Climate & Space PhD candidate Chongxing Fan was selected by the Rackham Graduate School to receive a Rackham International Student Fellowship.
The Rackham International Student Fellowship is a highly competitive graduate fellowship is designed to assist outstanding international students, particularly those who may be ineligible for other kinds of support because of citizenship. Nominees are required to have a strong academic record, be making good progress toward the degree, and demonstrate outstanding academic and professional promise. Chongxing is a 2nd-year Ph.D. student. He is working with Prof. Xianglei Huang on the study of long-term impact of solar farms on surface energy budget, and was first author on a paper, “Satellite-observed changes of surface spectral reflectances due to solar farming and the implication for radiation budget,” recently published in the IOP Science journal Environmental Research Letters.
His past research experiences were related to aerosol-climate interaction, and his research interests include satellite data analysis and application of machine learning in climate sciences. Chongxing is a MICDE 2019-2020 Fellow and plans to pursue a Graduate Certificate in Computational Discovery and Engineering in the next few years.
Before joining CLaSP, he obtained his B.S. in Atmospheric Science from Nanjing University, where his undergraduate advisor was Climate & Space alumnus, Prof. Minghuai Wang.
Mr. Fan is advised by Professor Xianglei Huang.