Biography: I got a liberal education at Yuanpei College and received a BS in physics from Peking University. In 2019, I came to the University of Chicago for PhD study in geophysical sciences.
Research Interests: I am interested in using mathematical and numerical methods to explain the physics of planetary climates. I have worked on problems ranging from atmospheric circulation of Mars, extreme precipitation on Earth, to re-evaporation of rain on Earth-like planets. My research currently focuses on understanding how does the surface temperature change with height on arid planets with thick/thin atmospheres.
B. Fan, Z. Tan, T. A. Shaw, E. S. Kite, (in revision): Reducing surface wetness leads to tropical hydrological cycle regime transition
Nie, J. and B. Fan, (2019): Roles of dynamic forcings and diabatic heating in summer extreme precipitation in East China and the southeastern United States, Journal of Climate, 32, 5815-5831