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CEDC seminar: Science and Engineering of Very Low Frequency Electromagnetic Waves

| 11:00 AM - 12:15 PM
Room Number : 2507
North Classroom
1200 Larimer Street
Denver, CO

Mark Golkowski, PhD
Electrical Engineering, University of Colorado Denver

Extremely Low Frequency (ELF) and Very Low Frequency (VLF) electromagnetic waves in the band of 3 Hz – 30 kHz do not often receive significant attention in popular or even specialized media.  Despite this relative obscurity, waves at these frequencies have distinctive properties and play a key role in the fundamental dynamics of the near-Earth space environment.  At the same time, their application in engineering involves both unique opportunities and challenges. We provide a review of applications ranging from through the Earth communication, space physics, and novel imaging and discuss future directions of work in this field that is at the crossroads of science and engineering. 

Mark Golkowski received his BS degree in electrical engineering from Cornell University, Ithaca, NY in 2002 and his MS and PhD. degrees in electrical engineering from Stanford University, Stanford, CA in 2004 and 2009, respectively. Golkowski is currently professor at University of Colorado Denver in the Department of Electrical Engineering.  He teaches and actively conducts research on electromagnetic waves in plasmas, ionospheric physics, near-Earth space physics, and biomedical applications of gas discharge plasmas. Golkowski received the National Science Foundation CAREER Award in  2013 and is a member of the American Geophysical Union, the International Union of Radio Science (URSI)- Commission H (Waves in Plasmas), and IEEE.