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Young Researcher Award Winners


 2021
Young Researcher Award
Hiroshi Tanabe
For his unique experimental contribution to advanced imaging diagnostics, laboratory experiments of magnetic reconnection and their applications for fusion plasma heating.
  2021
Young Researcher Award
Mingu Yoo
For his pioneering work in discovering the fundamental mechanisms of ohmic breakdown phenomena in tokamaks by considering the self-induced electric field, which has profound practical implications for the design strategy of plasma start-up scenarios for future tokamaks such as ITER and beyond.
  2021
Young Researcher Award
Sanghoo Park
For his excellent work on weakly-ionized plasma science, particularly on the basic physics of the electrohydrodynamic (EHD) flow naturally produced in weakly-ionized collisional plasmas, and its stabilizing effect on plasma-liquid interface.
  2021
Young Researcher Award
Tong-Pu Yu
For his outstanding achievements in exploring physics in extremely intense laser-plasma interactions for novel applications e.g., brilliant X/gamma radiation, QED plasma generation, and particle acceleration.
  2021
Young Researcher Award
Meng Zhou
For his significant contribution to the understanding of the role of plasma waves in magnetic reconnection process, electron-scale physics in coalescing magnetic flux ropes, kinetic properties of dipolarization fronts, and magnetospheric substorms
  2021
Young Researcher Award
Xin Cheng
For his significant contribution to the understanding of the origin and early evolution of solar coronal mass ejections, turbulent magnetic reconnection in flaring current sheets, and space weather physics
  2021
Young Researcher Award
Siye Ding
For his fundamental contributions to the understanding and experimental development of advanced tokamak scenarios towards a steady state fusion reactor, and for elucidating, through integrated simulations, the synergism between internal transport barrier and divertor detachment in the high poloidal beta plasmas
 2020
Young Researcher Award
  Jiansen He
For his significant contributions in observational and theoretical studies of plasma turbulence in the solar wind by investigating their wavelike nature, dissipation/heating mechanisms and cascade processes at kinetic scales.
  2020
Young Researcher Award
Yutaka Ohira
For his pioneering contributions to our understanding of collisionless shocks in partially ionized plasmas and to providing insights into the escape mechanism of cosmic rays from astrophysical accelerators.
  2020
Young Researcher Award
Su-Ming Weng
For his outstanding achievements in the field of plasma optics related to high-power laser sciences and inertial confinement fusion, and for his contributions towards plasma transport theory under extreme high field conditions.
  2020
Young Researcher Award
  Atsushi M. Ito
For his outstanding contributions towards development of novel methods for simulation studies of plasma-material interactions and in furthering our understanding of the formation mechanism of tungsten fuzzy nanostructures induced by helium plasma irradiation.
  2020
Young Researcher Award
  Liang wang
For his outstanding contributions to power and particle exhaust in long pulse H-mode plasmas with ITER-like tungsten divertor, including development of advanced control schemes and discoveries on the mechanism of divertor heat flux spreading in dominant RF electron heating regimes.
  2020
Young Researcher Award
Minjun Choi
For his exceptional contributions towards the understanding of electron transport in tokamaks arising from nonlinear interactions between magnetic islands and turbulence using imaging diagnostics and big data analysis methods.
  2019
Young Researcher Award
Min Chen
For his original contributions on ionization injection and stage coupling
for laser plasma wakefield acceleration towards high quality and
high energy electron beams and tunable X-ray sources.
  2019
Young Researcher Award
Wei Chen
For his  outstanding  contributions to the experimental discoveries of energetic-electron-driven beta Alfvén eigenmode as well as  nonlinear interactions between toroidal Alfvén eigenmode and tearing mode in the HL-2A tokamak.
  2019
Young Researcher Award
Hui Tian
For his significant contributions to the generation and characteristics of small-scale magnetic activities,as well as their role in mass and energy transport that occurs in the magnetohydrodynamic environment of the solar atmosphere.

  2019
Young Researcher Award
Rongsheng Wang
For his outstanding contributions to the elucidation of the roles of flux ropes in energy dissipation and electron acceleration during collisionless magnetic reconnection.

  2019
Young Researcher Award
  Zhiyong Qiu
For his fundamental contributions to the understanding of stability and radial structures of energetic-particle-driven geodesic acoustic modes,and nonlinear parametric interactions of zonal structures, drift wave turbulence and Alfvén eigenmodes.

  2019
Young Researcher Award

Keigo Takeda
For his outstanding contributions to understanding the physicochemical reactions of reactive and energetic species both in the gas phase and on the surface of plasma processes with nano-fabrication as well as bio-medical applications.

  2018
Young Researcher Award
 

Takanobu Amano (Space)
For his significant contributions to the simulation and theory of acceleration of non-thermal electrons in collisionless shocks in space and astrophysical plasmas.  

  2018
Young Researcher Award
 

Hideyuki Hotta (Solar/Astro)
For fundamental contributions in demonstrating, via advanced high-resolution magnetohydrodynamic simulations, the important roles played by small-scale dynamo in the generation of the global-scale solar magnetic field.  

