I am currently a third year PhD student in the Department of Astronomy and Astrophysics at University of California Santa Cruz (UCSC), working with Prof. Alexie Leauthaud and Prof. Sandra Faber on the galaxy formation and observational cosmology. My research interests focus on the co-evolution between galaxy and dark matter, and the link between galaxy structure and the quenching process. Currently I am working on a new medium-band imaging survey "Merian Survey" which we will use 62 nights on the Dark Energy Camera (DECam) to build a sample of 100,000 dwarf galaxies at z~0.1.
I was born in Beijing, China. I became a stargazer and started to do amateur astronomical observation and astrophotography since 2009. Although I have been in the professional astronomy field for several years, I still maintained my interest in astrophotography with small telescopes. I use my Canon 5D Mark III and Fuji X-T3 to do photography in my spare time. On the left is a short video of the Milky Way that I took while camping on Panoche Hills in California. And all the photographs on this website are taken by myself. You can find my photographs here.