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   Xuefeng Wu
   Research Professor
Highest Education:
   PhD. in 2005
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Education and Appointments:
• Ph.D. in Astronomy, September 2000 – June 2005
Department of Astronomy, Nanjing University, China.
Supervisor: Professor Zi-Gao Dai. Thesis title: “Gamma-ray bursts and afterglows: jets, environments and radiation mechanisms”
• B.S. in Physics, September 1996 – July 2000
Department for Intensive Instruction, Nanjing University, China.
• Purple Mountain Observatory, June 2005 – present
Associate Research Professor
• Joint Center for Particles, Nuclear Physics and Cosmology of Nanjing University and Purple Mountain Observatory, January 2006 – present
Associate Research Professor
• Purple Mountain Observatory, June 2005 – June 2007
Postdoctoral, advised by Prof. Tan LU
• Division of Physics, Mathematics and Astronomy, California Institute of Technology, December 2006 – December 2007
Visitor in Astronomy
• Astronomy & Astrophysics Department, Eberly College of Science, Pennsylvania State University, February 2008 – March 2009
Research Associate

Research Interest:

High Energy Astrophysics (Gamma-Ray Bursts, Soft-Gamma Repeaters, etc.)

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Honors and Awards:
• The Outstanding Paper Award for Young Scientists, July 2008
The Committee on Space Research, COSPAR
• National Excellent Doctoral Dissertation of China, July 2007
Ministry of Education, P. R. China
• K. C. Wong
Postdoctoral Award, December 2005
K. C. Wong Education Foundation, Hong Kong
• Chinese Academy of Sciences
Fellowship, March 2005
Chinese Academy of Sciences
• Liu Yong-Ling Fellowship, November 2003
Nanjing University
• Outstanding Graduate Student, 2002, 2004 and 2005
Nanjing University
• Excellent PhD Student Fellowship, September 2001 – June 2002
Nanjing University
• Dai Wen-Sai Fellowship, September 2000 – June 2001
Department of Astronomy, Nanjing University
• Outstanding Graduate of Nanjing University, June 2000
Nanjing University
• Renmin Fellowship, 1996 - 1999
Nanjing University
Selected Publication:
1. Fermi Collaboration, Abdo, A. A., 2009, Science, 323, 1688-1693, “Fermi observations of high-energy gamma-ray emission from GRB 080916C”
2. Racusin, J. L., Karpov, S. V., Sokolowski, M., Granot, J., Wu, X. F., et al., 2008, Nature, 455, 183-188, “Broadband observations of the naked-eye gamma-ray burst GRB080319B”
3. Wu, X. F., Dai, Z. G., Wang, X. Y., Huang, Y. F., Feng, L. L., & Lu, T., 2007, Advances in Space Research, 40, 1208-1213, “X-ray flares from late internal and late external shocks”
4. Dai, Z. G., Wang, X. Y., Wu, X. F., & Zhang, B., 2006, Science, 311, 1127-1129, “X-ray flares from postmerger millisecond pulsars”
5. Wu, X. F., Dai, Z. G., Huang, Y. F., & Lu, T., 2003, MNRAS, 342, 1131-1138, “Optical flashes and very early afterglows in wind environments”

Supported Projects:
• Special Funding for National Distinguished PhD thesis from Chinese Academy of Sciences (PI): “GRB researches in the Fermi era”, Jan. 2009 – Dec. 2011
• NSFC for young scientists (PI): “Researches on GRBs and their multi-wavelength afterglows and their application in high-redshift cosmology”, Jan. 2006 – Dec. 2008
• Postdoctoral Award from K. C. Wong Education Foundation (PI): “Using high-redshift gamma-ray bursts and their afterglows as a probe of cosmology”, Nov. 2005 – June 2007
• Postdoctoral Program of China (PI): “Researches on the X-ray afterglows of GRBs”, June 2005 – June 2007
• Postdoctoral Program of Jiangsu Province (PI): “Researches on the central engine and afterglows of short GRBs”, June 2005 – June 2007
• Fermi Guest Investigator Program (Co-I): “Theoretical models of Gamma Ray Bursts in light of the Fermi LAT-GBM observations”, Aug. 2009 – Aug. 2010 (PI: Prof. Peter Meszaros)
• National Basic Research Program of China (973 Program, Co-I): “Researches on black holes and other compact objects”, Jan. 2009 – Dec. 2013 (PI: Prof. Shuang-Nan Zhang)
• NSFC for key programs (Co-I): “Cosmic star formation and starbursts-active galactic nuclei connection”, Jan. 2007 – Dec. 2009 (PI: Prof. Long-Long Feng)
• NSFC for innovative groups (Co-I): “Origin and formation of stars in the universe”, Jan. 2007 – Dec. 2009 (PI: Prof. Ji Yang)