Prof. Dali Kong
Key Laboratory of Planetary Sciences
Shanghai Astronomical Observatory, Chinese Academy of Sciences
80 Nandan Road, Shanghai, China
Editorial Board Member of Earth and Planetary Physics
Fellow of Royal Astronomical Society (elected in 2011)
Planetery Fluid Dynamics
Planetary Cyclotron Maser Emission in Magnetosphere
High Performance Computing
Prof Dali Kong obtained his B.Sc. degree in 2008 from Dept. of Astronomy, Nanjing University, China. He then obtained his PhD degree in 2012, under the supervision of Prof. Keke Zhang, from College of Engineering, Mathematics and Physical Sciences, University of Exeter, UK. His PhD thesis can be found via University of Exeter ORE system https://ore.exeter.ac.uk/repository/handle/10036/3651 .
From October 2012 to March 2015, Dr. Dali Kong worked as an Assosicate Research Fellow at the Centre for Geophysical and Astrophysical Fluid Dynamics, University of Exeter. After that, he further continued working as a Research Fellow under the support of a Leverhulme Fellowship from April 2015 until May 2017.
In June 2017, Dr. Kong was offered a full professorship in Shanghai Astronomical Observatory, Chinese Academy of Sciences. In the ensuing three years, he is provided with a research funding of CNY3,000,000 (about GBP 300K) directly from Chinese government. There are also other attached fundings from other sources.
By Feb 2018, Prof. Dali Kong has published more than 35 peer-reviewd journal articles and several conference proccedings.
- Kong D, Zhang, K., Schubert G. (2017) On the gravitational signature of zonal flows in Jupiter-like planets: An analytical solution and its numerical validation, PEPI, volume 263, pages 1-6, DOI:10.1016/j.pepi.2016.11.009.
- Zhang K, Kong D, Schubert G. (2017) Shape, Internal Structure, Zonal Winds, and Gravitational Field of Rapidly Rotating Jupiter-Like Planets, Annual Review of Earth and Planetary Sciences, volume 45, pages 419-446, DOI:10.1146/annurev-earth-063016-020305.
- Kong D, Zhang K, Schubert G. (2017) On the interpretation of the equatorially antisymmetric Jovian gravitational field, Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, DOI:10.1093/mnras/stx871. [PDF]
- Zhang K, Lam K, Kong D. (2017) Asymptotic theory for torsional convection in rotating fluid spheres, Journal of Fluid Mechanics, volume 813, pages R2-1-R2-11, DOI:10.1017/jfm.2017.9. [PDF]
- Kong D, Zhang K, Schubert G. (2016) On the gravitational signature of zonal flows in Jupiter-like planets: An analytical solution and its numerical validation, Physics of the Earth and Planetary Interiors, volume 263, pages 1-6, DOI:10.1016/j.pepi.2016.11.009. [PDF]
- Kong D, Zhang K, Schubert G. (2016) A FULLY SELF-CONSISTENT MULTI-LAYERED MODEL OF JUPITER, The Astrophysical Journal, volume 826, pages 127-134, DOI:10.3847/0004-637X/826/2/127. [PDF]
- Kong D, Zhang K, Schubert G. (2016) Odd gravitational harmonics of Jupiter: Effects of spherical versus nonspherical geometry and mathematical smoothing of the equatorially antisymmetric zonal winds across the equatorial plane, Icarus, volume 277, pages 416-423, DOI:10.1016/j.icarus.2016.05.037. [PDF]
- Kong D, Zhang K, Schubert G. (2016) Using Jupiter's gravitational field to probe the Jovian convective dynamo, Sci Rep, volume 6, DOI:10.1038/srep23497. [PDF]
- Kong D, Zhang K, Schubert G. (2015) Self-consistent internal structure of a rotating gaseous planet and its comparison with an approximation by oblate spheroidal equidensity surfaces, Physics of the Earth and Planetary Interiors, volume 249, pages 43-50, DOI:10.1016/j.pepi.2015.09.008. [PDF]
- Zhang K, Liao X, Kong D. (2015) Inertial convection in a rotating narrow annulus: Asymptotic theory and numerical simulation, Physics of Fluids, volume 27, no. 10, pages 1-24, article no. 106604, DOI:10.1063/1.4934527. [PDF]
- Chen B, Ma G, Kong D, Zhu Y, Xia Y. (2015) Atomically homogeneous dispersed ZnO/N-doped nanoporous carbon composites with enhanced CO
2uptake capacities and high efficient organic pollutants removal from water, Carbon, volume 95, pages 113-124, DOI:10.1016/j.carbon.2015.08.015. [PDF]
