Affiliate Associate Professor
Associate Director, UW NASA Space Grant
Participating Faculty, UW Astrobiology Program
Fax: 206-543-0489 (shared)
Interests: Space Physics, Advanced Computing, Planetary Science, Astrobiology and Comparative Planetology
Research Groups: Space Physics, Planetary Sciences
Ph.D. : Geophysics, University of Washington (2003) - Theoretical space physics
M.S. : Physics, University of Washington (1998) - High energy particle astrophysics
UG : Math and Physics, University of Washington (1995)
- Darci Snowden
- Ariah Kidder
- Michele Cash
- Matt Tilley
I study the solar wind interaction with weakly magnetized planets and moons such as the Moon and Mars to investigate how magnetic anomalies may affect the plasma interactions. I am also interested in comparing and contrasting the dynamic processes occuring at different planetary magnetospheres.
In addition, I am involved in developing advanced computing techniques to create models for Space Weather applications that are not only accurate but can be run at speeds to allow them to be used as predictive models.