Lennard Fisk#


Lennard Fisk
Email:lafisk 'at' umich.edu
Membership Number:2045
Membership type:FOREIGN
Main Country of Residence:UNITED STATES
Section:EARTH & COSMIC SCIENCES
Username:lfisk
Homepage:http://clasp.engin.umich.edu/people/lafisk/FACULTY



Present and Previous Positions
  • 2003-2006 Thomas M. Donahue Collegiate Professor of Space Science in the Department of Atmospheric, Oceanic, and Space Sciences at the University of Michigan
  • 1993-2003 Chairman in the Department of Atmospheric, Oceanic, and Space Sciences at the University of Michigan
  • since 1987 Associate Administrator for Space Science and Applications of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)
  • 1977-1987 Vice President for Research and Financial Affairs, Professor and Associate Professor at University of New Hampshire
  • 1971-1977 Astrophysicist at the NASA Goddard Space Flight Center
  • 1969-1971 Astrophysicist at the National Academy of Sciences Postdoctoral Research Fellow at Goddard

Fields of Scholarship
  • Developing new theoretical concepts and models for the behavior of the solar atmosphere and its expansion into space to form the solar wind
  • Developing new theoretical concepts for the acceleration and behavior of energetic particles in the heliosphere
  • Developing new theoretical concepts and models for interstellar neutral gas and dust behavior in the heliosphere and subsequent ionization to form the so-called pickup ion population
  • Developing new theoretical concepts and models for interaction between the heliosphere and local interstellar medium
  • Developing new flight hardware to measure the composition of plasmas in the heliosphere

Honours and Awards
  • 2006 Thomas M. Donahue Distinguished University Professor of Space Science
  • 2004 National Associate, National Academies of Sciences
  • 2003 Thomas M. Donahue Collegiate Professor of Space Science
  • 2003 Member, National Academy of Sciences
  • 2000 Foreign Member, Academia Europaea
  • 1999 American Geophysical Union Parker Lecture
  • 1997 International Academy of Astronautics Basic Science Award
  • 1994 AIAA Space Science Award
  • 1993 Member, International Academy of Astronautics


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