Graduate Program in Physics with Specialization in Space Physics and Instrumentation



Tracy Becker


Tracy Becker Education: B.S. Astrophysics, Lehigh University 2010 Ph.D. Physics – Planetary Science Track, University of Central Florida, 2016 Research Areas: Co-Investigator and Composition Working Group lead for the Europa Clipper mission Composition of planetary surfaces including asteroids and icy moons Ultraviolet observations using the Hubble Space Telescope Studies of Saturn’s rings using data from the Cassini mission Computational modeling of asteroids using Arecibo planetary radar data Website:

Tracy Becker2020-11-10T17:34:04+00:00

Hunter Waite


Hunter Waite Education: B.S. Physics, University of Alabama, 1976 M.S. Atmospheric Science, University of Michigan, 1978 Ph.D. Atmospheric Science, University of Michigan, 1981 Email: Phone: 210-265-7949 Research Areas: Co-Investigator of the MASPEX-Europa investigation aboard Europa Clipper Co-Investigator on Juno Principal Investigator on Cassini Ion and Neutral Mass Spectrometer investigations and the CAssini Plasma Spectrometer (CAPS) Co-investigator for the Rosetta/Rosina investigation Application of mass spectrometry to the study of the solar system biogeochemistry and aeronomy Ion/neutral mass spectrometry, gas chromatography, biogeochemistry, thermospheric modeling, and planetary astronomy Director of the Center for Excellence in Analytical Mass Spectrometry (CEAMS) - definition [...]

Hunter Waite2020-09-21T18:25:04+00:00

Ujjwal Raut


Ujjwal Raut Education: B.A. Physics, Luther College, 2001 Ph.D. Engineering Physics, University of Virginia, 2009 Email: Phone: (210) 522-2178 Research Areas: Lunar and Planetary Science Icy Satellites Optical Spectroscopy of Planetary Surfaces Laboratory Simulations of Astrophysical Enviroments and Processes Space flight instrumentation Current Graduate Students: Caleb Gimar Bereket Mamo

Ujjwal Raut2020-09-21T18:25:34+00:00

Pete Roming


Pete Roming Education: B.S. Physics, Brigham Young University M.S. Physics, Brigham Young University Ph.D. Physics and Astronomy, Brigham Young University Email: Phone: 210-522-3410 Research Areas: Space- and ground-based astronomical detectors and instrumentation Transient observations of gamma-ray bursts and core collapse supernovae High redshift cosmology with gamma-ray bursts Current Graduate Students: Thomas Lechner Sam Slocum Past Graduate Students: Janie de la Rosa

Pete Roming2020-09-21T18:26:04+00:00

Kurt Retherford


Kurt Retherford Education: Ph.D. Physics & Astronomy, The Johns Hopkins University, 2002 M.A. Physics & Astronomy, The Johns Hopkins University, 1998 B.S. Applied Math, Engineering & Physics, University of Wisconsin at Madison, 1994 Email: Phone: 210-522-3809 Research Areas: Principal Investigator (PI) of the Ultraviolet Spectrograph (UVS), to be flown on NASA's Europa mission Deputy PI of the UVS on ESA's Jupiter Icy Moons Explorer (JUICE) mission PI of the Lyman Alpha Mapping Project (LAMP) UV spectrograph on NASA's Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter UV detector and instrument tech development Hubble Space Telescope Guest Investigator program PI and Co-Investigator (CoI) CoI [...]

Kurt Retherford2020-09-21T16:18:41+00:00

Stefano Livi


Stefano Livi Education: Ph.D. Physics, University of Florence, 1982 Ph.D. Astrophysics, University of Rome, 1987 Email: Phone: 210-522-3310 Research Areas: Principal Investigator (PI) of the sensor Strofio, to be flown on the BepiColombo mission to Mercury PI of the HIS sensor to be flown on the Solar Orbiter mission Particle Detector Design and Testing UV Imaging Design and Testing Plasma analyzers, UV coronagraphs, mass spectrometers, and energetic particle sensors Co-Investigator on a number of American, European, Russian, and Japanese missions, including Phobos, Polar, Cassini, SOHO, Rosetta, and Geotail Current Graduate Students: Kylie Sullivan Jared Schroeder Past Graduate Students: [...]

Stefano Livi2020-09-21T19:18:50+00:00

Mark Libardoni


Mark Libardoni Education: B.S. Chemistry, California State University M.S. Chemistry, University of Michigan Ph.D. Chemistry, University of Michigan Email: Phone: 210-522-2205 Research Areas: High speed and multi-dimensional gas phase separation and analysis Instrument development for harsh environments and deep space organic analysis Mass spectrometry and novel designs for trace level organic detection

Mark Libardoni2020-09-18T22:45:59+00:00

Jörg-Micha Jahn


Jörg-Micha Jahn Education: M.S. Geophysics, Ludwig-Maximilians University, 1991 Ph.D. Physics, Dartmouth College, 1997 Email: Phone: 210-522-2491 Research Areas: Co-Investigator of the Radiation Belt Storms Probe (RBSP) mission Instrument lead for the IMAGE Medium Energy Neutral Atom (MENA) Imager Instrumentation and Data Analysis of magnetospheric and ionosphere physics Global dynamics of plasma and energetic particles of the magnetospheric, the solar-wind magnetosphere, and magnetosphere -ionosphere interaction, and the dynamics of the aurora and of plasma irregularities in Earth's ionosphereHigh speed and multi-dimensional gas phase separation and analysis Current Graduate Students: Past Graduate Students: Don George Guy Grubbs II, Ph.D. Dave [...]

Jörg-Micha Jahn2020-09-21T18:33:53+00:00

Jerry Goldstein


Jerry Goldstein Education: B.S. Physics, Brooklyn College, 1993 Ph.D. Space Physics, Darmouth College, 2000 Email: Phone: 210-522-5633 Research Areas: Research on the inner magnetospheres of Earth, Jupiter, and Saturn Magnetospheric ion dynamics observed by imaging (ENA, EUV) and in situ instruments Current Graduate Students: Myeong-Joon Kim Past Graduate Students: Kevin Genestreti, Ph.D. Roberto Livi, Ph.D. Kristie Llera, Ph.D.

Jerry Goldstein2020-09-21T18:34:51+00:00

Latest News

Go to Top