Department of Atmospheric, Oceanic & Space Sciences in the College of Engineering at the University of Michigan

Department of Atmospheric, Oceanic & Space Sciences in the College of Engineering at the University of Michigan

FACULTY


Xianzhe Jia

Xianzhe Jia

Assistant Research Scientist

Office: 1411B SRB
Phone: 734-764-7220
Fax: 734-647-3083
Email: xzjia@umich.edu

Education

  • Ph.D., M.S.,   University of California, Los Angeles
  • M.S., B.S.,   Univerisity of Science and Technology of China

Research

Modeling of planetary magnetospheres and magnetosphere-moon interactions;

Magnetic properties of the satellites of Jupiter and Saturn

Specializations and Research Interests

  • Global MHD simulation of planetary magnetospheres and magnetosphere-moon interactions
  • Large-scale dynamics and transport of planetary magnetospheres
  • Magnetic properties of the satellites of Jupiter and Saturn

Honors, Awards and Accomplishments

  • Invited participant of the International Space Science Institute (ISSI) workshop on "Giant Planet Magnetodiscs and Auroae", 2012
  • Invited participant of the International Space Science Institute (ISSI) workshop on "Planetary Magnetism", 2008
  • Eugene B. Waggoner Scholarship, UCLA, 2007

Professional Service

  • Member of the ESA/NASA Europa-Jupiter-System-Mission/Jupiter-Ganymede-Orbitor Magnetosphere Working Group
  • Member of the International Space Science Institute (ISSI) international team of "Investigating the Dynamics of Planetary Magnetotails"
  • Reviewer, NASA Postdoctoral Program
  • Review panel member, NASA Outer Planets Reserach Program
  • Review panel member, NASA Planetary Mission Data Analysis Program
  • Reviewer, NSF ATM/GEO program
  • Executive secretary of the review panel for NASA Geospace Guest Investigator Program
  • Reviewer, Journal of Geophysical Research (-Space Physics; -Planets); Geophysical Research Letters; Planetary and Space Science
  • Member of the Scientific Organization Committee of the 2011 Solar/Space MHD International Summer School, Hefei, China
  • Member of the Science Program Committee of the 2013 AGU Chapman conference on “Fundamental properties and processes of magnetotails”, Reykjavik, Iceland

Publications

(Selected)

  1. McGrath, M. A., X. Jia, K. Retherford, P. D. Feldman, D. F. Strobel, and J. Saur, Aurora on Ganymede, Journal of Geophysical Research, doi:10.1002/jgra.50122, in press, 2013.
  2. Volwerk, M., X. Jia, C. Paranicas, W. S. Kurth, M. G. Kivelson, and K. K. Khurana, ULF waves in Ganymede’s upstream magnetosphere, Ann. Geophys., 31, 45 – 59, doi:10.5194/angeo-31-45-2013, 2013.
  3. Jia, X. and M. G. Kivelson, Driving Saturn’s magnetospheric periodicities from the atmosphere/ionosphere: Magnetotail response to dual sources, Journal of Geophysical Research, doi:10.1029/2012JA018183, 2012. (Selected as AGU Research Spotlight)
  4. Jia, X., M. G. Kivelson and T. I. Gombosi, Driving Saturn’s magnetospheric periodicities from the atmosphere/ionosphere, Journal of Geophysical Research, Vol. 117, A04215, doi:10.1029/2011JA017367, 2012. (Highlighted in 2012 June issue of the journal Nature Physics)
  5. Jia, X., K. C. Hansen, T. I. Gombosi, M. G. Kivelson, G. Tóth, D. L. DeZeeuw, and A. J. Ridley, Magnetospheric configuration and dynamics of Saturn’s magnetosphere: A global MHD simulation, Journal of Geophysical Research, doi: 10.1029/2012JA017575, 2012.
  6. Khurana, K. K., X. Jia, M. G. Kivelson, F. Nimmo, G. Schubert, and, C. T. Russell, Evidence of a global magma ocean in Io’s interior, Science, doi:10.1126/science.1201425, 2011.
  7. Jia, X., R. J. Walker, M. G. Kivelson, K. K. Khurana and J. A. Linker, Dynamics of Ganymede's magnetopause: Intermittent reconnection under steady external conditions, Journal of Geophysical Research, Vol. 115, A12202, doi:10.1029/2010JA015771, 2010. 
  8. Kivelson, M. G., X. Jia and K. K. Khurana, Medicean moons sailing through plasma seas: Challenges in establishing magnetic properties, Galileo's Medicean Moons: Their Impact on 400 Years of Discovery, Proceedings of the International Astronomical Union Symposia and Colloquia, Vol. 269, 58 -70, doi: 10.1017/S1743921310007271, 2010.
  9. Jia, X., R. J. Walker, M. G. Kivelson, K. K. Khurana and J. A. Linker, Properties of Ganymede's magnetosphere inferred from improved three-dimensional MHD simulations, Journal of Geophysical Research, Vol. 114, A09209, doi: 10.1029/2009JA014375, 2009. 
  10. Grodent, D., B. Bonfond, A. Radioti, J.-C. Gérard, X. Jia, J. D. Nichols and J. T. Clarke, The auroral footprint of  Ganymede, Journal of Geophysical Research, Vol. 114, A7, doi:10.1029/2009JA014289, 2009.
  11. Olsen, N., K.-H. Glassmeier and X. Jia, Separation of the magnetic field into external and internal parts, Space Science Reviews, doi:10.1007/s11214-009-9563-0, 2009.
  12. Jia, X., M. G. Kivelson, K. K. Khurana and R. J. Walker, Magnetic fields of the satellites of Jupiter and Saturn, Space Science Reviews, doi:10.1007/s11214-009-9507-8, 2009.
  13. Jia, X., R. J. Walker, M. G. Kivelson, K. K. Khurana and J. A. Linker, Three dimensional MHD simulations of Ganymede's magnetosphere, Journal of Geophysical Research, Vol. 113, A06212, doi:10.1029/2007JA012748, 2008.
Updated: 2013-01-18