The Robert P. Lin Fellowship was established in 2012 in memory of Prof. Robert P. Lin with a gift from Robert Lin’s wife, Lily Lin. It is used to support outstanding UC Berkeley graduate students who pursue research related to space sciences. Four Lin Fellows were selected for 2018, and they are being funded to carry out research during the summer. They are:
Gwen Hanley: Gwen is working on the Mars Atmosphere and Volatile Evolution MissioN (MAVEN) with Dr. Dave Mitchell at Space Sciences Laboratory. She will be entering the Physics Ph.D. program at UCB in Fall 2018. She began working on MAVEN in 2015 at the University of Colorado’s Laboratory for Atmospheric and Space Physics. As a Lin Fellow, she will be analyzing data from the MAVEN SupraThermal And Thermal Ion Composition (STATIC) instrument in order to identify the physical processes that lead to the heating of cold ions at low altitudes in the Martian ionosphere.
Roger Roglans: Roger is a second year physics graduate student working in Prof. Stuart Bale's group. Generally interested in cosmology and heliophysics, he has been working on the CURIE project with Dr. David Sundkvist. CURIE looks to observe solar eruptions through radio interferometry and map the sky at previously unexplored radio frequencies. Through the Lin fellowship, Roger will work on the attitude orbit control magnetometers with the intent to make further high precision magnetic measurements of the Low-Earth environment.
Hadar Lazar: Hadar is entering her second year as a physics graduate student at UCB. She is currently working at the Space Sciences Laboratory with Dr. John Tomsick and the dedicated team of the Compton Spectrometer and Imager (COSI), a balloon-borne telescope. As a Lin Fellow, she will develop calibration techniques in preparation for the COSI-2 campaign, which aims to study astrophysical sources of positron annihilation and nuclear line emission and gamma ray polarization.
Matin Golozar: Matin is a research fellow working with Prof. Richard Mathies in the Department of Chemistry at UCB. He is entering the UCB Biophysics Ph.D. program in Fall 2018. In collaboration with SSL and the Centre for Astrophysics and Planetary Science (University of Kent, UK), he has been contributing to the engineering design of the Enceladus Organic Analyzer (EOA) by developing a new state-of-the-art capture plate/chamber to effectively gather and transport plume ice particles. As a Lin Fellow, he will be involved with the hypervelocity impact modeling of micron-sized particles on metallic surfaces to measure capture efficiency and the average temperature increase of the captured projectile material after impact.
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