Oceanography Department, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution.

2014-2016         Committee Member on Atmospheric and Oceanic Fluid Dynamics Committee, American Meteorological Society.

Reviewer for US National Science Foundation (NSF),  Journal of the Atmospheric Sciences,  Climate Dynamics, Journal of Climate, Geophysical Research Letters,  AMS Glossary of Meteorology,  AGU Book Proposal Review, Remote Sensing of Environment, Journal of Meteorological Research, Quarterly Journal of the Royal Meteorological Society, Journal of Nonlinear Science, Scientific Reports

Primary Convener (with co-convenors Drs. Simona Bordoni, Gang Chen, and Isla Simpson) for a session “The Dynamics of the Large Scale Atmospheric Circulation in Present and Future Climates: Jet Streams, Storm Tracks, Stationary Waves, and Monsoons” in the 2017, 2018, 2019 AGU Fall Meeting featured by three (3) oral sessions for each year

Session Chair for “Storm Tracks and Jets” in 21st Conference on Atmospheric and Oceanic Fluid Dynamics

Organizer for the Geo Journal Club and the Rossbypalooza 2016.

Organizer for Harvard ClimaTea Seminar and Journal Club series and Harvard Climate Modeling Workshops 2018-2019

Founder and Organizer for Harvard Crimson Climate Workshop 2019.

Member of American Meteorological Society (AMS), American Geophysical Union (AGU), and Mathematics and Climate Research Network (MCRN).

Invited Presentations:

2020.4 (upcoming)     Fluid Dynamics Seminar, The Center of Mathematical Sciences and Applications, Harvard University

2019.9           Seminar, The Department of Environmental Science and Engineering Caltech

2019.5           Seminar, GFDL Lunchtime Seminar, GFDL/Princeton University

2019.3           Seminar, Fluids at Brown, Brown University

2019.2           Sack Lunch Seminar MIT EAPS

2018.10         Seminar, The Department of Geology and Geophysics, Yale University

2018.5           Seminar, School of Marine and Atmospheric Sciences, Stony Brook University

2017.2.            Seminar, Department of Atmospheric, Oceanic, and Earth Sciences, George Mason University and Center for Ocean-Land-Atmosphere Studies (COLA)

2016.11            Seminar, Department of Meteorology and Atmospheric Science, The Pennsylvania State University

2016.9              ClimaTea Seminar, Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences, Harvard University

2016.9              Division Seminar, Ocean and Climate Physics, Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory, Columbia University

2016.8             Seminar, Department of Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences, Peking University

2016.6             Climate Analysis Section Seminar, Climate and Global Dynamics Laboratory, National Center for Atmospheric Research

2016.5              ClimaTea Seminar, Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences, Harvard University

2016.4              Division Seminar, Atmospheric Sciences and Global Change Division, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory

2016.3               Seminar, Department of Atmospheric Sciences, University of Washington

2015.2               SEAS Colloquium in Climate Science, Applied Physics and Applied Mathematics Department, Columbia University (talk).

2014.5, 2013.10  CAOS Student Seminars, Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences, New York University (talks).

2013.6               Physical Oceanography Seminar, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (talk).

Conference Presentations:

2019.7               NCAR Large-Ensemble workshop, Boulder CO

2019.6               22nd Conference on Atmospheric and Oceanic Fluid Dynamics, Portland, ME

2018.11             Symposium in honor of Isaac Held, Princeton, NJ, November 2018

2018.8                Stormtracks 2018 workshop, Utö, Stockholm, Sweden, August 2018

2017.6                21st Conference on Atmospheric and Oceanic Fluid Dynamics, Portland, OR

2017.2               Workshop on Arctic Change and Its Influence on Mid-Latitude Climate and Weather, US Climate Variability and Predictability (CLIVAR), Washington DC. (poster)

2016.12             Workshop on Sub-Seasonal to Seasonal Predictability of Extreme Weather and Climate, WWRP/WCRP Sub-Seasonal to Seasonal Prediction Project (S2S) and Columbia University. (poster)

2016.12             AGU Fall Meeting (poster)

2016.11             Model Hierarchies Workshop, World Climate Research Programme (WCRP) and Princeton University. (poster)

2016.6              21st Annual Community Earth System Model Workshop, Breckenridge (poster)

2016.6              Dynamical Core Model Intercomparison Project workshop, NCAR (poster)

2015.12             AGU Fall Meeting (poster)

2015.6                19th Conference on Atmospheric and Oceanic Fluid Dynamics, AMS (talk and poster).

2013.6                 18th Conference on Atmospheric and Oceanic Fluid Dynamics, AMS (talk).

2013.3                 Geostrophic Trubulence and Active Tracer Trasnport in 2 dimensions, Princeton University. (poster)

2011.6                 17th Conference on Atmospheric and Oceanic Fluid Dynamics, AMS (poster).

Workshops and Summer Schools:

2017.8                 Les Houches Summer School on Fundamental Aspects on Turbulent Flows in Climate Dynamics, Les Houches, France

2016.11                Arctic Change and Its influence on Mid-Latitude Climate and Weather Workshop, US Climate Variability and Predictability (CLIVAR) Program, Washington, D.C.

2016.11                Modeling Hierarchies Workshop, Princeton University, Princeton.

2016.8                  Using Satellite Observations to Advance Climate Models – Summer School, Jet Propulsion Laboratory and California Institute of Technology, Pasadena

2016.6                  Dynamical Core Model Intercomparison Project Summer School (see the wiki page), NCAR, Boulder

2016.6                  2016 CESM Workshop, Breckenridge, Colorado

2015.8                  CESM Tutorial, NCAR, Boulder.

2012.7                  Summer School on Atmospheric Modeling, GFDL, Princeton.

2015.2                   NCAR Command Language (NCL) Workshop, NCAR, Boulder.

Teaching Experience:

2013-2016            College Teaching Certificate Program, The University of Chicago.    (A Certificate in University Teaching was awarded on October 2016)

Guest lecturer for Laboratory Course on Weather and Climate    (with Professor Noboru Nakamura)

Guest lecturer and TA for Climate Dynamics of the Earth and Other Planets    (with Professor Elisabeth Moyer)

Guest lecturer and Head TA of a team of 15 TAs for Natural Hazards    (about 280 students, the largest class at the University of Chicago; with Professor Noboru Nakamura)

TA for Global Warming    (with Professor Douglas MacAyeal);

TA for The Atmosphere; Chemistry and The Atmosphere    (with Professor John Frederick).


Please refer to this publication page.

(last updated: December, 2019)