Prof. Quanqi Shi
Institute of Space Science/School of Space and physics, Shandong University, 180 Wenhua Xi Road, Weihai, Shandong, China.
TEL: +86-631-5688751 (office)
- Ph.D. in Geophysics/Space Physics, Peking University, Beijing, China, July 2010
- M.Sc. in Geophysics/Space Physics, Peking University, Beijing, China, July 2003
- B.Sc. in Geophysics/Space Physics, Peking University, Beijing, China, July 2000
- 12/2019 - Present Newton Advanced Fellow, University College London, UK
- As a Newton Advanced Fellow of the Royal Society, working with MSSL on scientific studies and instrumentation development, and promoting collaborations between the UK and China in space science.
- 09/2013 - Present Group leader, Shandong University, Weihai, Shandong, China
- Leading an international research group on solar wind – magnetosphere interactions. Group homepage:https://iss.wh.sdu.edu.cn/info/1077/1662.htm
- 08/2011 - Present Professor, Shandong University, Weihai, Shandong, China
- 09/2011 - 02/2012 Visiting Associate Researcher, IGPP, UCLA, US
- 01/2010 - 08/2011 Associate Professor, Shandong University at Weihai, Shandong, China
- 08/2007 - 12/2009 Lecturer, Shandong University at Weihai, Shandong, China
- Teaching and carrying out space physics research at Shandong University.
- 07/2003 - 08/2007 Assistant Researcher, CSSAR, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China
- Programing and scientific operation/planning for the China-ESA joint mission - Double Star at the scientific operation center (DSOC).
Key Publications (from 100+ papers in refereed journals, since April 2021)
1. Shi, Q. Q., C. Shen, M. W. Dunlop, Z. Y. Pu, Q. -G. Zong, Z. X. Liu, E. Lucek, and A. Balogh, Motion of observed structures calculated from multi-point magnetic field measurements: Application to Cluster, Geophys. Res. Lett., 33, L08109，doi:10.1029/2005GL025073, 2006.
2. Shi, Q. Q.,C. Shen, Z. Y. Pu, M. W. Dunlop, Q. -G. Zong, H. Zhang, C. J. Xiao, Z. X. Liu, and A. Balogh, Dimensional analysis of observed structures using multipoint magnetic field measurements: Application to Cluster, Geophys. Res. Lett., 32, L12105, doi:10.1029/2005GL022454, 2005.
3. Shi, Q. Q.,Tian, A.M., Bai, S.C., Hasegawa, H., Degeling, A.W., Pu, Z.Y., Dunlop, M., Guo, R.L., Yao, S.T., Zong, Q.-G., Wei, Y., Zhou, X.-Z., Fu, S.Y. and Liu, Z.Q. (2019). Dimensionality, coordinate system and reference frame for analysis of in-situ space plasma and field data. Space Science Reviews, 215(4).
-The method is recognized by the Cluster/MMS community as the ‘standard tool’ to find an optimal coordinate system and reference frame for the analysis of space plasma structures (see e.g., Denton et al., 2012, JGR; Wendel and Adrian, 2013, JGR)
4. Shi, Q. Q.,Q. -G. Zong, S. Y. Fu, M. W. Dunlop, Z. Y. Pu, G. K. Parks, Y. Wei, W. H. Li, H. Zhang, M. Nowada, Y. B. Wang, W. J. Sun, T. Xiao, H. Reme, C. Carr, A. N. Fazakerley, and E. Lucek, Solar wind entry into the high-latitude terrestrial magnetosphere during geomagnetically quiet times, Nature Communications, 4:1466 doi: 10.1038/ncomms2476, 2013.
5. Shi, Q. Q.,Q. -G. Zong, H. Zhang, Z. Y. Pu, S. Y. Fu, L. Xie, Y. F. Wang, Y. Chen, L. Li, L. D. Xia, Z. X. Liu, A. N. Fazakerley, H. Reme, and E. Lucek, Cluster observations of the entry layer equatorward of the cusp under northward interplanetary magnetic field, J. Geophys. Res., 114, A12219, doi:10.1029/2009JA014475, 2009.
- Hot plasma in the lobes revealed in the paper is considered as ‘unexpected in the standard magnetosphere model’ (e.g., Fear et al., Science, 2014).
