Dr. Yuhong Fan is a Senior Scientist and a Solar Frontiers Section Head in the High Altitude Observatory at the National Center for Atmospheric Research specializing in solar magneto-hydrodynamics; solar dynamo and the emergence of solar active regions. Other research interests include coronal magnetic field evolution that produces flares and coronal mass ejections; structure and dynamics of coronal streamers; solar wind acceleration; helioseismology; scattering of solar p-mode waves by sunspots.
She received a B.Sc. in Space Physics from Peking University, China, in 1989, and a Ph.D in Astronomy from the Institute for Astronomy at the University of Hawaii in 1993. Dr. Fan did her postdoctoral research at the National Solar Observatory (NSO) in Tucson, and at the Joint Institute of Laboratory Astrophysics (JILA), University of Colorado at Boulder. She joined the scientific staff of HAO/NCAR in 1998.