CEDAR email: New Appointment at NSF

Therese Moretto Jorgensen tjorgens at nsf.gov
Tue Mar 14 10:06:28 MDT 2017

New Appointment in the Geospace Section of NSF’s Division of Atmospheric and Geospace Sciences

 It’s a distinct pleasure for us to announce that Dr. Mike Wiltberbger has taken the position of Program Director for the Magnetosphere Program.  Dr. Wiltberger comes to NSF from NCAR/HAO, where he works as a senior research scientist and Head of the Atmosphere-Ionosphere-Magnetosphere Section. His main area of research is the modeling of the magnetosphere and its interaction with the solar wind and coupled thermosphere-ionosphere system. Dr. Wiltberger earned his bachelor’s degree in physics from Clarkson University, Potsdam, NY, in 1993 and his PhD. in space plasma physics in 1998 from the University of Maryland, College Park. Amongst his many scientific accomplishments are pioneering work on the inclusion of ionospheric outflow and the application of advanced statistical analysis in global models and ground-breaking results proving the connection between localized reconnection and, so-called, Bursty Bulk Flows in high-resolution simulations of the magnetotail. During his career, Dr. Wiltberger also has served in many important community functions, including as chair of the GEM Steering Committee, vice-chair of the AMS Science and Technology Committee on Space Weather, and as Vice Chair of the Solar Wind-Magnetosphere Interactions Panel of the 2010 NRC Decadal Survey for Solar and Space Physics.   Furthermore, he holds Adjunct Professor positions at Rice University and the University of Colorado at Boulder, through which he has supervised several graduate students.   

We are extremely grateful for the extensive experience and broad expertise Mike will add to the Magnetosphere program 

At NSF Mike can be reached at: mwiltber at nsf.gov <mailto:mwiltber at nsf.gov>

Therese Moretto Jorgensen, PhD
Head, Geospace Section

National Science Foundation
Division of Atmospheric and Geospace Sciences

Email:  tjorgens at nsf.gov
Phone: (703) 292-4729
Cell: (703) 655-4473

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