Curriculum Vitae of Hui Tian

Hui Tian                                               
School of Earth and Space Sciences         
Peking University, Beijing 100871, China 
Phone: (+86) 010-62766325    

1.    2005 - 2010
Ph.D. in space physics. Advisors: Prof. Chuanyi Tu, Prof. Eckart Marsch
School of Earth and Space Sciences, Peking University, China
Max-Planck-Institute for Solar System Research, Germany (2007-2009)
2.    2001 - 2005
Bachelor of Engineering
School of Electronic Information, Wuhan University, China

1.    2015 - now
Faculty member at School of Earth and Space Sciences, Peking University, Beijing 100871, China
2.  2012 - 2015
Astrophysicist at Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics, Cambridge, MA 02138, USA
3.  2010 – 2012
ASP Postdoc Fellow at High Altitude Observatory, National Center for Atmospheric Research, Boulder, CO 80301, USA

Research Interest:
1.    Solar transition region
2.    Sunspot dynamics
3.    Lower atmospheric activities and coronal heating
4.    Magnetic reconnection and heating in solar flares
5.    MHD waves in solar atmosphere


1.    2020: Harvey Prize from the Solar Physics Division of the American Astronomical Society
2.    2019: Young Researcher Award (Division of Plasma Physics, Association of Asian Pacific Physical Societies)
3.    2018: Distinguished Young Scientist Award from the National Science Foundation of China
4.    2017:  AOGS (Asia Oceania Geosciences Society) Early Career Researchers Distinguished Lecture
5.    2017: Group Achievement Award to the SDO team, NASA, USA
6.    2016: Head of Max Planck Partner Group, appointed by Max Planck Society, Germany
7.    2016: RHG Exceptional Achievement Award for Science to Interface Region Imaging Spectrograph Science Team, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, USA
8.    2016: RHG Exceptional Achievement Award for Science to Solar Dynamics Observatory Team, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, USA
9.    2014: Group Achievement Award to the IRIS team, NASA, USA

Invited talks at international conferences/workshops:
1.    Tian, H.: Prevalent small-scale jets in the solar atmosphere, The 13th Hinode Science Meeting, Tokyo, September 2-6, 2019, invited
2.    Tian, H.: BBSO/GST observations of fine structures and fast dynamics in sunspot light bridges, First ten years of GST workshop, Newark, U.S., March 12-15, 2019, invited
3.    Tian, H.: Observations of magnetic reconnection in the partially ionized lower solar atmosphere, 2nd Asia-Pacific conference on Plasma Physics, Kanazawa, Japan, Nov. 12-17, 2018, invited
4.    Tian, H., Chen, N.-H.: Multiepisode Chromospheric Evaporation Observed in a Solar Flare, AOGS 2018, Honolulu, Hawaii, June 3-8, 2018, invited 
5.    Tian, H.: The Solar Transition Region, AOGS 2017, Singapore, August 6-11, 2017, invited
6.    Tian, H.: The Solar Transition Region: Current Understanding and Future Perspectives, The 1st China-Europe Solar Physics Meeting, Kunming, May 15-19, 2017, invited
7.    Tian, H., He, J.-S.: Observations and Simulations of Shock Waves in the Transition Region Above Sunspots, AOGS 2015, Singapore, August 2-7, 2015, invited
8.    Tian, H.: Connections Between Chromosphere,Transition Region and Corona: IRIS perspective, International conference on coupling and dynamics of the solar atmosphere, Pune, India, Nov 10-14, 2014, invited
9.    Tian, H.: IRIS observations of the solar wind source region, 2014 LWS/Hinode-8/IRIS-2 conference, Portland, Oregon, USA, Nov 3-6, 2014, invited
