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


Mark Moldwin

Mark B. Moldwin

Arthur F. Thurnau Professor and Associate Chair for Academic Affairs

Faculty Associate of CRLT-in-Engineering

Professor in Applied Physics and Robotics Institute

Faculty Director M-STEM Academy's M-Engin Program

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


  • UM Raymond J. and Monica E. Schultz Outreach and Diversity Award, 2013
  • UM Harold R. Johnson Diversity Service Award, 2014
  • UM Provost Teaching Innovation Award, 2014
  • AGU Waldo Smith Union Award, 2016
  • UM John F. Ulrich Educational Excellence Award, 2017

Professional Service

  • Editor, Geophysical Research Letters, 2004-2006
  • Editor-in-Chief, Reviews of Geophysics, 2009-2017
  • Member, AGU SPA Executive Committee
  • Member, AGU Publications Committee,2013-2014, 2015-2016
  • Member, AGU Ethics Task Force
  • Member, NRC-CSSP Decadal Study:  Panel on Solar Wind - Magnetosphere Interactions, 2010-2012

Professional Memberships

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


  • 162) Carter, B. A., E. Yizengaw, R. Pradipta, J. M. Weygand, M. Piersanti, A. Pulkkinen, M. B. Moldwin, R. Norman, and K. Zhang (2016), Geomagnetically induced currents around the world during the 17 March 2015 storm, J. Geophys. Res. Space Physics, 121, 10,49610,507, doi:10.1002/2016JA023344.
  • 163) Sarno-Smith, L. K., Michael W. Liemohn, Ruth M. Skoug, Ondrej Santolik, Steven K. Morley, Aaron Breneman, Brian A. Larsen, Geoff Reeves, John R. Wygant, George Hospodarsky, Craig Kletzing, Mark B. Moldwin, Roxanne M. Katus, and Shasha Zou (2016), Hiss or equatorial noise? Ambiguities in analyzing suprathermal ion plasma wave resonance, J. Geophys. Res. Space Physics, 121, 96199631, doi:10.1002/2016JA022975.
  • 164) Moldwin, M. B., Zou, S., and Heine, T.: The story of plumes: the development of a new conceptual framework for understanding magnetosphere and ionosphere coupling, Ann. Geophys., 34, 1243-1253, doi:10.5194/angeo-34-1243-2016, 2016.
  • 165) Heine, T. R. P., M. B. Moldwin, and S. Zou (2017), Small-scale structure of the midlatitude storm enhanced density plume during the 17 March 2015 St. Patrick's Day storm, J. Geophys. Res. Space Physics, 122, doi:10.1002/2016JA022965.
  • 166) Thielen, Joanna, Sara M. Samuel, Jake Carlson, Mark Moldwin (2017), Developing and Teaching a Two-Credit Data Management Course for Graduate Students in Climate and Space Sciences, Issues in Science and Technology Librarianship, DOI:10.5062/F42Z13HQ
Updated: 2017-10-10