Tamas Gombosi

Ph.D. Students and Postdocs

Erzsébet Merényi, Ph.D. in Computer Science, Attila József University, Szeged, Hungary, 1980
Mihaly Horanyi, Ph.D. in Physics, Lóránd Eötvös University, Budapest, Hungary, 1982
Ákos Körösmezey, Ph.D. in Physics, Lóránd Eötvös University, Budapest, Hungary, 1984
Richard W. Cannata, Ph.D. in Atmospheric and Space Science, University of Michigan, 1990
Steven M. Guiter, Ph.D. in Atmospheric and Space Science, University of Michigan, 1992
Darren L. De Zeeuw, Postdoc in computational physics, University of Michigan, 1992-93
Kenneth M. Chick, Ph.D. in Atmospheric and Space Science, University of Michigan, 1993
Claudia J. Alexander Ph.D. in Atmospheric and Space Science, University of Michigan, 1993
Clinton P. T. Groth, Postdoc in computational physics, University of Michigan, 1995-96
Nathan A. Schwadron, Ph.D. in Physics, University of Michigan, 1996
Michael W. Liemohn, Ph.D. in Atmospheric and Space Science, University of Michigan, 1996
Roman Häberli, Postdoc in cometary physics, University of Michigan, 1996-97
Madai Frey, Ph.D. in Atmospheric and Space Science, University of Michigan, 1997
Timur Linde, Ph.D. in Aerospace Engineering and Scientific Computing, University of Michigan, 1998
Konstantin Kabin, Ph.D. in Atmospheric and Space Science and Scientific Computing, University of Michigan, 2000
Ward B. Manchester, IV, Postdoc in solar and heliospheric physics, University of Michigan, 2000-01
Kenneth C. Hansen, Ph.D. in Space and Planetary Physics, University of Michigan, 2001
Ilia Roussev, Postdoc in solar and heliospheric physics, University of Michigan, 2001-02
Noè Lugaz, Ph.D. in Atmospheric and Space Science and Scientific Computing, University of Michigan, 2006
Martin Rubin, Postdoc in cometary science, University of Michigan, 2006-2008
Ofer Cohen, Ph.D. in Space and Planetary Physics, University of Michigan, 2008
Alex Glocer, Ph.D. in Space and Planetary Physics, University of Michigan, 2008
Daniel Welling, Ph.D. in Atmospheric and Space Science, University of Michigan, 2008
Xienzhe Jia, Postdoc in cometary science, University of Michigan, 2009-2010
Lars Daldorff, Postdoc in computational plasma physics, University of Michigan, 2010-2014
Fang Fang, Ph.D. in Atmospheric and Space Science, University of Michigan, 2012
Xing Meng, Ph.D. in Atmospheric and Space Science, University of Michigan, 2013
André Bieler, Postdoc in cometary science, University of Michigan, 2013-present
Meng Jin, Ph.D. in Atmospheric and Space Science, University of Michigan, 2014
Rona Oran, Ph.D. in Atmospheric and Space Science, University of Michigan, 2014
Zhenguang Huang, Ph.D. in Atmospheric and Space Science, University of Michigan, 2014
Zhenguang Huang, Postdoc in cometary science, University of Michigan, 2014-present

Teaching

Tamas Gombosi developed new educational programs and courses at the University of Michigan. He authored two graduate textbooks both published by Cambridge University Press. He advised a large number of graduate students and chaired or co-chaired 14 Ph.D. committees.

Educational Programs

Interdepartmental graduate degree program in Space and Planetary Physics (joint program with the Department of Physics). The emphasis of this joint graduate degree program is on the physics of the heliosphere, planetary magnetospheres, ionospheres and upper atmospheres (including those of the Earth). The program offers both Ph.D. and M.S. degrees.

Master of Engineering in Space Systems. The successful integration of the scientific, engineering, and management considerations in space systems requires highly capable professionals. In particular, managers at all levels must have a broad interdisciplinary background: they must be able to see branches, trees, and the entire forest at the same time. This degree was designed to provide a broad interdisciplinary education in the scientific, engineering and management aspects of complex space systems. It enhances disciplinary skills as well as provides insight and education in the systems engineering and management area.

Courses

Prof. Gombosi developed several new courses at the University of Michigan.

Gaskinetic Theory is a first year graduate course originally introduced in the Department of Aerospace Engineering that provides a comprehensive introduction to the kinetic theory of gases.  

Space Plasma Physics is an advanced graduate course introduced in the Department of Atmospheric, Oceanic and Space Sciences. It provides a general introduction to theoretical plasma physics with special emphasis on space plasma applications.

Physics of the Space Environment is an advanced undergraduate and beginning graduate level course introduced in the Department of Atmospheric, Oceanic and Space Sciences. It provides a broad introduction to the physics of the upper atmosphere, ionosphere, magnetosphere, heliosphere and the Sun.

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