General

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)


Email: dkong@shao.ac.cn

Tel: +86-21-34775637

RG: https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Dali_Kong

Research Areas

  • Planetary Physics

  • Planetery Fluid Dynamics

  • Dynamo Theories

  • Planetary Cyclotron Maser Emission in Magnetosphere

  • Numerical Analysis

  • High Performance Computing

Education

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 .

Experience

   
Work Experience

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.

Publications

By Feb 2018, Prof. Dali Kong has published more than 35 peer-reviewd journal articles and several conference proccedings.

Papers

2017

  • 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.

2016

2015

2014

2013

2012

2011

2010

  • 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 planetsJOURNAL OF GEOPHYSICAL RESEARCH-PLANETS, volume 115, article no. ARTN E12003, DOI:10.1029/2010JE003720. [PDF]

2008


Research Interests

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


Conferences

Invited Talk

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


Contributed Talk

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


Other Meetings

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


Academic Visits

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


Students


Current PhD Students


Mr. Kameng Lam, 09 2017 - Now, Macau University of Science and Technology, Joint supervision.


Honors & Distinctions

Awards

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’

collection, 2012

3. Prize for the best PhD student at stage 1, Mathematics Research Institute, University of Exeter,

2010