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Phillip Charles Anderson
Professor-Physics Department
Office MailstopWSTC 1, Room No.: WSTC 1 
Email Address  phillip.anderson1@utdallas.edu    Primary Phone Number 972-883-2851    Media Contact
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Walston, Brenda L
 Professional Preparation
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 DegreeMajorInstitutionYear
 Ph.D.PhysicsUniversity of Texas at Dallas1990
 M.S.PhysicsUniversity of Texas at Dallas1985
 B.S.PhysicsNorth Texas State University1982
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Overview
  • Ionospheric and magnetospheric electrodynamics
  • Space weather
  • Space environment effects on human systems
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2010
Johnston, W. R., and P. C. Anderson, Storm time occurrence of relativistic electron microbursts in relation to the plasmapause. 2010. J. Geophys. Res., 115(A2), 10.1029/2009JA014328.
Category: Journal of Geophysical Research
Peer reviewed
2009
Lyons, L. R., S. Zou, C. J. Heinselman, M. J. Nicolls, and P. C. Anderson. 2009. Poker Flat radar observations of the magnetosphere-ionosphere coupling electrodynamics of the earthward penetrating plasma sheet following convection enhancements. J.Atmos. and Terr. Phys. 71: 717-728.
Category: Journal of Atmospheric and Solar-Terrestrial Phys...
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2009
Zou, S, L. R. Lyons, C.-P. Wang, A. Boudouridis, J. M. Ruohoniemi, P. C. Anderson, P. L. Dyson, J. C. Devlin. 2009. On the coupling between the Harang reversal evolution and substorm dynamics: A synthesis of SuperDARN, DMSP, and IMAGE observations. J. Geophys. Res. 114(A1):10.1029/2008JA013608.
Category: Journal of Geophysical Research
Peer reviewed
2009
Drake, K. A., R. A. Heelis, M. R. Hairston, and P. C. Anderson. 2009. The electrostatic potential drop across the ionospheric signature of the low-latitude boundary layer. J. Geophys. Res. 115(A4): 10.1029/2008JA013608.
Category: Journal of Geophysical Research
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2008
Anderson, P. C., W. R. Johnston, and J. Goldstein. 2008. Observations of the ionospheric projection of the plasmapause. Geophys. Res. Let. 35: L15110, 0.1029/2008GL033978.
Category: Geophysical Research Letters
Peer reviewed
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Start DateEnd DatePresentation/Project
2009 2009 Space Weather Effects on Human Systems
Anderson, P. C. 2009. Talk presented as part of UTD Physics Department colloquium series,in Richardson, TX.
12/2009 12/2009 Global Distributions of the Characteristics of Auroral Particles
Anderson, P. C. 2009. Paper presented at the Fall 2009 Meeting of the American Geophysical Union, in San Francisco, CA.
12/2005 12/2005 Subauroral Electric Fields in the Ionosphere/Thermosphere/Magnetosphere System
Anderson, P. C. 2005. Subauroral Electric Fields in the Ionosphere/Thermosphere/Magnetosphere System. Paper presented at the Fall 2005 Meeting of the American Geophysical Union, December, 2005, in San Francisco, CA.
12/2005 12/2005 The Effects of Subauroral Electric Fields on the Structure of the Plasmapause
Anderson, P. C., W. R. Johnston, and J. Goldstein. 2005. Paper presented at the Fall 2005 Meeting of the American Geophysical Union, in San Francisco, CA.
12/2004 12/2004 GPS Occultation observations of equatorial scintillation: Dependence on magnetic field orientation, longitude, and season.
Anderson, P. C., and P. R. Straus. 2004. Paper presented at the Fall 2004 Meeting of the American Geophysical Union, in San Francisco, CA.
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Doctoral advisement
William R. Johnston, 5/09
The Role of the Plasmasphere in Radiation Belt Energization and Loss

Member of Dissertation Committee for:

Jeffrey Klenzing, 12/08
Effects of Non-ideal Biased Grids on Drifting Particle Distribution Functions

Anthony Mwene, 5/08
Mid-Latitude F-Region Studies Based on ISB and DE-2 Observations

Sasmita Mohapatra, 5/09
Behavior of Zonal Ion Drifts in Low and Middle Latitude Ionosphere

Preeti Bhaneja, 10/09
Rocket and Ionosonde Studies of Midlatitude Spread F(MSF)

