Hui Wang has been awarded the Sunanda and Santimay Basu Early-Career Award in Sun-Earth systems science. This award recognizes an individual scientist from a developing nation for making outstanding contributions to research in Sun-Earth systems science that further the understanding of both plasma physical processes and their applications for the benefit of society. Wang’s thesis is entitled “High latitude ionospheric current system and its response to substorm and geomagnetic storm.” She delivered an invited talk and was formally presented with the award at the 2011 AGU Fall Meeting, held 5–9 December in San Francisco, Calif.
Wang received her B.S. in radio physics from Wuhan University, in China, in 2000. She received her Ph.D. in space physics from Wuhan University in 2006 under the joint supervision of Hermann Luehr at Helmholtz Centre Potsdam–GFZ German Research Centre for Geosciences, Potsdam, Germany, and Shuying Ma at Wuhan University. Her research interests include ionospheric current systems, field-aligned currents, substorm and magnetotail processes, subauroral polarization streams, thermospheric zonal wind, and air mass density.