Institute for Scientific Research
Boston College

 

 

 

 

 

 

CV of Dr Endawoke Yizengaw

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EDUCATIONAL BACKGROUND

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Ph.D. in Space Science:La Trobe University, Melbourne, Australia: May 2004.

Thesis Title: Imaging the Ionosphere.

M.Sc. in Atmospheric Physics: Tromso University, Tromso, Norway: May 1998.

Thesis Title: Studies of temperature change in the mesosphere using OH-emissions: tools for monitoring climatic change.

B.Sc. in Applied Physics: Addis Ababa University, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia: July 1994.

Senior Project Title:Measurement of Gamma ray emission using GeNa (Tl) detector.

EXPERIENCES

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Senior Research Scientist, Boston College, ISR, Boston, Massachusetts (July 2009 - Present)

Assistant Research Professor, UCLA, IGPP, Los Angeles, California (July 2006 - June 2009)

UCLA, IGPP, Los Angeles, California (May 2004- July 2006)

Postdoctoral Researcher: At UCLA and JPL/NASA coordinated research project.

Postdoctoral Advisor:Prof Mark Moldwin

La Trobe University, Melbourne, Australia (September 2000 – May 2004).

Graduate research assistant: At the Cooperative Research Center (CRC) for Satellite System research group,support from the Commonwealth of Australia.

PhD thesis Advisors:Prof Peter Dyson and Dr. Elizabeth Essex

Course taught (Laboratory demonstration and tutorial):General Physics I and II.

Bahir Dar University, Bahir Dar, Ethiopia (September 1998 - September 2000).

Lecturer: At the Department of Physics.

Course taught:College Physics I and II, Electricity and Magnetism, Classical Physics, physical Optics

Tromso University, Tromso, Norway (August 1996 - September 1998).

Graduate research assistant: At the Department of Physics. Also attended the courses given at UNIS (The University Center in Svalbard), unforgetable life experiance that I had had in my life.

MSc thesis Advisors:Prof Chris Hall and Prof Asgeir Brekke

Bahir Dar University, Bahir Dar, Ethiopia (March 1995 - August 1996).

Graduate assistant: Conducted lectures and tutorials for undergraduate students.

Course taught:College Physics I and II, Electricity and Magnetism

Nazareth Technic College, Nazareth, Ethiopia (September 1994 - March 1995).

Graduate assistant: Conducted lectures and tutorials for undergraduate students.

Course taught:College Physics I

AWARDS AND SCHOLARSHIPS

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The 2011 ISR-Boston College Annual award for Scientific Excellence in serving as Principal Investigator for grant agreements with NSF, NASA, and AFOSR.

The 2010 ISR-Boston College Annual award for outstanding performance in International outreach program that expand space weather research.

The 2009 UN-IHY award for best creative vision & outstanding leadership.

American Geophysical Union (AGU) Certificate of Appreciation for his outstanding Contribution to SPA-EPO.

Won the 2006 UCLA Chancellor's Award for the best Postdoctoral Researchers (March 2006).

Won the best student presentation prize at the national URSI conference of Australia (17 – 20 February 2004).

La Trobe University (Australia) postgraduate research scholarship (September 2000 – May 2004)

International postgraduate research scholarship (Australia) (September 2000 – May 2004)

Cooperative research center for satellite system top-up scholarship (Australia) (September 2000 – May 2004)

Norwegian state educational stipend fund (Norway) (August 1996 - August 1998).

GRANT AWARDS

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Co-Principal-Investigator, NSF OPP, Magnetosphere, and Aeronomy programs, “iMAGS: inner-Magnetosphere Array for Geospace Science", 2013-2018 (pending).

Co-Principal-Investigator, NASA Geospace Science program, “Study of the Coupling between Solar Wind Disturbances and Low-Latitude Plasma Bubble and Scintillation Events", 2012-2015 (pending).

Co-Principal-Investigator, AFOSR Space Science program, “Specifying ionospheric and plasmaspheric dynamics using ground-based magnetometers", 2012-2015 (pending).

Principal-Investigator, NASA, “AMBER Project Renewal Proposal, NASA AWARD: NNX07AM22G”, 2012-2015 (pending).

Principal-Investigator, AFOSR Space Science program, “Investigation of the longitudinal dependence of ionospheric density distribution and its driving mechanisms", 2012-2015.

Principal-Investigator, NSF Aeronomy program, “Meeting Support for the International AGU Chapman Conference, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, November 12-16, 2012”, 2012-2013.

Principal-Investigator, NSF, “Advanced Modular Incoherent Scatter Radar in Ethiopia: Proposal for Meeting to Identify Science Rationale”, 2011-2012.

Principal-Investigator, NASA LWS TRT, “Investigation of the low-latitude Electrodynamics and Seeding Conditions of Plasma Structures by Utilizing Multi-instrument Observations”, 2011-2015.

Co-Principal-Investigator, AFOSR Space Science program, “Ionospheric Forecasting and Prediction with SAMBA Magnetometers", 2010-2012.

Co-Principal-Investigator, NASA LWSTRT, “A 3D climate and weather global topside ionosphere and plasmasphere model", 2010-2014.

Principal-Investigator, NASA Geospace program, “Imaging Ionospheric Outflow Events”, 2009-2011.

Principal-Investigator, AFOSR-YIP FY09 program, “Understanding the physics behind ionospheric and plasmaspheric density irregularities by utilizing multi-instrument observations data”, 2010-2013.

Principal-Investigator, NSF Aeronomy program, “Meeting Support For The International Heliophysical Year (IHY) Africa 2009 Workshop Livingstone, Zambia, June 8-12, 2009, 2009 – 2010.

Principal-Investigator, NASA IHY grant, “African Meridian B-field Education and Research (AMBER) Array”, 2007 – 2010.

Co-Principal-Investigator, NASA Heliophysics Guest Investigator program, “Plasmaspheric Density response to Geomagnetic Storms, 2008-2011.

Principal-Investigator, NSF GEM/CEDAR postdoc, "Understanding Magnetospheric-Ionospheric coupling through tomographic imaging of the ionospheric and plasmaspheric density using ground- and space-based GPS receivers" (Proposal was rated number one), 2005-2007.

REFEREE

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Reviewing scientific papers for GRL , JGR , Radio Science , Space Weather , JASTP , Ann. Geophys , IEEE , ASR , and OTHERS.

Reviewing NRA proposals for NSF and NASA

PUBLICATIONS and PRESENTATIONS

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Publications & Presentations

PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIP

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Member of American Geophysical Union (AGU)

Associate member of Committee on Space Research (COSPAR)

Member of Australian Institute of Physics (AIP)

Member of Ethiopian physical science association (EPSA).

Founding Member of Ethiopian Geophysical Union International (EGUI)