B.A., Physics, Smith College
M.S., Space Sciences and Engineering, University of Michigan
Ph.D., (In Progress) Space Sciences, University of Michigan
My research focuses on answering fundamental questions behind the physical processes of observed energetic charged particle motions within Saturn’s magnetic environment, or magnetosphere.
One such process is called interchange injection which transports mass in the magnetospheres of giant planets. I utilize in-situ and remote sensing data from the Cassini mission to analyze these events and their role as a primary process in plasma and magnetic flux transport at Saturn. I work to develop automated analysis techniques using large-data sets in the intersection of data science and planetary science.
Researching these processes will greatly improve knowledge of planetary magnetospheres and contributes to comparative studies of potentially habitable planets and space weather risks at Earth.
Specializations and Research Interests
I am a fourth year PhD candidate working with Dr. Michael Liemohn and Dr. Xianzhe Jia and current co-Director of the University of Michigan’s Graduate Society of Women Engineers. After graduating from Smith College in 2013 with a B.A. in physics and a minor in astronomy, I worked for IDA’s Science and Technology Policy Institute (STPI) as a Science Policy Fellow. During my time at STPI I provided policy analysis and technical support to federal agencies on a variety of topics including climate data, STEM education, and space policy.
I am interested in communicating science effectively and increasing opportunities to pursue scientific careers for students including through interactive courses.
You can check out courses the following course I’ve developed in data science, visualization, and statistics:
University of Michigan
Azari, A. R., Jia, X., Liemohn, M. W., Hospodarsky, G. B., Provan, G., Ye, S. ‐Y., et al (2019). Are Saturn’s Interchange Injections Organized by Rotational Longitude?. Journal of Geophysical Research: Space Physics, 124. https://doi.org/10.1029/2018JA026196
Azari, A. R., Liemohn, M. W., Jia, X., Thomsen, M. F., Mitchell, D. G., Sergis, N., et al. (2018). Interchange injections at Saturn: Statistical survey of energetic H+ sudden flux intensifications. Journal of Geophysical Research: Space Physics, 123. https://doi.org/10.1029/2018JA025391
– Featured article July 2018
– The associated event list is on the Michigan Deep Blue Data Respository.
Regoli, L. H., Roussos, E., Dialynas, K., Luhmann, J. G., Sergis, N., Jia, X., et al. (2018). Statistical study of the energetic proton environment at Titan’s orbit from the Cassini spacecraft. Journal of Geophysical Research: Space Physics, 123. https://doi.org/10.1029/2018JA025442