Professor, Emeritus, UTMMeasurement of stellar spectral energy distributions, observations of stellar convection, high resolution stellar spectroscopy, models of stellar atmospheres.Ph.D. 1972, Chicago
I study the physics in stellar atmospheres. The physics is intriguing because the conditions, which cannot be recreated in our labs, are changing extremely rapidly between the dense stellar interior and the near vacuum of space. However, we have the great advantage of being able to observe directly the brightness and spectrum of the stellar atmosphere. A recent revolutionary observational development is the technique of optical/infrared interferometry that resolves the surfaces of the nearer stars. My approach concentrates on the bright stars that can be observed in the greatest detail, and to interpret those observations using computer models
I was born and raised in Shanghai, China. I received my bachelor degree in astronomy at the University of Science and Technology of China (USTC). My research interests cover a wide range but focus on galaxies. In my spare time, you can see me playing badminton/swimming/jogging. I enjoy traveling in different countries and visiting museums.
Assistant Professor, UTSCPlanetary interiors: structure, thermal histories, mantle convection, core-mantle coupling; computational fluid dynamics; high performance computing and numerical modellingPh.D. 1996, York University