Dr. Tian-Sen Huang


Dr. Tian-Sen Huang, Director


Tian-Sen Huang


  1. Professional Preparation

University of California, LA       Physics                  Master             1982

University of California, LA       Physics                  Ph.D.               1985

University of California, LA       Res. Assoc.     Jovian Magnetosphere            1986 –– 1986

Rice University    Res. Assoc.     Space Plasma Physics             1986 –– 1989

NASA/GSFC        NRC Fellow    Space Plasma Physics             1989 –– 1991

  1. Appointments

Prairie View A&M University/Solar Observatory         Director                    2000 –– present

Prairie View A&M University/Physics Department      Faculty                     1993 –– 2000

NASA/GSFC/USRA                                                     Research Scientist    1991 –– 1993

  1. Synergistic Activities

(1) Established and lead a research group studying space plasma, solar physics, and fusion plasma at Prairie View A&M University.

(2) Constructed the Prairie View Solar Observatory in 1998 and maintained continuously a daily observation.

(3) Built a fusion plasma lab that has two rotamak devices, and an electric spray lab with an electrospray/mass spectrometer device.

(4) Member of NASA/New Millennium Program/Space Technology 5 Program team for science.

(5) Guided group to complete a computer simulation code for the coupling of ionosphere and magnetosphere in realistic Earth-space magnetic field as well to develop one kinetic theory applied for both space plasma and fusion plasma.

(6) Trained more than one hundred minority students with research experiences in space science, solar observation, and fusion plasma physics.

  1. Collaboration & Other Affiliations

(1) Collaborators

Michael Heinemann, Air Force Research Lab

Richard Wolf, Rice University

James Slavin, NASA/GSFC

(2) Postdoctoral associates and research assistants

Wing Ho, American Airline

Yuri Petrov, Prairie View A&M University

Philippe Le Sager, Harvard University

Sorin Pojoga, University of Texan/M. D. Anderson Cancer Center

Fangchuan Zhong, Shanghai Scientific and Technology University

Eugene Romashets, Lone Star College

Xiaokang Yang, Tri Alpha Energy, Inc.

Saeid Houshmandyar, Lone Star College

Ming Xu, Prairie View A&M University

  1. Publications:

Siscoe, G. L., and T. S. Huang, Polar Cap Inflation and Deflation, J. Geophys. Res. 90, 543, 1985.

Huang, T. S., and G. L. Siscoe, Stability of the Io torus, J. Geophys. Res., 91, 10163, 1986.

Huang, T. S., and G. L. Siscoe, Centrifugal Field Line Breaking: An upper Limit to Io Mass Injection, Astrophys. J., 312, 475, 1987.

Huang, T. S., and G. L. Siscoe, Types of Planetary Tori, Icarus, 70, 366, 1987.

Huang, T. S., and G. L. Siscoe, Corotation Lag Limit on Mass Loss Rate from Io, Astrophys. J., 319, 1003, 1987.

Huang, T. S., T. W. Hill and R. A. Wolf, Motion of Charged Particles in Planetary Magnetospheres with Non-electromagnetic Forces, J. Geophys. Res., 93, 5513, 1988.

Huang, T. S., and T. W. Hill, Corotation Lags in the Jovian Ionosphere and Magnetosphere, J. Geophys. Res., 94, 3761, 1989.

Huang, T. S., R. A. Wolf and T. W. Hill, Interchange Instability of the Earth’s Plasmapause, J. Geophys. Res. 95, 17187, 1990.

Huang, T. S., The Electrostatic Drift Wave in the Inner Magnetosphere, AGU Monograph 62 (Modeling Magnetospheric Plasma Processes), 1991.

Huang, T. S., and T. W. Hill, Drift-wave Instability in the Io Plasma Torus, J. Geophys. Res., 96, 14075, 1991.

Huang, T. S., and T. J. Birmingham, The Polarization Electric Field and its Effect in An Rotating Magnetospheric Plasma, J. Geophys. Res., 97, 1511, 1992.

Huang, T. S., and T. J. Birmingham, Kinetic and Thermadunamic properties of a Convection Plasma in a Two-dimensional Dipole Field, J. Geophys. Res., Vol. 99, pp. 17295–17301, 1994.

