About

NEWS (May 2021): I have left Monash University and started to work at Beijing Normal University (Zhuhai Campus) as a junior faculty member at the Advanced Institute of Natural Sciences in Zhuhai. We are establishing a new research group for gravitational wave astrophysics and cosmology (and hiring researchers and teaching staff at all levels).

Zhuhai is a beautiful coastal city in Southern China, widely considered to be the most livable city in China. Zhuhai is in the Greater Bay area of China, connected with Hong Kong and Macau via the Hong KongZhuhaiMacau Bridge. It is also close to Guangzhou and Shenzhen, both reachable within an hour.


Welcome to my homepage! I am currently a Research Fellow in the School of Physics and AstronomyMonash University and the ARC Centre of Excellence for Gravitational Wave Discovery (OzGrav). Before joining Monash in July 2017, I was first a PhD student (2011-15) and then a Research Associate (2015-17) at University of Western Australia. Prior to that, I studied for my BSc (2004-08) and MSc (2008-11) degrees in Astronomy at Beijing Normal University (北京师范大学).

My research areas include detecting nanohertz gravitational waves with pulsar timing arrays, gravitational-wave astrophysics with ground-based laser interferometers such as LIGO, supermassive binary black holes, inference of neutron star population properties with gravitational-wave and radio pulsar observations, and stochastic backgrounds of gravitational waves.

I am a member of the LIGO Scientific Collaboration, the Parkes Pulsar Timing Array collaboration and the International Pulsar Timing Array collaboration.

I was born in Xingguo (兴国) County (县), Jiangxi (江西) Province (省) in southeastern China. My name is 朱兴江 in Chinese, from which you may notice that the two characters of my given name 兴 and 江 coincide with the first characters in the names of my home-county and home-province. Some of my friends reminded me that 兴江 could also be the abbreviation for 振兴江西, which means to make Jiangxi prosperous (again).

I will update this site, every now and then, to include research news and useful research resources. All information contained in this site reflects purely my own opinion.