Current Members in Dr. Fuqing Zhang's Group

Dr. Fuqing Zhang
Professor of Meteorology
Joint Appointment with the Department of Statistics

  • Dynamic and mesoscale meteorology, tropical cyclones and hurricanes
  • Gravity wave, sea breeze, mountain-plains circulation, diurnal cycle
  • Numerical weather prediction, data assimilation, atmospheric predictability
  • Regional scale climate, air pollution meteorology
  • Spatial covariance, Kalman filtering, parameter estimation
  • Dr. Xingchao Chen
    Research associate

  • Data assimilation
  • Monsoon
  • Land and sea breeze
  • Regional climate
  • Dr. Dandan Tao
    Post-Doctoral Scholar
    ADAPT center assistant

  • Dynamics and predicatbility of tropical cyclones and hurricanes
  • Dr. Yunji Zhang
    Post-Doctoral Scholar

  • Tropical cyclones, mesoscale convective systems and severe thunderstorms
  • Ensemble-based data assimilation and numerical weather prediction
  • Predictability of severe weather events
  • Hans Chen
    Ph.D. Graduate Student since 01/2013

  • Synoptic-scale atmospheric dynamics and teleconnection patterns
  • Interactions between large-scale circulation and regional climate
  • The connection between the Arctic climate system and mid-latitude weather patterns
  • Data assimilation, ensemble techniques, and predictability
  • Hui-Wen Lai
    Ph.D. Graduate Student since 08/2015

  • Data assimilation
  • Wenjie Li
    Ph.D. Graduate Student since 01/2017

  • Gravity wave dynamics
  • Masashi Minamide
    Ph.D. Graduate Student since 08/2014

  • Tropical cyclones
  • Data Assimilation
  • Robert Nystrom
    Ph.D. Graduate Student since 08/2015

  • Tropical cyclones, data assimilation and predictability
  • Scott Sieron
    Ph.D. Graduate Student since 08/2013

  • Community Radiative Transfer Model (CRTM) coupling with WRF microphysics schemes
  • Data assimilation of microwave observations for tropical cyclones
  • Y. Qiang Sun
    Ph.D. Graduate Student since 08/2012

  • Gravity waves dynamics and its parameterization
  • Predictability of Mesoscale weather systems
  • Yue (Michael) Ying
    Ph.D. Graduate Student since 08/2012

  • Convection-permitting modeling of the tropical multi-scale convective systems during Madden-Julian oscillation active phases
  • Comparing and improving data assimilation methods for the tropical convective scales, evaluating observing systems over the tropics, and assessing the intrinsic limit of predictability of the tropical weather systems
  • Andrew Thomas
    M.S. Graduate Student since 08/2016

  • Numerical Weather Prediction
  • Su (Simon) Liu
    Visiting Doctoral Student from Nanjing University (CSC scholarship recipient 11/2015-11/2017)

    Yanting Ye
    Visiting Doctoral Student from Beijing Normal University (CSC scholarship recipient 10/2015-10/2017)

  • Tropical Cyclone Precipitation
  • Lei Zhu
    Visiting Doctoral Student from Peking University (CSC scholarship recipient 10/2015-10/2017)

  • Diurnal Land-Sea Breeze Variation
  • Diurnal Precipitation Cycle
  • Recent External Collaborators

