Haimin Wang, PhD, a distinguished professor in the department of physics at New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT), received at NJIT’s annual awards convocation today an award for outstanding teaching.
Wang, of Livingston, serves as associate director of the Center for Solar Research at NJIT and Big Bear Solar Observatory, Big Bear, CA. His research interests include: solar physics and phenomena of the atmosphere of the sun and solar-like stars; measurements of physical parameters of the solar atmosphere, such as magnetic fields, density, temperature, and energy distribution of electrons and ions in the photosphere. Other interest are chromosphere and corona; radio emissions from the sun and stars, radio emission mechanisms, radio instrumentation and techniques.
Wang also researches microwave spectral imaging of the sun and stars, high-energy solar physics (including hard and soft X-ray), extreme-ultraviolet and gamma-ray observations.
Wang received his doctorate in astronomy from the California Institute of Technology and his bachelor’s degree in astronomy from Nanjing University