Steering Committee Member

Prof. Wing-Huen Ip

Posted: Mar 21, 2022

Biographical sketch

Wing-Huen Ip got his Ph.D in applied physics from Univ. of California at San Diego in 1974. His doctoral thesis is on the study of small solar system bodies. After three postdoctoral fellowships at UCSD, he went to Germany in 1978 to work at the Max-Planck-Institute for Aeronomy (now MPI for Solar System Research). After 20 years in Europe, he was appointed professor of astronomy and space science at the Institute of Astronomy and Space Science, National Central University (NCU) in Taiwan and served for six years (1998-2004) as dean of science and three years as vice-president (2006-2008). He is also professor at the Space Science Institute, Macau University of Science and Technology, Macau. He has participated in several major planetary missions including Giotto to comet Halley, Galileo to Jupiter, Cassini to Saturn and Titan, Mars Express and Rosetta. Prof. Ip was awarded the Axford Medal by the Asia-Oceania Geosciences Society in 2011. He likes to paint.


Research Interests

Cometary physics, Solar system origin and planet formation, Solar system plasma physics, Planetary atmospheres and exospheric systems