Ho, C. W., T. S. Huang, and S. Gao, Contributions of the high-degree multipoles of Neptune’s magnetic field: An Euler potentials approach, J. Geophys. Res., Vol. 102, pp. 24393-24402, 1997.

Huang, T. S., C. W. Ho, and C. J. Alexander, The plasmasphere of Neptune, J. Geophys. Res., 1998.

Gao, S., C. W. Ho, T. S. Huang, and C. Alexander, Uranus’ Magnetic Field and Particle Drifts in its Inner Magnetosphere, J. Geophys. Res., 103, 20257, 1998.

Huang, T. S., Wobble Motion of a Particle’s Guiding Center and the Related Magnetic Moment, J. Geophys. Res, 105, 5541, 2000.

Petrov, Yu., and T. S. Huang, Plasma Current in Tokamak Conditions: An Application of the Guiding Field Line Model, Phys. Plasmas, 7, 4095, 2000.

Le Sager, P., T. S, Huang, Ionospheric Currents and Field-aligned currents generated by Dynamo Action in an Asymmetric Earth Magnetic Field, J. Geophys. Res., 107, 1025, 2002.

Le Sager, P., and T. S, Huang, Longitudianl dependence of the daily geomagnetic variation during quiet time, J. Geophys. Res., 107, 1397, 2002.

Petrov, Yu., and T. S. Huang, Plasma Rotation Caused by Radial Electric Field in Tokamaks: A Calculation Using the Guiding Field Line Model, Plas. Phys. Control. Fusion, 44, 1483, 2002.

Petrov, Yu., and T. S. Huang, Effect of a Large-gradient Radial Electric Field on Plasma Current in a Spherical Torus, Nucl Fusion, 43, 130, 2003.

Pojoga, S., and T. S. Huang, On the Sudden Disappearances of Solar Filaments and Their Relationship with Coronal Mass Ejections, Adv. Space Res., 2004.

Zhong, F., Yu. Petrov, and T. S. Huang, High harmonic fields in a rotamak plasma, Phys. Plasmas, 11, L1, 2004.

Huang, T. S., Yu. Petrov, and F.C. Zhong, Plasma Phys. Control. Fus., 47, 1517, 2005.

Petrov, Yu., F. C. Zhong,  and T.S. Huang, Observation of the self-generated toroidal magnetic field in rotamak, Phys. Plasmas, 12, 082514, 2005.

Petrov, Yu., X. Yang, and T. S. Huang, Magnetic field structure evolution in rotating magnetic field plasmas, Phys. Plasmas 15, 072509, 2008.

Yang, X., Yu. Petrov, and T. S. Huang, Suppression of n = 1 tilt instability by magnetic shaping coils in rotamak plasmas, Phys. Rev. Lett, 102, 255004, 2009.

Petrov, Yu., X. Yang, Y. Wang, and T. S. Huang, Experiments on rotamak plasma equilibrium and shape control, Phys. Plasmas, 17, 012506, 2010.

Huang, T. S., E. Romashets, G. Le, Y. Wang, and J. A. Slavin, A new time-dependent ionosphere-magnetosphere coupling model: Comparison of field aligned currents against ST5 observations, J. of Atmo. and Solar-Ter. Phys., 72, 369, 2010.

Yang, X., J. Goss, D. Kalaria, and T.S. Huang, Boost of plasma current with active magnetic field shaping coils in rotamak discharges, Phys. Plasmas, 18, 080703, 2011.

Yang, X., J. Goss, D. Kalarie, and T. S. Huang, Effect of toroidal magnetic field on n = 1 mode stability in rotamak plasmas, Phys. Plasmas, 18, 080708, 2011.

Huang, T. S., and D. J. Wu, Discontinuity in Euler Potentials in the Presence of Field Line-Aligned Currents, Chinese Science Bulletin, 2012.

Yang, X., S. Houshmandyar, O. Dada, E. Reddic, and T. S. Huang, High sensitive, low noise Mirnov coil array on Prairie View Rotamak, Rev. Sci. Instrum., 83, 10E304, 2012.

Zhou, R., M. Xu, and T. S. Huang, Microwave experiments on Prairie View Rotamak, Phys. Plasmas, 22, 054501, 2015.


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