6. Wang, H. Z., Zhang, J*., Shi, Q. Q.*, Saito, Y., Degeling, A. W., Rae, Zong, Q. G., Wei, Y., Liu, J., Guo, R. L., Yao, Z. H., Tian, A. M., Fu, X. H., Liu, J. Z., Ling, Z. C., Fu, S. Y., Sun, W. J., Bai, S. C., Chen, J., Yao, S. T., Zhang, H., Liu, W., Xia, L. D., Feng, Y. Y., Pu, Z. Y., (2021). Earth Wind as a Possible Exogenous Source of Lunar Surface Hydration. The Astrophysical Journal Letters. https://doi.org/10.3847/2041-8213/abd559.
- Wang, H. Z. is Dr. Shi’s PHD student; discovering that lunar water can be generated from the Earth wind, an interdisciplinary collaboration (cosmochemistry, space physics, and planetary geology) and has recently been highlighted by Nature (https://www.nature.com/articles/d41586-021-00124-w) and AAS (https://aasnova.org/2021/02/10/how-to-get-water-on-the-moon)
7. S. T. Yao, Z. Yue, Q. Q. Shi*, A. Degeling, HuiShan Fu, AnMin Tian, Hui Zhang, Andrew Vu, RuiLong Guo, ZhongHua Yao, Ji Liu, Qiu-Gang Zong, XuZhi Zhou, JingHuan Li, WenYa Li, HongQiao Hu, YangYang Liu, and WeiJie Sun (2021). Statistical properties of kinetic-scale magnetic holes in terrestrial space. Earth Planet. Phys., 5(1), 63-72. https://doi.org/10.26464/epp2021011.
- S. T. Yao was Dr. Shi’s PHD student; January 2021 EPP journal cover paper
8. S. T. Yao, M. Hamrin, Q. Q. Shi*, Z. H. Yao, A. W. Degeling, Q.‐G. Zong, H. Liu, A. M. Tian, J. Liu, H. Q. Hu, B. Li, S. C. Bai, C. T. Russell, and B. L. Giles (2020). Propagating and dynamic properties of magnetic dips in the dayside magnetosheath: MMS observations. Journal of Geophysical Research: Space Physics, 124, e2019JA026736. https://doi.org/10.1029/2019JA026736.
- S. T. Yao was Dr. Shi’s PHD student; 2020 EOS editor highlights (https://eos.org/editor-highlights/upstream-propagating-magnetic-dips-in-the-magnetosheath)
9. Shi, Q. Q., M. D. Hartinger, V. Angelopoulos, S. Y. Fu, Q. -G. Zong, A. M. Tian, J. M. Weygand, J. Raeder, Z. Y. Pu, X. Z. Zhou, M. W. Dunlop, W. L. Liu, H. Zhang, Z. H. Yao, and X. C. Shen, Solar wind pressure pulse-driven magnetospheric vortices and their global consequences, J. Geophys. Res. Space Physics, 119(6): 4274-4280. doi:10.1002/2013JA019551, 2014.
10. Shi, Q. Q., M. Hartinger, V. Angelopoulos, Q. -G. Zong, X. -Z. Zhou, X. -Y. Zhou, A. Kellerman, A. M. Tian, J. Weygand, S. Y. Fu, Z. Y. Pu, J. Raeder, Y. S. Ge, Y. F. Wang, H. Zhang, and Z. H. Yao, THEMIS observations of ULF wave excitation in the nightside plasma sheet during sudden impulse events, J. Geophys. Res., 118, doi:10.1029/2012JA017984, 2013.
11. Q.Q. Shi, Shen, X.-C., Tian, A. M., Degeling, A. W., Zong, Q.-G., Fu, S. Y., Pu, Z. Y., Zhao, H. Y., Zhang, H., & Yao, S. T. (2020), Magnetosphere Response to Solar Wind Dynamic Pressure Change: vortices, ULF waves and aurorae, Dayside Magnetosphere Interactions, edited by Q.-G Zong, P. Escoubet, D. Sibeck, G. Le, and H. Zhang, ISBN: 978-1-119-50963-9.
- Direct in-situ observational evidence of a solar wind pressure driven vortex in the tail, included in the THEMIS science nuggets (http://themis.igpp.ucla.edu/nuggets/nuggets_2014/Shi/Shi_14.html)
12. B. Mailyan, Q. Q. Shi*, A. Kullen, R. Maggiolo, Y. Zhang, R. C. Fear, Q. -G. Zong, S. Y. Fu, X. C. Gou, X. Cao, Z. H. Yao, W. J. Sun, Y. Wei, and Z. Y. Pu (2015), Transpolar arc observation after solar wind entry into the high-latitude magnetosphere, J. Geophys. Res. Space Physics, 120, 3525-3534, doi: 10.1002/2014JA020912
- B. Mailyan was Dr. Shi’s postdoc
-Transpolar arc consists of two parts, nightside & dayside (related to a solar wind entry event)
13. Shang, W. S., Tang, B. B., Shi, Q. Q.*, A. M. Tian, X.-Y. Zhou, Z. H. Yao, A.W. Degeling, I. J. Rae, S. Y. Fu, J. Y. Lu, Z. Y. Pu, A. N. Fazakerley, M.W. Dunlop, G. Facskó, J. Liu, and M.Wang (2020). Unusual location of the geotail magnetopause near lunar orbit: A case study. Journal of Geophysical Research: Space Physics, 125, e2019JA027401. https://doi.org/10.1029/2019JA027401.