    1. Drs. Jason Sippel and Scott Braun, NASA/GSFC
    2. Drs. Allen Zhao and Craig Bishop at NRL
    3. Drs. Altug Aksoy, John Gamache and Frank Marks at NOAA/HRD
    4. Dr. John Knaff at NOAAA/NESDIS
    5. Drs. Mingjing Tong and Vijay Tallapragada at NOAA/NCEP
    6. Drs. Zhiyong (Ellie) Meng, Qinghong Zhang and Benkui Tan at Peking University
    7. Dr. Juan Fang at Nanjing University
    8. Dr. Chun-Chieh Wu, National Taiwan University
    9. Dr. Hyun Mee Kim, Yonsei University, Korea
    10. Dr. Parta Mukhopadhay, Indian Institue of Tropical Meteorology
    11. Drs. Yunqi Ni, Yonghui Lin, Huizhong He, Yali Luo, Tingting Qian at Chinese Academy of Meteorological Sciences
    12. Dr. Jianhua Sun at Institute of Atmospheric Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences
    13. Drs. Craig Epifanio, John Nielsen-Gammon, Ken Bowman, Mikyoung Jun at Texas A&M University
    14. Dr. Kerry Emauel, MIT
    15. Drs. David Nolan and Elliot Atlas, University of Miami
    16. Dr. Chris Rozeff, University of Wisconsin
    17. Drs. Tiffany Shaw and Shuguang Wang, Columbia University
    18. Dr. Todd Lane, Melbourne University, Australia
    19. Dr. Riwal Plougonven, LMD/CNS, France
    20. Dr. Tim Dunkerton, Northwest Research Associate
    21. Drs. Chris Snyder, Rich Rotunno, Hans Huang, Chris Davis, Xin Zhang, Rebecca Morss and Laura Pan at NCAR

    Alumni of the research group at Penn State Since 2008

    1. Dr. Zhiyong (Ellie) Meng, Visiting Professor from Peking University China (01/2010-07/2010)
    2. Dr. Jianhua Sun, Visiting Professor from Chinese Academy of Science, Institute of Atmospheric Physics (04/2010-10/2010)
    3. Dr. Juan Fang, Visiting Professor from Nanjing University China (08/2008-02/2010)
    4. Dr. Xiaoming Hu, postdoctoral scientist (11/2008-08/2010), Adjunct Assistant Professor in the University of Oklahoma
    5. Dr. Chanh Kieu, postdoctoral scientist (07/2009-01/2010), currently tenured lecturer at Vietnam National University
    6. Huizhong He, exchange doctoral student from CAMS China (02/2009-01/2010), Ph.D. awarded 12/2010 (currently associate professor at CAMS)
    7. Meng Zhang, doctoral student (08/2008-11/2010), Ph.D. awarded 12/2010 (currently environmental modeling team lead at IBM China)
    8. Baoguo Xie, exchange graduate student from Peking University (09/2009-09/2011), currently working in IBM China
    9. Dr. Xiaqiong (Kate) Zhou, Visitiing Postdoctoral Scientist (12/2010-9/2011) from University of Hawaii (currently NCEP)
    10. Dr. Xuyang Ge, Postdoctoral Scientist (sponsored by NOAA through UCAR Visiting Scientist Program) (11/2010-06/2012) (currently at University of Hawaii)
    11. Dr. Hongwen Kang, Visiting Professor from Chinese Academy of Meteorological Sciences (11/2011-2/2012)
    12. Chuanhai Qian, Visiting Scholar, Director of China Marine and Typhoon Prediction Center, CMA (2/2011-2/2012)
    13. Qilin Wan, Visiting Scholar, Director of China Institute of Tropical and Marine Meteorology (12/2011-1/2012)
    14. Yudong Gao, Visiting Scholar, research scientist at China Institute of Tropical and Marine Meteorology (6/2011-6/2012, 02/2015-02/2016)
    15. Dr. Daniel Stern, Postdoctoral Scientist (7/2010-12/2012), now NSF graduate fellow at NCAR
    16. Dr. Xinghua Bao, visiting graduate student (09/2009-05/2011), Postdoctoral Scientist (08/2011-08/2012), now research scientist at Chinese Academy of Meteorological Sciences
    17. Benkui Tan, visiting professor from Peking University (8/2012-10/2012)
    18. Zhang Yuanchun, visiting graduate student from Institute of Atmospheric Physics, Chinese Academy of Science (08/2015-11/2015)
    19. Liang Aimin, visiting scholar from North China ATMB Meteorological Center
    20. Yanzhen Chi, visiting scholar from China Meteorological Administration (Fujian)
