Jack Doolittle

Consulting Professor


Research Areas
  • Magnetospheric and Ionospheric Physics 
  • Wave Induced Particle Precipitation
  • Aurora and Atmospheric Optical Emissions
  • B.A., University of Montana (Physics, 1973) 
  • M.A., University of Montana (Physics & Astronomy, 1976) 
  • Ph.D., Stanford University (Electrical Engineering, 1982) 
Specific Research Interests 
  • Modification of the ionosphere and radiation belts through wave-induced electron precipitation 
  • Spaceborne instrumentation design and development
  • Unmanned geophysical observatory development
  • Management of research and development programs
Other Information 
  • WIPER Program Manager (2005 – present)
  • Lockheed Martin Advanced Technology Center, Sr. Staff Physicist (1983 – present)
  • Utah State University, Electrical Engineering, Assistant Professor (1982 – 1983)
  • Siple Station, Antarctica, Station Science Leader, Winter-over 1977
  • First observations of auroral emissions due to VLF wave-induced electron precipitation
  • Author or co-author of 31 scientific publications
  • Recipient of Antarctic Service Medal, National Science Foundation
  • Honored by Geographic Feature, “Doolittle Bluff” (77°37'S, 162°38'E, elevation 1,835 m)
Graduate Info
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