Associate Professor Xianzhe Jia

Xianzhe Jia

Associate Professor

Department of Climate and Space Sciences and Engineering, College of Engineering, University of Michigan



Phone:  (734) 764-7220

Office: 1433 Space Research Building

2455 Hayward St.
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-2143
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Simulated plasmoid release in Saturn's magnetotail Simulation image of Saturn's magnetosphere mass-loaded with plasmas originating from its icy moon, Enceladus. This snapshot was extracted from a 3D global simulation based on the BATSRUS MHD model developed at the University of Michigan.

I am a space physicist interested in understanding fundamental plasma processes in planetary environments, such as planetary magnetospheres and planetary moons in the solar system. In my research, I combine numerical modeling with satellite observations to study a variety of planetary environments and understand how they interact with their surrounding space plasmas.

Prospective Students

I am interested in hearing from students who are enthusiastic about conducting research related to planetary magnetospheres and planetary moons. Please feel free to contact me if you are interested.