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Institute of Space Sciences,Shandong University

The Institute  of Space Sciences at Shandong University (ISS-SDU), established in 2008  at the Weihai campus, was fully-funded and operational since July 2013.  The  core mission of the ISS is to conduct and support world-class  researches in the fields of solar-terrestrial space physics and space  weather science, planetary science, astronomy and astrophysics, and  satellite navigations. ISS has the ambition to make itself a leading  institute not just in China, but also in the world.


The  faculty members of the ISS are mainly affiliated with the School of  Space Science and Physics, Shandong University at Weihai. The  past several years have seen rapid development of ISS research groups,  which resulted in a young and active team with 32 members of teaching  faculty, 12 members of engineering and supporting staff, and 12  post-doctoral scientists (6 from overseas). The scientific researches of  ISS receive strong supports from Shandong University, the National Natural Science Foundation of China (NSFC), and other national/regional scientific agencies. In  particular, the ISS was selected, on an extremely competitive basis, to  become one of the 16 institutes/research centers that will receive  prioritized support from Shandong University during the five-year period  from 2016 to 2020.


We  focus on fundamental physical processes as well as space exploration in  key regions encompassing the Sun out to the Earth’s ionosphere. Equally  important is our aim to develop some focused research on satellite  navigation and planetary sciences, as well as observational astronomy  and nuclear astrophysics. Wherever possible, we adopt a synergistic  approach by combining data analysis with theoretical and numerical  computations. As a result, we publish about 30 papers every year in such  important journals as Nature Communications, Physical Review X,  Astrophysical Journal, and Journal of Geophysical Research. The outcome  of our research has been highlighted in multiple science nuggets of  relevant space instruments, and has been in spotlight covered by  international media. Our team members have been awarded more than 20  research grants each year from national and regional funding agencies.

 

We  have been actively involved in multiple space missions and made our  efforts to meet both the societal needs and national strategy. We were  the main player in studies on science payload on and engineering  implementation of China’s Kuafu mission. We have been in science  definition teams or working teams of such missions as the China-ESA  SMILE mission, China’s Meridian Project, Yinghuo-1, Chang’E, and Mars  exploration missions. In the field of satellite  navigation, we have been actively collaborating with the industrial  sector, establishing a joint laboratory to develop mini-satellites for  remote sensing and navigation.


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Tel:(+86)631-5688881 Postcode:264209 Mailing address:180 Wenhua Xi Road ,Weihai Shandong China
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