Michael Mendillo Michael Mendillo

Michael Mendillo heads our research group in the Center for Space Physics. He is a faculty member in the Department of Astronomy and affiliated with the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering.  When not in Fenway Park, his research interests include ionospheric and space plasma physics, planetary atmospheres, historical astronomy, space based "active" experiments, and ground based optical and radio diagnostics.

E-mail: mendillo@bu.edu
webpage:www.buimaging.com/people/mendillomain.html
Phone:  617.353.2629 

Jeff Baumgardner Jeff Baumgardner
MA, Boston University
SENIOR RESEARCH SCIENTIST
His research interests include designing and building low-light-level imaging instruments, and their scientific application to the aeronomy of Earth and solar system bodies.

E-mail: jeffreyb@bu.edu
Phone: 617.353.5639

Carlos Martinis Carlos Martinis
Lic. Fisica, Universidad Nacional de Tucuman, Argentina; MA, Ph.D. Boston University
RESEARCH ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR

His research interests include studying the electrodynamics of the ionosphere from low to sub-auroral latitudes. He is CO-I in the NASA GOLD mission and PI on a NASA project that combines 630.0 nm airglow structures and in-situ ICON plasma data. Prof. Martinis is PI on NSF projects that support the BU network of all-sky imagers and a network of low latitude Fabry-Perot Interferometers.

E-mail: martinis@bu.edu
Phone: 617.353.5258 

Steve Smith Steve Smith,
PhD.,University of Canterbury.
SENIOR RESEARCH SCIENTIST
His research involves the imaging and study of gravity-wave activity in the night-time mesosphere, as well as the imaging and study of the lunar sodium tail. 

E-mail: smsm@bu.edu
Luke Moore Luke Moore
BS, University of Arizona
MA, PhD, Boston University
RESEARCH ASSISTANT PROFESSOR

His research involves modeling and observations of planetary atmospheres, with a focus on the upper atmospheres of the giant planets and on the coupling between atmospheres and the space environment.

E-mail: moore@bu.edu


Simon Simon Mackovjak
Ph.D.,Faculty of Mathematics, Physics and Informatics, Comenius University, Bratislava.
VISITING RESEARCHER

Simon works at the Department of Space Physics, Institute of Experimental Physics, Slovak Academy of Sciences in KoŇ°ice, where he studies space weather using machine learning techniques through several ESA projects. Thanks to a Fulbright scholarship, he is currently working on automation techniques for airglow science with Prof. Carlos Martinis in the Center for Space Physics at Boston University.

E-mail: smackovj@bu.edu


Joei Wroten Joei Wroten
BS Astronomy, University of Michigan
RESEARCH FELLOW



ASI network management, ASI installation, ASI data analysis, website maintenance



E-mail: jwroten@bu.edu

Clara Narvaez Clara Narvaez
BA Astronomy, Boston University
RESEARCH FELLOW

Research interests: Earth's ionosphere; Ionospheric storms.

E-mail: cnarvaez@bu.edu
Uma
Uma Ashrani
UNDERGRADUATE STUDENT

Uma is a Physics major, with graduation date May 2024. Uma works on all-sky imager data analysis, characterizing MSTIDs and ESF structures. She also uses ionosonde and satellite data to complement the optical observations.

E-mail: uashrani@bu.edu