10.    Tian, H.: The solar transition region: From SUMER to IRIS, Retirement colloquium of Dr. Werner Curdt, Goettingen, Germany, May 15, 2014,invited
11.    Tian, H.: First results of NASA’s IRIS mission, 12th Scientific Assembly of the IAGA, Merida, Yucatan, Mexico, Aug 26-30, 2013, invited
12.    Tian, H.: Two components of the coronal emission revealed by both spectroscopic and imaging observations, SHINE 2012, Wailea Maui, Hawaii, USA, June 25-29, 2012, invited
13.    Tian, H.: The mass cycle between the chromosphere and the corona/solar wind, SDO-4 / IRIS / Hinode Workshop, Monterey, California, USA, March 12-16, 2012, invited
14.    Tian, H.: Crossing the transition region, Workshop From the Heliosphere into the Sun, Bad Honnef, Germany, Jan 31-Feb 3, 2012, invited
15.    Tian, H., Curdt, W., Marsch, E., Tu, C.-Y., & He, J.-S.: The solar transition region in the quiet Sun and active regions, AOGS 2009, Singapore, August 11-15, 2009, invited

Student and Postdoc Mentoring:
1.    Supervisor of PhD students Yajie Chen, Guangyu Tan, Zihao Yang and Yu Xu, master students Jingwen Zhang and Rui Zhu, undergraduate students Yingjie Zhu, Yuhao Chen and Yuhang Gao, postdocs Yongliang Song, Tanmoy Samanta and Fuyu Li at Peking University
2.    Science advisor of a CfA pre-doc (Boston University PhD student) Chad Madsen, 2014-2016
3.    Mentors of three undergraduate students (Sarah Murray, Rebecca Arbacher, Carolyn Wendeln) in the Research Experiences for Undergraduates Program (CfA Solar REU program, Funded by NSF, USA), years 2013, 2014 and 2015
4.    Mentor of an undergraduate student Carolyn Wendeln for her undergraduate research project, Michigan State University, September 2015 – May 2016
5.    Co-supervisor of a master student Nianping Liu at Yunnan Astronomical Observatory, China, September 2008 – July 2011

Community Service and Professional Activities
1.    Editorial Board Member of Proceedings of the Royal Society A,  since 2019
2.    Associate editor of Science China-Technological Sciences, since 2018
3.    Reviewer of ~40 papers submitted to Science, Nature Astronomy, Living Rev. Sol. Phys., Astrophys. J., Astrophys. J. Lett., Astron. Astrophys., Geophys. Res. Lett., J. Geophys. Res., Sol. Phys., Physics of Plasma, Scientific Reports, and Res. in Astron. Astrophys.
4.    Panelist and electronic reviewers of NSFC, NSF SHINE, NASA LWS and HGI proposals
5.    SOC Chair (IRIS-7 workshop, IRIS-10 workshop), SOC member (IRIS-9 workshop) or session convener of several international conferences or workshops
6.    Leader of ISSI’s international team Diagnosing heating mechanisms in solar flares through spectroscopic observations of flare ribbons, 2016-2018
7.    Member of the CoMP instrument team, NCAR/HAO, 2010-2012
8.    Member of the IRIS mission team, NASA, 2012-2015

External Research Grant History
1.    Distinguished Young Scientist Award, NSFC, 2019-2023, Principle-Investigator
2.    Diagnosing the magnetic field of the solar atmosphere through spectral imaging observations, NSFC, 2018-2022, Co-Investigator
3.    Max Planck Partner Group, Max Planck Society, Germany, 2016-2018, Group Head
4.    Observational Study of Network Jets from the Solar Transition Region, NSFC, 2016-2019, Principle-Investigator
5.    Using IRIS observations to search for fast mode shocks in magnetic reconnection outflows in solar flares, NASA HGI, 2015-2018, Co-Investigator (transferred after leaving US in 2015)
6.    The Jewels in the Crown: Probing Small-Scale Energy Supply and Release with the Brightest Active Region Events, NASA HGI, 2015-2018, Co-Investigator (transferred after leaving US in 2015)

