Research Interests


Broad Research Interests:  Heliophysics
                                            Space weather
                                                    Geomagnetic storms
                                                                   Ring current
                                                                            Radiation belts


Current Research Focus: For my thesis work I am investigating the mechanisms responsible for the energization, injection, and 
                                trapping of outflowing ionospheric ions in the inner magnetosphere during geomagnetic storms and 
                                substorms.  In order to do this, I use single particle tracking in combination with a global multi-fluid model.

Previous Research Projects: Detecting auroral emissions from extrasolar planets, comet spectroscopy, observing campaigns, building 
                                rockets, astrobiology, and some seismology and geochemistry.