Weichao Tu

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Associate Professor

Department of Physics and Astronomy

West Virginia University

Morgantown, WV 26506

 

 

Email:

wetu@mail.wvu.edu

 

Office Phone:

304-293-3349

RECENT NEWS

Weichao Tu received the 2021 Katherine E. Weimer Award

(posted 6/22/2021 by Weichao Tu)

 

Dr. Weichao Tu has been awarded the 2021 Katherine E. Weimer Award from the American Physical Society Division of Plasma Physics. This recognizes outstanding achievement in plasma science research by a woman physicist in the early years of her career.

TOP DOWNLOADED ARTICLE 2018-2019, Journal of Geophysical Research: Space Physics

(posted 4/30/2020 by Weichao Tu)

 

Our paper entitled "Quantitative Assessment of Radiation Belt Modeling" has been recognized as one of the top 10% most downloaded papers in Journal of Geophysical Research: Space Physics in 2018-2019.

TOP DOWNLOADED ARTICLE 2017-2018, Journal of Geophysical Research: Space Physics

(posted 6/6/2019 by Weichao Tu)

 

Our paper entitled "Understanding the mechanisms of radiation belt dropouts observed by Van Allen Probes" has been recognized as a top 20 most read paper in Journal of Geophysical Research: Space Physics in 2017-2018.

Mohammad Barani received the Newkirk Fellowship

(posted 10/21/2019 by Weichao Tu)

 

Graduate student in our group, Mohammad Barani, received the Newkirk Fellowship awarded by the High Altitude Observatory of the National Center for Atmospheric Research. Newkirk Fellowship is one of the most prestigious fellowships in the field of space plasma physics, which is in honor of Gordon A. Newkirk Jr. (1928-1985).

Weichao Tu received the prestigious Cottrell Scholar Award

(posted 2/1/2019 by Weichao Tu)

 

Dr. Weichao Tu has been awarded the prestigious Cottrell Scholar Award from the Research Corporation for Scientific Advancement. The Cottrell Scholar program champions the very best early career teacher-scholars in chemistry, physics, and astronomy for the quality and innovation of their research programs and their academic leadership skills.

Zheng Xiang paper published in Geophysical Research Letters

(posted 8/17/2018 by Weichao Tu)

 

The paper is entitled "A Statistical Survey of Radiation Belt Dropouts Observed by Van Allen Probes" with authors Zheng Xiang, Weichao Tu, Binbin Ni, M. G. Henderson, and Xing Cao. 

Weichao Tu received the prestigious NSF CAREER Award

(posted 6/12/2018 by Weichao Tu)

 

Dr. Weichao Tu has been awarded the prestigious National Science Foundation CAREER Award to support her research in developing the first comprehensive model to simulate the mysterious dropout of the radiation belt electrons.

Weichao Tu received the AT-RASC 2018 Young Scientist Award

(posted 3/1/2018 by Weichao Tu)

 

Dr. Weichao Tu was selected as a recipient of the AT-RASC 2018 Young Scientist Award and she will be honored at the UNION RADIO-SCIENTIFIQUE INTERNATIONALE (URSI) AT-RASC 2018 conference at Gran Canaria, Spain.

Kevin Pham paper published in Journal of Geophysical Research

(posted 10/23/2017 by Weichao Tu)

 

The paper is entitled "Understanding the Mechanisms of Radiation Belt Dropouts Observed by Van Allen Probes" with authors Kevin Pham, Weichao Tu, and Zheng Xiang. 

Zheng Xiang paper published in Journal of Geophysical Research and selected for AGU Eos Spotlight

(posted 10/17/2017 by Weichao Tu)

 

The paper is entitled "Quantifying the precipitation loss of radiation belt electrons during a rapid dropout event" with authors Zheng Xiang, Weichao Tu, Xinlin Li, Binbin Ni, S. K. Morley, and D. N. Baker. 

Mohammad Barani wins the best poster presentation award at GEM 2017

(posted 7/3/2017 by Weichao Tu)

 

Graduate student in our group, Mohammad Barani, won the best poster presentation award in the Student Poster Competition at the 2017 Geospace Environment Modeling (GEM) annual meeting in Portsmouth, Virginia. GEM is one of the most prestigious meetings in the field of space physics, which is supported by the National Science Foundation.