The Office of the Vice President for Research recognizes Wayne Scales, professor of electrical and computer engineering, for theoretical modeling and experimental characterization of the earth’s atmosphere and space weather and for his leadership in establishing the Center for Space Science and Engineering Research.
Scales studies space weather – physical processes that are a result of charged particles emanating from the sun in the form of a solar wind, which can adversely affect spacecraft, satellites, and astronauts as well as communication, navigation, and power systems on Earth. He uses use a high-latitude network of radars to obtain increasingly sophisticated views of electric fields, plasma structures, atmospheric waves, and other effects in the ionosphere and atmosphere.
The goals of the Scholar of the Week are to recognize individuals while also telling people about research and scholarly activities at the university.
Recognition is based on research and/or scholarship.
Please nominate individuals — not teams, groups, or more than one person.
Please provide a sentence describing the research, scholarship, or creative work in non-technical, generally accessible language. A second sentence with an example or application is helpful.