Hong Zou


Associate Professor TEL: 86-010—62764424 (Office) 13436302079 (Mobil phone) ADDRESS: Peking University,Building Physics Room 406 (North) E-MAIL: hongzou@pku.edu.cn

Research Interesting

Space Physics ➢ Space Detection Technology ➢ Magnetosphere-Radiation belt ➢ Planetary Science-Mars ionosphere and atmosphere


1994.9-1998.7 Department of Electronics & Communications, Beijing Information Technology Institute (BITI), Beijing       Major: Communication Engineering        Degree: B.S. (July, 1998)

1998.9-2003.7 Department of Geophysics, Peking University     Major: Space Physics  Degree: Ph.D (July, 2003)

Academic Career

2003.08-2004.12 Postdoctoral Fellow MAX-PLANCK Institute for Aeronomie, Germany;

2005.04-2007.04 Postdoctoral Fellow School of Earth and Space Science, Peking University;

2005.10-2005.11 Visiting Scholar MAX-PLANCK Institute for Aeronomie, Germany

2006.09-2006.11 Visiting Scholar(DAAD Scholarship) MAX-PLANCK Institute for Solar System Research, Germany;

2007.04-2009.07 Assistant Professor School of Earth and Space Science, Peking University;

2009.08-present Associate Professor School of Earth and Space Science, Peking University;

2010.9-2011.6 Visiting Scholar Space Science Lab, UC Berkeley.

Research Grants

2014.01-2017.12 National Natural Science Foundation of China (grant no. 41374167) "Study on storm-time and long-term variations of the radiation belt"

2008.01-2010.12 National Natural Science Foundation of China (grant no. 40704026) "Research of the Martian ionosphere by the new radar and long term radio occultation observations"


2003年获得北京市科技奖二等奖(参加者) 2013年获得北京大学实验技术成果奖三等奖


2015,Patent of invention, A method for measuring the leakage current of 'PIN' solid state semiconductor detectors, Zou H., J. Q. Zou, H. F. Chen, W. H. Shi, X. Q. Yu, W. Y. Zhong



Zou, H., C. Li, Q. Zong, G. K. Parks, Z. Pu, H. Chen, L. Xie, and X. Zhang (2015), Short-term variations of the inner radiation belt in the South Atlantic anomaly, J. Geophys. Res. Space Physics, 120, doi:10.1002/2015JA021312.

Cui, J., M. Galand, S. J. Zhang, E. Vigren, and H. Zou (2015), The electron thermal structure in the dayside Martian ionosphere implied by the MGS radio occultation data,J. Geophys. Res. Planets, 120, 278–286, doi:10.1002/2014JE004726

Luo L, Zou H*, Zong Q G, et al. Anti-proton contamination design of the imaging energetic electron spectrometer based on Geant4 simulation. Sci China Tech Sci,  2015, doi: 10.1007/s11431-015-5863-7;


Qin, M., X. Zhang, B. Ni, H. Song, H. Zou, and Y. Sun (2014), Solar cycle variations of trapped proton flux in the inner radiation belt, J. Geophys. Res. Space Physics, 119, doi:10.1002/2014JA020300.


Zou H, Luo L, Li C F, et al. Angular response of ‘pin-hole’ imaging structure measured by collimated source. Sci China Tech Sci , 56: 2675~2680, doi: 10.1007/s11431-013-5376-1, 2013

Li C F, H. Zou*, H. F. Chen, et al., Obtain martian magnetic pileup boundary by spectrum of low energy electrons. Sci China Tech Sci, 56:23492354, doi: 10.1007/s11431-013-5300-8, 2013;


Wang X.D., J. S. Wang, H. Zou, On the small-scale fluctuations in the peak electron density of Martian ionosphere observed by MEX/MARSIS, 2011, Planet. Space. Sci., 63, 87–93, doi:10.1016/j.pss.2011.10.007


Zou H., Q.-G. Zong, G. K. Parks, Z. Pu, H.-F. Chen, and L. Xie (2011),Response of high-energy protons of the inner radiation belt to large magnetic storms, J. Geophys. Res., doi:10.1029/2011JA016733

Li X C, Chen H F, Hao Y Q, Zou H, Shi W H. Investigation of electrons inside the satellite by the Geant4 simulation. Sci China Tech Sci, 2011, 54: 2271−2275, doi: 10.1007/s11431-011-4521-y.

