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Qingyu Zhu

Qingyu Zhu

Assistant Professor - Physics
WSTC 1.716
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Professional Preparation

Ph.D. - Physics
University of Texas at Arlington - 2020
B.S. - Geophysics
University of Science and Technology of China - 2015

Research Areas

  • Magnetosphere and ionosphere/thermosphere coupling
  • Multiscale ionospheric electrodynamics 
  • Global ionosphere and thermosphere modeling
  • Data analysis and data assimilation


Interhemispheric asymmetry of the thermospheric neutral density response to the 7-9 September 2017 geomagnetic storms,  2023 - Journal Article
Investigation of the Southern Hemisphere mid-high latitude thermospheric ∑O/N2 responses to the Space-X storm  2023 - Journal Article
Interhemispheric asymmetries in the high-latitude electrodynamic forcing and thermosphere during the 8-9 October 2012 geomagnetic storm: An integrated data-model investigation  2023 - Journal Article
Assessment of using field-aligned currents to drive the Global Ionosphere Thermosphere Model: A case study for the 2013 St Patrick’s Day geomagnetic storm  2022 - Journal Article
Low-and mid-latitude ionospheric response to the 2013 St Patrick's Day geomagnetic storm in the American Sector: GITM simulation  2022 - Journal Article
Impacts of soft electron precipitation on the thermospheric neutral mass density during geomagnetic storms: GITM simulation  2022 - Journal Article
Modeling Solar Eclipses at Extreme Ultra Violet Wavelengths and the Effects of Nonuniform Eclipse Shadow on the Ionosphere-Thermosphere System  2022 - Journal Article
Impacts of different causes on the inter-hemispheric asymmetry of ionosphere-thermosphere system at mid- and high-latitudes: GITM simulations  2021 - Journal Article


Graduate Teaching Assistant
University of Texas at Arlington [2015–2016]
Graduate Research Assistant
University of Texas at Arlington [2016–2020]
Postdoctoral Fellow
University of Texas at Arlington [2020–2021]
ASP Postdoctoral Fellow
National Center for Atmospheric Research [2021–2023]
Assistant Professor
University of Texas at Dallas [2023–Present]


  • Journal reviewer for Journal of Geophysical Research: Space, Space Weather, Earth and Space Science, Annales Geophysicae, and Advances in Space Research 
  • Poster judge for CEDAR workshops and AGU Fall Meetings 
  • External proposal reviewer for Air Force Office for Space Research (AFOSR)
  • Panelist for National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) proposal review panels 
  • Session convener for AOGS, CEDAR 
  • Guest associate editor of Frontiers in Astronomy and Space and Science