Dr. Bin Chen is Assistant Professor of Physics affiliated with the Department of Physics and the Center for Solar-Terrestrial Research. He moved to New Jersey Institute of Technology from Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics in January 2016, where he held an appointment as Astrophysicist in the Solar and Stellar X-ray Group. Before that, he was a postdoctoral fellow at the CSTR of NJIT. He obtained a Ph.D. from the University of Virginia in 2013, a M.S. from the University of the Chinese Academy of Sciences in 2008, and a B.S. from the Peking University in 2005. He received the NSF CAREER Award in 2017 and the NASA Living-with-the-Star Jack Eddy Fellowship in 2013.
Chen's main expertise is in solar radio astronomy. He is particularly interested in explosive events on the Sun known as solar flares and coronal mass ejections, which have the potential of affecting the space environment around the Earth. He is one of the leading experts in utilizing some of the world's largest radio observatories for solar observing, including the Karl G. Janksy Very Large Array (VLA) and the Atacama Large Millimeter Array (ALMA). He is a core member of NJIT's own solar-dedicated radio telescope: the Expanded Owens Valley Solar Array. He is also experienced in using NASA's space-based solar observatories including RHESSI, SDO, Hinode, IRIS, and STEREO.
Dr. Sijie Yu
Dr. Sijie Yu is a Postdoctoral Researcher affiliated with the Department of Physics and the Center for Solar-Terrestrial Research. He obtained a Ph.D. from the University of the Chinese Academy of Sciences in 2015 and a B.S. from the University of Science and Technology of China in 2010. He received the Pollyanna Chu Award of Chinese Academy of Sciences for Excellent Ph.D Graduates in 2015.
Yu’s current work mainly focus on solar radio astronomy based on the observations from some of the world’s most advanced radio telescopes with solar observing capability, including the Karl G. Janksy Very Large Array (VLA) and the Atacama Large Milli-meter Array (ALMA), and the solar-dedicated radio telescope, Expanded Owens Valley Solar Array (EOVSA).
Yingjie Luo obtained a B.S. from University of Science and Technology of China. He joined in the NJIT Applied Physics graduate program in Fall 2016. He is now working on solar flare observations by the Karl G. Jansky Very Large Array (VLA).
Sylwia Janiak is an undergraduate student majoring in Applied Physics. She is now working on radio data obtained from the Karl G. Jansky Very Large Array.
Samantha Lomuscio is an undergraduate student majoring in Applied Physics. She is now working on radio data obtained from the Karl G. Jansky Very Large Array.
Dr. Zhitao Wang
Zhitao Wang was advised by Profs. Dale Gary and Bin Chen. His research focused on radio diagnostics of magnetic field in solar active regions and radio bursts produced in solar flares. He worked on the Expanded Owens Valley Solar Array project and used observational data from the Karl G. Jansky Very Large Array. Zhitao graduated in August 2017.
Lindsey Gray was an undergraduate research assistant worked with Prof. Bin Chen in Summer 2016 under the NASA Space Grant Consortium. She worked with observational data from the Karl G. Jansky Very Large Array.