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Research Interests

  • CubeSat Experiment
  • Inner Magnetosphere (Ring Current, Plasma Sheet, etc.) and its Modeling: Rice Convection Model (RCM)
  • EMIC Waves and Wave-particle Interactions
  • Radiation Belt Physics and Radiation Belt Storm Probes (RBSP) Mission
  • Cluster/CODIF Data Calibration, Processing, and Analysis and Cluster Mission
  • Ionospheric Outflow
  • Global Magnetosphere and its Modeling: Coupled Ionosphere, Outer & Inner Magnetosphere Numerical Codes
  • Space Weather: Geomagnetic Storms and Substorms
  • Geoeffective Solar Wind Structures, e.g., CME and Magnetic Clouds

Funding Record

Active:

  • Principal Investigator, EMIC waves and associated relativistic electron precipitation, NASA Heliophysics: Geospace/Guest Investigator Program, $508k, January 2015 – December 2017 (3 years)
  • Principal Investigator, Ion spectral dynamics in the inner-edge ring current, NASA Heliophysics: Geospace/Guest Investigator Program, $399k, January 2013 – December 2015 (3 years; no-cost extension)
  • Principal Investigator, EMIC Waves in the Inner Magnetosphere: Spatial Distribution and Properties, NASA Living With a Star Targeted Research and Technology, Focus Science Team: Incorporating Plasma Waves in Models of the Radiation Belts and Ring Current, $519k, August 2011 – August 2015 (4 years; no-cost extension)
  • Team Member, RBSP/ECT Science (Phase E), NASA (Subcontract to Johns Hopkins University/Applied Physics Laboratory), Harlan Spence (PI), November 2012 – November 2017 (primary and extended Van Allen Probes mission)
  • Collaborator, Observations and hybrid simulations of fast flows and plasma transport, NASA Heliophysics: Geospace/Guest Investigator Program, Simon Wing (PI), January 2013 – December 2015 (3 years)

Past:

  • Team Member, Cluster/CODIF Mission Operation and Data Analysis, NASA, Eberhard Moebius (PI), $717k, October 2010 – October 2013 (3 years)
  • Collaborator, Studying Complex Ejecta at L1 Using Realistic Models of CME Evolution and Interplanetary Magnetic Field, NASA Living With a Star Targeted Research and Technology, Focus Science Team: Prediction of Interplanetary Magnetic Field Vector Bz at L1, Noe Lugaz (PI), $364k, May 2008 – May 2011 (3 years)
  • Collaborator, Numerical Investigation of CME Cannibalism in the Inner Heliosphere and its Implications for Space Weather, NSF/National Space Weather Program, Noe Lugaz (PI), $193k, August 2008 – August 2011 (3 years)
  • Mini-grant Recipient with Michael W. Liemohn, $113k for LANL IGPP Collaborative Research with the University of Michigan, 2006

Student/Visiting Scholar Supervision

  • Lindsay Kusnarowis (Merrimack Valley High School, Concord, NH), Research Assistant, since September 2015
  • Zhengwei Cheng, visiting scholar, National Space Science Center, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, P. R. China, February 2015 – January 2016
  • Cristian P Ferradas Alva, Ph.D. student in Physics, UNH (since June 2013)
  • Anthony A. Saikin, Ph.D. student in Physics, UNH (since June 2013)
  • Sophia Hollick (Marshwood High School, ME), Zackary Pine (Coe-Brown Northwood Academy, NH), Steven Caruso (Laconia High School, NH), and Tsakalidis Dimitris (Anatolia College, Thessaloniki, Greece), High School Students in the 2015 UNH Project SMART (June 29 – July 24, 2015)
  • Hao Luo, visiting scholar, Institute of Geology and Geophysics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, P. R. China, July 2014 – September 2014
  • Brandor Matos (Concord Academy, NH) and John Gadbois (Amesbury High School, NH), High School Students in the 2014 UNH Project SMART (July 1-26, 2014)
  • Robert C. Allen, Hourly Research Assistant in Space Science Center, UNH (June – November 2013)
  • Nicholas K Lubinsky, Graduate Student, UNH (June-August 2013)
  • Sara Pesavento, a High School Student in the 2013 UNH Project SMART, Davis Senior High School, Davis, CA (July 1-26, 2013)
  • Ethan C. Payne, high school student, Phillips Exeter Academy, July 2012 – August 2012
  • Ruilin Lin, visiting scholar, National Space Science Center, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, P. R. China, November 2011 – May 2012
  • Robert C. Allen, Ph.D. student in Physics, June 2011 – June 2013

Leadership, Honors and Awards

  • Session Primary Convener, SM013: Inner magnetosphere cross-population interactions, AGU Fall Meeting, 14-18 December, 2015
  • Session Primary Convener, SM006: Cross-energy Interactions in the Inner Magnetosphere, AGU Fall Meeting, 15-19 December, 2014
  • Session Convener, SM011: Incorporating Plasma Waves in Models of the Radiation Belts and Ring Current, AGU Fall Meeting, 15-19 December, 2014
  • Outstanding Student Paper Award (OSPA) Coordinator, AGU Fall Meeting, 15-19 December, 2014
  • Co-chair, Inner Magnetosphere Cross-Energy/Population Interactions (IMCEPI), Focus Group, NSF GEM Workshop, 2014 – 2018 (five years)
  • Session Primary Convener, SM015: Plasma Access to the Inner Magnetosphere, AGU Fall Meeting, 9-13 December, 2013
  • Advisor, supervising the Chinese Student and Scholar Association (CSSA) at UNH, since 2010
  • Proposal Review Panelist, reviewing proposals for prestigious USA and European space agencies, since 2009
  • Proposal Reviewer, reviewing proposals for NASA, NSF, Swedish National Space Board, Czech Science Foundation, LANL, etc., since 2008
  • Reviewer/Referee, reviewing papers for journals such as Journal of Geophysical Research (JGR) - Space Physics, Geophysical Research Letters (GRL), Advances in Space Research (ASR), and Journal of Atmospheric and Solar-Terrestrial Physics (JASTP), since 2005
  • Session Chairperson, 2008 Fall Meeting, American Geophysical Union (AGU), USA
  • Judge, judging for the Outstanding Student Paper Award, American Geophysical Union Fall Meetings, USA, since 2008
  • Organizer, organizing the International Leadership Competency Forum, Rice University, Houston, TX, USA, February 2007 – January 2008
  • Outstanding Student Paper Award Winner, American Geophysical Union, USA, 2005
  • Session Chairperson, Student Tutorial Workshop, 2005 Geospace Environment Modeling (GEM) Summer Workshop, USA, June 26, 2005
  • Student Representative, Geospace Environment Modeling, USA, June 2004 – June 2005
  • Steering Committee Member, Geospace Environment Modeling, USA, June 2004 – June 2005
  • Outstanding Student Paper Award Winner, American Geophysical Union, USA, 2003
  • Member, American Geophysical Union, USA, since 2002

Computer Skills

  • Operating Systems: Linux, Unix, MS Windows, MS-DOS, Solaris, and Mac OS X

  • Languages: IDL, Fortran, Matlab, Perl, CVS, HTML, and C/C++

  • Applications: Tecplot, MS Office, Illustrator, and Photoshop

  • Parallel Computing/Supercomputer Tools and Systems: OpenMP and MPI; NASA Columbia, Rice RTC and ADA, and Michigan Grendel and Morpheus

Current/Past Affiliations


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