Penn State electrical engineering's Qin receives Fred L. Scarf Award

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. -- Jianqi Qin, postdoctoral fellow in electrical engineering at Penn State, has been awarded the 2014 Fred L. Scarf Award from the American Geophysical Union (AGU).

Established in 1989 by the Space Physics and Aeronomy section of AGU, the award is given annually to one honoree in recognition of an outstanding dissertation that contributes directly to solar-planetary science. It includes a certificate and $1,000 monetary prize.

Qin's dissertation is titled, "Numerical Modeling of the Inception, Morphology, and Radio Signals of Sprites Produced by Lightning Discharges with Positive and Negative Polarity."

He was advised by Victor Pasko, professor and graduate program coordinator in the Department of Electrical Engineering.

Qin will be recognized at the AGU fall meeting in San Francisco in December.

According to its website, the AGU promotes discovery in Earth and space science for the benefit of humanity.

Last Updated July 29, 2014