    21. Dr. Wei Li, postdoctoral researcher (3/2014-9/2014), now at NCEP
    22. Dr. Haiwen Liu, visiting professor from Chengdu University of Information Technology, China (11/2013-5/2014)
    23. Yunji (Jerry) Zhang , visiting graduate student from Peking University (9/2012-9/2014)
    24. Ye (Amy) Yun, visiting graduate student from Peking University (9/2013-9/2014)
    25. Dr. Jonathan Poterjoy (doctoral student 8/2009-8/2014), now postdoc at the Advance Study Program at NCAR
    26. Jun Sun, lead forecaster and visiting scholar from Chinese National Meteorological Center
    27. Lin Dong, senior forecaster and visiting scholar from Chinese Tropical Cyclone Forecast Center
    28. Xuexing Qiu, deputy director and visiting scholar from Anhui Meteorological Center, China
    29. Dr. Shoujuan (Jennifer) Shu, visiting professor from Nanjing University
    30. Dr. Ashford Reyes, visiting graduate student from Howard University, now meteorologist at Caribbean Institude for Meteorology and Hydrology (CIMH)
    31. Dr. Qinghong (Alise) Zhang, Visiting Professor from Peking University (08/2014-08/2015)
    32. Dr. Xiaodong Tang, Visiting Professor from Nanjing University (08/2014-08/2015)
    33. Dr. Dandan Tao, doctoral student (08/2010-05/2015), Ph.D. awarded 05/2015
    34. Xingchao Chen, Visiting Doctoral Student from Nanjing University (05/2015-11/2015)
    35. Ling Zhang, Visiting Scholar from Chinese operational typhoon forecast center (05/2015-05/2016)
    36. Dr. Christopher Melhauser (doctoral student 8/2012-4/2016), currently working in EMC
    37. Dr. Chunyu Qiu, Visiting Professor from Lanzhou University (CSC scholarship recipient 08/2015-08/2016)
    38. Mingxin Li, Visiting Doctoral Student from Peking University (CSC scholarship recipient 09/2014-09/2016)
    39. Yingjian Chen, Visiting Doctoral Student from Tsinghua University (CSC scholarship recipient 10/2015-10/2016)
    40. Dr. Yicun (Ethan) Zhen, doctoral student (09/2010-09/2016)
    41. Jingsong Pan, Visiting Scholar from Zhejiang Meteorological Observatory (04/2016-07/2016)
    42. Dr. Erin Munsell, doctoral student (08/2010-08/2016), Ph.D. awarded 08/2016
    43. Dr. Yonghui Weng, research associate (08/2008-12/2016)
    44. Dr. Daigao Teng, Visiting Scholar from Zhejiang Meteorological Observatory (04/2016-01/2017)
    45. Dr. Ling Huang, Visiting Scholar from Chinese Academy of Meteorological Sciences (01/2017-04/2017)
    46. Eun-Gyeong Yang, Visiting student from Yonsei University, Korean (03/2017-07/2017)
    47. Yan Wang, Visiting student from Institute of Tibetan Plateau Research, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China (05/2017-07/2017)
    48. Dr. Sourav Taraphdar, Post-doctoral scholar (2015/07-2017/06)
    49. Dr. Tonghua Su, Visiting scholar from Fujian Meteorological Bureau, China (2016/10-2017/10)
    50. Dr. Yu Shu, Visiting scholar from Jiangsu Meteorological Bureau, China (2017/4-2017/10)

    Short-term collaborative visitors

    1. Dr. Jason Sippel, NASA/GSFC (09/2009)
    2. Dr. Tiffany Shaw, Columbia University (10/2009)
    3. Dr. Craig Epifanio, Texas A&M University (10/2009)
    4. Dr. Tim Dunkerton, Northwest Research Associate (11/2009)
    5. Dr. Todd Lane, Melbourne University (11/2009)
    6. Dr. Chris Snyder, NCAR (12/2009)
    7. Dr. Kerry Emanuel, MIT (03/2010)
    8. Dr. Richard Rotunno, NCAR (10/2010)
    9. Dr. Yuqing Wang, University of Hawaii (10/2010)
    10. Dr. Shuguang Wang, Columbia University (12/2010)
    11. Dr. Dalin Zhang, University of Maryland (02/2011)
    12. Dr. Chris Davis, NCAR (03/2011)
    13. Dr. Robert Gall, NOAA/NCAR (4/2011)
    14. Dr. Mingjing Tong, NCEP (09/2011)
    15. Dr. Mel Shapiro, NCAR (11/2011)
    16. Dr. Zongliang Yang, University of Texas (11/2011)