Na Deng, PhD
Research Professor
Space Weather Research Laboratory
Center for Solar-Terrestrial Research
New Jersey Institute of Technology
323 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.
Newark, NJ 07102-1982
Phone: 973-596-5760    Fax: 973-596-3617

Past: Post-doctoral Researcher
Physics & Astronomy Department
California State University Northridge
18111 Nordhoff Street
Northridge, California 91330-8268



Sep. 1997 – Jul. 2001:    Undergraduate study at Physics Department of Nanjing University, Nanjing, P. R. China.

 Jul. 2001:    B. Sc. in Physics, Nanjing University

Jan. 2002 – Dec. 2006:   Graduate study at Center for Solar-Terrestrial Research (CSTR) in Physics Department of 
New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT), New Jersey, U.S.A.   Major: Solar Physics
Jan. 2007:    Ph.D. in Applied Physics, NJIT-Rutgers (Newark) Joint Program.
                                           Thesis: High Resolution Studies of Complex Solar Active Regions
                                           Advisor: Dr. Carsten Denker.        Co-advisor: Dr. Haimin Wang     


Na Deng (ND) started to be engaged in solar physics research in January of 2002. ND's current research interests lie in:

Spectro-polarimetric study of solar active region magnetic and flow fields at multiple heights.
Sunspot penumbral structure in white light and magnetic field vector.
Rapid change of sunspot structure and magnetic fields associated with flares and CMEs
Active region flow fields and sunspot motions associated with flares and CMEs

Image reconstruction techniques
Stokes inversion techniques

Some past projects:

          Spectral analysis of Stokes profiles in photosphere and chromosphere
          Multi-height properties of sunspot moat and Evershed flows

Refereed Journal Articles (Search in
NASA ADS for all co-authored articles and presentations):

5. Study of Stokes Profiles of NOAA AR 9661 Using Simultaneous Observations of Photospheric FeI and   
    Chromospheric MgI Lines
 Deng, N., Choudhary, D. P. and Balasubramaniam, K. S. 2010, The Astrophysical Journal, submitted.


4. Diagnosis of Flow and Magnetic Fields Using Simultaneous Spectro-Polarimetry of Photospheric FeI  
    and Chromospheric MgI Lines
 Deng, N., Choudhary, D. P. and Balasubramaniam, K. S. 2010, ASP Conference Series, in press.

3. Flow Field Evolution of a Decaying Sunspot
    Deng, N., Choudhary, D., Tritschler, A., Denker, C., Liu, C., and Wang, H. 2007, The Astrophysical Journal, 671, 1013-1021

2. Multi-Wavelength Study of Flow Fields in Flaring Super Active Region 10486
    Deng, N., Xu, Y., Yang, G., Cao, W., Liu, C., Rimmele, T. R., Wang, H., and Denker, C. 2006,
The Astrophysical Journal, 644, 1278-1291

1. Rapid Penumbral Decay in Active Region NOAA 9026 Associated with An X2.3 Flare
    Deng, N., Liu, C., Yang, G., Wang, H., and Denker, C. 2005, The Astrophysical Journal, 623, 1195-1201

Conference (Search in NASA ADS) and Summer Schools Attended:

2010 May 23 – May 27:      AAS/SPD Meeting, Miami, Florida (Poster)
2009 Dec 01
– Dec 04:       Hinode-3 Science Meeting, Tokyo, Japan (Poster)
2009 Oct 17 – Oct 21:        The 2nd International Space Weather Conference第二届全球华人空间/太空天气科 学大会), Nanjing, China (Oral presentation)
2009 Jun 14 – Jun 18:        SPD Meeting, Boulder, Colorado (Poster)
2008 Dec 08
– Dec 12:       Solar Activity during the Onset of SOLAR CYCLE 24, Napa, California (Oral presentation)
2008 May 27
– May 30:      AGU/SPD Meeting, Fort Lauderdale, Florida (Oral presentation)
2007 May 27 – May 31:     
AAS/SPD Meeting, Honolulu, Hawaii (Poster)
2006 Dec. 11 – Dec. 15:     AGU Fall Meeting, San Francisco, California (Oral presentation)
2006 Jun. 25 – Jun. 30:      SPD Meeting, Durham, New Hampshire (Oral presentation, Dissertation talk)
2006 Jun. 14 – Jun. 24:       2nd SPD Summer School on High Energy Solar Physics, Durham, New Hampshire
2005 July 24 – July 29:       1st SPD Summer School on Helioseismology, Boulder, Colorado
2005 May 23 – May 27:      AGU/SPD Meeting, New Orleans, Louisiana (Oral presentation)
2004 May 31 – June 3:        
AAS/SPD Meeting, Denver, Colorado (Oral presentation)
2003 June 16 – June 20:      SPD Meeting, Laurel, Maryland (Poster)

Professional Societies:

2004-present:     American Astronomical Society (AAS)
Solar Physics Division (SPD/AAS)
American Geophysical Union (AGU)

June 2006:            SPD Studentship Award
May 2005:            Zirin SPD Studentship Award
June 2001:            Outstanding Graduate of Nanjing University, China
1998-2000:          Physics Department RenMin Scholarship for Excellent Students, Nanjing University, China


Work Experience:


     Spring 2002:           Teaching Assistant. Advisor: Dr. Jan Opyrchal           
Teach general physics labs (Mechanics and Electromagnetics) for undergraduate students of NJIT

          Fall 2002:          Teaching Assistant. Advisor: Dr.JanOpyrchal                                                                                                                           
Teach general physics labs (Mechanics and Dynamics) for undergraduate students of NJIT

     Spring 2003:           Teaching Assistant. Advisor: Dr. Slawomir S. Piatek                                                                                                                      
Teach observing astronomy labs for undergraduate students of NJIT and Rutgers (Newark)

J un. 2003‒Dec. 2006:           Research Assistant, Center for Solar-Terrestrial Research, NJIT

                                            Do research about solar physics. Advisor: Dr. Carsten Denker.      Co-advisor: Dr. Haimin Wang

      Jan. 2007‒present:           Postdoctoral Researcher, Physics and Astronomy Department, California State University Northridge
                         Do research about solar physics. Advisor: Dr. Debi Prasad Choudhay   

      Jan. 2009‒present:           Visiting research professor, Space Weather Research Lab, NJIT
                         Do research about solar physics. Advisor:
Dr. Haimin Wang   


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