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Weijie Sun

Assistant Research PhysicistSpace Sciences Laboratory, University of California, Berkeley
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2023.6 – Present, Assistant Research Physicist IV, Space Sciences Laboratory, University of California, Berkeley, USA

2021.6 – 2023.6, Assistant Research Scientist, Department of Climate and Space Sciences and Engineering (CLaSP), University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, USA

2018.4 – 2021.5, Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Department of Climate and Space Sciences and Engineering (CLaSP), University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, USA

2016.7 – 2018.3, Postdoctoral Research Assistant, Key Laboratory of Earth and Planetary Physics, Institute of Geology and Geophysics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, China



2012.9 – 2016.7, Ph.D. in Space Physics, School of Earth and Space Sciences, Peking University, Beijing, China.
2014.9 – 2015.8, Visiting Ph.D. Student, Department of Atmospheric, Oceanic & Space Sciences, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, United States.
2005.9 – 2012.6, B. S. in Applied Physics, M. S. in Theoretical Physics, Shandong University, Weihai, China.


Research Interests

Magnetic Reconnection

Planetary Magnetospheres


Professional Service

  • Manuscript Reviewer
    • Astronomy & Astrophysics (A&A), Astrophysics and Space Science, Chinese Journal of Geophysics, Chinese Journal of Space Science, Earth and Planetary Physics, Frontiers in Astronomy and Space Sciences, Geophysical Research Letters (GRL), Journal of Geophysical Research: Space Physics (JGR-Space Physics), Physical Review Letter (PRL), Planetary and Space Science, Space: Science & Technology, The Astrophysical Journal (ApJ), The Astrophysical Journal Letter (ApJL)
  • Proposal Reviewer
    • NASA-Heliophysics Supporting Research (HSR), NASA-Heliophysics Guest Investigator Open (HGIO), NASA-Participating Scientist Programs, The Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (German Research Foundation, DFG/ANR), National Science Fundation (NSF), NASA-Discovery Data Analysis Program (DDAP)
  • Scientist-In-The-Loop (SITL) of the NASA Magnetospheric Multiscale (MMS) mission (2018 – Present)
  • Co-Investigator, Mercury Plasma/Particle Experiment (MPPE) of Mercury Magnetosphere Orbiter (Mio), ESA-JAXA BepiColombo Mission
  • Invited Speakers
    • American Geophysical Union (AGU) Fall Meeting, BepiColombo-Hermean Environment Working Group (HEWG), International Association of Geomagnetism and Aeronomy (IAGA), International Conference on Substorms (ICS), Magnetospheric Multiscale (MMS) Mission Community Workshop, Seminars in many universities, etc.