Highlights

2019

  • August 13, 2019: Our student, Sophia Salazar, has been awarded a NM Space Grant Undergraduate Research Fellowship to study lightning effects in the lower ionosphere.
  • July 15, 2019: Our student, Alex Attanasio, has just published his first article on the Journal of Geophysical Research. Alex will start his M.S. program in the upcoming Fall semester. This article is one of two papers our team has published in JGR this Summer. The other one can be found here.
  • June 28, 2019: Our team has just been awarded a major NSF grant to study the mechanism of runaway electron acceleration in lightning and laboratory electrical discharges.
  • May 30, 2019: Our student, Sophia Salazar, is spending this Summer at the Arecibo Observatory in Puerto Rico in a Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) program.
  • May 9, 2019: Our team has just been awarded a grant from the NM EPSCoR State Office to study lightning effects on SMART grids.
  • March 22, 2019. Our student, John Pantuso, has been recently awarded a New Mexico Space Grant Undergraduate Research Fellowship to study runaway electron acceleration in lightning and laboratory discharges. John is currently scheduled to present his first results in the New Mexico Tech Student Research Symposium, taking place April 10-11, 2019.
  • January 19, 2019. Our student, Sophia Salazar, is attending the APS Conference for Undergraduate Women in Physics in Logan, UT. She is representing NMT at the conference as the only participation from our institution, and presenting her research in lightning physics.

2018

  • December 1, 2018. Out team has been awarded a Research Infrastructure Development Award from the NM NASA EPSCoR office to unravel the energetic and chemical impacts of lightning in the Earth's atmosphere.
  • May 11, 2018. Our paper on wave-particle interactions in the Earth's radiation belts has just been published on GRL. This is our first paper at NMT.
  • January 2, 2018. I'm starting today as an Assistant Professor of Physics at New Mexico Tech. I'll also be teaching PHYS 122 – General Physics II this Spring. The textbook for this course is free and it can be downloaded here: https://openstax.org/details/books/university-physics-volume-2