Zachary Girazian, Ph.D.

Associate Research Scientist/Engineer

Zach uses spacecraft data to study how the upper atmospheres and ionospheres of Venus and Mars are impacted by the Sun and space environment. He has participated on the science teams of ESA’s Mars Express and Venus Express missions, and is currently a member on the science team of NASA’s MAVEN mission. Zach also has an excellent track record of obtaining funding; he received NASA fellowships as both a graduate student and postdoc, and has won two NASA grants as Principal Investigator while at the University of Iowa.

Research Interests:

Venus and Mars: upper atmospheres, ionospheres, solar wind interactions, and space weather impacts.

Research areas
  • Space Physics
Zach Girazian
Ph.D., Astronomy, Boston University, 2015
M.A., Astronomy, Boston university, 2012
B.S., Astronomy, San Diego State University, 2009

611 Van Allen Hall (VAN)
Iowa City, IA 52242
United States