Jason Gilbert

Jason A. Gilbert

Associate Research Scientist


Climate & Space Research Building
2455 Hayward Street
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-2143


  • PhD, Atmospheric and Space Sciences, University of Michigan

Research Interests

Low- to mid-energy (<100 keV) heliospheric plasma and related topics in Heliophysics, space hardware/instrumentation development focused on ion optics and mass spectrometry, the characteristics and composition of the solar wind, coronal mass ejections, pickup ions.

  • Mass Spectrometry hardware development
  • Solar wind and pickup ion analysis
  • In situ studies of coronal mass ejections


My research interests are on the solar wind and other low-energy space plasmas, interplanetary coronal mass ejections, and the design and calibration of space-based plasma 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.