Recent Peer-reviewed Publications
1.    Samanta, T., Tian, H.*, Yurchyshyn, V., Peter, H., Cao, W., Sterling, A., Erdélyi, R., Ahn, K., Feng, S., Utz, D., Banerjee, D., Chen, Y. 2019, Generation of solar spicules and subsequent atmospheric heating, Science, 366, 890
2.    Samanta, T., Tian, H. *, Nakariakov, V. M. 2019, Evidence for Vortex Shedding in the Sun's hot corona, Physical Review Letters, 123, 035102
3.    Chen, Y., Tian, H. *, Peter, H., Samanta, T., et al. 2019, Flame-like Ellerman Bombs and Their Connection to Solar UV Bursts, Astrophys. J. Lett., 875, L30
4.    Chen, Y., Tian, H. *, Huang, Z., Peter, H., Samanta, T. 2019, Investigating the Transition Region Explosive Events and Their Relationship to Network Jets, Astrophys. J., 873, 79
5.    Chen, Y., Tian, H. *, Zhu, X.-S., Samanta, T., Wang, L.-H., He, J.-S. 2019, Solar ultraviolet bursts in a coordinated observation of IRIS, Hinode and SDO, Sci China Tech Sci, 2019, 62, 1555
6.    Zhu, Y., Kowalski, A. F., Tian, H. *, et al. 2019, Modeling Mg II h, k and Triplet Lines at Solar Flare Ribbons, Astrophys. J., 879, 19
7.    Tian, H., Zhu, X.-S., Peter, H., Zhao, J., Samanta, T., Chen, Y.-J. 2018, Magnetic Reconnection at the Earliest Stage of Solar Flux Emergence, Astrophys. J., 854, 174
8.    Tian, H., Yurchyshyn, V., Peter, H., Solanki, S., Young, P. R., Ni, L., Cao, W., Ji, K., Zhu, Y., Zhang, J., Samanta, T., Song, Y., He, J.-S., Wang, L.-H., Chen, Y. 2018, Frequently Occurring Reconnection Jets from Sunspot Light Bridges, Astrophys. J., 854, 92
9.    Tian, H., Chen, N.-H. 2018, Multi-episode chromospheric evaporation observed in a solar flare, Astrophys. J., 856, 34
10.    Song, Y.-L., Tian, H.* 2018, Investigation of White-light Emission in Circular-ribbon Flares, Astrophys. J., 867, 159
11.    Zhang, J., Tian, H.*, Solanki, S. K., Wang, H., Peter, H., Ahn, K., Xu, Y., Zhu, Y., Cao, W., He, J., Wang, L. 2018, Dark Structures in Sunspot Light Bridges, Astrophys. J., 865, 29
12.    Samanta, T., Tian, H.*, Choudhary, D. P. 2018, Statistical Investigation of Supersonic Downflows in the Transition Region above Sunspots, Astrophys. J., 859, 158
13.    Chen, Y., Tian, H.*, Su, Y., et al. 2018, Diagnosing the Magnetic Field Structure of a Coronal Cavity Observed During the 2017 Total Solar Eclipse, Astrophys. J., 856, 21
14.    Yang, Z., Tian, H.*, Peter, H., Su, Y., Samanta, T., Zhang, J.-W., Chen, Y.-J. 2018, Two Solar Tornadoes Observed with the Interface Region Imaging Spectrograph, Astrophys. J., 852, 79
15.    Song, Y.-L., Guo, Y., Tian, H.*, Zhu, X.S., Zhang, M., Zhu, Y. J. 2018, Observations of a white-light are associated with a filament eruption, Astrophys. J., 854, 64
16.    Song, Y.-L., Tian, H.*, Zhang, M., Ding, M. D. 2018, Observations of white-light flares in NOAA active region 11515: high occurrence rate and relationship with magnetic transients, Astron. Astrophys., 613, A69
17.    Tian, H. 2017, Probing the solar transition region: current status and future perspectives, Research in Astron. and Astrophys., 17, 110
18.    Zhang, J., Tian, H.*, He, J., Wang, L.2017, Surge-like Oscillations above Sunspot Light Bridges Driven by Magnetoacoustic Shocks, Astrophys. J., 838, 2
19.    Tian, H., Xu, Z., He, J.-S., Madsen, C. 2016, Are IRIS bombs connected to Ellerman bombs? Astrophys. J., 824, 96
20.    Tian, H., Young, P. R., Reeves, K. K., Wang, T.-J., Antolin, P., Chen, B., He, J.-S. 2016, Global sausage oscillation of solar flare loops detected by the interface region imaging spectrograph, Astrophys. J. Lett., 823, L16
