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     Date Submitted:15-02-2015
     Last Modified:15-02-2015 (08:17)
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     Current job:Graduate Research Asssistant
     Employment Term:Permanent
     Job location:Anywhere
     Date available:>3months
     Industry:Civil Agencies/International Organizations, Satellite Manufacturers and Subcontractors, Satellite Operators, , , Launch Systems, Business Services
     KeywordsScientific/space science research, plasma physics, instrument design and development
    CV


    EDUCATION
    • University of New Hampshire, Ph.D. in Physics, expected May 2015

    Boston University, B.A. in Astronomy & Physics with distinction, May 2010

    RESEARCH EXPERIENCE


    University of New Hampshire Space Science Center

    Graduate Research Assistant, January 2011 - Present, Durham, NH

    · Designed and simulated flight instrumentation for sounding rocket missions
    · Collaborated with machinists to fabricate designed parts and assemble instruments
    · Coated, tested, and calibrated instruments in laboratory vacuum facilities
    · Worked on international science teams investigating aspects of magnetosphere-ionosphere coupling · Participated in pre-launch integration and provided imaging support during the 2012 MICA mission · Led EPLAS and ERPA instrument projects for 2015 RENU2 mission

    · Advisor: Dr. Marc Lessard


    NASA Goddard Space Flight Center

    Graduate Student Research Program Fellow, May 2012 - June 2012, Greenbelt, MD

    · Worked on calibration test data trending for the Dual Electron Spectrometer (DES) portion of Fast Plasma Investigation (FPI) instrument for Magnetospheric Multiscale (MMS) mission

    · Advisor: Dr. Thomas Moore, Supervisors: Dr. Ulrik Gliese & Dr. Craig Pollock

    Boston University Center for Space Physics, Undergraduate Research Assistant, September 2006 - August 2010, Boston, MA

    ·  Created 3D model of Jovian aurora based on HST images to show extent of emission curtain for Senior Independent Work for Distinction

    · Advisor: Dr. John Clarke

    ·  Wrote MATLAB code to compare properties of solar wind and CMEs with GCR data in search of correlations

    ·Advisor: Dr. Harlan Spence

    Laboratory for Atmospheric and Space Physics, Undergraduate Research Assistant, June 2008 - August 2008, Boulder, CO

    · Analyzed correlation between mapping of open-closed field line boundary of the Jovian magnetic field and with auroral oval in simulations

    · Advisor: Dr. Fran Bagenal

    Rutgers University Department of Physics & Astronomy, Undergraduate Research Assistant, May 2007 - August 2007, Piscataway, NJ

    · Processed and analyzed Chandra X-ray images of Supernova Remnants (SNR) to investigate expan- sion rates

    · Advisor: Dr. John Hughes


    TEACHING & PUBLIC OUTREACH EXPERIENCE

    · New England Fall Astronomy Festival Organizing Committe, Co-Chair, 2011-Present

    · University of New Hampshire Observatory, Manager, October 2010-Present

    · Aurorasaurus Scientist Network, Member, 2014-Present

    · NASA Solar System Ambassador Program, 2013-Present

    · University of New Hampshire Physics Department, Teaching Assistant, AY2010/11

    · Boston University Astronomy Department, Lab Teaching Assistant/Grader, AY2009/10

    · Museum of Science, Boston, Program Presenter/Observatory Staff, October 2007-August 2010

    PROFESSIONAL SERVICE
     

    · American Astronomical Society Solar Physics Division (SPD) Public Policy Committee, January 2014-Present

    · Geospace Environment Modeling (GEM) Steering Committee, Student Representative, Summer 2013-Present

    · ROSES Heliophysics Guest Investigator Program Panel Review, Executive Secretary, September 2013

    ADDITIONAL EXPERIENCE

    · University of New Hampshire Graduate Student Senate, CEPS Senator (AY2014/15), President (AY2013/14), External Affairs Officer (AY2011/12-2012/13)

    · University System of New Hampshire Board of Trustees, Graduate Student Representative (AY2011/12-2012/13), University System Student Board (AY2012/13)

    · University of New Hampshire Alumni Association Board of Directors, AY2010/11-2013/14

    HONORS & AWARDS

    · Selected as 2013 (Cohort V) NASA Student Ambassador

    · 2012 Dorothy Kittredge Memorial Fund scholarship from UNH College of Engineering and Physical Sciences

    · 2011 Graduate Student Researchers Program (GSRP) fellowship from NASA Goddard Space Flight Center

    PUBLICATIONS

    · Cohen, I.J., Lessard, M.R., Zettergren, M., Oksavik, K., Lynch, K. A., and Moen, J. I. (in preparation), Ionospheric Control of Upward Electron Heat Flux to High Altitudes (working title), J. Geophys. Res. Space Physics.

    · Cohen, I.J., Lessard, M.R., Widholm, M., Riley, P., and Heavisides, J. (in preparation), Rocket-borne Measurements of Electron Temperature with the Electron Retarding Potential Analyzer (ERPA) instrument, Space Science Reviews.

    · Cohen, I. J., Lessard, M. R., Kaeppler, S. R., Bounds, D. R., Kletzing, C. A., Streltsov, A. V., LaBelle, J. W., Dombrowski, M. P., Jones, S. L., Pfaff, R. F., Rowland, D. E., Anderson, B. J., Korth, H, and Gjerloev, J. W. (2013), Auroral Current and Electrodynamics Structure (ACES) observations of ionospheric feedback in the Alfv ́en resonator and model responses, J. Geophys. Res. Space Physics, 118, 3288-3296, doi:10.1002/jgra.50348.

    · Cohen, I. J., and J. T. Clarke (2011), Modeling of Jupiter’s auroral curtain and upper atmospheric thermal structure, J. Geophys. Res., 116, A08205, doi:10.1029/2010JA016037.

    PRESENTATIONS

    · Cohen, I. J., Lessard, M.R., Zettergren, M., Oksavik, K., Lynch, K., Moen, J. (2014), Investigation of sounding rocket observations of field-aligned currents and electron temperature, 2014 AGU Fall Meeting, SM44A-08, San Francisco, California.

    · Cohen, I. J. (2014), Sounding rocket observations of precipitation and effects on the ionosphere and model comparisons, AGU Chapman Conference on Magnetosphere-Ionosphere Coupling in the Solar System, Yosemite National Park, California.

    · Cohen, I., Lessard, M. R., Zettergren, M., Salder, F. B., Lund, E. J., Lee, M., and Lynch, K. A. (2013), Comparison of sounding rocket observations to model predictions of precipitation-driven electron heating, AGU 2013 Fall Meeting, SA44A-06, San Francisco, California.

    · Cohen, I. J. (2013), Auroral Current and Electrodynamics Structure (ACES) observations of ionospheric feedback in the Alfv ́en resonator and model responses, 2013 GEM-CEDAR joint workshop, Boulder, Colorado.

    PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

    · Completed UNH Responsible Conduct in Research Training February 2014

    · Attended Incoherent Scatter Radar Student Workshop Summer 2012

    ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

    · Professional Associations: American Geophysical Union, American Astronomical Society

    · Software Experience: IDL, MATLAB, Solidworks, Satellite Toolkit, SIMION, Autoplot


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