Thomas Broiles

Thesis Title: The Three Dimensional Structure of Corotating Interaction Regions and Modeling of the Heavy Ion Sensor

Thesis AdvisorMihir Desai

Current Position and Research Areas: Tom is a postdoctoral researcher at the Southwest Research Institute in San Antonio, TX. He is interested in the interaction between the solar wind and a comet’s magnetosphere. To study this he will be using Rosetta’s Ion and Electron sensor that will soon be making measurements around comet Churyumov-Gerasimenko.