21.    Young, P. R., Tian, H., Peter, H., et al. 2018, Solar Ultraviolet Bursts, Space Sci. Rev., 214, 120
22.    Samanta, T., Tian, H., Banerjee, D., Schanche, N. 2017, Dynamics of Subarcsecond Bright Dots in the Transition Region above Sunspots and Their Relation to Penumbral Micro-jets, Astrophys. J. Lett., 835, L19
23.    Narang, N., Arbacher, R. T., Tian, H., Banerjee, D., Cranmer, S. R., DeLuca, E. E., McKillop, S. 2016, Statistical Study of Network Jets Observed in the Solar Transition Region: a Comparison Between Coronal Holes and Quiet-Sun Regions, Sol. Phys., 291, 1129
24.    Ning, H., Chen, Y., Wu, Z., Su, Y., Tian, H., Li, G., Du, G., Song, H. 2018, Two-stage Energy Release Process of a Confined Flare with Double HXR Peaks, Astrophys. J., 854, 178
25.    Huang, Z., Xia, L., Nelson, C. J., Liu, J., Wiegelmann, T., Tian, H., Klimchuk, J. A., Chen, Y., Li, B. 2018, Magnetic Braids in Eruptions of a Spiral Structure in the Solar Atmosphere, Astrophys. J., 854, 80
26.    Tian, H., Young, P. R., Reeves, K. K., Chen, B., Liu, W., McKillop, S. 2015, Temporal evolution of chromospheric evaporation: case studies of the M1.1 flare on 2014 September 6 and X1.6 flare on 2014 September 10, Astrophys. J., 811, 139
27.    Tian, H., DeLuca, E. E., Cranmer, S. R., et al. 2014, Prevalence of small-scale jets from the networks of the solar transition region and chromosphere, Science, 346, 1255711
28.    Tian, H., Li, G., Reeves, K. K., Raymond, J. C., Guo F., Liu, W., Chen, B., Murphy, N. A. 2014, Imaging and spectroscopic observations of magnetic reconnection and chromospheric evaporation in a solar flare, Astrophys. J. Lett., 797, L14
29.    Tian, H., Kleint, L., Peter, H., et al. 2014, Observations of Subarcsecond Bright Dots in the Transition Region above Sunspots with the Interface Region Imaging Spectrograph, Astrophys. J. Lett., 790, L29
30.    Tian, H., DeLuca, E., Reeves, K. K., et al. 2014, High-resolution Observations of the Shock Wave Behavior for Sunspot Oscillations with the Interface Region Imaging Spectrograph, Astrophys. J., 786, 137
31.    Tian, H., Tomczyk, S., McIntosh, S. W., Bethge, C., de Toma, G., Gibson, S. 2013, Observations of coronal mass ejections with the Coronal Multichannel Polarimeter, Sol. Phys., 288, 637
32.    Tian, H., McIntosh, S. W., Wang, T.-J., Ofman, L., De Pontieu, B., Innes, D. E., Peter, H. 2012, Persistent Doppler shift oscillations observed with HINODE/EIS in the solar corona: Spectroscopic signatures of Alfvénic waves and recurring upflows, Astrophys. J., 759, 144
33.    Tian, H., McIntosh, S. W., Xia, L.-D., He, J.-S., Wang, X. 2012, What can we learn about solar coronal mass ejections, coronal dimmings, and Extreme-Ultraviolet jets through spectroscopic observations, Astrophys. J., 748, 106
34.    Tian, H., McIntosh, S. W., De Pontieu, B., Martínez-Sykora, J., Sechler, M., Wang, X. 2011, Two components of the solar coronal emission revealed by Extreme-Ultraviolet spectroscopic observations, Astrophys. J., 738, 18
35.    Tian, H., McIntosh, S. W., Habbal, R. S., He, J.-S. 2011, Observation of high-speed outflow on plume-like structures of the quiet sun and coronal holes with Solar Dynamics Observatory/Atmospheric Imaging Assembly, Astrophys. J., 736, 130
36.    Tian, H., McIntosh, S. W., De Pontieu, B. 2011, The spectroscopic signature of quasi-periodic upflows in active region timeseries, Astrophys. J. Lett., 727, L37