Zou H., R. Lillis, J.-S. Wang, and E. Nielsen (2011), Determination of seasonal variations in the Martian neutral atmosphere from observations of ionospheric peak height, J. Geophys. Res., doi:10.1029/2011JE003833


Zou H., E. Nielsen, J.-S. Wang, and X.-D. Wang, Reconstruction of nonmonotonic electron density profiles of the Martian topside ionosphere, Planetary and Space Science, 2010, Volume 58, Issue 10, p. 1391-1399

Zou H., CHEN HongFei, SHI WeiHong, et al., Effects of Martian crustal magnetic field on its ionosphere, Science in China Series E: Technological Sciences, 2010, 53(6): 1717-1724

Zou H., Chen, Hong-Fei,Shi, Wei-Hong, et al., A counter array for Imaging space particle spectrometer,Atomic Energy Science and Technology,2010, Vol:44, No. 5 ,p583-588(EI Core)


Chen H F, Zou H, Shi W H, et al. High energy charged particle experiment – A payload proposal to KuaFu-B mission, Advances in Space Research, 2009, 44: 39–45.

Wang, X.-D., J.-S. Wang, E. Nielsen, and H. Zou (2009), “Hook” structure in MARSIS ionogram and its interpretation, Geophys. Res. Lett., 36, L13103, doi:10.1029/2009GL038844.


Chen H F, Zou J Q, Shi W H, Zou H., et al. Thermal experiment of silicon PIN detector. Chinese Physics C (HEP & NP), 2008, 32(10): 820-824.

Chen H F, Shi W H, Zou H, et al. Discussion on the geometric factor in the detection of high energy electrons in geospace. Science in China Series E: Technological Sciences, 2008, 51(1): 1-9.


Zou Hong; Chen, Hong-Fei; Zou, Ji-Qing; Ning, Bao-Jun; Shi, Wei-Hong; Tian, Da-Yu; Zhang, Lu, Test of Si-PIN strip detector by electronic method, Nuclear Electronics and Detection Technology ,2007, v 27 ,n 2 ,p 170-173,(EI Compendex)

Zou H., H. F. Chen,J. Q. Zou,W. H. Shi, et al., Comparison between the observation of the particle detector inside 'ZY-1' Satellite and the model of the radiation belt, Chinese J. Geophys. (in Chinese), 2007, 50 (3): 678-683, (SCI)


Nielson E., H. Zou, D. A. Gurnett, et al., Observations of Vertical Reflections from the Topside Martian Ionosphere, Space Science Reviews, 2006,126:373-388

Zou H., J.-S. Wang, and E. Nielsen, 2006, Reevaluating the relationship between the Martian ionospheric peak density and the solar radiation, J. Geophys. Res., 111, A07305, doi:10.1029/2005JA011580, 2006

Zou H, Xiao Z, Hao Y Q, et al. Observation of the disturbed events by the particle detector inside 'ZY-1' satellite. Chinese J. Geophys. (in Chinese), 2006, 49(3):636~641 (SCI,0.563)

Zou H, Xiao Z, Hao Y Q, et al. Analysis of the Observation of Particle detector inside ‘CBERS-1’ Satellite under Solar Quiet Conditions. Science in China Ser E. (in Chinese), 2006, 36(3): 304~319 (SCI, 0.331)


Zou H., J-s. Wang, E. Nielsen, Effect of the seasonal variations in the lower atmosphere on the altitude of the ionospheric main peak at Mars, J. Geophys. Res., Vol. 110, A09311, doi:10.1029/2004JA010963, 2005


Zou H., Xiao Z, Zou J. q., et al., A comparison between detections of energetic electron by ZY1/CBMC and SZ2/XD. Chinese J. Geophys., 2004, 47(5): 562~570 (SCI, 0.563)