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

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

  • Chair, AGU SPA/EPO Committee, 2009-2011
  • 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

Professional Service

  • Member, AGU SPA Executive Committee
  • Member, NRC-CSSP Distributed Arrays of Small Instruments (DASI) Panel, 2004-2005
  • 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


  • 146) Hartinger, M. D., D. Welling, N. M. Viall, M. B. Moldwin, and A. Ridley (2014), The effect of magnetopause motion on fast mode resonance, J. Geophys. Res. Space Physics, 119, 82128227, doi:10.1002/2014JA020401.

  • 147) Zou, S., M. B. Moldwin, A. J. Ridley, M. J. Nicolls, A. J. Coster, E. G. Thomas, and J. M. Ruohoniemi (2014), On the generation/decay of the storm-enhanced density plumes: Role of the convection flow and field-aligned ion flow, J. Geophys. Res. Space Physics, 119, 85438559, doi:10.1002/2014JA020408.

  • 148) Hartinger, M. D., M. B. Moldwin, S. Zou, J. W. Bonnell, and V. Angelopoulos (2015), ULF wave electromagnetic energy flux into the ionosphere: Joule heating implications, J. Geophys. Res. Space Physics, 120, 494510, doi:10.1002/2014JA020129.

  • 149) Sarno-Smith, L. K., M. W. Liemohn, R. M. Katus, R. M. Skoug, B. A. Larsen, M. F. Thomsen, J. R. Wygant, and M. B. Moldwin (2015), Postmidnight depletion of the high-energy tail of the quiet plasmasphere. J. Geophys. Res. Space Physics, 120, 16461660. doi: 10.1002/2014JA020682.

  • 150) Zhang, X. -Y., and M. B. Moldwin (2015), Probabilistic forecasting analysis of geomagnetic indices for southward IMF events. Space Weather, 13, 130140. doi: 10.1002/2014SW001113.

Updated: 2015-06-17