Lingling Zhao, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor, CSPAR


320 Sparkman Drive
Cramer Research Hall
Room 2027
Huntsville, AL 35899
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Dr. Lingling Zhao received her Ph.D. in Space Physics from the University of Chinese Academy of Sciences in China in 2013, July. She is an Assistant Professor of the Department of Space Science (SPA) at The University of Alabama in Huntsville (UAH). Before joining UAH, she has been working on the propagation and acceleration of energetic particles since her Ph.D. She has accumulated rich experience in modeling and observational analysis of the transport of galactic cosmic rays, anomalous cosmic rays, and interstellar pickup ions. Dr. Lingling Zhao is currently working on the solar wind turbulence and energetic particles observed by Parker Solar Probe and Solar Orbiter. She developed the graduate course SPA689-01:“Analysis of Spacecraft Data” for the Department of Space Science at UAH. She received the UAH CSPAR Science Achievement Award in 2019, UAH Researcher of the Year Award in 2020.

Curriculum Vitae


  • Ph.D., Space Physics, University of Chinese Academy of Sciences, China, 2013
  • B.S., Information and Computing Science, Henan Normal University, China, 2009

Honors & Awards

  • UAH Researcher of the Year Award, 2020
  • CSPAR Science Achievement Award, 2019

Recent Publications

  • L.-L. Zhao, G. P. Zank, L. Adhikari, M. Nakanotani, Inertial-range magnetic fluctuation anisotropy observed from PSP’s first seven orbits, Astrophys. J. Lett., 924, L5, doi:10.3847/2041-8213/ac4415, 2022.

  • L.-L. Zhao, G. P. Zank, D. Telloni, M. Stevens, J. C. Kasper, and S. D. Bale, The turbulent properties of the sub-Alfvénic solar wind measured by the Parker Solar Probe, Astrophys. J. Lett., 928, L15, doi:10.3847/2041-8213/ac5fb0, 2022.

  • G. P. Zank, L.-L. Zhao, L. Adhikari, D. Telloni, J. C. Kasper, M. Stevens, A. Rahmati, and S. D. Bale, Turbulence in the Sub-Alfvénic Solar Wind, Astrophys. J. Lett., 926, L16, doi:10.3847/2041-8213/ac51da, 2022.

  • L.-L. Zhao, G. P. Zank, J. S. He, D. Telloni, L. Adhikari, M. Nakanotani, J. C. Kasper, and S. D. Bale, MHD and ion kinetic waves in field-aligned flows observed by Parker Solar Probe, Astrophys. J., 922, 188, doi:10.3847/1538-4357/ac28fb, 2021.

  • S. Fu, L.-L. Zhao*, X. P. Zhang, and Y. Li, Comparison of Anomalous and Galactic Cosmic Ray Oxygen at 1 au during 1997-2020, Astrophys. J. Lett., 920, L12, doi:10.3847/2041-8213/ac29b9, 2021.

  • L.-L. Zhao, G. P. Zank, and L. F. Burlaga, Turbulence in the Very Local Interstellar Medium (VLISM), Astrophys. J., 900, 166, doi:10.3847/1538-4357/ababa2, 2020.