Professor of School of Earth and Space Sciences
University of Science and Technology of China
Education and Research Experience
School of Earth and Space Sciences, University of Science and Technology of China
Aerospace Engineering Sciences Department, University of Colorado
High Altitude Observatory, National Center for Atmospheric Research, USA
Advance Study Program, National Center for Atmospheric Research, USA
Chinese Academy of Sciences, China
Hunan Normal University, Hunan Province, China
Zeldovich Outstanding Young Scientist Medals from COSPAR 2010
Excellent Doctoral Dissertation Award of the Chinese Academy of Sciences 2006
ExcellentDoctoral Dissertation Award byHubei Province 2006
President Scholarship by the Chinese Academy of Sciences 2004
Outstanding Young Scientist Award by the Chinese Space Sciences Society 2003
Scholarships and Fellowship Grants by Chinese Academy of Sciences 2002-2005
Excellent Graduate Prize by Hunan Province 2000
Excellent Graduate Prize by Hunan Normal University 2000
· Thermospheric Neutral Density Implications and Satellite Drag
· Ionosphere and Thermosphere Response to the Disturbance from the Sun and the Lower Atmosphere
· Magnetosphere-Ionosphere-Thermospheric Numerical Modeling
· Simulation and Interpretation of ‘ Space Weather’ Phenomena
· Ionosphere/thermosphere Data Retrieve, Data Assimilation and its Implications
Selected Peer-Reviewed Journal Publications
Lei, J., J. P. Thayer, G. Lu, A. G. Burns, W. Wang, E. K. Sutton, and B. A. Emery (2011), Rapid Recovery of Thermosphere Density during the October 2003 Geomagnetic Storms, J. Geophys. Res., doi:10.1029/2010JA016164.
Lei, J., J. P. Thayer, A. G. Burns, G. Lu, and Y. Deng (2010),Wind and Temperature Effects on Thermosphere Mass Density Response to the November 2004 Geomagnetic Storm, J. Geophys. Res., 115, A05303, doi:10.1029/2009JA014754.
Lei, J., J. P. Thayer, J. M. Forbes, E. K. Sutton, and R. S. Nerem (2008), Rotating Solar Coronal Holes and Periodic Modulation of the Upper Atmosphere, Geophys. Res. Lett., 35, L10109, doi:10.1029/2008GL033875.
Lei , J., W. Wang , A. G. Burns , S. C. Solomon , A. D. Richmond , M. Wiltberger , L. P. Goncharenko, A. Coster , and B. W. Reinisch (2008), Observations and simulations of the ionospheric and thermospheric response to the December 2006 geomagnetic storm: Initial phase, J. Geophys. Res., 113, A01314, 10.1029/2007JA012807.
Lei, J. et al. (2007), Comparison of COSMIC ionospheric measurements with ground-based observations and model predictions: Preliminary results, J. Geophys. Res., 112, A07308, doi:10.1029/2006JA012240.