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handesheng @ tongji.edu.cn



    ·     Ph.D. in Space Physics, 2002.4-2005.3 Department of Geophysics, Graduate School of Science, Kyoto University, Kyoto, Japan. (supported by Japanese government scholarship).Thesis title: Longitudinal structure of low-latitude Pi2 pulsations obtained from the ground and Oersted observations.

    ·     M.Sc. in Geophysics, 1996.9-1999.7 Lanzhou Earthquake Research Institute of China Seismological Bureau, Lanzhou, China. Thesis title: Numerical evaluation  of electrical field response to oscillating dipolar source in heterogeneous crust by integral equation approach.

    ·     B.Sc. in Physics, 1992.9-1996.7 Physics department of Inner Mongolia Normal University, Hohhot, China.

    ·     Visiting scholar, 2015.11-2016.10 Department of Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences, University of California, Los Angeles, California, USA


    ·     2017.11- present, Professor at School of Ocean and Earth Science, Tongji University, Shanghai, China

    ·     2005.4-2017.10, Researcher/Professor at Division of Upper Atmospheric Physics, Polar Research Institute of China, Shanghai, China.

    ·     1999.8-2001.9, Assistant at Division of Geomagnetism, Institute of Geophysics, China Seismological Bureau, Beijing, China.


    Research Interests

    ·     Dayside optical auroras;

    ·     Wave and plasma processes in the terrestrial magnetosphere and ionosphere;  

    ·     Solar wind-magnetosphere-ionosphere coupling.


    ·     NSFC grant 41774174, “Study on relative processes and possible generation mechanisms of throat aurora”, 2018/01-2021/12, ¥710,000 .

    ·     NSFC grant 41374161, “Study on the observational characteristics and generation mechanisms of dayside diffuse aurora”, 2014/01-2017/12, ¥800,000

    ·     NSFC grant 40974083, “Study on fine-structure aurora by parallel observations from multiple scales”, 2010/01-2012/12, ¥550,000

    ·     NSFC grant 40504009, “Study on generation mechanism of dayside Pi2 pulsations by multiple observations”, 2006/01-2008/12, ¥250,000


    ·     Han, D.-S., et al. (2017), Coordinated observations of two types of diffuse auroras near magnetic local noon by Magnetospheric Multiscale mission and ground all-sky camera, Geophys. Res. Lett., 44, doi:10.1002/2017GL074447.

    ·     Han, D.-S., H. Hietala, X.-C. Chen, Y. Nishimura, L. R. Lyons, J.-J. Liu, H.-Q. Hu, and H.-G. Yang (2017), Observational properties of dayside throat aurora and implications on the possible generation mechanisms, J. Geophys. Res. Space Physics, 122, doi:10.1002/2016JA023394.

    ·     Han, D. S., Y. Nishimura, L. R. Lyons, H. Q. Hu, and H. G. Yang (2016), Throat aurora: The ionospheric signature of magnetosheath particles penetrating into the magnetosphere, Geophys. Res. Lett., 43, 1819–1827, doi:10.1002/2016gl068181.

    ·     Han, D. S., X. Chen, J. Liu, Q. Qiu, K. Keika, Z. Hu, J. Liu, H. Hu, and H. Yang (2015), An extensive survey of dayside diffuse aurora based on optical observations at Yellow River Station, J. Geophys. Res., 120, 7447–7465, doi:10.1002/2015JA021699. (Cover image paper for Issue 9, 2015).

    ·     Liu, J. J., H. Q. Hu, D. S. Han, T. Araki, Z. J. Hu, Q. H. Zhang, H. G. Yang, N. Sato, A. S. Yukimatu, and Y. Ebihara, (2011), Decrease of auroral intensity associated with reversal of plasma convection in response to an interplanetary shock asobserved over Zhongshan station in Antarctica, J. Geophys. Res., 116, A03210, doi:10.1029/2010JA016156.

    ·     X.C., Chen, *D.S. Han, Z.J. Hu, J.J. Liu, H.Q. Hu, Z.Y. Xing, J.M. Liu, and R.Y. Liu (2012), Response of dayside diffuse aurora to enhancement of solar wind dynamic pressure, Chinese Journal of Polar Research, 24(3): 274-283, doi:10.3724/SP.J.1084.2012. 00274.

    ·     Han, D.S., H.G. Yang, J. Liang, T. Iyemori, S. W. H. Cowley, and T. Araki (2010), High‐latitude reconnection effect observed at the dayside dip equator as a precursor of a sudden impulse, J. Geophys. Res., 115, A08214, doi:10.1029/2009JA014787.

    ·     Han D.-S., H.-G. Yang, M. Nose, D.-H. Huang, Z.-T. Chen, and H.-Q. Hu (2008), Dawnside     particle injection caused by sudden enhancement of solar wind dynamic pressure, Journal of Atmospheric and Solar-Terrestrial Physics, 70, 1995-1999, doi:10.1016/j.jastp.2008.07.019.

    ·     Han DeSheng, Yang HuiGen, Chen ZhuoTian & C. P. Nielsen (2008), Coupling of Pi2 wave energy in the inner magnetosphere as inferred from low-latitude ground observations, Sci China Ser E-Tech Sci , Oct. 2008, vol. 51 , no. 10, 1-14, doi: 10.1007/s11431-008-0271-x.

    ·     Han D.-S., and Q. Li (2008), Geomagnetic Sudden Commencement at the Dawn-time Dip Equator, Earth Planets Space, 60, 607–612. (

    ·     Han D.-S., H.-G. Yang, Z.-T. Chen, T. Araki, M. W. Dunlop, M. Nosé, T. Iyemori, Q. Li, Y.-F. Gao, and K. Yumoto (2007), Coupling of perturbations in the solar wind density to global Pi3 pulsations: A case study, J. Geophys. Res., 112, A05217, doi:10.1029/2006JA011675.

    ·     Han D.-S., T. Araki, H.-G. Yang, Z.-T. Chen, T. Iyemori, and P. Stauning (2007), Comparative study of Geomagnetic Sudden Commencement (SC) between Oersted and ground observations at different local times, J. Geophys. Res., 112, A05226, doi:10.1029/2006JA011953.

    ·     Han D.-S., Toshihiko Iyemori, Masahito Nosé, Heather McCreadie, Satoru Yamashita, Peter Stauning,A comparative analysis of low-latitude Pi2 pulsations observed by Ørsted and ground stations, J. Geophys. Res., 109, A10209, doi:10.1029/2004JA010576, 2004.

    Han D.-S., T. Iyemori, Y.-F. Gao, Y. Sano, F. Yang, W. Li and M. Nose, Local time dependence of the frequency of Pi2 waves simultaneously observed at 5 low-latitude stations, Earth Planets Space, 55, 601-612, 2003.