37.    Tian, H., Tu, C.-Y., Marsch, E., He, J.-S., Kamio, S. 2010, The Nascent Fast Solar Wind Observed by the EUV Imaging Spectrometer on Board Hinode, Astrophys. J., 709, L88
38.    Tian, H., Yao, S., Zong, Q.-G., He, J.-S., Qi, Y. 2010, Signatures of magnetic reconnection at boundaries of interplanetary small-scale magnetic flux ropes, Astrophys. J., 720, 454
39.    Tian, H., Potts, H. E., Marsch, E., Attie, R., He, J.-S. 2010, Horizontal supergranule-scale motions inferred from TRACE ultraviolet observations of the chromosphere, Astron. Astrophys., 519, A58
40.    Tian, H., Teriaca, L., Curdt, W., Vial, J.-C. 2009, Hydrogen Lyα and Lyβ radiances and profiles in polar coronal holes, Astrophys. J. Lett., 703, L152
41.    Tian, H., Curdt, W., Marsch, E., Schühle, U. 2009, Hydrogen Lyman-α and Lyman-β spectral radiance profiles in the quiet Sun, Astron. Astrophys., 504, 239
42.    Tian, H., Curdt, W., Teriaca, L., Landi, E., Marsch, E. 2009, Solar transition region above sunspots, Astron. Astrophys., 505, 307
43.    Tian, H., Marsch, E., Curdt, W., He, J.-S. 2009, Upflows in funnel-like legs of coronal magnetic loops, Astrophys. J., 704, 883
44.    Tian, H., Marsch, E., Tu, C.-Y., Xia, L.-D., He, J.-S. 2008, Sizes of transition-region structures in coronal holes and in the quiet Sun, Astron. Astrophys., 482, 267
45.    Tian, H., Tu, C.-Y., Marsch, E., He, J.-S., Zhou, G.-Q. 2008, Signature of mass supply to quiet coronal loops, Astron. Astrophys., 478, 915
46.    Tian, H., Curdt, W., Marsch, E., He, J.-S. 2008, Cool and hot components of a coronal bright point, Astrophys. J., 681, L121
47.    Madsen, C., Tian, H., DeLuca, E. E. 2015, Observations of Umbral Flashes and Running Sunspot Waves with the Interface Region Imaging Spectrograph, Astrophys. J., 800,129
48.    Avrett, E., Tian, H., Landi, E., Curdt, W., Wülser, J.-P. 2015, Modeling the chromosphere of a sunspot and the quiet sun, Astrophys. J., 811, 87
49.    Young, P., Tian, H., Jaeggli, S. 2015, The 2014 march 29 x-flare: subarcsecond resolution observations of Fe xxi λ1354.1, Astrophys. J., 799, 218
50.    Peter, H., Tian, H., Curdt, W., et al. 2014, Hot explosions in the cool atmosphere of the Sun, Science, 346, 1255726
51.    Schmieder, B., Tian, H., Kucera, T., et al. 2014, Open questions on prominences from coordinated observations by IRIS, Hinode, SDO/AIA, THEMIS, and the Meudon/MSDP, Astron. Astrophys., 569, A85
52.    McIntosh, S. W., Tian, H., Sechler, M., De Pontieu, B. 2012, On the doppler velocity of emission line profiles formed in the "coronal contraflow" that is the chromosphere-corona mass cycle, Astrophys. J., 749, 60
53.    Gosling, J. T., Tian, H., Phan, T. 2011, Pulsed Alfvén waves in the solar wind, Astrophys. J. Lett., 737, L35
54.    Curdt, W., Tian, H., Kamio, S. 2012, Explosive Events: Swirling Transition Region Jets, Sol. Phys., 280, 417
55.    Curdt, W., Tian, H. 2011, Spectroscopic evidence for helicity in explosive events, Astron. Astrophys., 532, L9
56.    Curdt, W., Tian, H., Dwivedi, B. N., Marsch, E. 2008, The redshifted network contrast of transition region emission, Astron. Astrophys., 491, L13
57.    Curdt, W., Tian, H., Teriaca, L., Schühle, U., Lemaire, P. 2008,The Ly-α profile and center-to-limb variation of the quiet Sun, Astron. Astrophys., 492, L9
58.    Marsch, E., Tian, H., Sun, J., Curdt, W., Wiegelmann, T. 2008, Plasma flows guided by strong magnetic fields in the solar corona, Astrophys. J., 685, 1262
59.    Reeves, K. K., McCauley, P. I., Tian, H. 2015, Direct observations of magnetic reconnection outflow and cme triggering in a small erupting solar prominence, Astrophys. J., 807, 7