- Shang, W.S. is Dr. Shi’s PHD student
- NASA release: Identifying Solar Radiation Patterns That Expose the Moon.
- JGR-space cover:https://agupubs.onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/epdf/10.1002/jgra.54997
14. Yao, S. T., Q. Q. Shi*, R. L.Guo, Z. H. Yao, A. M. Tian, A. W. Degeling, W. J. Sun, J. Liu, X. G. Wang, Zong, Q. G., Zhang, H., Pu, Z. Y., Wang, L. H., Fu, S. Y., Xiao, C. J., Russell, C. T., Giles, B.L., Feng, Y. Y., Xiao, T., Bai, S. C., Shen, X. C., Zhao, L. L., and Liu, H. (2018), Magnetospheric Multiscale Observations of Electron Scale Magnetic Peak, Geophys. Res. Lett., 45, 527-537, doi: 10.1002/2017GL075711.
- Yao, S.T. was Dr. Shi’s master and PhD student
15. Bai, S. C., Shi, Q.*, Liu, T. Z., Zhang, H., Yue, C., Sun, W.‐J., A.M Tian, A. W. Degeling, J. Bortnik, I. J. Rae, M.M Wang (2020). Ion‐scale ﬂux rope observed inside a hot ﬂow anomaly. Geophysical Research Letters, 47, e2019GL085933. https://doi. org/10.1029/2019GL085933.
- Bai, S.C. is Dr. Shi’s PhD student
16. Shen, X., Q. Shi*, Wang, B., Zhang, H., Hudson, M. K., Nishimura, Y., Hartinger, M. D., Tian, A., Zong, Q., Rae, I. J., and Degeling, A. W. (2018), Dayside Magnetospheric and Ionospheric Responses to a Foreshock Transient on 25 June 2008: 1. FLR Observed by Satellite and Ground-Based Magnetometers, JGR-Space, 123, 6335-6346.
- Shen, X.C. was Dr. Shi’s PhD student
17. Xiao, T., Shi Q.Q.*, A. M. Tian, W.J. Sun, H. Zhang, X. C. Shen, W. S. Shang, and A. M. Du, Plasma and Magnetic field characteristics of magnetic decreases in the solar wind at 1AU Cluster-C1 observations, Solar Physics, 289(8): 3175-3195, 2014.
- Xiao, T. was Dr. Shi’s PhD student
18. Sun, W. J., Shi Q. Q.*, S. Y. Fu, Z. Y. Pu, M. W. Dunlop, A. P. Walsh, Q. -G.Zong, T. Xiao, C. L. Tang, H. Reme, C. Carr, E. Lucek, and A. Fazakerley, Cluster and TC-1 observation of magnetic holes in the plasma sheet, Ann. Geophys., 30, 583-595, doi:10.5194/angeo-30-583-2012, 2012.
- Sun, W. J. was Dr. Shi’s master student
19. Ling, Y., Shi, Q.*,Shen, X.-C, Tian, A., Li, W., Tang, B., Degeling, A.W., Hasegawa, H., Nowada, M., Zhang, H., Rae, I.J., Zong, Q.-G, Fu, S., Fazakerley, A.N. and Pu, Z. (2018), Observations of Kelvin-Helmholtz Waves in the Earth's Magnetotail Near the Lunar Orbit. JGR-Space Physics, 123: 3836-3847
- Ling, Y.M. was Dr. Shi’s undergraduate student.
- AGU research spotlight:
- In recent years, more than 30 papers have been published by the students guided by Dr. Shi
Selected Invited Talks (from 20+ invited talks in international meetings, since April 2021)
1) ‘Magnetosheath plasma entry at the high latitude magnetosphere during northward IMF’, Session A08.2, IAGA Division III, IUGG/IAGA, Melbourne, Australia, 4-7 July, 2011.
2) ‘Plasma Transport Processes at the High Latitude Magnetosphere’, Session H-02, 30th, URSI General Assembly, Istanbul, Turkey, 13-20 August 2011.
