60 Years Space Physics Research Laboratory

SPRL at 60

Universities and Space Exploration

Speaker Biography

Photo - Mark MoldwinMark Moldwin
University of Michigan
Professor, Department of Atmospheric, Oceanic, and Space Sciences


  • B.A., 1987, University of Alaska - Fairbanks
  • M. A., 1990 Boston University
  • Ph.D., 1993, Boston University

Specializations and Research Interests

  • Space Plasma Physics
  • Magnetospheric and Heliospheric Physics
  • Upper Atmospheric Electricity
  • Pre-College Space Science Education 
  • Education Activities http://measure.igpp.ucla.edu/moldwin/

Honors, Awards and Accomplishments

  • Chair, AGU SPA/EP Committee, 2009-2011
  • Co-Chair, NSF GEM Working Group on ULF Waves, 2004-2006
  • Co-Chair, Special Session on ground-based Magnetometery, GE, 2002
  • Editor, Geophysical Research Letters, 2004-2006
  • Ambassador, NASA JPL Solar System Outreach Program, 1996-2000

Professional Service

  • Member, NSF GEM Steering Committee
  • Member, AGU SPA Executive Committee
  • Member, NRC-CSSP Distributed Arrays of Small Instruments (DASI) Panel, 2004-2005
  • Member, NRC-CSSP Decadal Study:  Panel on Solar Wind - Magnetosphere Interactions
  • Member, International Space Physics Educational Consortium

Professional Memberships

  • American Geophysical Union
  • National Science Teachers Association 


  • Moldwin, M.B., Space Weather: The Physics Behind the Slogan: Book Review, EOS, 86, 23 August, 2005.
  • Yizengaw, E.3, M. B. Moldwin, A. Komjathy, and A. J. Mannucci (2006), Unusual topside ionospheric density response to the November 2003 superstorm, J. Geophys. Res., 111, A02308, doi:10.1029/2005JA011433.
  • Berube, D.2 , M. B. Moldwin, and M. Ahn1 (2006 ), Computing magnetospheric mass density from field line resonances in a realistic magnetic field geometry ,J. Geophys. Res., 111 A08206, doi:10.1029/2005JA011450.
  • Moldwin, M. B., Spacecraft Instrumentation to Measure and Stimulate Space Particles and Plasma Waves in the Medium-Earth Orbit (MEO) Regime, Technical Report AFRL-VS-HA-2006-1079, 2006.
  • Yizengaw, E., M. B. Moldwin, and D. A. Galvan2 (2006), Ionospheric signatures of a plasmaspheric plume over Europe, Geophys. Res. Lett., 33, L17103, doi:10.1029/2006GL026597.
  • Yizengaw, E., M. B. Moldwin, P. L. Dyson, B. J. Fraser, and S. Morley (2006), First tomographic image of ionospheric outflows, Geophys. Res. Lett., 33, L20102, doi:10.1029/2006GL027698.

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