Dr. Qixu Mo

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Executive Personnel
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Dr. Qixu Mo is a Research Scientist at SPEC, Incorporated. Before joining SPEC in June 2002, Dr. Mo earned a B.S. in Electrical Engineering in 1983 and an M.S. in Space Physics in 1986 from Wuhan University. He received the Ph.D. with emphasis on Atmospheric Sciences from New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology (UMIMT) in 1997. Dr. Mo has over 12 years experience in research aircraft instrumentation, field projects and data analysis as well as post-doctoral experience in thundercloud research. From 1990 to 1997 he did graduate work at New Mexico Tech. He analyzed most of the aircraft data collected by the NCAR Kingair, Sailplane and T-28 for the CAPE Project. As a post-doctoral research scientist in South Dakota School of Mines and Technology, he calibrated, installed, evaluated and improved new electric field meters on the T-28 research aircraft.   He has published in several areas including electric field measurements, microphysics the electrification process in thunderstorms. Dr. Mo was a recipient of the Marvin Wilkening Award in 1998 for excellence in experimental physics and a member of the American Geophysical Union.