Dr. Lingling Zhao



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 a Research Scientist in the Center for Space Plasma and Aeronomic Research (CSPAR) at The University of Alabama in Huntsville (UAH). Dr. Lingling Zhao has been working on the propagation and acceleration of energetic particles since her Ph.D. She has accumulated rich experience in modeling the transport of galactic cosmic rays, anomalous cosmic rays, and interstellar pickup ions. She is also working on the solar wind turbulence and energetic particles observed by Parker Solar Probe, a NASA flagship mission that was launched in Aug. 12, 2018. Dr. Lingling Zhao received the UAH CSPAR Science Achievement Award in 2019.

Dr. Lingling Zhao's 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

Selected Publications

  • Spectral features in field-aligned solar wind turbulence from Parker Solar Probe observations, by L.-L. Zhao, G. P. Zank, L. Adhikari, M. Nakanotani, D. Telloni, and F. Carbone, ApJ, 898, 113, 2020.
  • Identification of Magnetic Flux Ropes from Parker Solar Probe Observations during the First Encounter, by L.-L. Zhao, G. P. Zank, L. Adhikari, Q. Hu, J. C. Kasper, S. D. Bale, K. E. Korreck, A. W. Case, M. Stevens, J. W. Bonnell, T. Dudok de Wit, K. Goetz, P. R. Harvey, R. J. MacDowall, D. M. Malaspina, M. Pulupa, D. E. Larson, R. Livi, P. Whittlesey, and K. G. Klein, ApJS, 246, 26, 2020.
  • ACR proton acceleration associated with reconnection processes beyond the heliospheric termination shock, by L.-L. Zhao, G. P. Zank, Q. Hu, Y. Chen, L. Adhikari, J. A. leRoux, A. Cummings, E. Stone, and L. F. Burlaga, ApJ, 886, 144, 2019
  • Generation Mechanisms for Low-energy Interstellar Pickup Ions, by L.-L. Zhao, G. P. Zank, and L. Adhikari, ApJ, 879, 32, 2019
  • Influence of the Solar Cycle on Turbulence Properties and Cosmic-Ray Diffusion, by L.-L. Zhao, L. Adhikari, G. P. Zank, Q. Hu, and X. S. Feng, ApJ, 856, 94, 2018
  • An Unusual Energetic Particle Flux Enhancement Associated with Solar Wind Magnetic Island Dynamics, by L.-L. Zhao, G. P. Zank, O. Khabarova, S. Du, Y. Chen, L. Adhikari, and Q. Hu, ApJL, 864, L34, 2018