Phone: 310 8255974; FAX: 310 2065219
Department of Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences, UCLA, 7127
Most of my research involves the role of wave-particle interactions in collision-less space plasmas. Wave induced scattering is responsible for the injection and loss of energetic particles from the radiation belts of a planet, and the deposition of energy into the middle atmosphere. Wave-particle scattering also causes the transfer of energy from one particle population to another, and ultimately to stochastic acceleration processes at extremely high energies.
My Group at UCLA
Jacob Bortnik: Research Associate working on particle scattering by discrete waves.
Yuri Shprits: Research Associate working on radiation belt modeling during storms.
Binbin Ni: Post doc working on particle scattering and data assimilation.
Wen Li: Graduate student working on chorus excitation and electron scattering.
Dmitri Subbotin: Graduate student working on radiation belt modeling.
Lunjin Chen: Graduate student working on EMIC propagation and particle scattering.