Jingnan Guo


Jingnan Guo earned her PhD in astrophysics from Purple Mountain Observatory of the Chinese Academy of Sciences in 2011. During her PhD, she focused on the particle energization processes in solar flares, studying at the Max-Planck Institute for Solar System Research for 2 years and at the University of Glasgow for 1 year. From June 2011 to May 2012, she was a postdoc at the University of Genova in Italy. Thereafter, she moved to the University of Kiel in Germany, where she led the MSL/RAD data calibration and scientific analysis (RAD is a detector on the NASA Curiosity rover to study space radiation on Mars).

In 2019 Dr. Guo became a research professor at the University of Science and Technology of China’s School of Earth and Space Sciences. Her research goal is to gain a thorough understanding of the space weather environment, in particular, the origin, effect, and variability of space radiation, as it is essential for planning space missions, such as crewed missions to the Moon or Mars. You can find most of Dr. Guo’s publications via her Orcid page.  0000-0002-8707-076X


  • Marie Curie fellowship (2007–2010)
  • NASA Group Achievement Award – MSL RAD Instrument Development and Science Team (2013)
  • NASA Group Achievement Award – MSL Prime Mission Science and Operations Team (2015)


University of Science and Technology of China


Hefei, Anhui, China


Hefei, Anhui, China