Donald A. Gurnett

Donald A. Gurnett
Professor Emeritus
Ph.D., University of Iowa, 1965
715 VAN
Office Phone: 
(319) 335-1697
Research Interests: 
Experimental space plasma physics.
  • Experimental studies of planetary radio emissions and plasma waves
  • Student analysis of spacecraft data: Voyagers 1 and 2 (now interstellar space); Cassini (in orbit around Saturn); Cluster (consisting of four spacecraft in Earth orbit); Mars Express in orbit around Mars; and Juno (in orbit around Jupiter)
  • Supervised over 60 space physics thesis projects; former students now at NASA centers, industry, other universities
  • Students also interact with other group members, including research scientists, engineers, and programmers