Fuqing Zhang, 1970 – 2019

We sadly note the loss of our colleague and friend Dr. Fuqing Zhang, who died Friday July 19, 2019 following a recent diagnosis of cancer. This enormous loss to his family, friends and students and colleagues at Penn State is also felt by his many colleagues around the world. Fuqing had many accomplishments, awards, activities, and interests, and an obituary from colleagues at Pennsylvania State University can be found >>here

Among his many scientific interests, Fuqing was active in the field of atmospheric gravity waves, and he had been serving as co-chair of the SPARC Gravity Wave Activity since 2016.

A memorial service was held on July 24th at Koch Funeral Home in State College. At this time, one may read and add their own condolences and memories at >>this website

Many of us not only remember Fuqing’s tireless enthusiasm and passion for science, but also his kindness and helpfulness to so many scientists young and old around the world. We will miss him and we mourn his loss, which came much too soon.

Joan Alexander & Kaoru Sato, Gravity Wave activity co-leads