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I am currently a 51 peg b fellow at University of California, Berkeley. I will join the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor as an assistant professor in 2021. I have been a NASA Postdoctoral Program fellow at Jet Propulsion Laboratory working on the Juno mission. I received my doctoral degree in Planetary Science at California Institute of Technology. I'm generally interested in all kinds of physics related to fluid motions. My Ph.D. thesis is about moist convection and atmospheric dynamics on giant planets.

I love outdoor activities such as hiking and cycling. I enjoy the sunshine in the Southern California.

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California Institute of Technology, 2011 – 2017

Ph.D., Geological and Planetary Science
minor in Environmental Science and Engineering
Advisor: Andrew Ingersoll

Peking University, 2007 – 2011

B.Sc., School of Physics
Advisor: Yongyun Hu


University of California, Berkeley, 2019 – 2022

51 peg b fellow

California Institute of Technology, 2017 – 2019

Postdoc scholar, Juno team member

Jet Propulsion Laboratory, 2017 – 2017

NASA postdoc program fellow


Division of Geological and Planetary Science
South Mudd, MC:150-21
Email: cli [at] gps [dot] caltech [dot] edu