Craig A. Kletzing, Ph.D.
Experimental space plasma physics; laboratory plasma physics.
- Experimental measurements of wave electric and magnetic fields in the Earth's Van Allen radiation belts
- Plasma wave and particle processes that occur in the aurora
- Electric field measurements near regions of magnetic reconnection
- Students get hands-on experience with spaceflight hardware
- Laboratory experiments to test theory for Alfvén waves, turbulence, and collision operators
- Experiments are prepared at Iowa and then performed at UCLA's Large Plasma Device (LAPD) user's facility
- On-campus facilities include: two vacuum chambers, an electronics lab, and spaceflight hardware assembly lab
- Students perform both laboratory and rocket experiments and work on data from satellite missions
- Students also interact with other group members including two research scientists, and electronics system engineer, postdocs, as well as scientists at other institutions including those at UCLA
- Plasma Physics
- Space Physics