Faculty

YANG Jian
Associate Professor
0755-88018694
yangj36@sustech.edu.cn
Dr. Yang is currently an associated professor in the Department of Earth and Space Sciences of SUSTech. He graduated with a Bachelor's Degree from Peking University in 2005 and earned his PhD degree in space physics at Rice University in 2009. He worked as a Postdoc from 2009 to 2011 and then as a research scientist from 2011 to 2018 at Rice. In July 2018, he joined Southern University of Science and Technology. Dr. Yang has published more than 20 refereed journal papers in JGR-Space Physics and GRL. His research interest includes Earth and planetary magnetospheric physics and space weather.
 

Education background
2009  Ph.D., Dept. of Physics and Astronomy, Rice University, USA
2008  M.S., Dept. of Physics and Astronomy, Rice University, USA
2005  B.S., Dept. of Geophysics, Peking University, China
 

Work Experience
2018.7 – present   Associate Professor, Dept. of Earth and Space Sciences, SUSTech
2011.11-2018.7    Research Scientist, Dept. of Physics and Astronomy, Rice University
2009.8-2011.10    Postdoctoral Research Associate, Dept. of Physics and Astronomy, Rice University
 

Awards
2013         Editors' Citation for Excellence in Refereeing for Journal of Geophysical Research- Space Physics
2010         NSF Geospace Environment Modeling (GEM) postdoctoral research award
2008-2009 The William & Elva Gordon Fellowship, Rice University
 

Professional Activities
2015-2019 NSF GEM Focus Group Leader

Research
1.    Earth and planetary magnetospheric physics
2.    Magnetosphere-Ionosphere coupling, aurora dynamics
3.    Space weather

