Jun Cui, Male, Academic tutor, National Astronomical Observatories
Telephone: 010-64807830
Address: National Astronomical Observatories, 20A Datun Road, Chaoyang District, Beijing, China 
Postcode:  100012


2001.08 – 2008.05 Department of Astronomy, Lunar and Planetary Laboratory, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ, USA PhD

1997.08 – 2001.07 National Astronomical Observatories, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, China MSc

1992.09 – 1997.07 Department of Physics, Beijing University, Beijing, China BSc


Work Experience

2015.07 – present Space Science Institute, Macau University of Science and Technology Distinguished Professor

2014.12 – present Planetary Physics Group, National Astronomical Observatories of China Chief Scientist

2014.03 – present National Astronomical Observatories of China Deputy director, Key Laboratory of Lunar and Deep Space Exploration, Chinese Academy of Sciences Research scientist

2011.10 – 2014.03 School of Astronomy and Space Sciences, Nanjing University, Nanjing, China Research scientist

2010.08 – 2011.09 National Astronomical Observatories, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, China Associate research scientist

2008.08 – 2010.07 Department of Physics, Imperial College, London, UK Postdoc

2008.05 – 2008.08 Lunar and Planetary Laboratory, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ, USA Postdoc



1 The variability of HCN in Titan's upper atmosphere implied by the Cassini Ion Neutral Mass Spectrometer measurements, Cui, J., Cao, Y.-T., Lavvas, P.P., & Koskinen, T.T., 2016, Astrophys. J. Lett., 826, L5
2 Suprathermal electrons in Titan’s sunlit ionosphere: Model-observation comparisons, Vigren, E., Galand, M., Wellbrock, A., Coates, A.J., Cui, J., Edberg, N.J.T., Lavvas, P.P., Sagnieres, L., Snowden, D.S., Vuitton, V., & Wahlund, J.-E., 2016, Astrophys. J., 826, 131
3 A method to estimate the neutral atmospheric density near the ionospheric main peak of Mars, Zou, H., Ye, Y.-G., Wang, J.-S., Nielsen, E., Cui, J., & Wang, X.-D., 2016, J. Geophys. Res., 121, 3464-3475
4The electron thermal structure in the dayside Martian ionosphere implied by the MGS radio occultation data, Cui, J., Galand, M., Zhang, S.-J., Vigren, E., & Zou, H., 2015, J. Geophys. Res., 120, 278-286
5 Day-to-night transport in the Martian ionosphere: Implications from total electron content measurements, Cui, J., Galand, M., Yelle, R.V., Wei, Y., & Zhang, S.-J., 2015,J. Geophys. Res., 120, 2333-2346

6 Martian electron density profiles retrieved from Mars Express dual-frequency radio occultation measurements, Zhang, S.-J., Cui, J., Guo, P., Li, J.-L., Ping, J.-S., Jian, N.-C., & Zhang, K.F., 2015, Adv. Space Res., 55, 2177-2189
7 Influence of the local ionization sources on ionospheric densities in Titan’s upper atmosphere, Sagnieres, L.B.M., Galand, M., Cui, J., Lavvas, P.P., Vigren, E., Vuitton, V., Yelle, R.V., Wellbrock, A., & Coates, A.J., 2015, J. Geophys. Res., 120, 5899-5921
8Ionization balance in Titan’s nightside ionosphere, Vigren, E., Galand, M., Yelle, R.V., Wellbrock, A., Coates, A.J., Snowden, D.S., Cui, J., Lavvas, P.P., Edberg, N.J.T., Shebanits, O., Wahlund, J.-E., Vuitton, V., & Mandt, K., 2015, Icarus, 248, 539-546
9 Density waves in Titan’s upper atmosphere, Cui, J., Yelle, R.V., T. Li, D.S. Snowden, & Müller-Wodarg , I.C.F., 2014, J. Geophys. Res., 119, 490-518
10 Compositional effects in Titan’s thermospheric gravity waves, Cui, J., Lian, Y., & Müller-Wodarg, I.C.F., 2013, Geophys. Res. Lett., 40, 43-47, doi:10.1029/2012GL054621
11 The thermal structure of Titan’s upper atmosphere, I: Temperature profiles from Cassini INMS observations, Snowden, D.S., Yelle, R.V., Cui, J., Wahlund, J.-E., Ågren, K., & Edberg, N., 2013, Icarus, 226, 552-582 
12On the thermal electron balance in Titan’s sunlit upper atmosphere, Vigren, E., Galand, M., Yelle, R.V., Cui, J., Wahlund, J.-E., Ågren, K., Lavvas, P.P., Müller-Wodarg, I.C.F., Strobel, D.F., Vuitton, V., & Bazin, A., 2013, Icarus, 223, 234-251
13 The CH4structure in Titan’s upper atmosphere revisited, Cui, J., Yelle, R.V., Strobel, D.F., Müller-Wodarg, I.C.F., Snowden, D.S., Koskinen, T.T., & Galand, M., 2012, J. Geophys. Res., 117, E11006
14The solar wind interactions with lunar magnetic anomalies: A case study of the Chang’E-2 plasma data near the Serenitatis antipode, Wang, X.-Q., Cui, J., Wang, X.-D., Liu, J.-J., Zhang, H.-B., Zuo, W., Su, Y., Wen, W.-B., Rème, H., Dandouras, I., Aoustin, C., Wang, M., Tan, X., Shen, J., Wang, F., Fu, Q., Li, C.-L., and Ouyang, Z.-Y., 2012, Adv. Space Res., 50, 1600-1606
15 Suprathermal electron spectra in the Venus ionosphere, Cui, J., Galand, M., Coates, A.J., Zhang, T., and Müller-Wodarg, I.C.F., 2011, J. Geophys. Res., 116, A04321
16 The implications of the H2 variability in Titan’s exosphere, Cui, J., Yelle, R.V., Müller-Wodarg, I.C.F., Lavvas, P.P., and Galand, M., 2011, J. Geophys. Res., 116, A11324
17Lunar exosphere influence on lunar-based near-ultraviolet astronomical observations, Wang, J., Deng, J.-S., Cui, J., Cao, L., Qiu, Y.-L., and Wei, J.-Y., 2011, Adv. Space Res., 48, 1927-1934
18 Detection of M/Q=2 pickup ions in the plasma environment of the Moon: The trace of Exospheric H2+, Wang, X.-D., Zong, Q.-G., Wang, J.-S., Cui, J., Rème, H., Dandouras, I., Aoustin, C., Tan, X., Shen, J., Ren, X., Liu, J.-J., Zuo, W., Su, Y., Wen, W.-B., Wang, F., Fu, Q., Mu, L.-L., Wang, X.-Q., Geng, L., Zhang, Z.-B., Liu, J.-Z., Zhang, H.-B., Li, C.-L., and Ouyang, Z.-Y., 2011, Geophys. Res. Lett., 38, L14204
19 Recent results from Titan’s ionosphere, Coates, A.J., Wahlund, J.-E., Ågren, K., Edberg, N., Cui, J., Wellbrock, A., and Szego, K., 2011, Space Sci. Rev., 162, 85-111