  2018
Young Researcher Award
 

Yan Feng (Basic)
For seminal contributions in understanding the dynamics, transport and other properties of dusty plasmas via various experimental methods conducted in comprehensive and systematic approaches. 

  2018
Young Researcher Award
 

Wulyu Zhong (Magnetic Fusion)
For significant scientific contributions to turbulent transport physics via a series of innovative particle and impurity transport studies in the experiments on HL-2A, Tore Supra and J-TEXT tokamaks.  

   2018
Young Researcher Award
 

Zheng-Xiong WANG (Fundamental)
For fundamental contributions in delineating the nonlinear physics of resistive and neoclassical tearing mode instabilities and the generic mechanism of vortex flow induced stabilization of multi-scale microturbulence in tokamak plasmas.

  2018
Young Researcher Award
 

Chao Chang (Applied)
For seminal contributions to wave-plasma interaction in the areas of novel electromagnetic undulators for free electron lasers and microwave-driven window breakdown mechanisms. 

2018
Young Researcher Award
 

Wei-Min Wang (Laser)
For his pioneering contributions to the novel generation and characteristics studies of tera-hertz (THz) radiation using strong interactions of one or two-color laser pulse and a target. 

 2017
Young Researcher Award
Lu Wang
For her theoretical formulation of an origin of intrinsic flow drive based on the gyro kinetic equation  and for her finding of a new " turbulent acceleration " mechanism for the flow drive.
“Gyrokinetic theory of turbulent acceleration of parallel rotation in tokamak plasmas” , Phys. Rev. Lett. 110, 265006 (2013)
2017
Young Researcher Award
Yong-Xin Liu
For his experimental study and modeling of spatiotemporal patterns of electron heating in a capacitively coupled radio-frequency plasma.

Experimental Observation and Computational Analysis of Striations in Electronegative Capacitively Coupled Radio-Frequency Plasmas”,
Phys. Rev. Lett. 116, 255002 (2016)“

  2017
Young Researcher Award
  Bin Qiao
For his significant contributions to the novel physics of laser-driven
compact ion accelerators.

“Achieving Stable Radiation Pressure Acceleration of Heavy Ions via Successive Electron Replenishment from Ionization of a High-Z Material Coating”,
Phys. Rev. Lett.118, 204802 (2017)

 2017
Young Researcher Award
  Linghua Wang
For her significant contributions to the understanding of particle acceleration and transport  at the Sun and in the heliosphere, as well as to the development of energetic particle detectors.

“A statistical study of solar electron events over one solar cycle”,
The Astrophysical Journal, 759(1), 69, 2012

 2017
Young Researcher Award
Guosheng Xu
For his first observation of turbulence suppression by zonal flows, which triggers the low-to-high ( L-H ) confinement mode transition, as well as his new approach to solve the problem of edge-localized-mode ( ELM )-induced high transient heat load in tokamak.
“Low-to-High Confinement Transition Mediated by Turbulence Radial Wave Number Spectral Shift in a Fusion Plasma”, PRL 116 (2016) 095002
 2016
Young Researcher Award
  Dhanya Mahalingam Balaram
   For her contribution on proton entry into the near-lunar plasma wave
   for magnetic field aligned flow on "observations of protons in the
   near-lunar and deeper wake, flowing along interplanetary magnetic
   fields, which could originate from the tail of the solar wind velocity
   distribution"(S. Ichimaru)
  “Proton entry into the near-lunar plasma wake for magnetic field
  aligned flow”, Geophysical Research Letters 40(2013)2913
 2016
Young Researcher Award
 
  Kazunori Takahashi
For his outstanding and definitive contributions to the problem of helicon based prasma thruster through studies of theoretical limits of diamagnetic induced momentum in a rapidly diverging magnetic nozzle.(P.K. Kaw)
For his contribution on approaching the theoretical limit of diamagnetic-induced momentum in a rapidly diverging magnetic nozzle, on "measurements of axial momenta for a low-beta plasma injected in a rapidly diverging magnetic nozzle, demonstrating increase in the momentum as the magnetic fields inhibit the cross-field diffusion".(S. Ichimaru)
For his experimental work giving insight into the basic plasma physics associated with helicon thruster development.(D.B.Melrose)
”Approaching the Theoretical Limit of Diamagnetic-Induced Momentum in a Rapidly Diverging Magnetic Nozzle”,
PRL 110(2013)195003
 2016
Young Researcher Award
 
   Wei Lu
For his unique and highly intuitive elucidation of relativistic plasma wakefields in the blowout regime for particle acceleration.(P. K. Kaw)
“Nonlinear Theory for Relativistic Plasma Wakefields in the Blowout Regime”, PRL 96(2006)165002
 2016
Young Researcher Award
 Tsuyoshi Inoue
For his contribution on the acceleration Galactic cosmic rays at shocks associated with young super nova remnants, in particular his well-cited paper.(D.B.Melrose)
“Toward Understanding the Cosmic-ray Acceleration at Young Supernova Remnants Interacting with Interstellar Clouds:
Possible Applications to RX J1713.7−3946
”The Astrophysical Journal 744(2012)71

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