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Robert Allen

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Space Physicist
  • PhD, Physics
    2017, University of Texas at San Antonio
  • B.S., Physics
    2011, University of Texas at Arlington

My research interests lie in space plasma phenomena. This includes particle acceleration in the solar wind, interactions between the solar wind and planetary magnetospheres and surfaces, sources and evolution of magnetospheric plasma, wave-particle interactions, and space flight instrumentation. Experience includes comprehensive studies of solar wind-originating plasma injection and subsequent evolution in the magnetospheres of Earth and Saturn, investigations on EMIC wave generation and propagation in the Earth’s outer magnetosphere, particle acceleration in stream interaction regions, as well as space flight instrumentation and calibration.

Notable Awards and Leadership

Year(s) Description
2012 - Present Member, American Geophysical Union (AGU)
2010 - Present Member, Sigma Pi Sigma
2019 NASA Silver Achievement Medal: Parker Solar Probe Team
2018 NASA Group Achievement Award: Cassini Magnetosphere Imaging Instrument Team