Associate Research Scientist
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PhD, Atmospheric and Space Sciences, University of Michigan
Low- to mid-energy (<100 keV) heliospheric plasma and related topics in Heliophysics, space hardware/instrumentation development, specifically ion optics and mass spectrometry, the characteristics and composition of the solar wind, coronal mass ejections, pickup ions.
My research interests are on the solar wind and other mid-energy space plasmas, interplanetary coronal mass ejections, and the design and calibration of space-based mass spectrometers. Specific topics of interest include pickup ions, low-charge-state space plasmas, ion mass spectrometry, and the development of new measurement techniques. I am a member of the American Geophysical Union (AGU) and oversee the Mass Spectrometry Laboratory at U-M, which includes facilities for prototype testing and calibration of instrument systems. I am also involved with public outreach efforts and have mentored over 20 undergraduate and graduate students.
Specializations and Research Interests
- Mass Spectrometry hardware development
- Solar wind and pickup ion analysis
- In situ studies of coronal mass ejections
Honors, Awards and Accomplishments
- NASA Graduate Student Researchers Program Fellowship
- College of Engineering Dean's Fellowship