Planetary And Space Exploration

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Cheng Li

Assistant Professor

Department of Climate and Space Sciences and Engineering

Climate and Space Research Building

2455 Hayward Street

Ann Arbor, MI 48109

[email protected]


Research Topics

  • Exploration of planets inside and outside of our solar system.
  • NASA’s Cassini Mission to Saturn and the Juno Mission to Jupiter.
  • Numerical model development. In particular, the planetary atmosphere simulator.
  • Radio observation.
  • Geophysical Fluid dynamics, including the atmosphere, ocean, and convection powered by the internal heat of a planet. 

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Education and Positions

University of California, Berkeley, 2019 – 2020

    51 Pegasi b Postdoc Fellow

Jet Propulsion Laboratory, 2017 – 2019

    NASA Postdoc Program Fellow

California Institute of Technology, 2011 – 2017

    Ph.D. Planetary Science

Peking University, 2007 – 2011

    B.S. Atmospheric Science