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.
MA, Boston University
SENIOR RESEARCH ASSOCIATE
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.
Lic. Fisica, Universidad Nacional de Tucuman, Argentina; Ph.D. Boston University
RESEARCH ASSISTANT PROFESSOR
His research interests include studying the electrodynamics of the equatorial and low latitude ionospheres. He uses all-sky imagers, FPI's and various theoretical and empirical models.
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.
BS, University of Arizona
MA, PhD, Boston University
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.
PhD, University of Leicester
His research includes regular visits to Hawaii to take ground-based observations of planetary ionospheres. The data collected is used to study energetic processes such as Giant planet aurorae and Saturn's "ring rain". In his spare time, he dabbles in astrophotography and travels.
BS Astronomy, University of Michigan
SENIOR STAFF RESEARCHER
ASI network management, ASI installation, ASI data analysis, website maintenance
BA Astronomy, Boston University
Research interests: Earth's ionosphere; Ionospheric storms.