Lunjin Chen has been awarded the F. L. Scarf Award, given annually to a recent Ph.D. recipient for outstanding dissertation research that contributes directly to solar planetary sciences. Chen’s thesis is entitled “Propagation and excitation of electromagnetic waves in the Earth’s inner magnetosphere.” He presented an invited talk and was formally presented with the award at the 2012 AGU Fall Meeting, held 3–7 December in San Francisco, Calif.
Lunjin received his B.S. in geophysics and M.Sc. in space physics from the University of Science and Technology of China in 2004 and 2007, respectively. He received his Ph.D. in atmospheric and oceanic sciences in 2011 under the supervision of Richard Thorne at the University of California, Los Angeles. His research interests include excitation and propagation of plasma waves and wave-particle interactions.