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

DOCTORAL COMMITTEES:

  • 2014: G. A. DiBraccio, Univ. of Michigan
  • 2013: J. M. Raines, Univ. of Michigan
  • 2013: S. M. Curry, Univ. of Michigan
  • 2009: A. Masters, Imperial College
  • 2005: J. F. Chapman, University of Sydney
  • 1996: E. Kallio, University of Helsinki
  • 1993: M. B. Moldwin, Boston University

POST-DOCTORAL ADVISOR:

  • 2011–2013    D. J. Gershman, Univ. of Michigan
  • 2010–2012    T. K. Sundberg, Royal Tech. Univ., Stockholm
  • 2008–2011    S. M. Imber, Univ. of Leicester
  • 2007–2011    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
  • 1992–1995    J. J. Moses, Univ. of California   at Los Angeles 
  • 1990–1992    C.J. Owen, Imperial College

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: 2015-03-25