3) ‘Properties of magnetic holes in the Earth’s high-altitude cusp as revealed by Cluster multipoint observations’, Session D3.1, the 39th COSPAR Scientific Assembly, Mysore, India, 14-22 July 2012.
4) ‘Recent observations on the interaction of the interplanetary shock with the magnetosphere’, Session ST-03, AOGS, Singapore, 13-17 August 2012.
5) ‘Solar Wind Entry into the lobe during Northward IMF and Related Auroral Activities’, the AOGS, Japan on 28 July-1 August, 2014.
6) ‘Solar wind dynamic pressure pulse - driven magnetospheric vortices and waves’, AGU fall meeting, SF, USA, 15-19 December, 2014
7) ‘Magnetosphere Response to Solar Wind Dynamic Pressure Change’, the 2016 AOGS Annual Meeting, Beijing on 1-5 August, 2016.
8) ‘Magnetic cavities in space plasmas: from MHD to kinetic scale’, AAPPS-DPP2019, Hefei on 4-8 August, 2019.
Awards and recognition
- Sunanda and Santimay Basu Early Career Award in Sun-Earth Systems Science,AGU, USA, 2017
- Fu Chengyi young scientist award, Chinese Geophysical Society-CGS, China, 2018
- Newton Advanced Fellowship,the Royal Society, UK, 2019
- Favorite teacher voted by the students of Shandong University (SDU), Weihai, 2012
- Outstanding teachers of SDU in all three campuses, 2019
- Program for New Century Excellent Talents in University, China Ministry of Education, 2012
- Excellent Master Thesis Advisor Award of Shandong University, 2013
- Excellent Undergraduate Student Thesis Advisor Award of Shandong Province, 2016, 2017
- NSFC Excellent Young Scientist award, NSF China, 2013
- Frontiers of Magnetospheric physics and solar-terrestrial environment research, Shandong University at Weihai, 2012-present
- Fluid Mechanics, Shandong University at Weihai, 2008-present
- Experiments of Electromagnetism, Shandong University at Weihai, 2007, 2011
- Teaching assistant in the course of Electromagnetics, Peking University, 2001
Advisor to Master students of Shandong University, Weihai, 2010-present
- Weijie Sun: graduated in 2012; now an assistant researcher in the University of Michigan
- Xiaochen Gou: graduated in 2016; now an assistant researcher in NSSC, CAS
- Shutao Yao: Outstanding Youth Paper Award at the 16th National Sun-Terrestrial Space Physics Conference in 2015
Advisor to Ph.D. students at Shandong University, Weihai, 2012-present
- Ting Xiao: graduated in 2015; now a Senior Engineer (permanent) in China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation
- Xiaochen Shen: graduated in 2018; now a research scientist at Boston University
- Shichen Bai: Outstanding Youth Paper Award at the 18th National Sun-Terrestrial Space Physics Conference in 2017
National/International Activities & Service contributions
- 2020 Convener, 2020 AGU fall meeting, ‘SM005 - Dayside Magnetosphere Interactions’
- 2019 Co-team leader of ISSI International team ‘The morphology of aurora at Earth and giant planets’
- 2020 Convener, ST20 - ‘Dayside Magnetosphere Interactions’, 2020 AOGS general assembly
- 2019 Co-conveners, 2017 EGU, 2019 AOGS, 2019 AGU, and 2020 EGU general assembly
- 2018-2019 JGR-planets Editor in Chief (EIC) search committee member, AGU
- 2017- Editorial Committee Member ofEarth and Planetary Physics
- 2017- Editorial Committee Member ofChinese Journal of Space Science
- 2017- Secretary in Magnetospheric physics, ST Section, AOGS
- 2016- Member (vice chair from 2019) of Planetary Physics Committee,Chinese Geophysical Society
- 2014-2016 Member of ISSI/ISSI-BJ International team ‘Small scale structure and transport during magnetopause magnetic reconnection: from Cluster to MMS’
- 2017-2019 Member of ISSI/ISSI-BJ International team ‘Magnetic topology effects on energy dissipation in turbulent plasma’
- 2017-2019 Member of ISSI-BJ International team ‘Dayside Transient Phenomena and Their Impact on the Magnetosphere-Ionosphere’
- 2020-2021 Member of ISSI International team ‘Towards a Unifying Model for Magnetic Depressions in Space Plasmas’
- 2016-present; 2019-present Scientific Team Member of SMILE and Chang’e 4 Mission
Fields of Interest
- Solar wind-magnetosphere-Moon interaction
- Earth-Moon space environment
- Aurora in the Earth and other planets
- Planetary space environment