- Jiang J, Kong D, Zhu R, Zhang K. (2015) Precessing cylinders at the second and third resonance: Turbulence controlled by geostrophic flow, Physical Review E, volume 92, no. 3, DOI:10.1103/PhysRevE.92.033007. [PDF]
- Zhang K, Kong D, Schubert G. (2015) THERMAL-GRAVITATIONAL WIND EQUATION FOR THE WIND-INDUCED GRAVITATIONAL SIGNATURE OF GIANT GASEOUS PLANETS: MATHEMATICAL DERIVATION, NUMERICAL METHOD, AND ILLUSTRATIVE SOLUTIONS, The Astrophysical Journal, volume 806, pages 270-279, DOI:10.1088/0004-637X/806/2/270. [PDF]
- Kong D, Zhang K, Schubert G. (2015) Wind-induced odd gravitational harmonics of Jupiter, Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society: Letters, volume 450, no. 1, pages L11-L15, DOI:10.1093/mnrasl/slv036. [PDF]
- Kong D, Zhang K, Schubert G. (2015) An exact solution for arbitrarily rotating gaseous polytropes with index unity, Mon. Not. R. Astron. Soc, volume 448, pages 456-463, article no. 1, DOI:10.1093/mnras/stu2759. [PDF]
- Kong D, Cui Z, Liao X, Zhang K. (2014) On the transition from the laminar to disordered flow in a precessing spherical-like cylinder, Geophysical and Astrophysical Fluid Dynamics, volume 109, no. 1, pages 62-83, DOI:10.1080/03091929.2014.976214. [PDF]
- Hubbard WB, Schubert G, Kong D, Zhang K. (2014) On the convergence of the theory of figures, Icarus, volume 242, pages 138-141, DOI:10.1016/j.icarus.2014.08.014. [PDF]
- Kong D, Liao X, Zhang K, Schubert G. (2014) The shape, internal structure and gravity of the fast spinner β Pictoris b, Mon. Not. R. Astron. Soc. Lett, volume 445, pages L26-L30. [PDF]
- Kong D, Liao X, Zhang K, Schubert G. (2014) Equatorial Zonal Jets and Jupiter’s Gravity, The Astrophysical Journal Letters, volume 791, pages L24-L27, article no. 2. [PDF]
- Kong D, Liao X, Zhang K. (2014) The sidewall-localized mode in a resonant precessing cylinder, Physics of Fluids (1994-present), volume 26, pages 051703-1-051703-7, article no. 5. [PDF]
- Kong D, Lin W, Pan Y, Zhang K. (2014) Swimming motion of rod-shaped magnetotactic bacteria: the effects of shape and growing magnetic moment, Front Microbiol, volume 5, DOI:10.3389/fmicb.2014.00008. [PDF]
- Kong D, Liao X, Zhang K, Schubert G. (2013) Gravitational signature of rotationally distorted Jupiter caused by deep zonal winds, Icarus, volume 226, no. 2, pages 1425-1430, DOI:10.1016/j.icarus.2013.08.016.
- Kong D, Zhang K, Schubert G. (2013) On the gravitational fields of Maclaurin spheroid models of rotating fluid planets, Astrophysical Journal, volume 764, no. 1, DOI:10.1088/0004-637X/764/1/67. [PDF]
- Kong D, Zhang K, Schubert G, Anderson J. (2013) A three-dimensional numerical solution for the shape of a rotationally distorted polytrope of index unity, Astrophysical Journal, volume 763, no. 2, DOI:10.1088/0004-637X/763/2/116. [PDF]
- Kong D, Zhang K, Schubert G. (2012) On the variation of zonal gravity coefficients of a giant planet caused by its deep zonal flows, Astrophysical Journal, volume 748, no. 2, DOI:10.1088/0004-637X/748/2/143.
- Kong D, Cui Z, Pan Y, Zhang K. (2012) On the papkovich-neuber formulation for stokes flows driven by a translating/rotating prolate spheroid at arbitrary angles, International Journal of Pure and Applied Mathematics, volume 75, no. 4, pages 455-483.
- Cui Z, Kong D, Pan Y, Zhang K. (2012) On the swimming motion of spheroidal magnetotactic bacteria, Fluid Dynamics Research, volume 44, no. 5, DOI:10.1088/0169-5983/44/5/055508.
- Schubert G, Anderson J, Zhang K, Kong D, Helled R. (2011) Shapes and gravitational fields of rotating two-layer Maclaurin ellipsoids: Application to planets and satellites, PHYSICS OF THE EARTH AND PLANETARY INTERIORS, volume 187, no. 3-4, pages 364-379, DOI:10.1016/j.pepi.2011.05.014. [PDF]
- Zhang K, Kong D, Liao X. (2010) On fluid flows in precessing narrow annular channels: asymptotic analysis and numerical simulation, J. Fluid Mech, volume 656, pages 116-146. [PDF]
- Kong D, Zhang K, Schubert G. (2010) Shapes of two-layer models of rotating planets, JOURNAL OF GEOPHYSICAL RESEARCH-PLANETS, volume 115, article no. ARTN E12003, DOI:10.1029/2010JE003720. [PDF]
- Kong DL, Zhu Z. (2008) A Study of the Scale Height of the Thin Galactic Disk in the Solar Neighborhood, Chinese Astronomy and Astrophysics, volume 32, no. 4, pages 360-368, DOI:10.1016/j.chinastron.2008.10.004.