60.    Samanta, T., Banerjee, D., Tian, H. 2015, Quasi-periodic oscillation of a coronal bright point, Astrophys. J., 806, 172
61.    Kleint, L., Antolin, P., Tian, H., et al. 2014, Detection of supersonic downflows and associated heating events in the transition region above sunspots, Astrophys. J. Lett., 789, L42
62.    Zhang, M., Xia, L.-D., Tian, H., Chen, Y. 2010, Signatures of transition region explosive events in hydrogen Lyβ profiles, Astron. Astrophys., 520, A37
63.    He, J.-S., Tu, C.-Y., Tian, H., et al. 2008, A magnetic null geometry reconstructed from Cluster spacecraft observations, J. Geophys. Res., 113, A05205
64.    He, J.-S., Tu, C.-Y., Marsch, E., & Tian, H. 2009, Excitation of kink waves due to small-scale magnetic reconnection in the chromosphere? Astrophys. J. Lett., 705, L217
65.    Wang, X., McIntosh, S. W., Curdt, W., Tian, H., Peter, H., Xia, L.-D. 2013, Temperature dependence of ultraviolet line parameters in network and internetwork regions of the quiet Sun and coronal holes, Astron. Astrophys., 557, 126
66.    Yan, L.-M., Peter, H., He, J.-S., Tian, H., et al. 2015, Self-absorption in the solar transition region, Astrophys. J., 811, 48
67.    He, J.-S., Marsch, E., Tu, C.-Y., Yao, S., Tian, H. 2011, Possible Evidence of Alfvén-cyclotron Waves in the Angle Distribution of Magnetic Helicity of Solar Wind Turbulence, Astrophys. J., 731, 85
68.    He, J.-S., Marsch, E., Tu, C.-Y., Guo, L.-J., Tian, H. 2010, Intermittent outflows at the edge of an active region - a possible source of the solar wind? Astron. Astrophys., 516, A14
69.    He, J.-S., Tu, C.-Y., Marsch, E., Guo, L.-J., Yao, S., Tian, H. 2009, Upward propagating high-frequency Alfven waves as identified from dynamic wave-like spicules observed by SOT on Hinode, Astron. Astrophys., 497, 523
70.    Fontenla, J. M., Curdt, W., Haberreiter, M., Harder, J., & Tian, H. 2009, Semi-empirical models of the solar atmosphere III. Set of NLTE models for FUV/EUV irradiance computation, Astrophys. J., 707, 482
71.    Cheung, Mark C. M., De Pontieu, B., Tarbell, T. D., Fu, Y., Tian, H., et al. 2015, Homologous Helical Jets: Observations By IRIS, SDO, and Hinode and Magnetic Modeling With Data-Driven Simulations, Astrophys. J., 801, 83
72.    Cranmer, S. R., Asgari-Targhi, M., Miralles, M. P., Raymond, J. C., Strachan, L., Tian, H., Woolsey, N. 2015, The role of turbulence in coronal heating and solar wind expansion, Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society A, 373, 20140148
73.    Hansteen, V., De Pontieu, B., Carlsson, M, and 18 coauthors including Tian, H. 2014, The unresolved fine structure resolved: IRIS observations of the solar transition region, Science, 346, 1255757
74.    De Pontieu, B., Rouppe van der Voort, L., McIntosh, S. W., and 21 coauthors including Tian, H. 2014, On the prevalence of small-scale twist in the solar chromosphere and transition region, Science, 346, 1255732
75.    Testa, P., De Pontieu, B., Allred, J., and 21 coauthors including Tian, H. 2014, Evidence of nonthermal particles in coronal loops heated impulsively by nanoflares, Science, 346, 1255724
76.    De Pontieu, B., Title, A. M., Lemen, J. R., and 85 coauthors including Tian, H. 2014, The Interface Region Imaging Spectrograph (IRIS), Sol. Phys., 289, 2733
77.    Pereira, T. M. D., De Pontieu, B., Carlsson, M., and 17 coauthors including Tian, H. 2015, An interface region imaging spectrograph first view on solar spicules, Astrophys. J. Lett., 792, L15