Faculty Profile
  LI Ding
Department: Department of Modern Physics
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Department of Modern Physics, University of Science and Technology of China, 96 Jinzhai Rd, Hefei, Anhui, PR China
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Research Profile

     Li Ding, male, doctor, professor and doctoral supervisor at the University of Science and Technology of China (USTC). He is also the director of the Key Laboratory of Basic Plasma Physics at the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS). From 1978 to 1984, he studied at USTC for BS and MS degrees. From 1985 to 1988, he advanced his studies at the CAS Institute of Plasma Physics as a doctoral candidate. From 1989 to 1992 and from 1996 to 1997, he was a postdoctoral fellow and then guest researcher at the Research Centre Juelich, Germany. From 1992 to 1997, he has worked successively as an associate professor, professor, and doctoral supervisor at the CAS Institute of Plasma Physics. Since 1997, he has been working at USTC as a professor and doctoral supervisor. Li has previously served as department head, assistant to the President of USTC and Vice President of USTC.
     Prof. Li has long been focused on the teaching and research of plasma physics and controlled thermonuclear fusion. He has made some innovative achievements in the research on MHD stability and plasma transport. Professor Li has published over 40 papers in both domestic and international journals, and one monograph titled Plasma Physics, a national-level official textbook authorized during the “Eleventh Five-Year Plan”. In 1995, Li entered the list of recipients supported by the National Science Foundation for Distinguished Young Scholars of China. Prizes and honors that Li has gained include one second prize of the CAS Natural Science Award in 1996, candidate of the Nation-level New Century Talents Supporting Program, and recipient of the Award for Top 10 Outstanding Teachers in Anhui Province.
     Prof. Li is currently presiding over one project titled “Basic Issues on Magnetic Confinement Fusion Research” (2008CB717800) supported by the State Key Development Program for Basic Research of China (also known as the “973” Program), one project supported by the National Natural Science Foundation of China (NSFC), and one supported by the National High Technology Research and Development Program of China (namely, the “863” Program). Besides, many doctoral and master’s candidates has graduated under his supervision.
     Professional Affiliations are member of Chinese Physical Society and director of the Division for Plasma Physics, member of the C16 of the International Union of Pure and Applied Physics (IUPAP), member of the State Committee of Experts on magnetic confinement fusion, member of the academic leadership team for National Fund Earmarked for Theoretical Physics under the National Natural Science Foundation of China, member of the Advisory Committee of Experts for Mathematical and Physical Sciences, member of the expert panel of the National High Technology Research and Development Program of China (namely, the “863” Program), and deputy editor-in-chief of Plasma Science & Technology.
Selected Publications
1) Magnetic reconnection with electron viscosity in electron Magnetohydrodynamics , Physics of Plasma , 200803 , 2008年第三期
2) Effects of shear flow and transverse magnetic field on Richtmyer–Meshkov instability , Physics of Plasmas , 2008 , 2008年
3) Effects of transverse magnetic field and viscosity on the Richtmyer–Meshkov instability , Physics of Plasmas , 2008 , 2008年
4) Magnetic reconnection with pressure gradient effect in compressible electron magnetohydrodynamics , Physics of Plasmas , 2008 , 2008年
5) Effect of shear flow and magnetic field on the Rayleigh–Taylor instability , Physics of Plasma , 200505 , 2005年第4期
6) Evolution of nonlocal ideal helical perturbations in cylindrical plasma , Physics of Plasmas , 200405 , 2004年第5期
7) New Coubomb logarithm and its effects to Fokker-Planck equation,relaxation times and cross-field tra , Nuclear Fusion , 200105 , 2001第5期
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