Department of Atmospheric, Oceanic & Space Sciences in the College of Engineering at the University of Michigan

FACULTY


James Slavin
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James A. Slavin

Professor and Chair

Office: 1517 SRB
Phone: (734) 764.0392
Email: jaslavin@umich.edu
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Education

1976 ‑ B.S., Physics, Case Western Reserve University
1978 ‑ M.S., Geophysics & Space Physics, University of California at Los Angeles
1982 ‑ Ph.D., Geophysics & Space Physics, University of California at Los Angeles

Research

Solar System Magnetic Fields

  • Magnetospheric Physics
  • Solar wind interactions with weakly-magnetized planets and comets;
  • Space-borne Magnetometry

Honors, Awards and Accomplishments

  • 2012 - Elected Fellow of American Geophysical Union
  • 2009 – NASA Group Achievement Award, MESSENGER Mission
  • 2008 – NASA Exceptional Achievement Medal for Space
    Technology 5
  • 2007 - NASA Group Achievement Award, Space Technology-5
  • 2006 – NASA Certificate of Appreciation for Excellence in
    Leadership as Space Technology 5 Project Scientist
    2006 – University of California Regent's Lectureship in Space
    Physics
  • 2004 – NASA Exceptional Achievement Medal for Role of
    Magnetic Reconnection in Magnetospheric Substorms
    2004 – NASA Group Achievement Award, Cluster Mission
  • 2000 - NASA Group Achievement Award, Sun-Earth Connection
    2000 Roadmap Team
  • 1998 - NASA Group Achievement Award, WIND MFI Team
  • 1995 - NASA Group Achievement Award, WIND Magnetic
    Fields Investigation
  • 1986 ‑ NASA Group Achievement Award, International
    Cometary Explorer Magnetometer Team
  • 1981 ‑ NASA Group Achievement Award, Pioneer Venus
    Orbiter Magnetometer Team

Professional Service

FLIGHT PROJECT SERVICE:

  • 1998-2008 Senior Project Scientist, Solar Terrestrial Probes
  • 2006-2007 Project Scientist, Magnetospheric MultiScale
    Mission
  • 2003-2006 Science Advisor, GSFC Magnetic Test Facility
    Restoration
  • 1999-2006 Project Scientist, NMP Space Technology – 5
    Micro-satellite Constellation Mission
  • 1997 Acting Mission Scientist, IMAGE Mission
  • 1989-1991 Study Scientist, Mercury Orbiter
  • 1989-1991 Project Scientist, ISTP/POLAR
  • 1984-1986 Study Scientist, Mars Aeronomy Observer

FLIGHT INSTRUMENT SERVICE:

  • 2009 – Co-Investigator, BepiColombo STROFIO Investigation
  • 2009 – Co-Investigator, MetNet Precusor Mission
  • 2005 - Co- Investigator, MMS SMART Investigation
  • 2004 - Co-Investigator, BepiColombo MERMAG Investigation
  • 2004 - Co-Investigator, SWARM Mission
  • 1999 - Co-Investigator, MESSENGER Mission
  • 1997 - Co-Investigator, IMP 8 Magnetic Field Investigation
  • 1994 - Participating Scientist, Mars Global Surveyor MAG-ER
  • 1992 - Participating Scientist, Mars Observer MAG-ER
  • 1990 - Co-Investigator, Mars-96 MAREMF Investigation
  • 1990 ‑ Principal Investigator, ESA Polar Platform Advanced
    Particles and Fields Observatory
  • 1989 ‑ Co‑Investigator, EOS Geomagnetic Observing System
  • 1989 - Co-Investigator, GGS/WIND Magnetic Fields
    Investigation
  • 1989 ‑ Co‑Investigator, Dynamics Explorer‑1/2 Magnetic Fields
    Investigation
  • 1988 ‑ IKI Guest Investigator, Phobos‑1/2
  • 1988 - Co-Investigator Cluster Magnetic Fields Investigation
  • 1987 ‑ Co‑Investigator, ISEE‑3/ICE Magnetic Fields
    Investigation
  • 1986 ‑ Co‑Investigator, CRAF Magnetic Fields Investigation
  • 1983 ‑ Guest Investigator, Pioneer Venus Orbiter
  • 1978 ‑ Team Member, Pioneer Venus Orbiter Magnetic Fields
    Investigation

POST-DOCTORAL ADVISOR:

