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Young Researcher Award Winners


  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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