Allan Weatherwax is a Professor of Physics and the Associate Dean of the School of Science at Siena College, in Loudonville, New York.
Professor Weatherwax is an internationally recognized authority on the interaction of planetary and terrestrial radio emissions, both natural and man-made, with space environment. His principal research interests have included space plasmas, geophysics, and engineering problems related to the impacts of atmospheric and space processes on space and terrestrial technologies. He has conducted geophysical research in the polar-regions since the 1990s, and has served as principal investigator on numerous NSF and NASA grants. At present, and together with his research team of students and engineers at Siena College, he directs optical, radio, and magnetic experiments in Antarctica, Canada, and Greenland. He also serves as the co-director of the satellite mission Firefly that will explore the mysteries of gamma rays produced by lightning discharges.
Professor Weatherwax serves on numerous national and international committees and was recently elected to serve on the Polar Research Board of the National Academy of Sciences. He is the author of more than 75 engineering and science papers, and the Weatherwax Glacier in Antarctica is named in his honor to recognize his research efforts on that continent.
Professor Weatherwax received his Ph.D. in physics from Dartmouth in 1995. Before joining Siena College in 2002, he was on faculty at the University of Maryland and Washington College.
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