Department of Climate and Space Sciences and Engineering in the College of Engineering at the University of Michigan


Mark Moldwin

Mark B. Moldwin

Professor and Associate Chair for Academic Affairs

Faculty Associate of CRLT-in-Engineering

Professor in Applied Physics and Robotics Institute

Undergraduate advisor
Concentration: Space Weather

Office: 1418 SRB
Phone: 734-647-3370
Fax: 734-647-3083


  • B.A., 1987, University of Alaska - Fairbanks
  • M. A., 1990, Boston University
  • Ph.D., 1993, Boston University (Jeff Hughes, Advisor)


  • Space Plasma Physics
  • Magnetospheric and Heliospheric Physics
  • Upper Atmospheric Electricity
  • Magnetometer Sensor Development
  • Pre-College Space Science Education 
  • Education Activities

Honors, Awards and Accomplishments


  • Editor, Geophysical Research Letters, 2004-2006
  • Editor-in-Chief, Reviews of Geophysics, 2009-2017
  • UM Raymond J. and Monica E. Schultz Outreach and Diversity Award, 2013
  • UM Harold R. Johnson Diversity Service Awar, 2014
  • UM Provost Teaching Innovation Award, 2014
  • AGU Waldo Smith Union Award, 2016

Professional Service

  • Member, AGU SPA Executive Committee
  • Member, AGU Publications Committee
  • Member, AGU Ethics Task Force
  • Member, NRC-CSSP Decadal Study:  Panel on Solar Wind - Magnetosphere Interactions

Professional Memberships

  • American Geophysical Union
  • National Science Teachers Association
  • American Society for Engineering Education


  • 156) Krall, J., J. D. Huba, V. K. Jordanova, R. E. Denton, T. Carranza, and M. B. Moldwin (2016), Measurement and modeling of the refilling plasmasphere during 2001, J. Geophys. Res. Space Physics, 121, 22262248, doi:10.1002/2015JA022126.

  • 157) Ellington, S. M., M. B. Moldwin, and M. W. Liemohn (2016), Local time asymmetries and toroidal field line resonances: Global magnetospheric modeling in SWMF, J. Geophys. Res. Space Physics, 121, 20332045, doi:10.1002/2015JA021920.

  • 158) Bandić, M., G. Verbanac, M. B. Moldwin, V. Pierrard, and G. Piredda (2016), MLT dependence in the relationship between plasmapause, solar wind, and geomagnetic activity based on CRRES: 1990–1991, J. Geophys. Res. Space Physics, 121, 43974408, doi:10.1002/2015JA022278.

  • 159) Ponder, Brandon M., Arie Sheinker and Mark B. Moldwin, Using Cellphone Magnetometers for Science on CubeSats, JoSS, Vol. 05, No. 02 (May 2016) pp. 449–456

  • 160) Yizengaw, E., M. B. Moldwin, E. Zesta, M. Magoun, R. Pradipta, C. M. Biouele, A. B. Rabiu, O. K. Obrou, Z. Bamba, and E. R. de Paula (2016), Response of the equatorial ionosphere to the geomagnetic DP 2 current system, Geophys. Res. Lett., 43, 73647372, doi:10.1002/2016GL070090.

Updated: 2016-09-16