Xinyue Wang Awarded NCAR ASP Postdoctoral Fellowship
Writer(s): Cheryl Pierce
Xinyue Wang has been awarded the highly prestigious NCAR Advanced Study Program Postdoctoral Fellowship, starting October 2020.
The ASP postdoctoral fellowship is an excellent opportunity to conduct independent research at the National Center for Atmospheric Research. ASP fellows are part of a collaborative cohort, are mentored by leading NCAR scientists and engineers, and benefit from the breadth of science and training happening at NCAR.
Wang is a a fifth-year Ph.D. student at the Purdue University College of Science, Department of Earth, Atmospheric, and Planetary Sciences. "After receiving a bachelor’s degree in Atmospheric Sciences in 2015 from Nanjing University, China," says Wang, "I was driven with full passion and exertion to pursue a Ph.D. degree in the same area under mentoring by Dr. Wen-wen Tung and Dr. Yutian Wu."
According to Wang, her research interests mainly focus on investigating the chemical and dynamical coupling mechanisms between the troposphere and stratosphere. For postdoctoral work, she would like to extend her research interests and pursue new scientific topics using both observational and modelling tools.
Wang's primary NCAR mentor will be senior scientist William Randel. Her proposed research is “Weather-Chemistry-Climate Coupling of the Summer Monsoons and Upper Troposphere Lower Stratosphere”. She will collaborate with scientists in Atmospheric Chemistry Observations and Modeling (ACOM) and Climate and Global Dynamics (CGD) divisions. She will also contribute to the Asian Summer Monsoon Chemical and Climate Impact Project (ACCLIP) campaign and the development of the Whole Atmosphere Community Climate Model (WACCM).
"My advisor Wen-wen was an ASP fellow. Many of scientists I’ve been looking up to were once ASP fellow," says Wang. "I’ve been collaborating with scientists from National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR) since the first year of my program. I have had the great fortune to work with many NCAR scientists who are very supportive and have influenced me with their research quality and professional attitude. I’m very looking forward to continuing the collaboration after my Ph.D. program. Thus, I’d love to apply for any postdoc positions at NCAR, and I’m sincerely honored to be selected in ASP program."