  • 2011-2012 T. Sundberg, Royal Inst. Of Technology, Stockholm
  • 2008-2011 S. Imber, Univ. of Leicester
  • 2007-2010 M. Sarantos, Rice University
  • 2002-2005 E.I. Tanskanen, Univ. of Helsinki
  • 1996-1998 M.C. Collier, Univ. of Maryland
  • 1996-1999 S. Taguchi, Univ. of Kyoto
  • 1993-1995 M. M. Kuznetsova, Space Research Institute
  • 1990–1992 C. J. Owen, Imperial College

COMMUNITY SERVICE:

  • 2009-2011 Member, Virginia Tech Center for Space Science
                  and Engineering Research Advisory Panel
  • 2008        Member, Mullard Space SciencesLaboratory,
                  University College of London, Visiting Review Panel
  • 2008-2011 Member, Planetary Science Sub-Committee of
                  NASA's Science Advisory Council
  • 2005        Member, Advanced Planning and Integration Office
                  Sun-Solar System Connection Roadmap Panel
  • 2003        Co-Chair, GSFC Magnetics Facility Workshop
  • 2001        Sun-Earth Connection Lead, Deep Space Network Science
                  70m Antenna Workshop
  • 2000-2004 Member, NASA HQ Geospace Science MOWG
  • 2000        Co-Convenor, LWS Measurement RequirementsWorkshop
  • 1999-2000 Co-Chair, SEC 2000 Roadmap Team
  • 1999         Member, Committee of Visitors, NSF Upper Atmosphere Research Section
  • 1995-1998  Member, Tellers Committee, American Geophysical Union
  • 1995-1996  Member, Mercury Sub-committee, Terrestrial Planets Science Working Group
  • 1993-1996 Co-Chair, COSPAR Sub-Commission D.3 on Planetary Magnetospheres
  • 1991-1992 Solar‑Terrestrial Physics Group Leader, National Academy of Sciences    Geomagnetism Initiative Workshop
  • 1990-1991 Member, Magnetospheres Panel, NASA HQ Space Physics Strategy‑Implementation Study
  • 1989-1993 Co‑Chair, COSPAR Sub‑Commission D.2 on Mars Plasma Environment
  • 1985-1986 Co-Convenor, AGU Chapman Conference on Solar Wind-Magnetosphere Coupling

Publications

Recent First-Author Publications:

  • 58. Slavin, J. A., S. M. Imber, S. A. Boardsen, G. A. DiBraccio, T. Sundberg, M. Sarantos,T. Nieves-Chinchilla, A. Szabo, B. J. Anderson, H. Korth, T. H. Zurbuchen, J. M. Raines,C. L. Johnson, R. M. Winslow, R. M. Killen, R. L. McNutt, Jr., and S. C. Solomon (2012), MESSENGER Observations of a Flux Transfer Shower at Mercury, J. Geophys. Res.,117, A00M06, doi:10.1029/2012JA017926.
  • 57. Slavin, J. A. (2012), A Dynamic Twist in the Tail, Science, 336, 548 DOI: 10.1126/science.1221805.
  • 56. Slavin, J. A., B. J. Anderson, D. N. Baker, M. Benna, S. A. Boardsen, R. E. Gold, G. C. Ho, S. M. Imber, H. Korth, S. M. Krimigis, R. L. McNutt, Jr, J. M. Raines, M. Sarantos, D. Schriver, S. C. Solomon, P. Trávníček, and T. H. Zurbuchen (2012), MESSENGER Flyby Observations of Magnetotail Structure and Dynamics at Mercury, J. Geophys. Res., 117, A01215, doi:10.1029/2011JA016900.
  • 55. Slavin, J. A., B. J. Anderson, D. N. Baker, M. Benna, S. A. Boardsen, G. Gloeckler, R. E. Gold, G. C. Ho, H. Korth, S. M. Krimigis, R. L. McNutt, Jr., L. R. Nittler, J. M. Raines, M. Sarantos, D. Schriver, S. C. Solomon, R. D. Starr, P. M. Trávníček, T. H. Zurbuchen (2010), MESSENGER observations of extreme loading and unloading of Mercury's magnetic tail, Science, 329, 665-668, 2010.
  • 54. Slavin, J. A., R. P. Lepping, C. –C. Wu, B. J. Anderson, D. N. Baker, M. Benna, S. A. Boardsen, R. M. Killen, H. Korth, S. M. Krimigis, W. E. McClintock, R. L. McNutt Jr.,
    M. Sarantos, D. Schriver, S. C. Solomon, P. Travnicek, and T. H. Zurbuchen (2010), MESSENGER observations of large flux transfer events at Mercury, Geophys. Res. Lett., 37, L02105, doi:10.1029/2009GL041485.

http://www.researcherid.com/rid/H-3170-2012

Updated: 2013-05-07