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Xian Lu

Assistant Professor of Physics and Astronomy

  • Ph.D., Atmospheric Sciences, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Urbana, IL
  • M.S., Space Physics, Wuhan University, Wuhan, China
  • B.S., Electrical Engineering, Wuham University, Wuhan, China

Areas of Research

Atmospheric and Space Physics

Dr. Lu’s research focuses on the study of the atmospheric wave dynamics and coupling (including gravity waves, planetary waves and tides), and the neutral-plasma coupling in the Atmosphere-Magnesosphere-Ionosphere (AIM) system. She has extensive research experiences of analyzing the observational data from the satellite measurements as well as from the ground-based instruments such as lidar, airglow imager, meteor radar, and radiosonde. She also has the rich experiences of applying the assimilation data from MERRA and ECMWF for the wave studies. Her modeling experiences include developing a mechanistic model to study the planetary waves in Antarctica, and working with several general circulation models for the studies of wave dynamics and AIM coupling, which include the TIEGCM, CTIPe, WACCM, and WAM. Dr. Lu is a PI and Co-I of multiple projects funded by NSF, NASA, and Air Force. She has been serving as a frequent reviewer for peer-reviewed journal papers and science proposals. She has extensive experiences of advising graduate and undergraduate students in the atmospheric and space science studies.

Publication Lists

Xian Lu