20 Ion transport in Titan's upper atmosphere, Cui, J., Galand, M., Yelle, R.V., Wahlund, J.-E., Ågren, K., Waite Jr., J.H., and Dougherty, M.K., 2010, J. Geophys. Res., 115, A06314

21Ionization sources in Titan's deep ionosphere, Galand, M., Yelle, R.V., Cui, J., Wahlund, J.-E., Vuitton, V., Wellbrock, A., and Coates, A.J., 2010, J. Geophys. Res., 115, A07312
22Dynamical and magnetic field time constants for Titan's ionosphere - emperical estimates, Cravens, T.E., Richard, M., Ma, Y.-J., Bertucci, C., Luhmann, J., Ledvina, S., Robertson, I.P., Wahlund, J.-E., Ågren, K., Cui, J., Müller-Wodarg, I.C.F., Waite Jr., J.H., Dougherty, M.K., Bell, J., and Ulusen, D., 2010, J. Geophys. Res., 115, A08319

23 Formation of NH3 and CH2HN in Titan’s upper atmosphere, Yelle, R.V., Vuitton, V., Lavvas, P.P., Klippenstein, S.J., Smith, M.A., Horst, S.M., and Cui, J., 2010, Faraday Discuss., 147, 31-49

24Analysis of Titan's upper atmosphere from Cassini Ion Neutral Mass Spectrometer measurements, Cui, J., Yelle, R.V., Vuitton, V., Waite Jr., J.H., Kasprzak, W.T., Gell, D., Niemann, H.B., Müller-Wodarg, I.C.F., Borggren, N., Fletcher, G.G., Patrick, E.L., Raaen, E., and Magee, B.A., 2009, Icarus, 200, 581-615
25Diurnal variations of Titan's ionosphere, Cui, J., Galand, M., Yelle, R.V., Vuitton, V., Wahlund, J.-E., Lavvas, P.P., Müller-Wodarg, I.C.F., Cravens, T.E., Kaprzak, W.T., and Waite Jr., J.H., 2009J. Geophys. Res., 114, A06310
26 On the amount of heavy molecular ions in Titan's ionosphere, Wahlund, J.-E., Galand, M., Müller-Wodarg, I.C.F., Cui, J., Yelle, R.V., Crary, F.J., Mandt, K.E., Magee, B.A., Waite Jr., J.H., Young, D.T., Coates, A.J., Ågren, K., André, M., Eriksson, A.I., Cravens, T.E., Vuitton, V., Gurnett, D.A., and Kurth, W.S., 2009Planet. Space Sci., 57, 1857-1865

27 The ionospheric structure of Titan, Ågren, K., Wahlund, J.-E., Garnier, P., Modolo, R., Cui, J., Galand, M., and Müller-Wodarg, I.C.F., 2009, Planet. Space Sci., 57, 1821-1827

28 Distribution and escape of molecular hydrogen in Titan's thermosphere and exosphere, Cui, J., Yelle, R.V., and Volk, K., 2008, J. Geophys. Res., 113, E10004

29 Methane escape from Titan's atmosphere, Yelle, R.V., Cui, J., and Müller-Wodarg, I.C.F., 2008,J. Geophys. Res., 113, E10003

30 Horizontal structures and dynamics of Titan's thermosphere, Müller-Wodarg, I.C.F., Yelle, R.V., Cui, J., and Waite Jr., J.H., 2008, J. Geophys. Res., 113, E10005

31 Formation and distribution of benzene on Titan, Vuitton, V., Yelle, R.V., and Cui, J., 2008, J. Geophys. Res., 113, E05007

32 Elemental abundance measurements in low-redshift damped Lyman α absorbers, Meiring, J.D., Kulkarni, V.P., Khare, P., Bechtold, J., York, D.G., Cui, J., Lauroesch, J.T., Crotts, A.P.S., and Osamu, N., 2006, MNRAS, 370, 43-62

33 Molecular hydrogen in the damped Lyα absorber of Q1331+170, Cui, J., Bechtold, J., Ge, J., and Meyer, D.M., 2005, Astrophy. J., 633, 649-663

34Statistical properties of Ultraluminous IRAS galaxies from an HST imaging survey, Cui, J., Xia, X.-Y., Deng, Z.-G., Mao, S., and Zou, Z.-L., 2001, Astron. J., 122, 63-82