Edgardo Pacheco, 11/09
Latitudinal (Apex-Height) Variations of Ion Drifts in the Ionosphere at Low and Mid Latitudes
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DurationRankDepartment / SchoolCollege / OfficeUniversity / Company
2004-PresentAssociate Professor  The University of Texas at Dallas
1997-2004Senior Member of the Technical Staff  The Aerospace Corporation, Los Angeles, CA
1992-1997Member of the Technical Staff  The Aerospace Corporation, Los Angeles, CA
1990-1992NRC Research Associate  Goddard Space Flight Center, Laurel, MD
1990Research Scientist  The University of Texas at Dallas
1985-1990Research Assistant  The University of Texas at Dallas
1984-1985Teaching Assistant  The University of Texas at Dallas
1983-1984Health Physics Technician  Contracted to various nuclear power plants for outages: Arkansas Nuclear One, Three Mile Island, Oyster Creek, Trojan, San Onofre
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 DurationTitleSponsorAmountStatus
02/01/07-03/31/10The Relationship of the Location of the Plasmapause and Radiation Belt Energization and LossNASA$259,000Previous
09/01/07-08/31/08The Relationship of the Plasmasphere and the Radiation Belts (a graduate fellowship)NASA$24,000Previous
09/01/07-08/31/08The Relationship of the Plasmasphere and the Radiation Belts (a graduate fellowship)NASA Marshall Space Flight Center$30,000Previous
05/01/08-04/30/11Global Distributions of the Characteristics of Auroral ParticlesNASA$268,000Current
12/01/07-11/20/08Auroral Calibration/Validation Efforts for the DMSP F17 SSUSI InstrumentNaval Research Laboratory$50,000Previous
07/01/05-06/30/08Integrating Space Weather into UT Dallas Professional Development Programs for Teachers: Adding the Magnetosphere ConnectionNASA$45,000Previous
07/01/05-06/30/08Effects of Hi- and Mid-Latitude Electric Fields on Thermospheric Composition and WindsNASA$250,000Previous
07/01/05-06/30/06Auroral Calibration/Validation Efforts for the DMSP F16 SSUSI Instrument PI: PhillipNaval Research Laboratories$30,000Previous
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Professional Recognition

National Research Council Postdoctoral Fellowship, 1990 – 1992

Featured twice on the cover of Geophysical Research Letters:
Anderson, P. C, D. Chenette, J. M. Quinn, M. Grande, and M. Carter. 1998. Energetic Auroral
Electron Distributions Derived from Global X-ray Measurements and Comparison with insitu Particle Measurements. Geophys. Res. Let. 25: 4105-4108.
Anderson, P. C., D. L. McKenzie, L. R. Lyons, and M. Hairston. 2000. Global X-ray
Observations of Magnetospheric Convection-Driven Auroral Disturbances. Geophys. Res.
Let. 27: 3233-3236.
NASA Group Achievement Award, San Marco D/L Project, 1989
NASA Group Achievement Award, POLAR PIXIE Team, 1998
Member of NASA Geospace Missions Operations Working Group, 2006 – 2009

Member of Sigma Xi Science Research Society, 2005 – Present

Nominated for Vice Chair of the Texas Section of the American Physical Society, 2009


Professional Memberships
  • Sigma Xi Science Research Society
  • American Geophysical Union
  • American Physical Society

Service

School Committees
2009

  • Physics Graduate Committee
  • Physics Undergraduate Curriculum Committee
  • Physics Qualifier Committee
  • Physics Colloquium Chair


2008

  • Physics Graduate Committee
  • Physics Undergraduate Curriculum Committee
  • Physics Qualifier Committee
  • Physics Colloquium Chair


2007

  • Physics Graduate Committee
  • Physics Undergraduate Curriculum Committee


2006

  • Physics Graduate Committee
  • Physics Undergraduate Curriculum Committee


2005

  • Physics Graduate Committee
  • Physics Undergraduate Curriculum Committee


University Committees
2009

  • Teaching Excellence Committee
  • University Safety and Security Council Committee

2008

  • Teaching Excellence Committee
  • University Safety and Security Council Committee


2007

  • Scholarship Committee
  • University Safety and Security Council Committee
  • Teaching Excellence Committee


2006

  • NSM Co-Representative UTD Schedule Team
  • Scholarship Committee


2005

  • Member of Faculty Senate
  • NSM Co-Representative UTD Schedule Team
  • Outside Chair


2004

  • Jian Yu
  • School of Engineering


2006

  • Renchong Hu
  • Electrical Engineering


2009

  • Ning Li
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Service Contributions External to UTD


2009

  • Member of NASA Geospace Missions Operations Working Group
  • Member of NASA Causes and Consequences of the Minimum of Solar Cycle 23 proposal review panel
  • Conference Organizer: Directions in Ionosphere-Thermosphere-Mesosphere Research:
  • A Vision for Aeronomy in the Earth-Sun System
  • Reviewed multiple articles and proposals
  • UTD Co-representative to Texas Astronomical Society
  • Organized 2009 Plano Miller Elementary School Science Night


2008

  • Member of NASA Geospace Missions Operations Working Group
  • Member of NSF Space Weather proposal review panel
  • Member of NASA LWS TR&T proposal review panel
  • Reviewed multiple articles and proposals
  • UTD Co-representative to Texas Astronomical Society
  • Organized 2008 Plano Miller Elementary School Science Night


2007

  • Member of NASA Geospace Missions Operations Working Group
  • Member of NASA Living with a Star Targeted Research and Technology Steering Committee
  • Member of NASA Geospace Guest Investigator proposal review panel
  • Organizer and Convener of Spring 2007 American Geophysical Union Joint Assembly special session "The Role of the Plasmasphere and Plasmapause in Ionospheric and Magnetospheric Dynamics"
  • Reviewed multiple articles and proposals
  • UTD Co-representative to Texas Astronomical Society
  • Organized 2007 Plano Miller Elementary School Science Night


2006

  • Member of NASA Geospace Missions Operations Working Group
  • Organizer 2006 Huntsville Workshop on Geospace Connections Modeling
  • Reviewed multiple articles and proposals
  • UTD Co-representative to Texas Astronomical Society
  • Organized 2006 Plano Miller Elementary School Science Night


2005

  • Member of NASA Geospace Missions Operations Working Group
  • Reviewed multiple articles and proposals
  • UTD Co-representative to Texas Astronomical Society
  • Organized 2005 Plano Miller Elementary School Science Night

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