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B.A. Physics, Case Western Reserve University (2016)
I am a doctoral student student working under Dr. Aaron Ridley. While obtaining a B.A. in Physics and minor in Astronomy from Case Western Reserve University, I worked for the High Energy Astrophysics Group (HEA) in the Department of Physics, where I tested the efficacy of time-tagging devices for cosmic ray events under Dr. Corbin Covault. I also conducted research on the diffuse gas around star-forming spiral galaxies as an NSF-funded REU student at the University of California, Santa Cruz, under Dr. J. X. Prochaska.
Under Dr. Ridley, I study the dynamical impact of solar energy input into the thermosphere and ionosphere on the trajectory alterations and the probability of collision of LEO satellites, particularly within the context of solar storms.
I am interested in various engineering approaches to scientific research, especially as it relates to the deployment and managing of spaceborne observatories.
Specializations and Research Interests
- Satellite Design
- Planetary Sciences
- Solar System Environment
Honors, Awards and Accomplishments
University of Michigan
- Rackham Merit Fellowship
M. Aglietta, P.S. Allison, R. Assiro, J.J. Beatty, K-H. Becker, C. Berat, J. Bouvier, D.A. Brandt, P. Buchholz, C.E. Covault, P. Creti, B.E. Fick, M. Gajardo, S. Gallian, J.P. Gongora, R.P. Halliday, M. Kleifges, E. Lagorio, L. Latronico, H. Lebbolo, S. Maldera, G. Marsella, C. Morello, D.F. Nitz, R. Sato, R.E. Sobin, P. Stassi, T. Suomijärvi, Z. Szadkowski, T. Nguyen Trung, and A. Zampieri, "New electronics for the surface detectors of the Pierre Auger Observatory", Proceedings of Science, ICRC2015, 565 (2015).