Publications
Refereed Articles:
1.   Wolf, R. A., Toffoletto, F. R., Schutza, A. M., &Yang, J.(2018). Buoyancy waves in Earth's magnetosphere: Calculations for a 2‐D wedge magnetosphere. Journal of Geophysical Research: Space Physics, 123, 3548–3564.
2.   Nishimura, Y.,J. Yang, P. L. Pritchett, F. V. Coroniti, E. F. Donovan, L. R. Lyons, R. A. Wolf, V. Angelopoulos, S. B. Mende (2016), Statistical properties of substorm auroral onset beads/rays, J. Geophys. Res. Space Physics, doi:10.1002/2016JA022801.
3.   Yang, J., F. R. Toffoletto, and R. A. Wolf (2016), Comparison study of ring current simulations with and without bubble injections, J. Geophys. Res. Space Physics, 121, doi:10.1002/2015JA021901.
4.   Yang, J.,F. R. Toffoletto, R. A. Wolf, and S. Sazykin (2015), On the Contribution of Plasma Sheet Bubbles to the Storm-Time Ring Current, J. Geophys. Res., 120, doi:10.1002/2015JA021398.
5.   Yang, J., F. R. Toffoletto, Gang Lu and Michael Wiltberger (2014), RCM-E and AMIE studies of the Harang Reversal formation during a Steady Magnetospheric Convection event,J. Geophys. Res., doi:10.1002/2014JA020207.
6.   Yang, J.,R. A. Wolf,F. R. Toffoletto,S. Sazykin, andC.-P. Wang(2014),RCM-E simulation of bimodal transport in the plasma sheet,Geophys. Res. Lett.,41, doi:10.1002/2014GL059400. (AGU EOS Vol. 95, No. 28, research spotlight)
7.   Yang, J., F. R. Toffoletto and R. A. Wolf (2014), RCM-E simulation of a thin arc preceded by a north-south-aligned auroral streamer, Geophys. Res. Lett., doi:10.1002/2014GL059840.
8.   V. A. Sergeev, A. V. Nikolaev, N. A. Tsyganenko, V. Angelopoulos, A.V. Runov, H. J. Singer and J. Yang(2014), Testing a two-loop pattern of the substorm current wedge (SCW2L),J. Geophys. Res., 10.1002/2013JA019629.
9.   Yang, J., R. A. Wolf, F. R. Toffoletto and S. Sazykin (2013), RCM-E simulation of substorm growth phase arc associated with large-scale adiabatic convection, Geophys. Res. Lett., 10.1002/2013GL058253.
10.  Yang, J., F. R. Toffoletto, R. A. Wolf, S. Sazykin, P. A. Ontiveros, and J. M. Weygand (2012), Large-scale current systems and ground magnetic disturbance during deep substorm injections,J. Geophys. Res., 117, A04223, doi:10.1029/2011JA017415.
11.  Shi, Y., E. Zesta, L. R. Lyons,J. Yang, A. Boudouridis, Y. S. Ge, J. M. Ruohoniemi, and S. Mende (2012), Two-dimensional ionospheric flow pattern associated with auroral streamers,J. Geophys. Res.,doi:10.1029/2011JA017110.
12.  Yang, J., F. R. Toffoletto, X. Xing and V. Angelopoulos (2012), RCM-E simulation of the 13 March 2009 steady magnetospheric convection event,J. Geophys. Res.,117, A03224, doi:10.1029/2011JA017245.
13.  Hu, B., R. A. Wolf, F. R. Toffoletto,J. Yang, and J. Raeder (2011), Consequences of violation of frozen-in-flux: Evidence from OpenGGCM simulations,J. Geophys. Res., 116, A06223, doi:10.1029/2011JA016667.
14.  Yang, J., F. R. Toffoletto, R. A. Wolf, and S. Sazykin (2011), RCM-E simulation of ion acceleration during an idealized plasma sheet bubble injection,J. Geophys. Res., 116, A05207, doi:10.1029/2010JA016346.
15.  Yang, J., R. A. Wolf, and F. R. Toffoletto (2011), Accelerated thinning of the near-Earth plasma sheet caused by a bubble-blob pair,Geophys. Res. Lett., 38, L01107, doi:10.1029/2010GL045993.
16.  Yang, J., F. R. Toffoletto, and Y. Song (2010), Role of depleted flux tubes in steady magnetospheric convection: Results of RCM-E simulations,J. Geophys. Res., 115, A00I11, doi:10.1029/2010JA015731.
17.  Yang, J., F. R. Toffoletto, G. M. Erickson, and R. A. Wolf (2010), Superposed epoch study ofPV5/3during substorms, pseudobreakups and convection bays,Geophys. Res. Lett., 37, L07102, doi:10.1029/2010GL042811.
18.  Zhang, J.-C., R. A. Wolf, R. W. Spiro, G. M. Erickson, S. Sazykin, F. R. Toffoletto, and J. Yang(2009), Rice Convection Model simulation of the substorm-associated injection of an observed plasma bubble into the inner magnetosphere: 2. Simulation results,J. Geophys. Res., 114, A08219, doi:10.1029/2009JA014131.
19.  Zhang, J.-C., R. A. Wolf, G. M. Erickson, R. W. Spiro, F. R. Toffoletto, and J. Yang(2009), Rice Convection Model simulation of the substorm-associated injection of an observed bubble into the inner magnetosphere: 1. Magnetic field and other inputs,J. Geophys. Res., 114, A08218, doi:10.1029/2009JA014130.
20.  Yang, J., F. R. Toffoletto, R. A. Wolf, S. Sazykin, R. W. Spiro, P. C. Brandt, M. G. Henderson, and H. U. Frey (2008), Rice Convection Model simulation of the 18 April 2002 sawtooth event and evidence for interchange instability,J. Geophys. Res., 113, A11214, doi:10.1029/2008JA013635.
21.  Liu, W. L., S. Y. Fu, Q.-G. Zong, Z. Y. Pu,J. Yang, and P. Ruan (2005), Variations of N+/O+in the ring current during magnetic storms, Geophys. Res. Lett., 32, L15102, doi:10.1029/2005GL023038.
22.  Yang J, Fu SY, Liu WL, Ruan P, Pu ZY, Daly P and Wang YF (2005), Spatial distribution of energetic ion compositions in the plasma sheet observed by Cluster/RAPID,Chinese J.Geophys. (in Chinese),48(6).
Book Chapters:
23.  R. A. Wolf, R. W. Spiro, S. Sazykin, F. R. Toffoletto, and J. Yang(2016), Forty-Seven Years of the Rice Convection Model, in Magnetosphere-Ionosphere Coupling in the Solar System (eds C. R. Chappell, R. W. Schunk, P. M. Banks, J. L. Burch and R. M. Thorne), John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ, USA. doi: 10.1002/9781119066880.ch17.