Robert Ebert


  • Ph.D. Space Physics, University of Texas at San Antonio, 2010
  • MASc Engineering Physics, University of Toronto, 2005
  • B.S. Physics, University of Calgary, 2003


Phone: 210-522-2229

Research Areas:

  • Ion and electron properties and dynamics in Jupiter’s magnetosphere and auroral regions.
  • Solar wind interactions at Jupiter’s magnetopause.
  • Solar wind physics: spatial variations and long-term trends.
  • Origin, acceleration, and transport of energetic heavy ions in interplanetary space.
  • Solar wind instrument development for Space Weather applications.
  • Graphene foil technology for advanced plasma and energetic neutral atom instruments.
  • Mission concept development for heliophysics and planetary science.

Current Graduate Students:

  • Adolfo Sante Fe Duenas (Topic: Variability of energetic storm particle heavy ion properties at 1 AU)
  • Jake Montgomery (Topic: Magnetic reconnection at Jupiter’s magnetopause)

Graduate Student Alumni:

  • Thomas Kim (currently employed as a post-doctoral researcher at Los Alamos National Laboratory)