- Kong DL, Zhu Z, Yuan FT. (2008) Local Galactic kinematics from revised Hipparcos catalogue, Astronomische Nachrichten, volume 329, no. 9-10, pages 1068-1070, DOI:10.1002/asna.200811067.
- Yuan FT, Zhu Z, Kong DL. (2008) Revisiting the local kinematics of the milky way using the new hipparcos data, Chinese Journal of Astronomy and Astrophysics, volume 8, no. 6, pages 714-722, DOI:10.1088/1009-9271/8/6/11.
His main areas of researches are theoretical and computational fluid mechanics, high performance computing and planetary sciences. Specifically, he is recently devoted to researches including:
1. Non-spherical shape, internal structure and gravitational field of fast rotating gaseous planets
2. Physical equation of state (EOS) of gaseous planets
3. Deep zonal winds and vortices in the atmosphere of giant planets
4. Tidally distorted hot-Jupiters in exo-planetary systems
5. Thermal convections and dynamo processes in rotating planetary fluid systems
6. High performance computing techniques and applications to computational planetary physics
1. AGU 2013 Fall Meeting, Session: Shape, Internal Structure, Gravity, and Winds of Jupiter and
Saturn (invited talk, 15 min), San Francisco, US, 9 December 2013 – 13 December 2013
2. 13th National meeting of Chinese Astronomical Society (invited plenary talk, 40 min),
Suzhou, China, 27 Oct 2013 – 31 Oct 2013
3. BEPIS meeting (invited talk, 20 min), Beijing, China, 28 June 2013 – 30 June 2013
4. 3rd Workshop on Rotational Fluid Dynamics for Planetary and Stellar Applications (invited
talk, 20 min), Exeter, UK, 29 May 2013
1. UK MHD meeting (contributed talk, 15 min), Glasgow, UK, 12 May 2016 – 13 May 2016
2. UK MHD meeting (contributed talk, 15 min), Exeter, UK, 22 May 2014 – 23 May 2014
3. UK MHD meeting (contributed talk, 20 min), Glasgow, UK, 23 May 2013 – 24 May 2013
4. Magnetotactic Bacteria Meeting (contributed talk, 20 min), Beijing, China, 6 August 2011 –
7 August 2011
5. UK MHD meeting (contributed talk, 20 min), London, UK, 16 June 2011 – 17 June 2011
6. UK MHD meeting (contributed talk, 20 min), Leeds, UK, 20 May 2010 – 21 May 2010
1. Intel Xeon Phi meeting, Beijing, China, 18 July 2013 – 19 July 2013
2. BEPIS meeting (poster), Beijing, China, 7 July 2010 – 11 July 2010
1. Academic visits to Shanghai Astronomical Observatory, Chinese Academy of Science, August
2008 – September 2009, June 2010 – September 2010, June 2011 – September 2011,
June 2013 – September 2013, June 2014 – September 2014 and June 2015 – August 2015
2. Academic visit to Purple Mountain Observatory, Chinese Academy of Sciences (invited seminar,
60 min), 19 June 2015
3. Academic visit to School of Astronomy and Space Science, Nanjing University (invited
seminar, 60 min), 11 June 2015 – 26 June 2015
4. Academic visit to the Hong Kong Polytechnic University (invited seminar, 120 min), 26 May
2015 – 1 June 2015
5. Academic visit to the University of Hong Kong, 2 June 2014 – 8 June 2014
6. Academic visit to Shenzhen Institute of Advanced Technology, Chinese Academy of Sciences
(invited seminar, 60 min), 31 July 2013 – 7 August 2013
7. Academic visit to Institute of Geology and Geophysics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, 23
June 2013 – 8 July 2013
8. Academic visit to the University of Hong Kong (Honorary Visiting Scholar), 1 May 2009 –
30 June 2009
Current PhD Students
Mr. Kameng Lam, 09 2017 - Now, Macau University of Science and Technology, Joint supervision.
Honors & Distinctions
1. The Royal Astronomical Society Winton Capital Prize (G), 2016
2. The article ‘On the swimming motion of spheroidal magnetotactic bacteria’ by Zhen Cui, Dali
Kong, Yongxin Pan and Keke Zhang selected for Fluid Dynamics Research ‘Highlights of 2012’
3. Prize for the best PhD student at stage 1, Mathematics Research Institute, University of Exeter,