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     Date Submitted:16-11-2012
     Last Modified:18-11-2012 (05:31)
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     Current job:Graduate Student (Physics PhD)
     Employment Term:Temp/Contract
     Job location:Anywhere
     Date available:>3months
     Industry:Consulting/Engineering Services
     KeywordsPhD, Physics, Engineering, Space Plasma, Computational Modeling, Instruments
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    PROFILE:

    I am a graduate student pursuing a PhD in physics at West Virginia University, USA. The focus of my graduate studies is space plasma physics where my particular thesis topic is simulations of relativistic electrons in the outer radiation belt. Other areas are/have been ion spectrometer design, auroral arc observations, atmospheric probing at Saturn and Titan, and laboratorial experiments with a Q-machine.

     

    EDUCATION:

     

    High School - Natural Sciences Program, Sweden, 1996-1999

     

    Civil Defense Service, Rescue & Fire School, Sweden, 1999

     

    MSc in Space Engineering, Luleå University of Technology, Sweden, 2000 – 2005

    3 years in Luleå / 1 year at IRF, Kiruna / 1/2 year at NSSTC/NASA, Huntsville, AL

    Selected courses: Imperative Programming, Circuit Theory, Applied Mathematics, Nonlinear Physics, Business Administration, Materials Science, Solid State Physics, Logic Design, Satellite Engineering, Space Instruments, Numerical Methods

    GPA: 3.7/5.0 (183 credit points)

    MSc Thesis: Treatment and Analysis of Spectroscopic Infrared Data from Observations of Saturn’s and Titan’s Atmospheres by Cassini

     

    MSc in Physics, West Virginia University, Morgantown, WV, 2005 – 2008

     

    PhD in Physics, West Virginia University, Morgantown, WV, 2008 – May, 2013 (exp.)

    Courses: Mathematical Physics, Mathematics Modeling, Statistical Mechanics, 4xPlasma Physics (Intro, Kinetic Theory, MHD and Computational), Classical Mechanics, 2xQuantum Mechanics, 2xElectromagnetism, Radio Astronomy

    GPA: 3.5/4.0 (39 credit hours)

     

    PhD thesis summary:

    This space physics project is purely computational where the goal is to map and understand spatial transport and shift in energy of trapped electrons in Earth’s outer radiation belt. The energy range of these electrons under study is more or less relativistic (100 keV - 10 MeV) and with dynamic time scales of minutes typically interact resonantly with ULF (ultra-low frequency) Alfven waves in the magnetosphere. The main focus is to establish a realistic comparison of diffusive and non-diffusive transport/energization of the electrons and understand for which conditions this occurs. Results are produced through test particle simulations in ideal situations as well as realistic MHD fields. These are complemented by analytical calculations.

     

    PRESENTATIONS (P=poster, O=oral):

    -          Simulations of an electromagnet for a new ion spectrometer design, AGU 2006, P

    -          Energetic Electron Transport due to Ultra-Low Frequency Waves in the Radiation Belt, IPELS 2009 P, Modern Challenges in Nonlinear Plasma Physics 2009 P, AGU 2009 P, GEM 2010 P and AGU 2010 O Operating a Q-machine

    -          Parametric Study of ULF Wave Broadband Spectra and Particle Diffusion in the Radiation Belts, AGU 2011 P, AGU 2012 P

     

    SOFTWARE SKILLS:

    -          IDL, FORTRAN 77, MATLAB, COMSOL Multiphysics, Maple, TurboCAD, Simion, UNIX

     

    RESEARCH SKILLS:

    -          Numerical Solutions of ODEs and PDEs; (i.e. Runge-Kutta, finite difference)

    -          Spectral Analysis

    -          Image Analysis

    -          Operating a Q-machine

     

    TEACHING SKILLS:

    -          Taught physics 101 lab classes for 3 semesters with excellent feedback.

     

    WORK EXPERIENCE:

    -          Phone switchboard assembly & testing, Flextronics, Sweden, Summers 2003-2004

    -          Advertisement delivery, SDR, Sweden, every weekend 1993-1999

     

    MISCELLANEOUS EXPERIENCE:

    -          Volunteering worker at Student House, Luleå, Sweden,2003          

    -          BEST course (2 weeks):

    Hot Topics in Aeronautics and Aerospace, Brussels,Belgium, 2003

    Moving Dresden - Mobility in the 21st century, Dresden, Germany, 2004

     

    LANGUAGES:

    -          Swedish (native), English (fluent), German (intermediate), Russian (basic)

     

    HOBBIES:

    -          Antique/rare books, Running (marathons), Skydiving

     

    REFERENCES:

    -          Prof. Dimitris Vassiliadis, Advisor, Physics Dep. WVU, Morgantown, WV

     

    -          Prof. Mark Koepke, Advisor, Physics Dep. WVU, Morgantown, WV

     

    -          Prof. David Knudsen, Collaborator, Dep. of Physics, University of Calgary, Canada


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