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Robert Winglee
PROFESSIONAL CHRONOLOGY (Last 15 yrs): 3/01 – present, Professor and Associate Chair, Dept. of Earth and Space Sciences, UW; Associate Director, Washington NASA Space Grant Consortium; 9/00 – 3/01 Professor, Geophysics Program, Associate Director, Washington NASA Space Grant Consortium, Associate Chair, Geophysics, 9/96 – 9/00, Assoc. Professor, Geophysics Program, Univ. of Washington; 01/00 – present Adjunct Professor, Aeronautics and Astronautics; 12/99 - present, Adjunct. Professor, Dept. of Astronomy, Univ. of Washington; 5/93—present, Adjunct. Professor, Dept. of Physics, Univ. of Washington; 12/91 - 9/96, Assist. Professor, Geophysics Program, Univ. of Washington; 5/91 - 12/91, Professional Scientist, Department of Space Sciences, Southwest Research Institute; 12/89 - 4/91 Senior Research Associate, Department of Astro., Planet. and Atmos. Sci., University of Colorado at Boulder.

Awards: DISCOVER Magazine Awards for Technological Innovation, sponsored by the Christopher Columbus Fellowship Foundation, Aerospace category, 2001.

Recent Publications IN SPACE SCIENCES:

  • Winglee, R. M., Ion cyclotron and heavy ion effects on reconnection in a global magnetotail, J. Geophys. Res., 109, A09206, 10.1029/2004ja010385, 2004.
  • Winglee, R. M., W. Lewis, and G. Lu, Mapping of the heavy ion outflows as seen by IMAGE and multi-fluid global modeling for the April 17, 2002 storm, J. Geophys. Res., 110, A12S24, doi:10.1029/2004JA010909, 2005.
  • Harnett, E. M., R. M. Winglee, and C. Paty, Multi-scale/multi-fluid simulations of the post plasmoid current sheet in the terrestrial magnetosphere, Geophys. Res. Lett., 33, L21110, doi:10.1029/2006GL027376, 2006.
  • Paty, C., W. Paterson, and R. Winglee, Ion energization in Ganymede’s magnetosphere: Using multi-fluid simulations to interpret ion energy spectrograms, J. Geophys. Res., 113, A06211, doi:10.1029/2007JA012848, 2008.
  • Harnett, E. M., R. M. Winglee, A. Stickle, and Gang Lu, Prompt ionospheric/magnetospheric responses 29 October 2003 Halloween storm: Outflow and energization, J. Geophys. Res., 113, A06209, doi:10.1029/2007JA012810, 2008.
  • Winglee, R. M., W. K. Peterson, A. W. Yau, E. Harnett, and A. Stickle, Model/Data Comparisons of ionospheric outflow as a function of invariant latitude and magnetic local time, J. Geophys. Res., 113, A06220, doi:10.1029/2007JA012817, 2008.

Recent Publications IN SPACE PROPULSION:

  • Ziemba, Z., J. Slough, R. Winglee, P. Euripides, L. Giersch, J. Cascarden, T. Schnackenberg, S. Isley, Plasma characteristics of a high power helicon discharge, Plasma Source Sci. Tech., 15, 517, 2006.
  • Winglee, R., T. Ziemba, L. Giersch, J. Prager, J. Carscadden, and B. R. Roberson, Simulation and Laboratory Validation of Magnetic Nozzle Effects for High Power Helicon (HPH) Thruster, Physics of Plasmas, 14, 063501, doi 10.1063/2734181, 2007.
  • Prager, J., R. M. Winglee, T. Ziemba, B. R. Roberson, and G. Quetin, Ion energy characteristics downstream of a high power helicon, Plasma Sources, Science and Technology, 17, doi:10.1088/0963-0252/17/2/025003, 2008.

Recent Invited Talks:

  • R. M. Winglee and E. Harnett, Multi-scale/multi-fluid simulations of magnetic reconnection and flux ropes in the terrestrial magnetosphere, 8th International School on Space Simulations (ISSS-8), Lihue, Kauai, Feb. 26 – Mar. 2, 2007.
  • Winglee, R. M., E. Harnett, and A. Kidder, Ion Cyclotron and Ion Skin Depth Effects Influences on Substorm Dynamics as Determined by Multi-Fluid/Multi-Scale Modeling: Small Scale versus Large Scale, 2008 AGU Joint Assembly, May 27- May 30, 2008, Ft Lauderdale, Florida.
  • Winglee, R. M., E. Harnett, and A. Kidder, Influence of Ionospheric Ions on the Dynamics of the Magnetopause and Magnetotail Current Sheets, 37th COSPAR Scientific Assembly Montreal, Canada , 13-20 July 2008.

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