Michael Mendillo   Michael Mendillo

Michael Mendillo thinks he heads our research group in the Center for Space Physics. He is a faculty member in the Department of Astronomy and in 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)
Phone:  617.353.2629 

  Jeff Baumgardner Jeff Baumgardner, 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.

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

  Steve Smith Steve Smith, Ph.D., University of Canterbury.
SENIOR RESEARCH ASSOCIATE
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 // (webpage)
  Paul Withers Paul Withers, Ph.D., University of Arizona.
SENIOR RESEARCH ASSOCIATE
His research interests include the behaviour of the martian upper atmosphere and ionosphere, and analysis of accelerometer data. He has participated in aerobraking operations for Mars Global Surveyor and Mars Odyssey. 


E-mail: withers@bu.edu / (webpage)
  Carlos Martinis Carlos Martinis, Lic. Fisica, Universidad Nacional de Tucuman, Argentina; Ph.D. Boston University
RESEARCH ASSOCIATE
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. 

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

  Luke Moore Luke Moore Ph.D, Boston University
RESEARCH ASSOCIATE
His research involves studying planetary atmospheres using numerical models. In particular, he focuses on understanding Saturn's ionosphere and plasmasphere using recent data from the Cassini spacecraft.



E-mail: moore@bu.edu
  Carl Schmidt Carl Schmidt
MS Boston University,
GRADUATE STUDENT


Research interests include observations and numerical modeling of Mercury's tenuous exosphere.



E-mail: schmidtc@bu.edu
  Ingo M-W
Ingo Mueller-Wodarg, Ph.D., UNIVERSITY COLLEGE LONDON, London
VISITING SENIOR RESEARCH ASSOCIATE (Imperial College London)
He studies the earth's upper atmosphere as well as planetary atmospheres (Titan, Triton), through the use of models.


E-mail: ingo@imperial.ac.uk
Webpage: www.sp.ph.ic.ac.uk/~ingo
  majd Majd Mayyasi Matta,
MS Boston University,
GRADUATE STUDENT

Research interests include observations of the extended lunar sodium tail using an all sky camera.


Email: majdm@bu.edu
  clara Clara Narvaez,
BA Astronomy, Boston University
STAFF RESEARCH

Research interests: Earth's ionosphere; Ionospheric storms.



E-mail: cnarvaez@bu.edu

Jules Aarons
RESEARCH PROFESSOR OF ASTRONOMY AND SPACE PHYSICS

 
Henry Rishbeth
VISITING SCHOLAR

  joei
For aeronomy data requests, please email mendillo@bu.edu or jwroten@bu.edu

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